4 bedroom detached house for saleSutton Road, Fovant, Salisbury
Under Offer £795,000
- Entrance hall
- Sitting room
- Dining room
- Garden room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 4 Bedrooms (1 ensuite)
- 3 Bathrooms
- External Swedish office/gym
- Garden store/shelter and stable
- Single garage and ample parking
Gerrards Cottage was historically one of the main farmhouses for the village, dating back to the mid- 16th century. Built of green sandstone under a thatched roof, the property has generous ceiling heights and well-proportioned accommodation. There were later additions to the property by the previous owners, resulting in flexible accommodation to suit the changing needs of modern day living. Much of the original features have been retained and the property is full of character and charm. The extension to the rear of the house compliments the original part extremely well and the house feels particularly light and airy with many of the rooms being triple aspect with beautiful views across the garden.
The entrance hall and the sitting room are in the
original part of the property and offer a warm welcome into the home. The sitting room has a wonderful inglenook fireplace with a Clearview
woodburner and the original bread oven has also
been retained. This room has pretty stone mullion
windows which draw in lots of light. The garden room opens out from the sitting room and is an
extremely versatile room with a glass lantern and
south facing views across the garden.
The dining room has a dual sided woodburner set in a beautiful stone alcove with an impressive beam across the lintel. This leads onto the kitchen/breakfast room which has a good range of fitted wooden cupboards and a central island, all with granite worktops. There is a large Rangemaster cooker, walk-in pantry/larder and a door onto the terrace, which is perfect for al fresco dining.
A useful utility/boot room which is fitted with wooden units, also offers a side access to the garden. The current owners have recently converted the heating system to an high temperature Daikin air source heat pump system
which is extremely economical and benefits from the RHI payment scheme.
There are four good sized bedrooms on the first floor, one being en-suite and a further family bathroom with a rolltop bath and laundry cupboard. The master bedroom, which is in the original part of the house, has wonderful panelling and wooden floors. There is a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. From the generous landing, there are three further bedrooms, linked by an internal corridor.
Positioned well in the village and set comfortably
in its grounds, Gerrards Cottage is a wonderful house in an extremely desirable village. Fovant is a peaceful village in the Nadder Valley which has a post office, village shop, doctors' surgery and village hall with a busy social calendar. The public house in the village is currently undergoing refurbishment and should be opening its doors for the first time in the next few months.
The nearby village of Tisbury has a pretty
high street with a good range of independent
retailers, a delicatessen, coffee shop, fish mongers and a florist, to name but a few. Tisbury also has a mainline railway station to London Waterloo (1 hour 50 minutes). The village of Fovant is equidistant between the hilltop Saxon town of Shaftesbury and the cathedral city of Salisbury, which both cater for further cultural and recreational amenities.
There is a good range of schools in the area at both primary and secondary level. Private schools include Chafyn Grove, Godolphin and Leaden Hall in Salisbury and Bryanston, Port Regis and St Mary's in the Shaftesbury area. Salisbury has also retained its grammar schools, Bishop Wordsworth for boys and South Wilts for girls.
Set behind a mature hedge, a gravel drive leads to the front of the house with ample parking for several cars and a single garage. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn with well planted beds and a pond. Leading up the eastern edge of the plot, there is a characterful wooden shed/woodstore, a chicken coop and an established vegetable patch with raspberries and blackcurrants. Set in the grounds is a Swedish office/gym divided into three rooms. Fully equipped with FTTC fibre optic broadband and a separate telephone line, this space is the perfect home office.
The garden and grounds at Gerrards Cottage are
something to behold. Interspersed with mature trees and shrubs, the garden gently meanders away from the house and although is mostly laid
to lawn, the current owners have carefully divided the top half of the ground into a wild meadow, wooded area and paddock with a good range of outbuildings. Occasionally grazed by a few sheep, these upper paddocks are well fenced and could be accessed by a bridleway to the southern boundary of the property.
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