Stunning 5 Bedroom, detached house in rural idyll

Stunning 5 Bedroom, detached house in rural idyll


Sep 2017

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
3 Bathrooms

About our home

• Our home is a 5 bedroom detached house, with thatched roof in the quiet rural hamlet of Ram Alley
• We are only 5 miles from the busy market town of Marlborough, 2 miles from local shops and amenities
• Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with wonderful views over the surrounding farmland and countryside
• Spacious yet cosy home in beautiful country setting
• 2.5 acre plot with gardens and plenty of open space for children
• Well integrated mixture of old and new architecture, oldest parts date to 1840’s, large extension added in 2005
• Brick built open fire place (for Winter visitors only)
• Well equipped farmhouse style kitchen with oil-fired Aga (great for Winter visitors)
• Country walks close-by and from our back garden to Kennet & Avon canal, Savernake forest, Marlborough Downs, Ridgeway path
• World renowned Archaeology sites within 30 mins drive – Stonehenge and Avebury
• Number of nearby quaint English villages with good pubs and food
• Good range of restaurants in Marlborough, Hungerford
• London (Paddington) – 75 mins by train
• Bath – 50 mins drive, Salisbury - market town and cathedral 40 mins drive, Oxford 1 hr drive
• Number of country houses and period properties (open to public) within 45 mins drive

There is a general house cleaning fee and a fee per room for cleaning bed linens and towels.


More about us

  1. We are a professional couple – Hope & Tim, both management consultants – Hope in Archaeology, Tim in Business Management

  2. We like travelling, beaches, the country side, walking, nature

  3. We like entertaining and spending time with friends and our comfortable home reflects that

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Where is it?


Our house is situated in a small hamlet in rural Wiltshire. We are 5 mile south of a busy and popular market town--Marlborough. Marlborough boasts the second widest high street in Britain and is home to a wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs. Nearby are the Savernake Forest with miles of walking and cycling trails; and Neolithic monuments such as Avebury, the West Kennet Longbarrow, and Stonehenge. Its an easy day trip to Salisbury or Bath. There are numerous historic homes and gardens within striking distance and many local villages with good pubs. Fishing, walking, cycling, golf, riding, and many other activities are locally available.

Buzzy restaurants
Local, International resturants in market town of Marlborough
Cool bars
Numerous friendly English village country pubs serving loca, traditional food and local and national ales and wines
Retail therapy
Marlborough - 5 miles, has lots of high street and boutique style fashion shops
Bit of culture
Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage archaeological sites are within 15 miles, Salisbury Cathedral – 25 miles, numerous English country houses and estates (open to the public) within a 45 minute radius.
Walks in the park
Keent and Avon Canal, Savernake Forest, Marlborough Downs
Spot of exercise
Numerous country walks, paths, canal tow paths available directly from the house and close by. We have detailed Ordinance Survey maps of the local area and books suggesting popular routes. We have 4 adult bicycles (2 ladies, 2 x gents) which can be used on many of the local routes and forest tracks which have no traffic. The local walks and tracks also provide routes for those who want to run taking you through the picturesque countryside.
Day tripping
London is 75 mins away by train from the local station, Great Bedwyn which is 5 mins drive. Oxford, Bath, Bristol, Southampton, Bournemouth, Lyme Regis, Wessex/Dorset are all within 1-2 hour drive.

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