Church Cottage is a charming period house, with attractive mellow stone and brick elevations, it sits within a large and established county garden, tucked back from the lane and enjoying excellent privacy.
Originally two cottages belonging to Wilton Estate, the house has been transformed to a wonderful home which is spacious and full of character. Flagstone floors, original doors, beams and Inglenook fireplaces combine to create a relaxed country feel, whilst the addition of a superb Orangery has provided the most perfect spot to relax and enjoying the lovely views across the garden to the countryside beyond.
The accommodation has an excellent layout and well proportioned rooms, having four good bedrooms and two bathrooms along with generous living and entertaining space, making it an ideal family house with the added benefit of exceptional parking/workshop/garaging and storage space.
From the lane, double gates open to the garden and a pathway, flanked by flower beds and espaliered fruit trees leads to a lovely oak front door. Opening to the Reception Hall, a wide room with Inglenook fireplace and flagstone floor, giving an indication of the wonderful character within and providing a fitting entrance to the house.
The Sitting Room is of good size, with shuttered windows and pretty window seat, there is another generous Inglenook fireplace with large woodburner and attractive copper hood, creating a warm and inviting room.
To complement the character of the house, the Kitchen has been fitted with bespoke, solid wood units under granite work surfaces, including larder cupboards and dressers, with an oil fired Aga adding to the farmhouse feel; supplemented by an integrated electric cooker and gas hob. Opening to the spacious Dining Room and combining to make a very sociable and useable area that is ideal for large family gatherings, long Sunday lunches and dinner parties.
Added in 2011, the architect designed, hardwood Orangery has created the most superb additional living space, which, with underfloor heating, can be used throughout the seasons. An impressive space with vaulted ceiling under a zinc roof and with wide doors opening to a raised deck, the room enjoys the most wonderful far reaching country views.
There is also a ground floor cloakroom, study, pantry and useful Utility/ Boot Room which opens to a large timber workshop at the rear of the house.
On the first floor the Master Bedrooms is of very good size and enjoys far reaching views as does Bedroom 2 which is also a large double room with built-in cupboard. There are two further bedrooms, a family bathroom with white suite including a shower cubicle and a separate shower room.
Church Cottage is set within a large country garden, well tended and carefully planned to create a traditional cottage style setting. Mature, clipped hedging on the boundaries provides excellent privacy and surrounds areas of lawn with many established shrubs and trees. A sheltered seating area has steps leading to a pretty trellised pergola, whilst a vine draped archway leads from the side of the house, past rows of Hollyhocks to the front door, where climbing roses adorn the front elevations.
An area of Kitchen Garden includes productive fruit and vegetable beds whilst the established Orchard produces an excellent crop of both apples and pears. There is a garden shed to the side and a pathway leads down to the large separate Garage / Outbuilding and entrance drive which offers further private parking in addition to the gravelled drive at the front of the cottage.
Curved stone steps lead up from the lawn to a raised deck outside of the Orangery, a lovely area on which to relax or dine and to look out across the gardens to the wonderful country view in the distance.
The small village of Burcombe lies just to the west of Wilton, in an extremely convenient location, within easy motoring distance of the excellent amenities that the small town has to offer.
The pretty village comprises a mixture of period and modern properties and has an active and friendly community, with the 17th Century pub, The Ship Inn, being highly regarded. Surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Nadder Valley, the area offers the opportunity to partake in a variety of rural pursuits including walking, cycling and riding.
Salisbury is only 5 miles away, with fine shopping, entertainment, arts and recreational amenities There is excellent schooling in both the state and private sector as well as mainline station providing rail services to London (Waterloo).
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"A charming period house with lovely character accommodation in extremely convenient location close to Wilton"