Nestled below Salisbury Plain with spectacular down-land scenery literally on your doorstep. Downlands is a thoughtfully extended and well maintained and presented period cottage occupying a delightful rural setting on the edge of this sought-after Wiltshire village with a traditional duck pond and strong sense of community.
Primarily decorated in Farrow and Ball paint, the accommodation retains immense charm and considerable character. It comprises a contemporary fitted kitchen, beamed sitting room with an efficient multifuel/wood burner and French doors opening onto the large Indian limestone sun terrace, a spacious triple aspect dining room with and an attractive ground floor bathroom with a spa bath.
On the first floor are a study/landing with an integral desk, two double bedrooms, one with a large built-in wardrobe, and a shower room with w.c.
This cottage is warmed by electric under floor heating in the dining room and the traditional feature of a wood and multifuel stove, with a back-boiler for low-cost hot water, all enhanced by double glazing throughout.
The large south facing level garden is a feature of this rural home with spectacular views looking south towards Salisbury Plain and, from the house, over the village cricket pitch and fields beyond to the north. There is a garden shed of 2.25m x 2.7m, a large workshop of 2.3m x 6.5m, a prefabricated detached garage, generous off-road parking and an Indian limestone sun-terrace. There is easy access to miles of off-road walking along bridleways and footpaths.
Urchfont has a junior school, Church, public house, community shop, post office and doctor's surgery and other local amenities including a community bus service that runs into Devizes. The nearby market town of Devizes is about 5 miles away. Pewsey with its mainline railway station (Paddington about one hour) and Marlborough, are 15-20 miles away. The other major centres of Swindon, Chippenham, Bath and Salisbury are all within a 25-mile radius.
Kitchen - Fully fitted (2013) kitchen in French Grey with ceiling and under unit lighting, solid oak worktop and Belfast sink. There is an integral bin, ' magic cupboards' to optimise corners and plinth drawers to increase storage. Access to fully insulated and boarded loft.
Sitting Room - The exposed beams, double aspect and new carpet, make this a comfortable and pleasant room, enhanced by the inglenook fireplace with integral multifuel/wood-burning stove with a back boiler for free hot water throughout the cooler months. Built-in in cupboards and shelving provide useful storage and lighting is provided by Jim Lawrence wall-lights. There is access to the garden and sun-terrace via French doors.
Dining Room - This spacious oak-beamed triple aspect room with French windows overlooking the large sun-terrace has electric underfloor heating and sufficient space for a large dining table to seat up to 10 in comfort.
Bathroom - Refitted in 2012 with a new suite including a spa bath, this bathroom has ample storage space thanks to the large cupboard extending under the stairs.
Study/Landing - With integral cupboard, large desk and shelving, this double aspect landing provides ample space for a home office and further storage as required. Access to the insulated and partially boarded main loft.
Bedroom 1 - This room has a spectacular view up to the northern escarpment of Salisbury Plain, feature panelling and a made-to-measure visitor wardrobe and shelving unit.
Bedroom 2 - With a view over the fields to the north, this bedroom has a large airing cupboard and built-in wardrobe with double depth hanging rails, built inside shelving and space for a chest of drawers.
Shower Room - The new multipoint electric water heater provides independent supply to the walk-in shower and wash basin. Tiled throughout, there are feature mosaic tiles in the shower compartment, a towel heater and low-level cistern lavatory.
Exterior - The garden shed and workshop have recently been repainted to provide 5 year weather protection. They both have mains electric power and lighting and ample storage and workspace. The garden is primarily lawn, with beds along the borders and a shrubbery. There is ample parking space for 3-5 cars and a further outbuilding that could be used to garage a small car. Adjacent to the house is an outdoor water point with a gravelled area, a substantial Indian limestone sun-terrace, coal bunker and wood store.