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The White House

Little Bedwyn near Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire (Ref. 1081204)

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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Tucked away in the pint-sized and peaceful village of Little Bedwyn, within the picturesque landscape of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rests this impressive Georgian property.

Built in 1756 as The Vicarage and divided in two in 1956 it is now known as The White House and sits directly adjacent to the Kennet and Avon Canal by Lock number 67.

Boasting a completely modernised interior full of character and sleeping up to eight guests, The White House is perfectly positioned for a group celebration int eh rural countryside.

Pass through the electric gates and make your way down the expansive driveway alongside this remarkable white-washed dwelling before parking up and unloading your belongings to begin your staycation in your new home-from-home.

Stepping inside, be charmed by the traditional character of the sitting room, beautifully-appointed with high vaulted ceilings, exposed wooden beams and a rustic open fire, with original artwork adorning the walls, making for the perfect space to unwind of an evening, catching up on your favourite show on the Smart TV.

Continuing through, pass the elegant piano in the hallway before making your way into the amply-equipped kitchen, thoughtfully laid out with an Iroko wooden kitchen island and a rustic oil AGA (with electric companion); here you will find all the amenities needed to rustle up some culinary delights, plus a cosy banquet seating area to enjoy a casual kitchen breakfast or supper.

Make meal times a grand affair and serve the fruits of your labour in the adacent oak framed orangery, where natural light floods the room through the electric skylight for a bright and airy ambience.

In the summer months, end each day in style with a sociable seat under the stars on the patio, toasting a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday as the little ones keep themselves entertained with a movie marathon in the inviting snug.

When your eyes grow heavy, climb the stairs to the first floor where you'll find three well-presented bedrooms, two sumptuous king sizes and a Super king-size (or twin with the benefit of zip-link feature, each providing access to their own en-suite so there's no queues when you're getting ready in the morning!

Upstairs on the second floor you'll find the fourth and final bedroom, home to a king-size bed, a raised changing area and a bathroom fit with both a bath and a shower, giving guests the choice between an indulgent soak and a quick morning rinse.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and exit the property via the pedestrian gate leading from the garden directly onto the towpath of the canal by the Lock, a tranquil spot for a leisurely stroll, in the company of colourful narrowboat barges.

Treat your loved ones to a spot of Friday night luxury by booking, a home dining gourmet meal: Just 200 metres away is The Harrow, until recently a Michelin starred restaurant and now offering award winning Gourmet Home dining on Fridays.

See website www.the-harrow-at-little-bedwyn.myshopify.com By private arrangement given using the email address given on the website your order will either be delivered to The White House and await your arrival, or a late collection can be arranged.

Travel to the nearby village of Great Bedwyn where you’ll find a pub, a quant café, a post-office with bakery and a well-stocked convenience store, offering something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Lace up your walking boots and embark on a two-footed adventure throughout the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching over 600 square miles of ancient woodland, arable farmland and chalk grassland decorated with historic towns and villages.

An hour train journey will bring you into Paddington Station, where you can explore the delights of London, with a plethora of tourist attractions on offer; meet the famous faces at Madame Tussauds, marvel at the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, or take in the far-reaching views across the rooftops from the London Eye.

Whether you're looking for adventure or an escape to the country, choose The White House.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: Top (attic) Floor: floor king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • First Floor: 2 x King-size with en-suite walk in shower, basin and wc and 1 x twin (or Zip link to Super King-size) with en-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.Kitchen/diner
  • Pantry
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory/orangery
  • Oil central heating with ground-floor underfloor heating, woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, oil Aga, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs and kindling for woodburning stove and open fire inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Electrical overnight car charger (normal 240 amp, it is not a booster, but cars can be charged overnight)
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: There is an exposed beam on the floor in the second-floor bedroom that may be a tripping hazard, because of this, this room is only suitable for adults, please take care and mind the step
  • Note: The property next door has a right of way through the gated entrance and along the drive way which must be kept clear at all times booking
  • Note: Guests may park two cars in the double oak-framed carport (1 x 4 metre car and 1 x 5 metre car) but parking is not permitted on any of the gravel area to avoid blocking the neighbours right of way
  • There is plenty of surplus parking in the cul de sac just outside the gates
  • Note: There is a train line that runs parallel to the canal on the far side of the canal, it is not a major line but related noise will be heard
  • Note: No stag/hen parties permitted
  • Note: No music or loud noise after 10.30 pm

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About the location


Marlborough 6.5 miles; Hungerford 6.5 miles.

The charming village of Great Bedwyn is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire. The village boasts good local shops, a Post Office serving fresh bread and sandwiches, a pub and a main line railway station. It is situated on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal which gently winds its way through the picturesque Vale of Pewsey, providing peaceful walks along its tow path; whilst a canal boat trip from Pewsey Wharf or the nearby town of Hungerford is a must. Close by is the 200 year old Crofton beam engine, the world's oldest working beam engine, which was built to pump water up to the highest point of the canal, and the regular 'steam ups' attract visitors from all over the country. A visit to Savernake Forest which borders Great Bedwyn is not to be missed, where over 2500 acres of unspoilt woodland has been preserved, and is an ideal spot for picnics, country walks and cycling, as well as being a haven for wildlife. Within an easy drive is the impressive town of Marlborough, with one of England's widest high streets. Also close by is the stone circle at Avebury, or browse the numerous antiques stalls in the colourful Hungerford Arcade. Take a day trip to the magnificent cities of Salisbury and Bath, visit the Great Western Museum or Longleat Safari Park. Wilton Windmill, the oldest working windmill in the Country and Littlecote House, a famous, haunted stately home, are also within easy reach. There's so much to do and see in this interesting area.

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