Eastcourt, Burbage, Marlborough

£675,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
NO CHAIN. An enthralling 18th century grade II listed cottage, presented in excellent order throughout, providing flexible living with a self contained one bedroomed annexe, which could easily be reintegrated to the main cottage.

The location

This delightfully quirky and spacious 18th century grade II listed cottage stands in the oldest and most sought after part of this historic village, situated on the southern edge of the Savernake Forest in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has many amenities including a Post Office, village shop, doctor's surgery, primary school, newly rebuilt petrol station/supermarket and a public house. The market town of Marlborough (about 6 miles to the north) offers a more extensive range of facilities with a large number of specialist shops, pubs and restaurants. There are main line stations to London Paddington and the South West at Pewsey, Great Bedwyn (both about 5 miles) and Hungerford (about 10 miles). The major commercial centres of Swindon, Andover and Newbury plus the M4, A303 and M3 are within easy reach.

The cottage

Believed to date from the early 1700's, this charming property provides larger than expected accommodation with the benefit of a self contained one bedroomed annexe which could easily be reintegrated into the main house if desired.

The original front door from Eastcourt is no longer used, so we will walk around the church hall, onto the gravelled driveway and turn right under a tiled entrance way with woodstore and oil tank to the side. Along the path, past the feature Koi carp pond to your left and the utility room to your right and up to the oak panelled front door. This opens into a large entrance hall with split hazel walls, original fireplace with fitted solid fuel range, (used only occasionally for the Christmas turkey or the best pizzas!), and recessed store cupboard. Turning left we walk into a good sized dining room which overlooks the gardens, original fireplace with very deep bread oven and inset oil fired Agathermic range cooker. To the left is the door which could connect to the annexe, currently boarded off. We will now turn right into a galley style kitchen with hand made storage cupboards, belfast sink, gas hob(LPG), fitted double oven and grill, space and points for washing machine and an American style fridge freezer. Back through the hall and on into the large drawing room with windows to the front, large inglenook fireplace and a wealth of original features. Staircase rising to the first floor with recessed study area below.

Continued

That is downstairs, so up we go onto a lovely landing with original beams and window overlooking the garden. To the left is the second bedroom, a good double, with window to the side and potentially door way which would lead into the annexe bedroom if desired. The main bedroom is next and wow what a room, stripped floorboards, exposed beams, window to the front and deep walk in wardrobe. Finally on this side into the wonderfully quirky bathroom, cast iron bath with hidden taps, high level WC, wash basin and large walk in shower with feature lighting and heated towel rail to the side.

The annexe

We walk back into the garden and turn right along a path, right again into an entrance porch and through the front door into the kitchenette. Window to the side, sink, storage, table top cooker open plan into the sitting room. A lovely almost vaulted room with arched window overlooking the gardens, door to a small hallway(This is where the connecting door from the main house kitchen could open into), steep wooden staircase up to the bedroom. Recessed storage area, step up into a double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, window to the front and door into a small ensuite shower room, sink, toilet, shower and window to the front. The annexe is heated by the main central heating system

Outside

The garden faces south and west, mainly laid to lawn, inset shrubs and beautiful flower beds, enclosed by timber fencing. Koi carp pond with lighting.

To the rear/side of the building is a log store, boiler room, and gate with right of way across the neighbouring property for occasional maintenance. To the front a useful utility room with storage, plumbing for washing machines and space for other appliances.

A gravelled parking area can be found on the right of the driveway, with parking for three cars. The driveway is owned and maintained by the owners of the property to the rear. There is a right of way for the owners of number 24.

Services, tenure and local authority

Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating(serviced 2020). Telephone lines subject to the usual transfer regulations. (No tests to the suitability of services have been carried out and intending purchasers should commission their own tests if required).

Hi speed fibre connection of 76 mgs

The property is Freehold. POSTCODE SN8 3AG. There is no chain with this property.

The property is Band e, 2020/2021 £2256.76 Wiltshire Council. Trowbridge, Wiltshire. BA14 8JN. 0300 456 0100.

If you have any questions about this property, please call our Marlborough office 01672 512299 or email marlborough@henrygeorge.co.uk

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