This spacious, individual family home was built in the late 1940s as a bungalow and extended upwards in the 1950s. More recently it has been much improved to include extensive triple-glazed windows, air-source-heat-pump central heating and two en-suite shower rooms. Moreover, detailed planning permission exists for a Grand Design-style extension incorporating a second-floor kitchen/family room with roof terrace plus a replacement double garage with games room above. The very functional fitted kitchen offers generous storage and incorporates a heated larder/broom cupboard but the successful purchaser will probably have the pleasure of updating it in due course.Other noteworthy features include four bedrooms, three bathrooms (two en-suite) and a balcony accessible from three of the bedrooms. The fourth bedroom has direct access across a wooden bridge to the rear garden.
Gardens and grounds
The property stands well in elevated grounds offering exceptional privacy, with the nearest house some sixty feet distant. There is parking for several vehicles and a large garage. At the front, two sun terraces are screened by mature shrubs and trees, whilst the very private rear garden has a tiered lawn with further terrace and brick store. Pathways provide opportunity for perambulation through the grounds.
Surrounding area and communications
Whilst offering exceptional privacy in a verdant setting the property is a three-minute walk from Devizes' market place, shops and restaurants. Historic Devizes is bisected by the Kennet & Avon canal, part of a waterway joining London to Bristol and famed for its flight of twenty-nine locks, an engineering and aesthetic marvel walking distance from the town, and a paradise for canoeists, bargees and anglers. Featuring a wealth of listed buildings and a weekly market, the bustling town enjoys a beautiful setting amidst Wiltshire's chalk downlands criss-crossed by ancient byways and prehistoric earthworks providing a scenic playground for walkers and cyclists. Cultural facilities include a museum, active theatre, cinema and vibrant live-music scene. The major centres of Bath, Salisbury, Swindon, Marlborough and Chippenham are all within a 30-mile radius.
Planning Permission link: http://unidoc.wiltshire.gov.uk/UniDoc/Document/Search/DSA,849310
From Marlborough High Street proceed west on the A4 in the direction of Chippenham and Calne. After approximately 6 miles, at the Beckhampton roundabout, take the first exit to Devizes and continue until reaching the edge of the town. Take the A360 Potterne Road and continue over 3 roundabouts and turn right at the 4th and continue into the Market Place. Turn left after The Bear Hotel into Station Road; the entrance for South Royd will be found 300 yds down on the right hand side.