George Lane, Marlborough

£345,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A charming 16th century Grade II listed cottage providing bright and spacious accommodation, within walking distance of Marlborough's historic High Street.

The location

Originally named Love Lane, George Lane was renamed after The George Inn which stood on the site opposite the cottage now occupied by the Catholic Church. Local legend says that when Oliver Cromwell stayed at the George Inn, the blacksmith opposite refused to shoe his horse, After 1653 an Act of Parliament prohibited thatched buildings in Marlborough, these cottages were allowed to retain their thatch as they were located just outside the centre. The cottages are believed to date from 1580 and retain much original character from that time.

The property

We walk through the front door into a small hall with space for coats, doors left and right. We will turn left into the sitting room with a secondary double glazed window to the front and bay window to the rear. Original exposed beams and a stone built fireplace with an electric log effect stove. Across the hall and into the dining room with staircase rising to the first floor with cupboard under, window to the front and open plan into the attractive contemporary style kitchen. The kitchen overlooks the south facing garden, solid wood work-surfaces, underhung belfast sink, space for cooker with extractor hood over. Plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, space for fridge freezer and a good range of storage cupboards. A door opens into a cloakroom with toilet and gas boiler for the central heating (new April 2018).

Upstairs

Back through the dining room and up the staircase to the first floor landing with some lovely exposed beams. First door on the left into the main bedroom with windows to the front and rear, exposed beams and built in wardrobes and storage. The second bedroom is also a double with windows to the rear and finally into the delightful bathroom with a modern contemporary style white suite, bath, sink, toilet and separate walk in shower. Built in airing cupboard and towel rail.

Outside

To the front of the property is a small courtyard area, with timber storage for the obligatory bins and tubs for plants.

Stepping out from the kitchen, we walk into the secluded south-facing garden, mainly laid to lawn and enclosed in close-board fencing. Patio area with raised seating, steps up to paved patio area, raised vegetable beds, timber shed.

Services, tenure and local authority

Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Gas fired central heating. Telephone lines subject to the usual transfer regulations. (No tests to the suitability of services have been carried out and intending purchasers should commission their own tests if required).

The property is freehold Grade II listed.

The property is Band E, 2019/2020 £2362.73. Wiltshire Council. Trowbridge, Wiltshire. BA14 8JN. 0300 456 0100

If you have any questions about this property, please call our Marlborough office 01672 512299 or email Marlborough@henrygeorge.co.uk

Covid - 19 precautions

We are now able to arrange viewings and valuations. Due to the pandemic, sensible precautions and conditions are now in place, to protect all parties. Before a viewing is arranged we would ask for any potential buyer to have seen the property externally(if possible), be familiar with the area and to have undertaken as much research as possible. Phone us and ask anything. Let us know your likes and dislikes and we will do our best to guide you. We do not want to place at risk our vendors or ourselves, to any unnecessary contact. Ideally viewers should be in a position to proceed and for this property to be what they are looking for, not simply to get an idea with a future view of possibly moving. If any person is 'at risk', had recent contact with anyone showing cold like symptoms, or in any way feels unwell, please inform us so a decision can be made. All viewings will be accompanied. Please wait away from the front door for us to arrive. Please bring hand sanitiser, if possible disposable gloves and face masks. We will open up and when ready ask you to step inside. We will all keep a 2 meter distance. If you wish to see inside a cupboard etc, ask us to open it. Do not touch anything. If you accidently touch anything please inform us so we can disinfect. Once the viewing has taken place please exit the property immediately. We would ask you to then phone us with questions and feedback. We look forward to seeing you.

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