A delightful, thatched village house on a generous plot with paddock and tennis court in this very picturesque village.
The Forge is a charming stone and brick thatched house. Formerly three cottages with a forge at one end. The original forge was later demolished and the house extended. The central part of the property dates back to the late 17th century and was listed in 1986. It boasts extremely flexible accommodation, brimming with character and has huge potential to refurbish and, perhaps, reconfigure to suit.
The front door leads into an entrance hall, via a thatched porch constructed from the local green stone. Internally, the house offers spacious and flexible accommodation, including a well proportioned drawing room with a large inglenook fireplace, housing a woodburner and original bread oven; generous dining room; kitchen with Aga, window seat and original wooden shutters; breakfast room/snug with traditional quarry tiled floor and large inglenook fireplace. Several rooms are double-aspect, allowing for pretty views over the front and back gardens.
Upstairs, the bedrooms are all of a good size and can accommodate a double bed. There is a dressing area, spacious landing area and family bathroom. There are two staircases which provide flexibility and scope for potentially reconfiguring the first floor to create another bathroom or two. Please refer to floorplans for dimensions and layout.
The Forge sits comfortably in extensive grounds, with stables, two small paddocks of just under one acre and a tennis court. The charming front garden is surrounded by a stone wall and its lawn is flanked by well-stocked borders of flowers and shrubs and several trees, including a magnificent 50 year old Magnolia. The driveway leads, via a five-bar gate, round to the back of the house to a large parking area and also extends up to the outbuildings, housing the stables. From here there is a grassed-over track, offering vehicular access to the paddocks and tennis court beyond, the elevated position of which offer beautiful views in all directions over the surrounding countryside . The majority of the rear garden is laid to lawn, with flower borders, mature shrubs and a vegetable garden.
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I love this part of Wiltshire, the Chalke Valley is so picturesque and The Forge is such a pretty village property.Matt Orchard