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This beautifully presented and restored Grade II listed cottage offers a successful blend of period character and charm combined with modern living, with large rooms and good ceiling heights. The accommodation is set over three floors and has been sensitively renovated and extended over the years by the current owner with much attention to period and practical detail and also the eco footprint with ground source heat pump and solar panels.
Of particular note is the fabulous kitchen/breakfast room, this lovely room has a good range of bespoke kitchen cupboards and is fitted with an electric Aga, there is ample additional storage in the boot room. The Dining/family room is a stunning light and airy room, with slate flagstone flooring and two sets of French doors opening onto the sun terrace and the sitting room has a wonderful inglenook open fireplace with bread oven and bressumer beam over, the room has an open frame into the study area. A boot room and cloakroom complete the ground floor. On the first floor, an attractive oak staircase leads to a galleried landing and two double bedrooms, each with walk in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms, the master bedroom has a spa bath and a separate shower. There are two further double bedrooms, each with ensuite shower rooms on the second floor.
The highly desirable village of Shalbourne is a pretty village surrounded by unspoilt downland countryside designated An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has an active community with Post Office/general stores, public house, a primary school and a fine church. Hungerford (4 miles) offers a good range of shops,services and amenities together with rail services to London Paddington, the neighbouring village of Great Bedwyn (2 miles) also has a railway station to London and Marlborough town is approx 9 miles. Junction 14 of the M4 motorway is 7 miles. Newbury, Swindon and Andover are easily commutable.
The cottage is approached through double timber gates with parking for several vehicles and leading to a double tandem garage. An attractive traditional style cottage garden lies to the west, with a large sun terrace immediately adjoining ideal for outside entertaining. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with wide flower borders and a kitchen garden area with raised beds and green house. There is a useful outbuilding to the rear and a pretty brick and flint wall leads to the front garden which has an attractive pond.
Mains water, and electrics.
Ground source heat pump powers the underfloor heating, as well as the hot water for the property.
PV cells on the garage roof generate power which is fed into the grid.
There are storage heaters in the upstairs bedrooms.
New owners will benefit from the outstanding years of the RHI for the GSHP as well as the PV cells.
Four Double Bedrooms
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate