This truly delightful Grade II Listed thatched cottage was originally built we believe, in the 17th century with later additions in the following centuries. The original cottage is built of sarsen stone and the extensions are built of brick, part of which has a slate roof. The property is whitewashed which provides continuity across the centuries and sits in the centre of this very pretty and popular village. It has the potential to extend, subject to the usual planning consents. A covered porch leads to the entrance dining hall with its feature beams, which are retained throughout the property. There is understairs storage and a terracotta tiled floor. The sitting room is double aspect and has a super inglenook fireplace with an open fire and charming window seats at each of the windows. There is a wall of book shelves. The kitchen, which would benefit from some updating has some wall and base units, a dishwasher and space for a free standing fridge freezer. There is an electric oven and both a gas and electric hob. The walk in pantry is most useful and there is a door from the kitchen to the separate utility area which has a washing machine, a cloakroom with w.c and double doors leading to the garden. Upstairs are three bedrooms - the master having plenty of built in wardrobe space, and a family bathroom with eaves storage which includes the immersion tank.
Garden and grounds
The very pretty cottage garden is entered via a side gate and is mainly laid to lawn but also includes mature trees and shrubs, beds and borders of seasonal flowers, several fruit trees and soft fruit bushes. A pretty and convenient paved path leads to the various areas of the garden including a sun terrace for outside entertainment and an annexe with a large dual aspect bedroom and en suite shower room; the perfect place for guests or additional family to stay. There is rear access via double wooden gates to the garage and off road parking on the driveway for one vehicle.
Surrounding area and communications
The village of Lockeridge has a primary school and a public
house. The village is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with many footpaths and bridleways close by providing riding and walking opportunities. Marlborough, which is situated approximately 3 miles away, offers a good range of shopping facilities, restaurants and leisure facilities. There is also a good range of schooling in the local area including St John's Marlborough, St Francis, Pinewood, School, Dauntsey's, St. Margaret's and St. Mary's School Calne and Marlborough College all being close by. There is a railway station at Pewsey approximately 7 miles away, to London Paddington (about 1.15 hour). The M4, Junction 15, is approximately 8 miles away, with access to London and the West Country.
From Marlborough High Street follow the A4 west out of the town and just past the Fyfield Garage turn left to Lockeridge. On entering the village continue past the primary school and the property is located sideways onto the road, shortly after on the left hand side.