To say this house sits on the outskirts of Swindon is an understatement. Aerial pictures show it as the last outpost of urban before open countryside begins.

Built in 1906, The Croft is a ‘striking and expansive’ Edwardian family home on the edge of the North Wessex Down in SN4 in Upper Wanborough.

It has appeared on the market for £1.5 million being sold by Carter Jonas of Marlborough.

Swindon Advertiser: The Croft, Upper Wanborough, SN4

The house is approached by a brick paved drive which leads to a turning circle by the front door before continuing to The Coach House. 

The house itself is entered through double doors into a large entrance hall with mosaic tile flooring and ‘wonderfully’ high ceilings, which are continued throughout the house.

You may need your binoculars in the sitting room which is so big the television fades into the corner. 

Swindon Advertiser: The Croft, Upper Wanborough, SN4

The owners of this house were not afraid of colour - purple light comes through the stained glass windows and the dining room has blue walls and a red rug.

Many rooms have a unique wallpaper: birds, branches and even a huge map feature.

Swindon Advertiser: The Croft, Upper Wanborough, SN4

And in case you were wondering, the little stairs from the kitchen lead to an upstairs study.

This house has five bedrooms and two bathrooms, so plenty of room for friends. On the first floor, there are four ‘generous sized’ bedrooms, family bathroom with bath and shower. 

From the main bedroom there is a view over the gardens and fields beyond and on the second floor is the last bedroom and a shower and family room.

Swindon Advertiser: The Croft, Upper Wanborough, SN4

Carter Jonas says: “One of the standout features of this property is the delightful mature garden and grounds and is set in approximately 3.8 acres. 

“The south-west facing garden, which has been beautifully maintained over the years, is mainly laid to lawn interspersed with pathways and with a multitude of mature trees and shrubs. 

Swindon Advertiser: The Croft, Upper Wanborough, SN4

“It is cleverly divided into various sections to make great use of both space and stunning countryside views, including the large terrace, located off the kitchen, offering an ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining.” 

A summer house and wood shed in the garden are dwarfed by the house and grounds and there is a conservatory extension attached to the property.

Anglo-Saxon Warnborough has five country pubs, but the M4 is also readily accessible ay junction 15 for London and the West Country.