A great opportunity to acquire this charming detached thatch cottage believed to date back to the early 17th Century. It is located on the edge of the New Forest and has been beautifully restored to an exceptional detail and quality over the last few years. Just some of the lovely features include the inglenook fire place, exposed beams, vaulted ceiling, polished concrete finish in the kitchen and the adorable quirky staircase. But there is so much more to experience, so do not miss out.
As you arrive at the property, make your way up the steps past the landscaped banks, through the decorative archway and past the wood store and glass covered well to the main front door which is currently to the side.
Enter through the timber stable style door, this area is perfect for shoe and coat storage whilst also housing space for the washing machine. Window looks out to the front and also into the kitchen.
With a triple aspect to the rear and both sides this room really is the heart of the house. The floor and base units are all finished in a stunning polished concrete with integrated appliances including the electric double oven, electric hob with a cute cone style filter above. The porcelain sink is inset into the polished concrete work tops with the window overlooking the rear garden. You can also enjoy the built in L-shaped bench with decorative fitted cushions, perfect for the family to catch up around the dining room table.
Wonderful cosy room enjoying the inglenook fire place, exposed beams and dual aspect windows to the front and side, both with quality fitted shutters. An original timber door opens to the winding timber stair case leading to the split level landing.
Timber doors lead to both bedrooms, family bathroom and the airing cupboard.
This is the dream bedroom with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and two beautifully built in rustic wardrobes with matching center draws. Window to the front with fitted shutters.
With original timber floors and a window to the rear with fitted shutters, exposed beams and again a beautifully fitted storage unit with a clothes rail and a very useful built in storage cupboard.
Bijoux little bathroom with a free standing rolled top claw foot bath and shower over, WC and porcelain style wash basin with individually wall mounted taps resting on an attractive timber vanity unit with storage beneath. Window to the side with a fitted shutter.
The rear garden is completely private and bordered by wooden panel fencing. Steps lead up the lawn area which has an array of flower beds, with a colorful range of climbing plants and shrubs and small trees. To the end of the garden is the impressive Mediterranean style covered outdoor eating area with a built in wood fired pizza oven and a fully insulated room to the side with electric and light, currently used as an office. Covered are 18.2ft x 7 and office 8.2ft x 7.7ft.
Downton offers a good range of local amenities including schools, shops, doctors' and dental surgeries, pharmacy, public library, garage and public houses. Downton is well placed for access to the historic cathedral city of Salisbury and Southampton both of which have main line railway stations for services to London (Waterloo). Southampton also has an international airport and harbour with frequent ferry services to France and the Isle of Wight. There are many recreational opportunities in The New Forest, including golf courses and leisure centres, all which are within easy reach. The area has many excellent public and independent day and boarding schools. For commuters there is access to the main road links including the A36 and M27/M3
Downton is located on the A338 south of Salisbury. At the traffic lights by the Bull Hotel turn towards Redlynch, through the village, continue to the end of the high street and the property can be found on the left hand side. You can park on the opposite side of the road to the property or just around the corner in The Sidings.
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