7 bedroom detached house for saleBarford Lane, Downton, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Under Offer £1,295,000
- Drawing room, Dining room, Snug, Study, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Pantry,
- Slype, Cellar
- Master bedroom with walk in wardrobe, 5 Further bedrooms, 3 Family bathrooms, Kitchenette,
- Utility room/bedroom 7
- 2 Bedroom attached cottage with separate garden
- Extensive gardens, Kitchen garden
- Approximately 0.58 acres
Hamilton House is believed to have been built in the mid-1700s of brick elevations under a red tile roof. It is Grade II listed and full of period features that you would expect including sash windows, window shutters, impressive fireplaces and high ceilings throughout. The current owners have restored the house creating an excellent family home which includes underfloor heating on the ground floor.
The panelled front door opens into a spacious reception hall which gives access to all the principal rooms. The drawing room is very impressive with exceptionally high ceilings. Being dual aspect it is exceptionally light, with a large floor to ceiling window which overlooks the gardens. The dining room is equally impressive with original wooden panelling and plenty of space to have a table to seat 22. The kitchen/
breakfast room has a good range of wood cupboards with granite work tops and a four door Aga. There is also an integrated double oven and gas hob and a large walk in pantry. The snug is located through the kitchen and has a wood burner. There are two French windows opening out onto the garden. There is also a good size study which also opens out onto the garden. There is a downstairs cloakroom with stairs leading down to the cellar and the slype which includes a dog bath.
On the first floor is the master bedroom with views over towards the church, fitted wardrobes and a walk-in wardrobe. There are two further bedrooms and two bathrooms including one with roll top bath and separate shower. There is also a utility room which could also be a bedroom. On the second floor are three further bedrooms, bathroom and kitchenette.
Attached to the house and accessed through the slype is a spacious two bedroom cottage which can be used as ancillary accommodation or rented out separately. It has its own courtyard garden.
Hamilton House is situated in the popular village of Downton which is located on the edge of the New Forest and about 7 miles from Salisbury. The village provides an excellent range of day to day facilities which include a Co-op, post office, butchers, gift shop, café, library, pharmacy, a doctor's surgery and a dentist. There are also over 32 clubs and societies. There is a more comprehensive range of shopping and cultural facilities in Salisbury along with a main line railway station with direct trains to London Waterloo from 90 minutes.
The New Forest National Park provides a wonderful variety of leisure activities which include walking and riding. The south coast provides access to numerous beaches and water sport facilities.
The area is renowned for its excellent schools including the village primary school which was recently rated outstanding, and also the Trafalgar secondary school. Salisbury has retained its grammar schools for boys and girls. Private schools include, Chafyn Grove, Leaden Hall and Godolphin in Salisbury, whilst there is also the King Edward VI in Southampton; Hampshire Collegiate and Embley Park near Romsey and Sandle Manor in Fordingbridge.
To the front of the house is a small paved garden
bordered from the road by a brick wall with an iron
gate. Ancient wisteria grows against the house. To the rear of the garden there is a paved terrace adjacent to the house and a pergola where the original greenhouse was situated. The remainder of the garden is quite large for a village house and is mostly laid to lawn with established flower beds along its borders. Divided into three main areas, there is a large croquet lawn with enough space or a tennis court and beyond is an established kitchen garden with a fruit cage which has its own irrigation system. There are numerous fruit trees including apple, pear, plum, quince apricot and fig. There is side access from the lane, with space to build a garage subject to the necessary planning permission.
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