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  • Bedrooms: 3

This exquisite three bedroom character cottage believed to date back to the 1800's enjoys an ideal central village position having been sensitively restored to create a stunning character home, rich in original charm including exposed beams and feature fireplace which fuse effortlessly with a modern open plan kitchen dining room. Although beautifully quaint, it remains surprisingly practical with excellent ceiling height, a useful cloakroom and upstairs family bathroom. The property rests within generous grounds which are beautifully tendered with the added benefit of a long sweeping driveway providing ample parking whilst accessing the detached garage behind the property. Situated in the quintessential Wiltshire village of Downton, within walking distance of its extensive amenities, this is rare gem allowing the opportunity to experience integral village life.


Upon entering the cottage you are immediately immersed in the enchanting character of this home with exposed beams and wall timbers and modern comfort via engineered oak floors. The porch is welcoming and provides access to the cloakroom. The kitchen breakfast room features a newly fitted kitchen with cottage style units with complementary wood effect worktops comprising inset Blanco ceramic sink, four ring gas hob with a cookerhood above, integrated AEG electric oven, washing machine and dishwasher. There is space for a dining suite. The living room is centred upon a feature fireplace with multi fuel burning stove upon a slate hearth with natural light provided via dual aspect windows and a glazed French door opens to the rear garden. The landing features attractive exposed wall timbers and extends to the three bedrooms with the master featuring fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms two and three have access to the eaves storage whilst being served by the family bathroom.


Enclosed by a low level brick wall, the sweeping gravel driveway flows down the side elevation of the property to the rear parking area and access to the detached garage with power and light. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and are beautifully maintained and screening is provided by established shrub borders.


The property is situated on Lode Hill at the top end of the village 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 via the B3078 and M27 onto Southampton and the M3 corridor. The wide ranging opportunities of the New Forest are only two miles from the village. There is popular local schooling with its own primary and secondary school and Salisbury has retained its grammar school status, Bishops for boys and South Wilts for girls.


Leave Salisbury on the A338 Bournemouth Road. Upon reaching the village turn left immediately after The Bull Public House. Continue along The Borough over the bridges onto the High Street. The property can be found on the left hand side before the pinch point.

Agents Notes

The property is fitted with gas central heating and is served by mains drainage. The cottage is not listed and the rateable value for the property is Band D.

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Charles Powell

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