An appealing and handsome Grade II listed house in this popular Pewsey Vale village.
Queen Anne Cottage occupies a tranquil and unspoilt rural position facing south across the Pewsey Vale toward Salisbury Plain. It is situated at the heart of the desirable hamlet of Hilcott within a conservation area and in the midst of the Pewsey Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close by is Woodborough, benefitting from a church, a garden centre, a public house/restaurant and a popular primary school. The larger village of Pewsey is about 4 miles away with more extensive facilities including main line rail service to London (approx 1 hour). The market towns of Marlborough and Devizes are approx 9 miles distant and the City of Salisbury is about 19 miles to the South. The village is surrounded by rolling open countryside and the Kennet and Avon canal runs close to the edge of the village.
Queen Anne Cottage is an attractive Grade II Listed village house, dating from about 1700 and built of red brick with a tiled roof and a wealth of period features including a bread oven, original fireplaces, exposed beams and original flooring. The accommodation is arranged over three floors with two principal reception rooms with a wood burner in the drawing room and an open fireplace with a breadoven in the wainscotted dining room. There is terracotta tiled flooring to the dining room, kitchen, hall and downstairs bathroom. The country-style kitchen is to the rear, facing the garden.
On the first floor are three bedrooms, the master being ensuite, two further bedrooms and a split-level family bathroom with a roll top bath raised on a platform. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms currently being used as one large area but could be put to a variety of other uses such as a play room or office (subject to planning). The property retains an abundance of period features and is tastefully presented, combining traditional elegance with country charm.
The house sits well at the front of its plot with a driveway and garage to the side. A lawned area to the front is enclosed by white railings with paving leading to the front door. There is a large enclosed garden to the rear extending in an L shape at the bottom to provide a large secret garden area. Mainly laid to lawn with mature planting of shrubs and perennials as well as a wild garden, designed for year round interest. The gardens enjoy a
westerly aspect and rural views.