This charming property is a tucked away secret gem, close to the centre of the town. Constructed, we believe, around 1850 of weathered red bricks under a tiled roof, the cottage has been extended in more recent times to provide a fabulous modern, light and bright kitchen/breakfast room. Many other areas of the property retain period features including fireplaces, beams and thumb latch doors. The first reception room, optionally a dining room, is situated in the middle of the house and has a wood burning stove, an oak floor, a storage cupboard for coats, containing smart meters and access to an under stairs cupboard. The sitting room continues with the oak floor and has a wood burning stove set in a stone surround with oak shelves to the side. The kitchen/breakfast room is very attractive with a stone floor and vaulted ceiling with velux windows and lead glazed double doors leading to the garden. There is a full range of painted wall and base units with granite worktops, a Belfast sink, an integrated dishwasher and plumbing for a washing machine. The recently purchased Smeg range cooker and washer /drier are available by separate negotiation. Upstairs on the first floor are two bedrooms and a shower room. A further flight of stairs leads to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms and a well appointed bathroom featuring a slipper bath and zinc surfaces. All the bedrooms have the added benefit of built in storage cupboard
Garden and grounds
The property is approached from Herd Street via a painted white wooden door which leads to a part shared brick path from which the front door and rear garden can be accessed. The garden includes an area of patio with a shed and log store, reached via a few steps, with a second flight leading to a raised area of lawn with beds and borders of seasonal flowers and shrubs. A pretty path leads to the top of the garden where there is an area of sun terrace with built in seating, external lighting and a summer house.
Surrounding area and communications
Marlborough is a thriving, expanding market town situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with excellent local shops including some of the major retailers and supermarkets including Waitrose and boasting a number of good quality restaurants. The Leisure Centre and Golf Club provide excellent sporting facilities. The town is well placed for Swindon and Newbury and is surrounded by the most attractive countryside of the Marlborough Downs, Pewsey Vale and Kennet Valley. It is well served by an excellent range of state and independent schools, including St John's, St Peter's, Marlborough College, St Francis and Pinewood. The M4, Junction 15 is within 10 miles giving access to London and the West Country. There are mainline rail services from Pewsey and Great Bedwyn to London Paddington.
From Marlborough High Street, by foot, keep the Town Hall on your left, then turn right down Silverless Street and left up Herd Street for 20 yards, crossing over to find the white gated entrance.