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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Downton

Sold STC £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A three bedroom period character cottage believed to date back 300 years
  • Located in the heart of the desirable village of Downton
  • An impressive contemporary kitchen dining room
  • Period features include exposed brick inglenook fireplaces, exposed ceiling & wall beams and wooden slatted latch doors
  • Extended, rewired and re plumbed in 2005
  • Attractive walled gardens extending to almost a 1/5 acre including 'grow your own area'
  • Driveway for two vehicles
  • Two reception rooms
  • Situated on the fringes of the New Forest national park and within easy reach of Bournemouth, Salisbury, Southampton
  • Within catchment of well regarded educational establishments both state and private

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Owners Comments

"Downton is a quaint traditional village, with a good selection of local shops, including a library, dentist, chemist and post office, within a vibrant community. I will miss it greatly!"

"Great care has been taken to modernise this home with contemporary fittings whilst preserving the charm associated with its era."


Introduction

Having undergone a major program of improvement and extension in 2005, this delightful home retains much of the original character associated with its era which flows seamlessly with all the comforts of modern living. The property enjoys exposed beams, wooden slatted latch doors and two exposed brick inglenook fireplaces whilst an open plan kitchen/dining room provides elegance and functuality. There is also a generous sitting room, study and three double bedrooms, a separate luxury bathroom and the master boasting an excellent ensuite shower room. The mature extensive rear gardens have been lovingly landscaped and are divided into three areas including a formal garden with pergola walk, a sizeable raised pond, well stocked with fish and a productive kitchen garden area to the rear hosting sheds and greenhouses. There is also a driveway to the rear for two vehicles, a rare feature for character homes in the heart of the village. Downton is well provided for in village amenities and is situated on the fringes of the New Forest with its wonderful country walks yet also offers convenient access to Salisbury, Southampton and Bournemouth.


Description

Upon entering the property you are immersed in the past by the wealth of historic features. A solid wood door opens into the sitting room featuring exposed ceiling and wall beams and a focal point of the most imposing brick inglenook fireplace. A wooden latch door leads to the hallway hosting the engineered oak staircase and providing access to the principal rooms including the study with attractive fitted furniture. The extended kitchen dining room enjoys a bright and airy feel via a dual aspect and French door to the gardens. The kitchen has been thoughtfully designed by a well reputed local kitchen company and features an extensive range of hand crafted white cottage units with granite worktops over. There are fitted appliances including a larder fridge and freezer, Miele dishwasher, oven and cooker with five ring gas hob. There is also access to a cloakroom and a wood panelled door to the side access. The dining area features solid oak flooring and has ample room to accommodate a sizeable family dining suite. The landing provides access to large storage cupboards, the loft hatch and three generous double bedrooms with the master enjoying an impressive ensuite contemporary bathroom. Bedroom two boasts a dual aspect with exposed brick feature fireplace and including bedroom three, both are serviced by a modern family bathroom.


Outside

The rear walled garden is a delight, extending to almost a 1/5 acre and divided into three distinct areas. A formal garden adjacent to the rear elevation provides a sun terrace and lawns, flanked by shaped flower beds which are well stocked with perennials. A beautiful pergola walk leads to an archway to the raised pond area, offering an ideal relaxation venue with attractive seating areas. The third area is a wonderfully productive vegetable garden with a useful shed, greenhouse and a pedestrian gate to the rear driveway for two vehicles.


Location

The period cottage is situated on "The Borough" in the heart of Downton which is a thriving and long-standing community with a strong sense of identity. There are good local facilities in the village which include shops, doctors, dentist, tennis club, the Borough Cafe', churches, schools, and public houses, as well as the famous Cuckoo Fair held each May. There is easy access to the main regional centres of Salisbury and the B3078 gives access to the M27 and thus opening up Southampton and the M3 corridor. The wide ranging opportunities of the New Forest are only two miles from the village. There is first class schooling in the village with its own primary and secondary school. It is also within catchment of the highly regarded Salisbury grammar schools (Bishops for boys and South Wilts for girls) which offer excellent Ofsted results.


Agents Notes

A truly rare opportunity to own a character cottage which was completely rewired, replumbed and extended in 2005 offering off street parking for two vehicles in the centre of Downton. The cottage also benefits from main services including gas central heating and double glazing. The vendor has advised the property is currently Council Tax band D 2014/2015 1,646.91.


Measurements

Kitchen 25'02 (max) x 13'04 (max)
Sitting Room 15'03 x 14'00
Study 9'08 x 6'07
Bedroom 1 14'11 x 13'05
Bedroom 2 15'08 x 14'07
Bedroom 3 7'05 x 7'04
Bathroom 8'01 x 6'05 (max)


Directions

Leave Salisbury on the A338 Bournemouth Road. Upon reaching the village turn left immediately after The Bull Public House. Continue along The Borough where the property will be found on the right hand side opposite the recreation park.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
19 July 2016

Nearest station

  • Salisbury (5.9 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Salisbury (5.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Charles Powell Estate Agency, Romsey

Romsey

01794 748000 Local call rate

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