An appealing and gracious Grade II listed house in this Pewsey Vale village
Chestnut 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 21 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.
Chestnut Cottage is an appealing Grade II listed village house, dating from the 17th Century, and built of dark red brick with ashlar quoins and a stone mid-wall string, all under a recently thatched roof. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and has a timber framed extension to the rear. Comprising generous downstairs accommodation, there is a newly fitted and beautifully appointed kitchen with cream painted units and timber flooring, in addition to two elegant reception rooms. The front door opens to a large reception hallway, with an impressive brick inglenook fireplace, and leading to the dining room, whilst to the left of the hallway is the lovely double aspect drawing room, also with a brick inglenook, which leads to the large conservatory.
On the first floor are two very generous bedrooms, one ensuite, and a smaller bedroom, with an ensuite shower room. An additional shower room leads off the central hallway.
On the second floor there are two further rooms, which could be utilised either as additional bedrooms or put to a variety of other uses.
The property retains an abundance of period charm, with heavily beamed ceilings, half-timbered walls and exposed timber doorframes. It is tastefully presented, combining traditional elegance with country charm.
The house sits central to its plot, with garden extending mainly around 3 sides of the house, and the gravel drive to the right. The approach is via an electric five bar gate to the expansive parking area, in front of the house and double garage. Behind the garage space is a utility area, and stairs which lead to the useful space above the garage. The enclosed garden extends to approximately half an acre, and is mainly lawned with some mature planting of shrubs and perennials, designed for year round interest. There is also a heated pool and garden shed for storage.