Wans East Cottage, Sandy Lane

Guide price - £1,250,000

Area (approx)
2,868 Sq Ft / 266 Sq M

Sandy Lane
Wiltshire, SN15 2QD

A beautifully renovated thatched cottage, set in a tranquil rural setting, with amazing views of the surrounding countryside and beautifully landscaped gardens.


4 Bedrooms
3 Bath/Shower rooms
3 Reception rooms
Office / Studio
Double garage
Beautifully landscaped gardens


Mains water, electricity and drainage
Oil fired central heating

The AreaLacock

Wans East Cottage is located in a wonderfully peaceful and private rural location close to the highly regarded village of Lacock and south of the M4, which provides good access to Bath and Bristol to the south and west, and Heathrow and London to the east. The larger towns of Chippenham, Corsham and Devizes provide more extensive shopping while cultural facilities are available at Bath and Bristol, all of which are within easy reach. Lacock is a short drive from Sandy Lane and whilst noted for its quintessential buildings and beautiful Abbey, it has a number of pubs, a post office, bakery, a church as well as a primary school. A little further afield is Bath, which is renowned for its famous Roman-built baths, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bath has a huge array of handsome Georgian buildings and an enormous collection of cultural and culinary experiences.

Frequent and direct rail services run from Chippenham to London Paddington, taking approximately 60 minutes. Wiltshire is renowned for its excellent selection of private and state schools, all being within easy driving distance. Local private schools include Stonar, Hayw00d Prep, Kingswood, Monkton Combe, Downside, Prior Park, Royal High School Bath, St. Marys Calne, Westonbirt, Marlborough College, Dauntsey’s, and Cheltenham schools. Additionally, there are a number of local state schools including Sheldon, Hardenhuish and Malmesbury.

Wans East Cottage, Sandy LaneAbout this home

Situated on the edge of the Bowood Estate in the heart of Wiltshire, Wans East Cottage is a captivating, thatched period home, encircled by beautifully designed gardens crafted by its award-winning landscape designer and owner.

Originally an agricultural cottage dating back around 350 years, this residence has evolved with time, most recently featuring a stunning oak extension. The property spans two floors and offers four bedrooms. The principal bedroom is uniquely set on staddle stones above an all-weather seating and dining area called the Loggia and is the perfect room to see the sunrise over Cherhill Monument.

Deceptively spacious, the ground floor provides versatile living areas, including a Poggenpohl kitchen and dining space for eight, a laundry room, a boot room, a cozy sitting room with a wood burner, a double-height glazed sunroom, and a refined study. The home boasts elm and oak flooring throughout, with flagstones in the boot room.
While the house exudes charm and a warm welcome, the meticulously crafted garden truly enhances its allure. They have maintained it as a personal project, featuring a large lawn, a wildflower meadow, that attracts butterflies and bees, raised beds for vegetables and cut flowers, a pond, granite trough water features, and a delightful French greenhouse. At night, the garden transforms into a magical spectacle with illumination, creating a perfect situation for outside entertaining.

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2,868 Sq Ft / 266 Sq M


Further information

Learn more about the home & area with our local expert

Ian Daniels

Ian is a highly experienced prime country house specialist, having worked in the Cotswolds and Wiltshire for a number of years for Butler Sherborn and Strutt & Parker. Ian grew up and was educated in Wiltshire before moving to the Cotswolds in 2004 after a career as an Officer in the British Army. Ian prides himself on being able to adapt to the challenges every sale poses.