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Grade Ii Listed Cob And Thatch Cottage Located On The Outskirts Of Shrewton Village. This Semi Rural Location Offers Uninterrupted Views Of The Plain And Gives A Sense Of Real Village Life.
This property is located just north of the A303. From the east, you will exit at the Long Barrow roundabout onto the A360 (north towards the Stonehenge Visitor Centre), and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto the B3086, following this until you give way at the crossroads. At this point you turn left onto The Packway and continue as the road becomes London Road. You will enter Shrewton village, and as the road makes a sharp turn to the left at the bottom of the hill (at George House), you should proceed straight ahead into Elston Lane, and keep straight over the bridge into The Hollow as the road then bears to the right. Carry on up the hill for approximately 100 yards and you will see the house sign for Sun and Moon House, turn right up the drive, bearing left at the top where you will see ample parking.
Coming from the west on the A303, or for example from Warminster or Devizes, you will enter Shrewton at its southern end. From the mini-roundabout by the garage, turn north up the High Street, past the Co-op stores, until you reach the sharp turn by George House from the south. Turn left here into Elston Lane
Sun and Moon House is a hidden gem within the Wiltshire countryside. With its chocolate box appearance and its open views towards Salisbury Plain, this secluded cottage is the perfect place for a village lifestyle. The original detached cottage itself dates back to the 17th century and is constructed of rendered cob underneath a charming thatched roof. There have been subsequent additions over the centuries, initially also in cob and thatch, later in cob and tile, and with some late brickwork. These extended areas have been constructed with sympathy to the original, giving continuity throughout the entire property. The cottage benefits from oil fired central heating throughout but also has a wood-burning stove in the sitting room and a pot-bellied stove in the kitchen, giving a true sense of rural living. The current vendors of the property have recently made a number of improvements including the upgrading of the electrical wiring system and re-ridging of the thatched roof.
The property is presented over two floors and offers flexibility throughout. It is currently configured with five bedrooms and two reception rooms. Please note that the head height is restricted in places, particularly in the two oldest rooms on the top floor, as is to be expected with a building of this style and age.
Sun and Moon House benefits from a plot of approximately one third of an acre. There are two separate lawned areas, both secluded from the view of others; also a vegetable patch, a green house and two garden sheds.
There is an ample car parking area with space for turning. To the centre of the garden, situated within a paved terrace and surrounded by well-tended flower beds, you will find a 24ft by 12ft swimming pool, complete with pump house. There is also a wood store and the wonderful addition of a fully functioning 60 foot deep well.
Sun and Moon House is located to the northern edge of Shrewton village and is within easy walking distance of amenities including the local primary school, a general convenience store, butcher and hairdresser, two doctors' surgeries, a choice of local pubs and clubs, a garage, and various churches. The property is also within easy reach of the small town of Amesbury offering a wider range of amenities including supermarkets, a wide range of shops, and dental surgeries. This is a perfect location for those looking to live a rural life style whilst perhaps also needing to commute, as the property is just minutes from the A303, giving access to both the M3 and the west country.
The historical City of Salisbury is approximately 12 miles away; there you will find, as expected, extensive facilities including transport, leisure, shops, and a range of schools for all ages. The market towns of Warminster and Devizes, with easy parking, are 13 miles distant.
The property comprises:
Sitting Room: (23'1" x 13'1") Max - excluding inglenook/alcove . The oldest part of the building with inglenook fireplace and fitted wood burning stove, exposed beams, two radiators, telephone point, stairs leading to the first floor with storage cupboard below.
Bedroom Four / Family Room: (13'6" x12'2") Max. Double aspect windows to the side and front elevation, two radiators, working fireplace (currently housing non-working Rayburn stove) with decorative wooden surround.
Dining Room: (22'5"x 8'10") Max. With radiator, window with fitted seat overlooking the pool terrace. Door leading to:
Boot Room: With storage and door leading to the garden.
With pantry (7'11" x 5') providing space for fridge and fridge/freezer as well as fitted storage shelving and tiled work surface.
Boiler recess with Worcester oil fired 'Combi' boiler. Venting point for tumble dryer.
Back door to rear garden; adjacent radiator.
Cloakroom/Utility Room: With low level WC, Belfast sink, fitted cupboards, radiator, plumbing and drainage for washing machine and loft access.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: (21'9" x 11'2") With range of base and drawer units with tiled work surface over, Belfast sink, fitted LPG range cooker, plumbing and drainage for dishwasher, two Velux windows, slate tiled floor, steps up to breakfast area where slate floor tiles continue, with Klondike pot-bellied stove and French windows leading to the pool terrace.
Study: (11'5" x 7'2") Step up; slate floor tiles continue throughout, radiator, telephone point. There is floored loft storage above this room.
First Floor Accommodation:
Split Landing: Access to loft space.
Child's Bedroom / Dressing Room: (11'1" x 10'2") With built in storage cupboard and radiator. Restricted head height.
Bedroom One: (14'9" x 13'9") With radiator and access to the loft space, where there is a floored storage area. Restricted head height.
Bedroom Two: (14'5" x 12'9") With built in storage cupboard and radiator. Telephone point. Hard-wired Ethernet connection to Study on ground floor.
Bedroom Three: (13'9" x 9'2") With radiator and views overlooking the pool terrace, and onward across open countryside.
Bathroom: (7'8" x 9'7") With panelled bath and shower over, wash hand basin, WC, radiator, heated towel rail, built in linen cupboard complete with shelving.
The property is surrounded by garden on three sides. The driveway leads to a hard standing area with turning bay, affording parking for several cars. To the front of the property there is a pathway from the front door to a high level pedestrian gate leading on to The Hollow. There are raised flower beds and mature shrubs through out and two separate lawn areas. To the centre of the grounds there is a large paved terrace with a (24'0" x 12'0") swimming pool with a maximum depth of (6'6"); the pool is complete with solar cover and filter system which is located in the pump house adjacent to the pool area - where there is also a wood shed, an oil tank (screened by panelling and vegetation), and an extensive raised herb garden. There is also a 60 foot deep working well, with a borehole pump installed at its base, and which is used to both top up the swimming pool and to water the garden in Spring and Summer
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