An idyllically located thatched 4 bedroom cottage, with exceptional southerly views towards Salisbury Plain, in all circa. 2.4 acres.
Orchard Cottage is a beautiful and most appealing
thatched cottage set in the ‘Hidden Village of Stert’
mentioned in the Doomsday Book with records going back to 1232 AD, one of the prettiest hamlets in Wiltshire. Stert is a ‘no through’ village and the cottage enjoys privacy in its tranquil setting, whilst being accessible to both local amenities and excellent transport links with the
bustling historic market town of Devizes with its thriving weekly market only 3 miles away. It also provides speciality shops, restaurants, hotels, numerous leisure facilities and a cinema. The area is also well situated for several schools including St Francis, St Margaret’s Calne, Dauntsey’s, Marlborough College and St.Mary’s. The property is
located within The Pewsey Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and therefore benefits from the stunning walks and riding that can be found locally. There are rail connections to London Paddington (about 65 minutes) at Pewsey, with the M4 to the north and the A303 (M3) to the south. Planks Farm Shop and café is about a mile distance.
Orchard Cottage is a superb extended newly thatched property, believed to date from the C17th with later additions and presented in excellent condition throughout, having been the subject of a significant programme of renewal and refurbishment by the present owners. It is set down a no through lane, seated on the edge of a
south facing escarpment and featuring the most beautiful southerly aspect with breath taking panoramic views. The cottage is full of character and period features, with pretty double glazed windows, wooden beams and fireplaces. The sitting room is approached from the flagstone floor entrance hall and is beautifully proportioned and takes full advantage of the views onto the garden and fields beyond. There is a charming inglenook fireplace with oak beam mantle and open fire, exposed ceiling beams and benefits from high ceilings. The fitted kitchen/breakfast room extends into a family sitting room enjoying a southerly aspect with a charming window seat to enjoy the views and a period fireplace with over mantle. The entrance hall leads to a light rear hallway, pantry, cloakroom, a large store cupboard and stairs to the cellar. A good size study/play room with stairs to first floor and bedroom 3 completes the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs there are 4 double bedrooms (2 with wash hand basins and 3 with fitted cupboards) all with stunning views of the
stunning countryside. There are 2 well appointed family bathrooms. Cleverly decorated with both neutral and sophisticated Farrow & Ball colours throughout creating a light and bright feel, although many remaining period features, the property offers contemporary living.
The cottage is approached via a no-through road and is located on a gentle slope, overlooking distant rolling hills across the Pewsey Vale out towards Redhorn hill. Set within stunning gardens and grounds amounting to circa 2.4 acres, the immaculate gardens and exquisite views create
a picturesque setting for this traditional English period cottage. There are extensive lawned areas, mature shrubs and attractive flower beds. There are a number of fruit trees including Plum, Walnut, Sweet Chesnut, Apple, Greengage and Mulberry. The property has a large paddock to the bottom of the garden as well as a vegetable garden, summer house and large spring fed duck pond. There is a double carport and a former barn/coach house with planning permission (16/04868/FUL East Wiltshire Planning) to convert into ancillary accommodation. A large driveway provides ample off road private parking.