The Rookery, Winterbourne Monkton, Marlborough, Wiltshire

  • A stunning rural edge of village setting with views over the Marlborough Downs


  • Detached family house with possible Bedsit, Four/Five Bedrooms, Four Bathrooms


  • Gravelled parking, Summerhouse used as upholstery workshop, Secondary summerhouse, Double Garage block with attached office


  • Large gardens of 1 acre including lawns, lake, vegetable gardens and orchards with lovely views over farmland


  • Designed to be as ecologically sound as possible with ground source heat pumps and solar panels



Winterbourne Monkton is one mile north of the historic village of Avebury with its Stone Circle.    The village is situated about 8 miles north west of Marlborough with Swindon about 9 miles to the north.  There is easy access to the M4 at Junctions 15 and 16 and regular and fast train services to London Paddington, taking approximately 51 minutes from Swindon station.  There is also a good service from Pewsey.  The village is well situated for schools including East Kennet Primary School, Broad Hinton Primary School, St Francis, Pinewood, St Margaret and St Mary's Calne, Dauntsey's, St John's and Marlborough College.  The house lies off the A4361, in a private setting in a rural location on the edge of Winterbourne Monkton.


This detached family home dates from the early 1900's and is brick elevations under a pitched tiled roof.  The property has been substantially extended in the past 15 years.  The well-presented accommodation has been uniquely designed to make the most of the light and gives an airy and open plan feel.  Of particular note is the garden room with its vaulted ceiling, ceramic tiled floor and views over the garden to the lake.  There is on the ground floor a studio/flat with a kitchenette and ensuite shower room which offers self contained accommodation.


The house has excellent green credentials with solar panels generating electricity, a linked battery system storing electricity and a ground source heat pump supplying the heating and hot water.

Entrance Hall, Studio/flat with ensuite Shower Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Garden Room, Utility Room with Cloakroom.


Master Bedroom with an ensuite Shower Room, Single Bedroom with an ensuite Shower Room, Two Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom


The property is approached via a gravelled drive leading to a parking area and is bordered by high hedging giving a private feel.  The gardens extending to around an acre, surround the house and have been lovingly created and tended to give an oasis of tranquility.


There is a decked area overlooking the lake with reeds around the edge, a mature orchard, avenues of wisteria and pleached hornbeam hedging.  To one side is a well established vegetable garden with raised beds and fruit cages.  A strip to the rear gives a pedestrian access to Church Lane and the village.


There a number of outbuildings: a substantial timber Summerhouse, another Summerhouse ideal as an office and large Double Garage Barn comprising a large workshop/office and separate double garage attached.


EPC: 72C (Solar panels have been subsequently added)




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