With origins that date back to the 14th Century this delightful detached thatched cottage has been sensitively enlarged over the years to create a very pretty country house full of character, set in a quintessential
cottage garden. The property is Grade II listed due to its historical and architectural interest as a fine example of a Cruck Hall House. It now provides all the comforts of modern living but has retained many period features with an abundance of exposed timbers and beams, impressive inglenook fireplaces and leaded
The property is well presented and full of charm. The light triple aspect drawing room with its large bay window overlooking the garden is particularly welcoming and benefits from a feature stone fireplace and open fire. The dining room, hall and study are in the oldest part of the house. Here the period features are evident and give a sense of the history of this characterful property, with wood panelling, stone fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and 4 further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The property also benefits from a double garage with automatic doors and a parking area in front which is large enough for several cars. Within the garden is a useful garden shed.
Grounds & Gardens
Situated in a lovely unspoilt area, the property overlooks a valley with views across farmland and woodland, towards the historic Spye Park Estate.The current owners have created a stunning garden to complement the house. Abounding with mature shrubs and roses the garden also has a wide range of specimen trees. There is a beautiful Amelanchier which provides Spring and Autumn colour, and a Davidia Involucrata (Pocket Handkerchief Tree); Spring colour is further enhanced by 2 magnolias. Within the garden there are 2 ornamental ponds and paths meander through the well stocked flower beds to areas of lawn. Immediately adjacent to the drawing room is a raised terraced area. Facing south west, this provides a glorious spot from which to enjoy the gardens and the beautiful views.
The property occupies a delightful position in the unspoilt hamlet of Chittoe, which lies along a nothrough road. With good road communications close by providing easy access to the neighbouring towns of Devizes, Calne, Melksham and Chippenham the property is ideally located providing a tranquil rural home yet close to larger communities. The village of Bromham has local amenities including church, shops, primary school and inns. The market towns of Chippenham and Devizes have excellent ranges of shops and amenities, including schooling for all ages, modern sports/leisure centres and, from Chippenham, mainline rail services (Paddington about 75 minutes). The major employment centres of Swindon, Bath and Bristol are easily accessible, together with London and the West Country, via the A4 and M4. Those with an interest in country and leisure pursuits are well catered for in the area and there is a good choice of both state and private schooling in the region.
From Chippenham take the A4 eastwards towards Calne and Marlborough. At the bottom of Derry Hill turn right onto the A342 signed to Devizes. Follow this road through Sandy Lane and on past the turning to Calne (A3102). Take the next turning right signed to Chittoe. Follow this road across a small crossroads. As you go down the hill the property can be found on the right hand side. Park in front of the double garage just past the property.