Lock House is a unique former lock keepers property believed to date from the 19th century; it has been updated to a high standard by the current owner.
The accommodation is light with good ceiling heights and is beautifully presented with great attention to detail. A stable-style door provides access to a double aspect dining hall with study area and tiled floor. There is a charming double aspect sitting room with a wood-burning stove and adjacent store.
There is a well-appointed kitchen with tiled floor and views onto the canal.
There are two first-floor bedrooms and a bathroom.
Subject to planning it may be possible to extend the property and also generate electricity from the River Dun.
A sheltered, south-facing decked terrace overlooks the lock and canal and provides ideal outdoor entertaining space. The front garden runs alongside the canal for approximately 75 metres and is mainly laid to grass.
Steps from the front of the house lead down to a rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn together with a number of mature trees. There is a lower ground floor store.
Lock House enjoys far-reaching views along the canal and the adjacent Freemans Marsh, which covers approximately 90 acres of protected wildlife habitat. The towpath stretches from Bristol to London.
In order to reach the house by car, it is necessary to cross a ford; a 4WD drive vehicle will be necessary. There is pedestrian access via a footbridge. A new track leads to a parking area for several cars.
It may be possible to apply for a mooring on the canal.
Private borehole water supply and septic tank drainage. Electric central heating with wet radiators. Broadband connection is available.
Lock House is a delightful property of enormous character and charm, situated by Cobblers Lock (lock no. 72) on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
The award winning Cobbs Farm Shop is a short walk from the property and the market town of Hungerford is a few minutes away by road or via the towpath.
Hungerford has a wide range of antique shops and independent stores with the larger towns of Marlborough, Swindon and Newbury providing more extensive shopping and recreational facilities.
Communications are excellent with trains from Hungerford to London Paddington taking about 60 minutes and Junction 14 of the M4 is about 4 miles away.
The surrounding countryside forms part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well known for its attractive walks nearby including the nearby Freeman's Marsh, Hungerford Common and the Kennet and Avon Canal.
There are many historic places nearby including Littlecote House and Savernake Forest.