This charming thatched cottage which we understand dates back in part to 1650, is presented for sale in excellent condition having been well maintained and cared for. The house retains many period features and generally offers good head room throughout. The pretty porch leads through to the sitting room with exposed beams and an impressive inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove. The dining room has a flagstone floor, more exposed beams and a second woodburning stove. Both chimneys to the woodburning stoves have been lined and insulated and are swept annually, the last having been done in November 2015. A door from the dining room leads to the garage and also to the galley style kitchen which is fitted with a range of made to measure contemporary units, an electric range cooker and a Belfast sink. French doors and a further single door in the kitchen lead to the garden terrace. An oak panelled stair case rises to the first floor with 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom with contemporary tiling and fittings.
Gardens and Grounds
To the front of the property is a small courtyard garden with pretty brick paths planted with roses and two small Yew trees. A gravelled drive leads around to the side of the property where there is a garage and driveway parking for several cars. This area can be secured by a five bar gate. At the rear of the property is a substantial garden very neatly set out with an area of sun terrace for outside entertaining, extensive lawns and beds and borders of seasonal flowers. There are a number of fruit trees and an area currently fenced off for chickens. There is a greenhouse, 2 garden sheds, a summer house, a stocked ornamental garden pond and a rural aspect surrounding the property
Surrounding area and communications
Aughton is a small hamlet on the edge of the village of Collingbourne Kingston, located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Conservation Area. The surrounding countryside offers a wide network of footpaths and bridlepaths, ideal for walking, cycling and riding. The village itself has a village hall, church and public house with the nearby village of Collingbourne Ducis having a post office, village shop and primary school. The larger towns of Marlborough, Andover and Hungerford are 9-12 miles away and provide a wide range of amenities, shopping and leisure facilities. The area is well served by an excellent range of local schooling, with a primary school in Collingbourne Ducis and St Francis Preparatory School in Pewsey, as well as Dauntsey's and Marlborough College close by. There are rail communications from Pewsey and Great Bedwyn to London Paddington (about 1 hour) and to London Waterloo from Andover (about 1 hour).
From Marlborough High Street proceed south on the A346 towards Burbage and at the roundabout take the third exit to Salisbury. Continue along this road for approximately 5 miles and shortly before entering Collingbourne Kingston turn left at the sign post to Aughton. Proceed to the end of the road, bear around to the left and the house is the second on the right as you turn into the bend.
Please note that there is lapsed planning consent for a two storey extension on the rear of the property, a conservatory and a double garage. For further information please contact the agent.
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"A very well presented thatched cottage in a rural location"
01672 519 222