An elegant Regency style, terraced house set in a prestigious and peaceful location, offering light, flexible accommodation close to the centre of Marlborough, overlooking long established, beautiful, well-maintained gardens, and with distant views towards the hills of Savernake Forest in the south.
The Location: This is a quiet corner of Marlborough. In 2001 the original Georgian Grade II listed Wye House was converted into six spacious apartments. The walled garden behind, was further developed into two Regency-style terraces of thirteen properties, each built to a very high specification, overlooking the historic gardens at the centre. It is a place of great charm. No 8 situated in the upper terrace, benefits from an elevated position.
Marlborough has good communications with easy access to the M4 (Junction 15) and train services from Swindon (about 12 miles away), Pewsey (8 miles) and Great Bedwyn (7 miles).
Downstairs: from the entrance hall turn left into the light, airy sitting room fitted with painted wooden mantelpiece, electric fireplace and wall lighting. Glazed double doors lead to the adjoining garden room with tiled floor (underfloor heating) and lovely views to the south over the gardens. Separate glazed French doors open onto the lavender lined terrace in front. Glazed double doors lead to the separate dining room which has a window to the rear and door to the well-appointed kitchen which has a range of integrated appliances and fitted cupboards. A part-glazed door leads out from the kitchen to a private paved patio area. Off the hall is a downstairs cloakroom/utility room with white suite, fitted wall and under-stair cupboards, integrated washing machine and tumble drier. From the hall a wide staircase leads upstairs – this is fitted with Stannah stair lift (which could be considered for inclusion in the sale if required).
Upstairs: The light, galleried landing leads to the study area fitted with telephone connection and electricity points and with a single window giving views over the gardens to the south. The front bedroom also has views over the gardens and Savernake hills, and has double fitted wardrobes, TV and telephone points. The larger, second bedroom also has a double fitted wardrobe and has views over the rear gardens. The bathroom has a modern, white suite comprising wash basin, toilet and bath. There is a heated towel rail and fitted airing cupboard with hot water tank. A folding access ladder leads from the landing to a partly boarded loft storage area with loft light.
The property is double glazed throughout; there is underfloor heating downstairs; ceiling heating throughout; and Villavent air-circulation system throughout.
Gardens: These are a special feature of Wye House. They are long-established, well maintained and include specimen trees, pollarded limes, a central lawn and borders filled with shrubs and herbaceous perennials. It is a delightful area, attractive to insect and birdlife.
Parking: The allocated parking for No 8 and visitor parking are set out on the large gravel drive in front of Wye House.
Tenure: The property is leasehold: 999 years from 1984.
Service charges: Full details of the Annual Service Charge are available from Cognatum Estates Ltd 01491 821150 which manages Wye House.
There is NO ground rent to pay for properties in Wye House
There is NO extra charge for the allocated parking
An Annual Service Charge is paid quarterly and covers the cost of the day-to-day care and maintenance of the gardens and buildings and the employment of an estate manager. This service charge is shared equally between all the properties on an estate. There is also an annual contribution towards the long-term maintenance reserve fund, which covers work like the external redecoration of buildings, resurfacing drives and safety checks.
There is an AGM held locally at which owners are encouraged to participate. Full details of how Wye House operates are set out in the Purchasers Information Pack which is given to purchasers once a sale has been agreed.
Local Authority: The property is Band F
For viewings please contact Cognatum Property 01491 901005 / 01491 821170 or the Estate Manager (Mon-Fri 9am-12pm) 01672 519923