A substantial and distinctive 5 bedroom 1930’s house, with later additions, tennis court and mature gardens in a private yet convenient location, with no onward chain.
Lydden Coombe is a substantial detached house, quietly situated in an elevated downland location in the village of Liddington, a late Saxon period village on the edge of the Marlborough Downs, about 15 minutes north of Marlborough town. The parish has been an area of settlement since the earliest times, with the Ridgeway the parish north of the village and the Iron Age hill-fort known as Liddington Castle overlooking the present-day village. The village has a public house and a church, with a primary school close by in Wanborough. There are also good local private schools - Pinewood in Bourton and Marlborough College. Liddington is within easy reach of the M4 motorway, and the A419 to Cirencester and there are fast rail links to London Paddington (c.55 mins) from Swindon.
Lydden Coombe was one of the first houses built on this preeminent road in Liddington, dating from the 1930’s and retaining many classic features from the era. Constructed of dark red brick, with tudor style upper elevations, the property has large leaded windows, allowing plenty of light into the house. Lydden Combe has an attractive balanced façade, and benefits from later additions providing a spacious property, suitable for both family living and entertaining. A large marble tiled hallway gives access to the handmade bespoke kitchen with a 5 oven Aga and dual fuel burner, granite surfaces, and terracotta flooring, whilst an orangery provides a spacious breakfast room with doors to the sunny terrace. Also leading off the kitchen is the generous games room/cocktail lounge, which could easily be adapted to a cinema room with minimal change. The separate dining room has an original brick fireplace, whilst the elegant drawing room provides a large inglenook with a wood burning stove. There is a useful study/bedroom 6 adjacent to a well-appointed shower room, which completes the downstairs accommodation.
Upstairs are five large bedrooms, the master is particularly spacious with a light and well-appointed ensuite, with an original Art Nouveau window. There is an additional ensuite bedroom, family bathroom and three further bedrooms, one of which is on the second floor, which also gives access to the loft space. The house is presented in a warm palette of colours giving an inviting Mediterranean feel.
The property sits in ¾ of an acre, is very privately situated and accessed via electric gates, with a double garage and plentiful parking. A gravelled terrace overlooking the mature gardens provide a wonderful entertaining area with built in barbeque and outdoor fire. The tennis court is situated above the house and has been recently renovated. The gardens are enclosed by high hedging, mainly lawned and with attractive continental style planting including pines and cypress trees.