A ‘charming’ thatched cottage provides the setting for a country retreat in a small village just outside of Swindon.

But this old-fashioned house in Wanborough has a bit of modern luxury with a jacuzzi in the garden.

The house is currently up for £475,000 as a freehold, and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The listing by Richard James states: “Nestled within the picturesque village of Wanborough, this enchanting thatched cottage exudes a warm and homely ambiance, showcasing an abundance of character and timeless charm.”

The house is approached from the driveway through a white picket fence, with a stone walkway leading to the door through the front garden.

Swindon Advertiser: High Street, Wanborough, Wiltshire, SN4

You first enter to find a lounge and kitchen with a fireplace on your left, and a dining room on the right.

The agent explains: “This cottage greets you with a homely atmosphere the moment you step through the door. 

“The ground floor seamlessly blends traditional elements with modern convenience. 

Swindon Advertiser: The living room is sizeable.

“The lounge and kitchen, adorned with a cosy fireplace, provide the perfect setting for gatherings and relaxation. 

“The separate dining room adds an elegant touch, ideal for hosting.”

Upstairs are the bedrooms with one being ensuite, and there is a conservatory ‘bathed in natural light, offering space to unwind’.

Swindon Advertiser: The bathroom features wooden panelled walls.

The listing suggests watching the garden from the conservatory, but a better seat might be the blue jacuzzi that sits in a garden corner on decking next to the outdoor dining table.

Above the jacuzzi is a pergola, ready to grow a vine on for shade and to dangle grapes into your mouth.

Swindon Advertiser: High Street, Wanborough, Wiltshire, SN4

The garden itself ‘beckons with its lush foliage and vibrant blooms.’

The listing description continues: “Overlooking green fields, this outdoor space is a perfect haven for relaxation, gardening, or al fresco dining.”

There is also a detached garage with a living space above which is suggested for use as an office or children’s play area.

Swindon Advertiser: High Street, Wanborough, Wiltshire, SN4

Wanborough is described as having ‘charm’ and a ‘community spirit’, giving the house ‘serene surroundings’.

However, be warned that although thatched cottages are nice to look at, to rethatch a house you can expect to pay around £50,000 according to Checkatrade.com.

They need to be replaced every 15 and 40 years and at nearly a tenth of the house’s original price, this could be an important consideration.

But while the thatching lasts, the description concludes: “This cottage is an exceptional opportunity to embrace a lifestyle defined by warmth and charm.”