This wonderful attached property, a former school master's house, is a very clever combination of a charming Victorian property with many period features and an architect designed contemporary extension which perfectly marries the old with the new. The original building is constructed of mellow red brick with courses of sarsen stone and contrasting brick work which also borders the Gothic arch of the front door and the ground floor windows. The extension, added in 2009 is clad in larch and both buildings have a slate roof. The front door leads to a hall with understairs storage and the charming double aspect sitting room has an open fire with alcove storage each side. To the left of the entrance hall is the dining/play room with a woodburning stove and this leads into the very striking kitchen/breakfast room which is a wonderful feature of the property. With its white resin floor, walls and kitchen units, the clean lines of the two rooms are flooded with light from the floor to ceiling glass sliding doors of the dining area; perfect for opening on a sunny day to enjoy the sunny south facing garden, and the skylight roof of the kitchen. There are many integrated appliances in the kitchen and the extension has underfloor heating on both floors. There is a useful utility area and a ground floor shower room with a w.c. On the first floor are two bedrooms in the Victorian section of the house, both with pretty original fireplaces and the larger of the two having built in wardrobes. A study area cleverly incorporated into the landing leads onto the master bedroom which has a shower room en suite and a lovely feature mezzanine floor accessed by a ladder and half concealed by a fret work partition. A family bathroom with contemporary fittings and feature tiling completes the first floor accommodation.
Garden and grounds
The pretty cottage garden is on two sides of the property with a paved path leading to the front door. There are beds and borders of seasonal flowers and shrubs, a beech hedge, a wonderful mature sycamore tree and 3 pine trees. The garden has a summer house and generous sized garden shed and there is parking for two cars on a shared driveway
Surrounding area and communications
The village of Lockeridge is a very attractive and sought after village just outside Marlborough. The village is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and conservation area 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 a good range of schooling in the local area with a primary school in the village and St John's Marlborough, St Francis, Dauntsey's, St. Margaret's and St. Mary's School Calne, and Marlborough College all close by. The village bus stop with a service to Marlborough as well as to St John's school is opposite the driveway of the property. There is a newly refurbished pub in the village and the beautiful West Woods are close by. There is a railway station at Pewsey approximately 7 miles away with a direct service 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 take the A4 west out of the town and just past the Fyfield Garage turn left to Lockeridge. On entering the village, proceed to the primary school and turn first right after the school. The property is the first one on the right hand side as indicated by our For Sale board.