Attractive family house with potential annex set in beautiful gardens
Largely built approximately 10 years ago, Homecroft has been designed with great attention to detail including the use of sash windows, oak and stone floors, cast iron radiators and an oak staircase.
The focus of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room, the kitchen itself having been replaces by the current owners in 2016 with a Neptune kitchen including a Neff oven and gas hob. There is also a four oven Aga. The kitchen opens in to the breakfast area which stretches across the back of the house and gives wonderful views over the gardens to the rear, this area also leads in to the lovely light orangery. To the front of the house the generous reception hall leads in to the sitting room, complete with antique marble fireplace and opposite this to the office.
The first floor provides a wonderful main suite with fitted dressing room, a guest room with en suite and three further bedrooms served by a family bathroom. All of the bedrooms benefit from views over the gardens.
Leading off the orangery there is a ground floor shower room, adjacent to which there is a further staircase giving access to the first floor vaulted games room. This superb room is above the triple garage and provides space for a cinema, gym or potential annex space if required.
Outside, the property is approached over a wonderful long gravel drive running along the edge of the paddocks and up to the house. The gardens to the front of the house have been planted with an arboretum of specimen trees including handkerchief tree, golden rain tree, Indian bean tree, American oaks, Persian dogwood and a tulip tree, creating an exceptional outlook. There are also a number of rhododendrons and magnolias.
To the rear of the house the garden is planted with traditional borders and features a bespoke Victorian style Hartley Botanic greenhouse.
To the side of the house there is an oak clad stable block providing four stables with a tack room/store. An L-shaped paddock skirts the garden while there is also a further paddock adjacent to the stable block.
Homecroft is located a short distance from the popular village of Burbage, just south of Marlborough. The village provides a local shop and post office, a public house and a garage.
The nearby market towns of Marlborough and Hungerford provide excellent retail, educational and leisure facilities, whilst the larger towns of Swindon, Newbury and Salisbury are also easily accessed.
Communications are well served by the A303 giving access to the M3 and the M4 Junction 14 (11 miles away). Fast and regular train services to London/ Paddington are available from Pewsey, Great Bedwyn and Hungerford. While Andover station trains go straight in to Waterloo.
There are a wide range of schools in the area, including primary schools in Burbage and Great Bedwyn as well as prep schools including Farleigh, near Andover and St Francis in Pewsey. Other schools nearby include Marlborough College, St. Johns, Dauntseys and St Marys Calne.
The surrounding countryside provides ample opportunity for activities such as walking riding and fishing.
Square Footage: 5,341 sq ft
Acreage: 8.42 Acres
From Marlborough proceed along the A346 to Burbage. On reaching the roundabout take the third exit on to the A338 and follow the road round to the right before turning right on the left hand bend. The entrance to Homecroft will be found on the right with a beech hedge and gravelled drive marking the property.
From Hungerford take the A338 out of the town and proceed until reaching the roundabout at Burbage. Take the first exit and continue as above.