A substantial detached former Toll Cottage with excellent gardens situated in the beautiful and historic village of Lacock. EPC Band D. (Approximately 2,734 sq ft / 254 sq m - including carport)
A beautifully refurbished detached former Toll Cottage for the Wiltshire and Berkshire Canal, the property has benefited from being opened out and extended to provide excellent practical family accommodation.
To the ground floor the spacious open plan dining room with pendant drop lights and clever window seat storage leads into the light and bright kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen/breakfast room has been opened up to the apex of the roof with skylights adding to the airy feel. A large island unit with breakfast bar sits central to the farmhouse style kitchen. The kitchen benefits from a Belfast sink and induction range cooker. The stone floors in both rooms (with underfloor heating) are in keeping with the period and character. French doors then open out onto a shingle terrace with a brick built pizza oven for alfresco dining. There is a cosy snug adjacent to the kitchen with a cloakroom and utility room close by. The generous sitting room has a large fireplace and wood burning stove and retains period features including wooden beams to the ceiling. The room looks over the beautiful lawned garden.
To the first floor are the four double bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room. The master bedroom has triple aspect windows and apex windows to the west adding extra light to the room. The modern family bathroom has a freestanding bath and separate shower with plantation shutters for privacy. Both the bathroom and shower room have underfloor heating.
The gardens wrap around the house. There are large level lawns and space for growing vegetables and fruit. The hedge borders give you a great feeling of seclusion. There are
wooden gates to the entrance to the driveway, driveway parking and a large oak framed double carport with a sizeable built in store-room.
Toll Cottage is situated in the picturesque and famous village of Lacock, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Lacock dates from the 13th century and has been beautifully preserved and unchanged since it was a thriving township that traded in wool. With its picturesque streets and historic buildings the village has recently become a popular TV and film location. There are various shops, a primary school, arts and crafts, antiques centre and pubs in the village for day to day needs, while a more comprehensive range of amenities are available in Chippenham, approx 4 miles north. There are various schools local to the property including St. Marys and St. Margarets at Calne, Lacock itself has a very good village school and then Chippenham has sheldon and Hardenhuish at senior level which have
appeared in tatlers top schools.
There is also a leisure centre and comprehensive shopping in Chippenham along with a mainline rail service to London Paddington (journey time approx 75 minutes) and Bath Spa station (journey time approx 15 minutes) from Chippenham. Railway electrification work is underway to be completed by 2017, reducing the journey time to around or under 60 minutes. The World Heritage city of Bath, famed for its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture, is approx 12 miles west and offers a wide variety of cultural, leisure, sports and shopping facilities. Junction 17 of the M4 is within 6 miles of the property.
From the M4 (J17) proceed South on the A350
around Chippenham and after a short distance
you will see signposts for Lacock. Take the
left turning off the A350 (Melksham Rd) for
Lacock and proceed along bearing right onto
Hither Way which then joins The Wharf taking
you over the River Avon. Once over the river
continue along The Wharf for about 300 yards
and branch right down the track before the
road starts to peel off to the left. Follow this
track until you reach Toll Cottage which can be
found on your left.