The extremely pretty hamlet of Fisherton de la Mere is set in the most convenient of locations. Ideally placed for easy access to the A303, and with local amenities just a gentle stroll along the river path, the hamlet forms the perfect setting for a country home.
Mainly consisting of charming period houses and cottages, the location is idyllic and Heron Cottage occupies a particularly pleasant spot within the hamlet, tucked down near to the Church and enjoying lovely views across the watermeadows towards the River Wylye.
Dating from the mid 1700's, the cottage is constructed of mellow Chilmark stone and has been extended and modernised over the years to form a generous, well planned house on plot of about 0.62 of an acre. The accommodation is light, airy and beautifully presented, with all the main rooms making the most of the south facing aspect, looking out over the delightful gardens and beyond.
The original character of the property has been retained, the pretty cottage windows restored and lovely Inglenook fireplace kept as a feature in the Sitting Room; whilst the use of solid wood joinery adds continuity to the interior, with oak floors and latch doors combining with luxury kitchen and bathroom fittings.
A carefully planned extension has recently created further living accommodation including a separate study and the most beautiful, oak framed garden room. With vaulted ceiling, exposed stonework and doors opening to a sheltered terrace, it forms a delightful reception space which, in turn, leads to a perfect guest suite with luxury en suite shower room.
The original cottage includes the Sitting Room, a warm and inviting room, double aspect, including a pretty bay window that looks out over the gardens and a large Inglenook fireplace fitted with a woodburner for colder evenings.
The Kitchen benefits from underfloor heating and has been fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke, shaker style cupboards and drawers, including an island unit , under granite worksurfaces. Equipped with a range style cooker and integrated dishwasher, there is also a useful, pull out larder cupboard. Opening to the dining room, which has double doors to the garden and built-in dresser, the space forms a sociable room in which to both cook and dine.
A separate Utility area provides further concealed appliance and storage space; there is a ground floor Cloakroom and large useful coats cupboard in the entrance hall.
On the first floor, the landing has access to the large loft space and all the bedrooms enjoy lovely views. The Master Bedroom has the benefit of an en suite shower room and there are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom with underfloor heating.