A superb detached 4 bedroom Grade II listed house in a private setting
Long Meadow is located in an elevated position on the east side of Burbage High Street in the heart of this village. Burbage is on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the borders of Savernake Forest. The village has excellent local facilities including, primary school, shop, post office, 2 public houses, a doctor’s surgery and Farm Shop. The larger market town of Marlborough is some 5 miles away which offers more extensive shopping facilities as well as a variety of bars, coffee shops and boutiques. Several schools including St Francis, Dauntseys, St John’s and Marlborough College are all within easy reach. Communications are excellent with the M4 motorway (J14-13 miles, J15-16 miles), Great Bedwyn and Pewsey stations linking with London Paddington about 1 hour. The larger centres of Swindon and Newbury are within easy driving distance of about 30 minutes.
This Grade II listed house, constructed originally in the C17th and with a later Victorian addition, has brick built colour washed elevations under a recently thatched roof, and diamond pane leaded double glazed windows throughout. It is beautifully presented with generous and flexible downstairs accommodation. The kitchen/breakfast room was extended two years ago, and has a Neptune kitchen, limestone floor, and useful terracotta tiled utility room to the rear. In addition a pretty dining room has a period ducks nest fireplace, whilst the sitting room has a wood burning stove and the adjoining snug a large inglenook. The tiled hallway is double height, and has a spiral staircase to the first floor, where there are four bedrooms, one ensuite and two additional bathrooms, with the main staircase descending to the sitting room. The house is neutrally and tastefully presented in a chic and contemporary style, and has a warm and welcoming feel.
The property is approached from the village High Street via a path to the front door. Vehicular access is through Burroughs Drove, with access via a five bar gate to the large garage with mezzanine storage and ample parking to the front for a number of vehicles. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with shrubs and perennials and enclosed by hedging. To the rear is a thoughtfully planted mature garden, with specimen trees and shrubs flanking the well-kept lawns. There is a paved terrace ideal for entertaining, and several other seating areas from which to admire the garden. There is also a charming small brick built outhouse.