This idyllic rural property is conveniently located some 3 miles from the beautiful market town of Marlborough and nestled in open countryside. The property overlooks its own grounds which extend to some 1.5 acres.
Originally a late 18th Century cottage attached to the local Manor it is believed to have been the kennel masters home, hence the name. It has seen some sympathetic extension, predominantly from the existing owners who have cleverly joined a two storey rear extension, as well adding the garage complex and fully refurbishing the house. It is now a substantial five bedroom detached house that still enjoys the fine situation and views that the owners originally fell in love with. It blends character and style and has a flexible layout with a number of open reception rooms as well as more cosy and intimate spaces. It offers complete privacy with no neighbouring houses and fine views from all principle rooms.
The ground floor flows well with circulation space running through the large open-plan farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room which is fully fitted with a range of solid wood cabinets and a 2 door AGA taking centre stage. There is ample space for kitchen table and chairs and this room enjoys views over the private fields and neighbouring farmland. The kitchen is backed up by a good size pantry/utility room accessed from the hall or main kitchen.
As part of the work carried out during the extension the owners created a generous triple aspect drawing room which is now much more suitable for this sizeable detached house than the original cottage. This room provides access to the conservatory and has access via French doors to the rear patio from which to enjoy the west facing sun. There is a brick fireplace complete with wood burner creating both warmth and a focal point to this impressive room. The style is mirrored in the formal dining room, a stand-alone space which is double aspect with matching wood burner and is ideal for more formal gatherings. It flows through onto the adjacent study/sitting room, a more cosy room, which would work as a home office or TV room.
The conservatory has a twin set of double doors opening onto one of the many outdoor eating areas and enjoys the setting sun given its westerly orientation. It provides the best vantage point from which to look out over the formal gardens that surround the house and pasture land beyond.
The clever two story addition has provided a master suite on the first floor with walk in dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are an additional four double bedrooms, two of which with en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom on this floor.
Clench Common is located some 3 miles from the bustling market town of Marlborough, situated in the Vale of Pewsey (an Area of Outstanding Beauty). There are local village schools in Oare, Pewsey and Woodborough, plus St. Johns in Marlborough. In addition St. Francis Prep School, Marlborough College and Dauntsey’s are all nearby.
The long sweeping driveway leads from the gated access up to the turning area and garage complex. The oak framed single garage are a more recent addition and provide a double car port, log store and a substantial workshop, ideal for garden machinery. The formal gardens wrap around the house and are mainly laid to lawn. There are a plethora of seating areas as you meander around the property providing a number of lovely vantage points. The side and rear of the house have a south west orientation making the most of the afternoon and evening sun.
There is a small section of coppice wood where the current owners keep their chickens and field access is provided through onto the rear paddock which is post and rail fencing or hedged. It would make an ideal grazing paddock.
Marlborough – 3 miles
Bedwyn Railway Station (London Paddington in 69 minutes) - 6.9 miles
M4 Junction 18 – 7.8 miles
Hungerford – 11.8 miles