An elegant Victorian family house built in the 1890s for one of the Marlborough College School Masters; Thorn Hanger is a fine home offering a myriad of archetypal features including high ceilings, large windows and renaissance style Dutch barn gables. This inviting and beautifully presented home has been upgraded to include a new roof and was rewired in 2014/15 by the current owners. Arranged over three storeys, the accommodation is versatile and well proportioned. The three main reception rooms run across the rear of the house and all have a southerly aspect with garden views and attractive fireplaces. The kitchen is a superb room fitted with a range of bespoke cabinetry in a duck egg blue, with central island and marble worktops along with integrated appliances and a gas fired aga. There is ample space to dine and an office area has been built in to create a useful workstation. A 1200 bottle spiral wine cellar is a fun addition. The larder provides useful cool storage and there is a utility room with space and plumbing for white goods as well as further storage; a cloakroom completes the downstairs.
The first floor has an impressive principle bedroom
suite with large dressing room with built in wardrobes and a good sized ensuite with separate bath and shower. The guest bedroom like the main bedroom has wonderful views and an attractive fireplace. A large walk-in shower services the guest bathroom.
The second floor has three generous bedrooms with good ceiling heights, a study ideal for those working from home and a family bathroom with separate bath and shower.
Set behind an attractive red brick wall, the property is approached via a sweeping gravel driveway offering plenty of parking and leads to a very well appointed detached double garage with vaulted ceiling, large workshop and a garden store.
The gardens are a particular feature and a haven
for wildlife as they include a wide range of specimen and fruit trees and mature shrubs, which in turn create privacy and tranquillity. A paved south facing sun terrace can be accessed via the dining room and is an ideal spot to take in the garden, relax and dine. A large expanse of lawn is edged with fully stocked shaped borders which leads into an orchard with 2 greenhouses.
The property is situated overlooking The Common in the desirable town of Marlborough. The town - recently ranked as Britain’s second best shopping location - provides an extensive range of shopping facilities, with a twice weekly market, library and various cafés, pubs and restaurants (including Rick Stein’s) and it enjoys a good range of sports clubs and leisure facilities. It is well served with excellent schools including Marlborough College, St John’s Academy, Dauntsey’s and St. Francis. Marlborough is well located for access to the M4 (junction 15 about 10 miles) and the commercial centre of Swindon is about 12 miles, from which there are direct rail services to London Paddington and the South West. Additional stations nearby are in Pewsey, Great Bedwyn (both 7 miles) and Hungerford. The countryside surrounding Marlborough is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers good walking, cycling and leisure opportunities with Savernake Forest, the Kennet and Avon Canal, and the world heritage sites of Avebury and Silbury Hill all nearby.
All mains services connected including gas aga. Solar panels.