Standing in the heart of this pretty village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this attractive, double fronted, period, brick and stone cottage. Over more recent years the property has undergone a double storey extension off the back which has created a superb kitchen / dining room which overlooks the manicured garden and above there is a dressing room to the master bedroom. The neutral appealing décor, Oak doors and exposed stonework all make this a wonderful country abode.
This nineteenth century character property was originally called Popes Cottage and was two cottages which has evolved into one to form a comfortable cottage. The ground floor enjoys a welcoming entrance hallway with parquet flooring underfoot which extends into the study and sitting room. The beautifully proportioned sitting room faces into the village and enjoys a westerly aspect and an attractive Jetmaster fireplace with stone hearth and surround alongside a bespoke hand built Oak dresser. Across the hallway there is a study which works well as an occasional bedroom as next door lies a stylish shower room with power shower and WC.
Running across the back of the cottage is the sympathetically extended kitchen / dining room which has French doors to the garden. The kitchen has a vaulted ceiling and is fitted with a range of floor and wall cupboards with Silestone by Consentino worktops. Integral appliances include a Neff convection oven, steam oven and grill/microwave, two warming drawers, and an induction hob with extractor hood over. There is space for an American style fridge freezer and down the other end there is plenty of room for dining and taking in the view over the garden. An adjoining utility room provides further cupboard storage, an airing cupboard, useful sink, plumbing for white goods, fitted water softener and door to the garden.
On the first floor, the light and airy dual aspect master bedroom is of good proportion and has a dressing room fitted with an array of bespoke Oak wardrobes. There are two further bedrooms and a good sized family bathroom which has a contemporary feel with sleek grey tiles and includes a free standing walk-in shower, separate bath, WC and wash hand basin vanity unit.
This wonderful cottage offers a seamless blend of old and new styles whilst being located within this thriving village close to Marlborough.
The village of Lockeridge is situated approximately 3 miles to the west of Marlborough which offers a good range of services and amenities. Village amenities include a village primary school with an OFSTED rated as good in March 2020 and public house The Who'd a Thought It. There is a mainline railway station at Pewsey (about 6 miles) providing fast access to London Paddington in approximately 1 hour and approximately 15 miles to the north lies the M4. The countryside surrounding Lockeridge is designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are many footpaths and bridleways around the village and the West Woods of Savernake Forest are close by.
To the front of the cottage there is a low wrought iron fence behind which is a neatly clipped box hedgerows with gravel below and a paved path to a covered front porch. Mature shaped shrubs frame the cottage along with two creepers on the front.
The rear garden has access from both the kitchen and the utility room where it leads to an Indian sandstone paved terrace and steps which head up to an area of garden laid to lawn with fully stocked curved borders and a top sun terrace by the summer house which has light and power and an adjoining storage shed. Several trees are located within the gardens including a cherry and a white beam tree. Beyond the summer house there is an area of parking for two cars accessed up the side of the property via a shared drive with right of way over.
Master Bedroom With Dressing Room
2 Further Bedrooms