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4 bedroom house for sale

The Headlands, Downton, Salisbury, SP5

Sold STC £499,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Elegant Grade II Listed House
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room
  • Family Room, Study
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Four Bedrooms, Attic/Bed Five
  • Two Bath/Shower rooms
  • Gardens, Parking, Double Garage

Full description



Rossiter House occupies a convenient, central location in the ever popular Avon Valley village of Downton. Downton is a large ancient Wiltshire village situated approximately 6 miles south of Salisbury. It straddles the River Avon just outside the New Forest National Park and is surrounded by water meadows and chalk downland.
The surrounding countryside is renowned for its beauty and is perfect for many sporting and recreational activities including walking, cycling and riding.
The village off ers excellent amenities with shopping, doctors, dentist and vets along with churches, several inns, sports centre, indoor,outdoor tennis courts and bowling green.
Schooling is extremely well catered for, with a community pre-school and highly regarded schools in both secondary and primary section.
It is in the catchment area for Salisbury Grammar Schools and direct bus route to the The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre in Fordingbridge.
A good bus service runs to Salisbury for shopping, entertainment, sporting and cultural facilities


With origins dating back to 1860, Rossiter House is a substantial
Grade II Listed village house that off ers elegantly proportioned rooms,typical of the era. High ceilings adorned with intricate decorative plasterwork, deep skirting boards, dado rails, classical fireplaces, stripped panelled doors and deep sash windows create a gracious period home.
Over the years the house has undergone many improvements and has been extended, whilst retaining its original character now off ers a fine family house with impressive living and entertaining space.
The well proportioned Drawing Room is situated at the front of the house and features painted panelling and a classical, slate and marble f replace. The room benefi ts from secondary double glazing to the original sash windows.
The Dining Room has a large period fireplace with classical pillars
which flank a wide opening into the Family Room, creating a fabulous double length space that could be arranged in a number of ways.
There is a separate Study, which looks out over the garden as
does the spacious Kitchen/Breakfast Room. The kitchen, a good
family sized room with space for a table and chairs and fi tted with a comprehensive range of cream units including integrated dishwasher and deep butler sink. A tiled recess provides space for a range cooker, room for American style fridge/freezer and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
There are four generous bedrooms, three of them large doubles and one having the benefit of an en suite shower room in addition to the family bathroom/shower room.
On the second floor there is a large attic space which includes two rooms with velux windows.
To the side of the house electric wooden gates give access to the shared drive via an archway leading to parking. There is a detached double garage with up and over doors, light and power are connected.
The walled garden is mainly laid to lawn surrounded by mature
shrubs, small trees, climbing and evergreen shrubs.

Square Footage: 2,595 sq ft


From Salisbury take the A338 towards Ringwood. Once in the village of Downton. Rossiter House can be found on right hand side opposite The Bull Hotel just before the traffic lights.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 October 2016

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