Ebble Thatch, Mead End, Bowerchalke, Salisbury


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Main House: 5 reception rooms, Kitchen

Five bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Annexe Cottage: Open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room, Garden room, Cloakroom,

Bedroom with ensuite bathroom

Gardens, About 0.7 acre

Ebble Thatch is a charming thatched family house, with extensive accommodation and the benefit of an additional smaller cottage in the grounds. This period property was once home to Sir William Golding, Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies. While presently requiring modernisation, it represents a rare opportunity to own an enchanting home with a very unique and significant history.

The main house has well-configured and flexible living accommodation, with an extensive ground floor housing a sitting room, snug, kitchen, dining room, drawing room and conservatory. The drawing room is an impressive 27ft, with large windows that allow natural light to pour in. The open-plan kitchen and dining room provides an attractive space in which to cook, dine and relax and the kitchen is equipped with an Aga range cooker.

There are 5 bedrooms in the main house, each with fitted wardrobes. There are two bathrooms, one of which could easily become an ensuite to the master bedroom.

The annexe cottage features more modern accommodation including underfloor heating throughout. There is a highly appealing openplan kitchen and sitting room, plus a garden room with a skylight, and a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom. This was a garage until recently, and the conversion and extension has worked extremely well.

The annexe is detached from the house and is privately positioned at the end of the garden, making in ideal for perhaps an elderly relative, carer, or staff accommodation.

The property is located on a quiet country lane, surrounded by the stunning countryside of the Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just nine miles from the vibrant cathedral city of Salisbury.

The nearby village of Broad Chalke provides an outstanding-rated primary school, a small community sports centre, a village hall, a pub and one of the best village shops in the area. Further everyday facilities and amenities are found in the nearby city of Salisbury. With its historic centre and famous cathedral, Salisbury is a delightful city. There is a superb choice of shopping and leisure facilities, plus a fine selection of pubs, cafés and restaurants.

The area boasts several outstanding primary schools, plus the renowned Bishop Wordsworth's and South Wilts grammar schools, for boys and girls respectively. Salisbury's mainline station offers regular services to London Waterloo, taking approximately 90 minutes.

The house and annexe are set in delightful country gardens, with extensive lawns, copses of mature trees, flowerbeds and established shrubs and hedgerows. The garden is flanked by a babbling stream, part of the River Ebble, upstream of which is a beautifully secluded and shaded pond – a little oasis in fact. The property is accessed via a gravel driveway, which offers plenty of parking space for multiple vehicles, serving both the cottage and the house.

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