An outstanding two bedroomed cottage in this charming converted Victorian School House presented in excellent order retaining much character and charm within easy walking distance of the High Street. The property is a fusion of contemporary design and character features with the advantage of allocated parking to the rear. The accommodation briefly comprises, Porch, Hall, raised Drawing room with lovely original high windows, Dining room and modern Kitchen. Upstairs, split level Landing with Study area, Main double Bedroom with raised dressing area, good sized second Bedroom and a well appointed Bathroom. There is a small front garden area and to the rear allocated parking. Gas fired central heating. No onward chain.
Marlborough is an historic thriving market town reputedly with the widest High Street in Europe. It combines a classic period charm with a broad selection of amenities. National retailers include Waitrose supermarket; the highly acclaimed St Johns Comprehensive school and Marlborough College Private School are here too. A number of quality clothing outfitters and restaurants include Coles, Godots, ask, Cafe Gerard, Costa Coffee and Pizza Express. There is also an excellent leisure centre. Communications with the surrounding area are excellent with good road access to Swindon 12 miles, Newbury 17 miles, Hungerford 9 miles and Salisbury 22 miles. Junction 15 (M4) is 9 miles and Pewsey, Great Bedwyn and Swindon stations link with London Paddington - about 1 hour.
Monkton House is located on Herd Street, just off Marlborough's historic Green, providing easy access to the High Street within a few minutes walk. Vehicular access to the rear of the building is via Blowhorn Street onto a large gravelled private parking area with allocated parking both for residents and visitors.
Believed to date from the middle 1800s the building was converted from a School into seven individual properties in the early 1990s retaining much original character. The best way to get a feel for a property is to have a wander over. So we will start on Herd Street.
We step up from the footpath through a wrought iron gate into a small front courtyard area, up a step and through the original front door into the Porch. An attractive entrance porch with original flagstone floor, built in storage/cloaks cupboards, small leaded window to the side and door left into the Hall. The Hall originally formed part of the Sitting room, however the Sitting room has been raised to fully enjoy the large original windows, thereby forming an L shaped Hall with original parquet wood floor, staircase rising to the first floor landing, steps up the Sitting room and open plan into the Dining room.
This room enjoys light from the large windows in the Sitting room, has original parquet flooring, original sliding door into the Kitchen and double doors into the area below the Sitting room which forms a large storage area. Next we go through the door into the Kitchen. A well appointed Kitchen with good range of wall and base fitted units. Space for cooker with an extractor hood over, plumbing for washing machine and space for fridge/freezer.
Back into the Dining room and up the steps into the Sitting room. This is an impressive room, with high ceilings, large original windows and decorated in a contemporary style. Lastly a storage cupboard under the staircase. Ok so that is downstairs, let's go up. Walking up onto the Landing, the staircase splits left and right. We will turn left up onto the main landing area with a space for a study if required. Straight on into the Second Bedroom.
This room is built in to the loft with sloping ceilings on both sides. An attractive good sized single bedroom which could accommodate a double if required with a double glazed window to the front. Back onto the Landing and right into the Bathroom. Velux window to the side, bath with mixer taps, wash basin inset in a vanity unit and toilet. Finally back onto the Landing, right down and up the stairs into the main bedroom. A good sized double bedroom with a raised dressing/storage area.
There is a small front courtyard area which is planted with herbs and shrubs.
Parking. The property has an allocated parking space accessable from Blowhorn Street and two visitors spaces shared between the 8 properties. There is a maintainance charge of £15 per month to cover lighting etc.
On foot. From this office turn left and walk accross the Green, crossing at the pedestrian crossing. Turn left and cross St Martins and walk up Herd Street. Monkton House can be found on the right.
By car. From this office, turn right into Silverless Street, straight over into St Martins, left into Blowhorn Steet. Left into Lower Prospect and continue to the end bearing slightly right into a gravelled Parking area. Walk down the steps, through the wooden door, turn right & Monkton House can be found on the right.
The property is Freehold. £15 per month to the management company for maintenance of communal areas, parking and lighting.
Wiltshire Council. Trowbridge, Wiltshire. BA14 8JN. Council Tax Band C
Mains electricity, gas, water and mains drainage. Gas fired central heating. Telephone lines subject to the usual transfer regulations. (No tests to the suitability of services have been carried out and intending purchasers should commission their own tests if required).
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