Littlecourt is a very pretty detached Grade II timber box framed thatched cottage listed grade 11. Believed to have been built in the early part of the 16th century. There is a small 1930s single storey extension. It is conveniently located in the centre of the village of Shalbourne, Wiltshire, on a prominent but secluded plot.
Its present size (house) is approximately 1,747 square feet and with the exception of the small 1930s extension is believed to remain on its original footprint. This is a beautiful and much loved family home now waiting for new owners to love and enjoy as the current owners have done.
Originally two dwellings, it was converted into one in or about 1930. The property has all main services (except gas) and has oil-fired central heating. One reception room has an unusual inglenook fire place, one an inglenook in which a multifuel stove has been inserted and the remaining sitting room has a fireplace with wood fired stove (to be removed) but in which a multifuel stove could be installed.
The accommodation comprises:
Entrance hall with doors off leading to kitchen and utility room, family bathroom, sitting room and dining room from which there is an inner hallway with door to garden and further sitting room. The arrangement of the reception rooms could be altered and the end sitting room could be a further bedroom if required.
Landing (with w.c) leading to three bedrooms one with wash hand basin and with an ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom.
Subject to the appropriate consents being obtained, bedroom two could be divided to create a bathroom to serve bedrooms 2 and 3.
Please note the painted cupboard front of the wardrobe to the second bedroom will be removed.
The property is well fenced from the road, set in private mature gardens of approximately 0.4 acres with plenty of sitting areas. Subject to the appropriate consents being obtained there is ample room for a large extension without unduly affecting the garden. Outside the front door is an ancient well. There is off-road parking with room for at least four cars as well as a large garage and tool shed although both of these need restoration or replacement; beneath the latter there is a breeze block lined cellar with ladder access.
Although a village Shalbourne is not isolated is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is well served by a village shop, public house, church, local primary school, with good state and public schools nearby. There is a recreation ground ( cricket football boule tennis court and a children’s playground )a village hall and pavilion for community activities and private celebrations. The village is located approximately 6 miles from Junction 13 on the M4 and approximately three miles from Hungerford station with trains to London Paddington. Marlborough, Newbury and Andover are about 12/14 miles away.