Built in 1912 for the current owner's grandfather, this remarkable Edwardian home has been loved by the same family since then. Inspiration for the design was that of a classical Roman villa, with an atrium, hypocaust and fountain. The house has retained many fun and interesting elements, included the atrium’s antique mosaic floor with marble surround, and original doors.
In 2014/2015 the house underwent a complete renovation which gives it a contemporary atmosphere whilst retaining its historical heritage, making it the wonderful family home it is today.
The house has a charming and special feel. The rooms provide light and flexible accommodation to suit many needs and family size. The spacious atrium acts as a hub for the rest of the house, and Killycoonagh offers exceptional options for entertaining; French windows in several rooms provide a link to the gardens.
In addition, the position and gardens really complement the house; both are first class. Although only a few minutes' walk from the bustling High Street, the house retains a private and peaceful atmosphere due in part to its single level construction and central location in the plot.
The carefully landscaped gardens and terraces offer a variety of unique areas in which to relax or play. Informal planting provides interest throughout the seasons, and the pond - overlooked by a summer house with decking - attracts wildlife. The gardens are totally enclosed with high wooden fences and trees provide privacy.
There is a modern garden office with fibre broadband and heating, an excellent place to 'work from home'. On either side of the house there are two parking areas with space for numerous cars.
The property is situated in arguably one of the most desirable parts of the historic market 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 cafes, 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.