5 bedroom cottage for sale

Sun And Moon House, The Hollow, Shrewton

Sold STC £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4/5 Bedrooms Quiet Rural Setting
  • Living Room Spacious Accommodation
  • Dining Room Generous Mature Gardens
  • Kitchen & Breakfast Rooms Swimming Pool (24 x 12)
  • Study Far Reaching Views towards Salisbury Plain
  • Cloakroom / Utility Room Rendered Cob Elevations
  • Grade II Listed Thatched Roof

Full description

Tenure: Freehold
Listed Status: Grade II

An historic and charming period home, Sun and Moon House offers a wonderful blend of traditional architecture and style with the comforts and conveniences of a spacious and well-appointed family home. A picturesque and utterly charming detached cottage, it features rendered cob elevations topped with a traditional thatched roof. Set on a no through road at the edge of Shrewton village within the rich Wiltshire countryside, original portions of the home date back to the 17th century. Having been thoughtfully extended over the years to provide spacious and flexible family accommodation and entertaining space across two floors, the house is complemented by a large, mature garden complete with swimming pool and open views towards Salisbury Plain.

Viewing is strongly recommended in order to fully appreciate the generous proportions and unique charm to both the interior and exterior of this fabulous four/five bedroom home and setting.

Additions carefully and sympathetically incorporated over the centuries, in cob and thatch, later in cob and tile and subsequently also brickwork, provide continuity of character throughout. Benefitting from oil fired central heating and also with a wood-burning stove in the sitting room and a further pot-bellied stove in the kitchen, Sun and Moon House offers a warm and inviting feel. The current vendors have further improved the home including upgrading of the electrical wiring system and re-ridging of the thatched roof.

Please note that, in keeping with a building of this style and age, head height is restricted in places, particularly in the two oldest rooms on the upper level.

Sun and Moon House sits on a plot of approximately one third of an acre. There are two separate and secluded lawn areas, a green house, a vegetable patch and two garden sheds as well as ample space for car parking and turning. With the added appeal of the 24ft x 12ft swimming pool, complete with a paved terrace, flowerbeds and a pump house, this idyllic property offers inviting accommodation for family living and entertaining. There is also a wood store and the wonderful inclusion of a fully functioning 60 foot deep well.

Location

Sun and Moon House sits to the northern edge of Shrewton village within comfortable walking distance of local amenities, which include a primary school, convenience store, butcher, hairdresser, doctors' surgeries, local pubs and clubs, a garage and churches. The small town of Amesbury is within easy reach and offers further amenities for shopping, entertainment and healthcare. Ideally situated to provide quiet rural living but with easy access to major commuting routes, the property sits within a few minutes’ drive of the A303 which provides ready access to the M3 motorway and to the West Country. The historical City of Salisbury and market towns of Devizes and Warminster are also each within 12 to 13 miles of Sun and Moon House.

Accommodation

Ground Floor:

Sitting Room: (23'1" x 13'1" max, excluding inglenook / alcove) The oldest part of the building featuring an inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove, exposed beams, two radiators, telephone point, stairs leading to the first floor with storage cupboard below.

Bedroom Four / Family Room: (13'6" x12'2" max.) Dual aspect with windows to the side and front elevations, two radiators, working fireplace (currently housing a non-working Rayburn stove) with decorative wooden surround.

Dining Room: (22'5"x 8'10" max.) With radiator, window with fitted seat overlooking the pool terrace. Door leading to:

Boot Room: With storage and door leading to the garden.

Inner Hall:

With pantry (7'11" x 5') providing space for fridge and fridge/freezer as well as fitted storage shelving and tiled work surface.

Boiler recess with Worcester oil fired 'Combi' boiler. Venting point for tumble dryer.

Back door to rear garden; adjacent radiator.

Cloakroom/Utility Room: With low level WC, Belfast sink, fitted cupboards, radiator, plumbing and drainage for washing machine and with access to the loft.

Kitchen and Breakfast Rooms: (11’2” x 21'9" Combined Length) With range of base and drawer units with tiled work surfaces over, Belfast sink, fitted LPG range cooker, plumbing and drainage for dishwasher, two Velux windows, slate tiled floor, steps from Kitchen up to Breakfast Room where slate floor tiles continue, with Klondike pot-bellied stove and French windows leading to the pool terrace.

Study: (11'5" x 7'2") Slate floor tiles continue throughout with radiator and telephone point. There is also floored loft storage above.

First Floor:

Split Landing: Access to loft space.

Bedroom Five / Child's Bedroom / Dressing Room: (11'1" x 10'2") With built in storage cupboard and radiator. Restricted head height. Providing access to:

Bedroom One: (14'9" x 13'9") With radiator and access to loft space, where there is a floored storage area. Restricted head height.

Bedroom Two: (14'5" x 12'9") With built in storage cupboard, radiator and telephone point. Hard-wired Ethernet connection to Study on the ground floor.

Bedroom Three: (13'9" x 9'2") With radiator. Lovely views overlooking the pool terrace and across open countryside.

Bathroom: (7'8" x 9'7") With panelled bath and shower over, wash hand basin, WC, radiator, heated towel rail and built in linen cupboard with shelving.

Outside:

The property features garden to three sides. The driveway leads to a hard standing with turning area, providing parking for several cars. To the front of the property is a path leading from the front door to a high-level pedestrian gate and on to The Hollow. There are raised flowerbeds and mature shrubs throughout with two separate lawn areas. To the centre of the grounds there is a large paved terrace with a 24’ x 12' swimming pool (maximum depth of 6'6"); the pool is complete with solar cover and filter system which is located in the pump house adjacent to the pool area. Additionally there is a wood shed, an oil tank (screened by panelling and vegetation) and an extensive raised herb garden. There is also a 60-foot deep working well, with a borehole pump installed at its base, which is used to both top up the swimming pool and to water the garden in Spring and Summer.

While believed to be accurate, these details are provided in good faith for guidance only and do not constitute or form any part of an offer or contract. Potential purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy and not rely on these details as statements or representations of fact. All measurements are approximate only. 


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 April 2018

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Nearest station

  • Salisbury (9.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Belvoir Sales, Devizes

19 High Street, Devizes, SN10 1AT

01380 726129 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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