Fine & Country, Marlborough and Devizes are delighted to present this substantial, double-fronted Victorian house of 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms with additional self-contained 1 bed annexe cottage, double garage and barn. Totally refurbished in 2016 to a breathtaking standard with award-winning extension, flooded with natural light. Set in 0.73 acres of grounds, with beautiful views to the rear over the neighbouring vineyard, ancient woodland and the edge of Salisbury Plain.
Littleton Lodge is a beautiful, double-fronted Victorian house dating from 1879, set in approximately three quarters of an acre of gardens. It offers extensive accommodation and has been the subject of an award-winning extension to the rear, part of a total refurbishment undertaken by the current owners. The stylish, contemporary interiors are visually stunning and when combined with the grand proportions of this exceptional period home, offer something truly special. The approach is made via a gravelled carriage driveway, and the wide, open views to the rear feature the neighbouring vineyard, and ancient woodland beyond. The hamlet of Littleton Panell adjoins the village of West Lavington, on the edge of Salisbury Plain. A village shop with post office, gp surgery and pub are all within walking distance, and the thriving market town of Devizes approximately 5 miles away.
The renovation and extension of Littleton Lodge was completed in 2016, the substantial zinc-clad addition to the rear cleverly mirroring the architecture of the original house, whilst allowing light to flood in. A bespoke suspended log burner provides an eye-catching focal point, and of course ample heat for those cosy colder evenings. The extension won the labc award for best extension or alteration to an existing building in 2017. The vibrant colour schemes and high-quality finish of the work carried out have elevated this handsome 7-bedroom home to a whole new level.
The versatile and flexible accommodation really does lend itself to many different configurations depending on your requirements, a perfect large family home or even boutique guest house as it has previously been used. The self-contained annexe has provided a lucrative income as a holiday let, but could function equally well as additional accommodation for staff or guests. There is excellent independent and state school provision in the area. Independent schools include Dauntsey’s School just a short walk away, in addition to Marlborough College and St. Francis Primary School in Pewsey within driving distance.
The front door opens into a large entrance hall leading to Library on the left and Dining Room through to Conservatory on the right. Both the Library and Dining Room feature working open fireplaces and hardwood oak flooring. A study and family room also provide useful and flexible spaces, perfect for a quiet home office. The hallway provides access to the downstairs WC and also through into the kitchen/breakfast room with bright Corian worktops, which is very much at the heart of Littleton Lodge, and has an adjacent utility room with separate side entrance. The kitchen then leads through to the stunning zinc clad reception room at the rear, flooded with natural light and featuring 2 sets of bi-fold doors onto the rear garden, vaulted ceilings, an impressively suspended bespoke log burner made by ‘Firemaker’ and a polished concrete floor with underfloor heating.
An impressive sweeping staircase leads to the first floor from the entrance hall and onto a large, light-filled landing with windows at one end and double doors leading onto a balcony at the front. The four double bedrooms at first floor level all benefit from an en-suite bathroom or shower room fitted with white marble, heated towel rails and mirrors.
A separate stairway leads to the second floor, providing privacy from the other areas of the house. The main bedroom suite with two walk-in wardrobe spaces and large en-suite shower room offers a luxurious retreat at the end of a long day. There are 2 further double bedrooms at this level with shared bathroom. The bedrooms are of sufficient size throughout the house and have been so well catered for with en-suites that there are several that would make an attractive main bedroom, meaning the spaces can be easily interchanged depending on requirements.
The self-contained annexe was refurbished at the same time as the main house and to the same high standard. The kitchen/reception room leads through to bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
A double garage and double-height coach house offer excellent outdoor storage or potential for further conversion/development subject to the necessary consents. In addition, there is a large wood store.
Littleton Lodge features a mature wisteria surrounding the main entrance with abundant flowers in May. A large, gravelled area to the side of the house provides ample parking for numerous vehicles and there is an additional gate entrance from the road next to the coach house and garage, providing the potential for the annexe and outbuildings to be accessed separately. The gardens are extensive with the plot measuring just under three quarters of an acre. There are numerous mature shrubs and trees, well stocked beds and borders throughout, and attractive lawned areas. A vegetable garden to one side of the house leads onto a formal rose garden off the conservatory. From the rear of the house a large, decked area with raised patio has been created to form the ideal sun-drenched entertaining area, surrounded by native and exotic plants. The views to the rear are exceptional, with the neighbouring vineyard sloping away into the valley, ancient woodland and open countryside beyond, including the edge of Salisbury Plain.
- Double glazing throughout
- Oil-fired central heating
- Underfloor heating
- Mains water, electricity and drainage
- Cat 5 cabling
- 5 amp lighting circuits
- Nest central heating control system
- High-capacity pressurized hot water cylinders
- Electrics and plumbing all upgraded as part of 2015/16 renovations
- Situated within a conservation area<br /><br />Neighbouring West Lavington and Market Lavington which offer a range of shops, amenities and 2 public houses. The high-regarded independent Dauntsey’s School is within a few minutes’ walk. The thriving market town of Devizes is within 5 miles, and the larger centres of Marlborough, Bath and Salisbury are within an easy drive. Fast rail links from both Pewsey and Westbury provide excellent communications with London and road connections are available via the A303 and M4. Situated on the edge of Salisbury Plain, the area is surrounded by beautiful countryside, ideal for outdoor pursuits, long walks or simply enjoying the views.