Stunning 5 Bedroom, detached house in rural idyll

Stunning 5 Bedroom, detached house in rural idyll

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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
• Semi-Rural location, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with wonderful views over the surrounding farmland and countryside
• Spacious home, in beautiful country setting, quiet location yet close to nearby market town
• 2.5 acre plot, with gardens and plenty of open space for children
• Cosy feel
• 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)
• Comfortable feel
• Cosy, light spacious feel, kitchen with an oil-fired Aga (great for Winter visitors)
• Close to historic market town of Marlborough
• 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
• Kennet & Avon canal 5 mins walk

We are new to house swap and will treat others homes as we would our own.


4 Reviews

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?


Beautiful thatched house in the heart of the English countryside - in Wiltshire. Our house features a large, family kitchen with Aga oven, alongside a dining room and cosy snug with open fireplace to relax in the winter evenings. Two sitting rooms overlook a verdant and large English garden, with patio, lawn, flowerbeds, an orchard, vegetable garden, pond and mature trees leading down to miles of open fields. We have five bedrooms, including one self-contained room with en-suite bathroom in a separate wing of the house.

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.
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 75mins 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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