LORD OF THE THATCH

House Beautiful (UK) - - Property Of The Month -

Once home to No­bel Prize-win­ning au­thor Sir Wil­liam Golding , this thatched cot­tage in Wilt­shire is on the mar­ket for the very rea­son­able price tag of £795,000. Sir Wil­liam, au­thor of Lord of the Flies, lived at Eb­ble Thatch in Mead End, Bow­er­chalke, near Sal­is­bury in 1940, be­fore leav­ing to serve in the Royal Navy dur­ing the Se­cond World War. He lived there again be­tween 1958 and 1984. In need of ren­o­va­tion, Eb­ble Thatch is re­mark­ably spa­cious with five be­d­rooms, two bath­rooms, five re­cep­tion rooms and a fur­ther one-bed­room de­tached cot­tage within its grounds.

Es­tate agent Fred Cook from Strutt & Parker in Sal­is­bury said: ‘The unique her­itage as­so­ci­ated with this hum­ble cot­tage with blue plaque sta­tus truly sets it apart from the rest.’

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