5 bedroom detached house for saleHigh Street, Erlestoke, Wiltshire
- Large Established Garden
- A Wealth Of Character Features
- 17th Century Family Home
- Extensive Accommodation
- Exposed Beams & Log Burner
- Well Maintained 1/2 Acre Plot
- Possible Share In Woodland
- Four/Five Double Bedrooms Ample Off Road Parking
- Scope For Garaging
- Countryside Walks On Doorstep
This charming and attractive semi-detached period home, once the Old Vicarage, offers comfy, family living. You enter Barton Cottage into a hallway with limestone tiles. To your left a spacious kitchen/diner with John Lewis units and casement windows overlooks the garden. A door leads to a W/C and a handy utility / boot room with garden access ideal for wet dogs or wellies. Straight on from the hallway is a reception room, used previously as a dining, games and music room. A pine door leads to the sizeable dual aspect sitting room with log burner and exposed beams, a restful room of real character. A pine staircase rises to the first floor, with three double bedrooms, walk-in cupboard and family bathroom with separate shower. From the landing stairs rise to a spacious master bedroom overlooking the village towards Pewsey Vale. A storage / dressing area leads to an en suite shower and a study/bedroom five. Outside, a gravel drive parks 4 to 5 cars. The private garden of almost half an acre has two distinct parts. The lower is ideal for entertaining with built in BBQ, seating areas, established planting and a useful brick shed. A gated archway leads to the upper part, where a wildlife pond comes alive in summer months, while veg beds, fruit trees and a greenhouse provide plenty for the table. There are lovely village views plus access to open countryside. The owners have a ¼ share in an acre of beech woodland beyond (available by separate negotiation), where they harvest logs and enjoy BBQs.
Situation - Erlestoke is an attractive village comprising mainly older style houses and cottages with some later additions nestling under the Westbury Hills and has a Church, farm shop, an active cricket club and a popular golf course. The excellent Holy Trinity Primary School is in the neighbouring village of Great Cheverell and the prestigious Dauntsey's School is only 10 minutes by car. The popular 'Three Daggers' public house and adjacent farm shop is situated in the neighbouring village of Edington whilst the bustling market town of Devizes lies some 5 miles north providing a wider range of shopping, transport and leisure facilities including a thriving weekly market. The larger centres of Bath, Swindon and Bristol are all within easy commuting distance. Marlborough, Salisbury Plain and the Vale of Pewsey are all within a short distance providing magnificent countryside and numerous walkways. Mainline railway links run from nearby Westbury to London, whilst Bath and Swindon are easily accessible together with the M4 motorway.
Property Information - Tenure= Freehold
Council Tax Band= E
Grade II Listed & Set In A Conservation Area
Services= Oil Fired Heating, Mains Water, Electricity & Drainage
Description - At the centre of the popular village of Erlestoke, this versatile semi-detached home formerly the Old Vicarage - offers all you could need for comfy, family living.
You enter Barton Cottage into a bright hallway with limestone tiles. To your left is the spacious kitchen/dining room with John Lewis Shaker kitchen units and casement windows overlooking the lower garden. From here a door leads to a W/C and a handy utility / boot room with access to the garden a resting place for wet dogs or muddy wellies.
Straight on from the hallway is a versatile reception room, used previously as a dining room, games room and music room. To the right of the hallway a waxed pine door leads to the attractive dual aspect sitting room with cosy log burner and exposed beams, a restful room of real character.
A stripped pine staircase rises from the hallway to the first floor, with three double bedrooms, spacious walk-in cupboard and family bathroom with large separate shower. The landing winds its way round above the hallway, leading to the second floor. Here a spacious master bedroom, again with exposed beams, looks out across the village towards Pewsey Vale. A useful storage / dressing area leads to an en suite shower room and on to a study/bedroom five.
Externally - Outside, a spacious gravel drive has room for four or five cars. The garden measures almost half an acre and has two distinct areas, both offering privacy. The lower garden is ideal for entertaining with built in barbeque, patio areas for al fresco meals, plus established planting and a useful brick workshop. A path leads through flowerbeds to a gated archway and on to the upper garden. Here a wildlife pond is home to newts and dragonflies in summer months, while organic vegetable beds, grape vines, fruit trees and a greenhouse provide plenty for the table. This part of the garden also offers lovely views over the village plus access to open countryside.
The owners currently share with three neighbours an acre of woodland adjacent to the garden, where they have harvested logs for the stove, enjoyed barbeques among the beech trees, and raised several rare breed pigs. Their share of this area of woodland is available by separate negotiation from the sale so please speak to Strakers about this.
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