***WATCH THE VIDEO TOUR*** Boasting a central Downton position is this lovingly maintained three-bedroom grade II listed cottage set within a generous plot with neighbouring two-bedroom annexe and a range of versatile outbuildings. The interior is beautifully adorned with cosy and characterful features such as exposed timber beams and a variety of fireplaces throughout. The ground floor comprises a large welcoming entrance hall, a homely sitting room with inglenook fireplace, a dining room with a fireplace housing the feature Victorian oven and access to the cloakroom, and a kitchen with a range of integrated appliances and a duo of Velux windows above. Upstairs, there are three well-proportioned bedrooms which are served by the family bathroom. Adjacent to the property is a self-contained annexe made up of two reception spaces, a kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms with a unique mezzanine. Externally, there is a central driveway which has ample space for multiple vehicles and flows towards the large single garage. To the rear, the door from the kitchen opens to the expansive yet secluded garden which is mostly laid-to-lawn. The garden is first introduced via a lovely red-brick patio with space for an al fresco table and chairs and other outdoor ornaments. The garden has an selection of intermittent flower bed areas which enjoy a variety of colourful flora. The garden develops further to an area with established vegetable patches, a greenhouse, and a potting shed/summer house. There are also a selection of solid-construction outbuildings attached to the garage which can be utilised as a workshop or used for practical storage.
When travelling from Salisbury, follow signs towards Downton south along the A338 from the Harnham Junction. When entering the village, turn left at the junction with The Bull hotel onto The Borough (B3080) and continue for approximately half a mile where the property will become apparent on the left-hand side, just before the bridge over the River Avon.
Front door open to the entrance hall with flagstone flooring and window to the side aspect. Gives access to the sitting room and the bathroom/utility, as well as the bedroom one via the wooden ladder.
Stone flooring with large window to the side aspect and carpeted stairs to bedroom two.
Flagstone flooring with window to the side aspect. Offers an inglenook fireplace with feature Victorian oven. Gives access to the cloakroom and flows through to the kitchen.
A convenient cloakroom offering a WC and a wash hand basin.
Tiled flooring with windows to the side and rear aspect, two Velux windows above, and a door to the rear garden. Offers a range of high and low timber cabinets with adjoining wood worktops incorporating a porcelain sink basin with drainer, and surrounding splashback tiling. Integrated appliances include a wall-mounted double oven and microwave, a four-ring gas hob, and a washing machine. Also offers space for a full-height fridge/freezer and has the wall-mounted gas boiler for heating and hot water.
Carpeted stairs from the entrance hall ascend to the first-floor landing which gives access to the three bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Timber ladder from the entrance hall ascend to the main bedroom with window to the rear and Velux to the side. Offers a galley view over the kitchen/diner and towards the mezzanine.
A carpeted bedroom space with Velux window to the side aspect, and a hatch through to the mezzanine.
Carpeted bedroom space with windows to the side and rear aspect.
Carpeted bathroom with window to the rear aspect. Offers a bathtub with shower facilities including a glass screen and surrounding splashback tiling, a WC, and a wash hand basin. Gives access to the airing cupboard housing the water tank.
The annexe is located opposite the main property with access from the driveway on the right-hand side through a side gate.
Continuation of the stone flooring with tall vaulted ceilings above and windows to the side. Flows into the kitchen area which offers some base cabinets with adjoining worktops incorporating a stainless-steel sink basin with drainer unit. Offers space for a cooker and has a cupboard housing the gas boiler. Door from the kitchen area flows into the sitting room.
A characterful mezzanine space with scope to convert to a storage area or for further accommodation.
Flagstone flooring with window to the rear aspect. Offers a bathtub with shower over, a WC, and a wash hand basin, as well as plumbing for a washing machine.
A large single garage with adjoining workshop and storage space.
The plot is accessed via a redbrick driveway with timber gate which continues towards the single garage and flows onto the rear garden. From the accommodation, the garden is accessed via a door from the kitchen onto the introductory patio space with ample room for an al fresco dining table and chairs. This is set before an expansive laid-to-lawn garden with pleasant intermittent spaces for flower beds and other flora. The garden continues further via other flourishing flower beds into an area with vegetable patches, a greenhouse, brick-constructed summerhouse/potting shed.
The popular Avon Valley village of Downton is situated about 6 miles south of Salisbury just outside the New Forest National Park. The area is renowned for its stunning countryside with an abundance of outdoor activities throughout the year, both locally and in the neighbouring villages. These activities include, but are not limited to fabulous walks, water sports along the river, and various annual events in cycling and horse riding. The village itself offers excellent amenities including shops, a doctors surgery, dentist, and vets along with good pubs and the leisure centre. Schools in Downton include a highly regarded primary school, a community pre-school and excellent secondary school. It is within the catchment area for Salisbury Grammar schools and has regular buses to the nearby Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre in Fordingbridge. A regular bus service runs to Salisbury with its train station offering excellent commuter links to London Waterloo and the West Country. Salisbury also offers a further range of high-street shops, copious pub, bars & restaurants, twice-weekly markets, supermarkets, and the historic Salisbury Cathedral.
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