A charming Grade II listed four bedroom cottage located within easy reach of the excellent facilities of this lovely village
DESCRIPTION: This lovely cottage was formerly part of a 16th century barn with timber elevations under a tiled roof which was converted into two residences back in the late 19th century. The construction is of solid brick elevations under a tiled roof and the house has the benefit of gas fired central heating as well as secondary double glazing to all windows apart from the kitchen which is fully double glazed. The interior of the property has great charm with many original beams and features still in place. The original cottage was extended to the rear forming this lovely modern kitchen/breakfast area which has the benefit of under floor central heating and there is also a downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor there is a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further good sized bedrooms and a bathroom.
There is a charming walled garden to the rear with separate pedestrian access. Here there is an area of lawn surrounded by mature and well stocked flower beds and shrubberies as well a gorgeous wisteria and a pergola leading to the workshop/shed at the far end. Here there is plumbing and drainage for a washing machine as well as a gardener’s WC.
LOCATION: The property is located in the High Street of Downton within reach of the good local facilities including the library, supermarket, further shops, church, hall, schools and lovely walks along the River Avon. Downton is located within easy reach of Salisbury some six miles to the north as well as the New Forest to the south and the south coast. There is also a road across the New Forest leading to the M27 and from there Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth are within easy reach.
RECEPTION HALL: With radiator and stairs leading off to first floor with cupboard below.
SITTING ROOM: 5.49m x 4.35m (18′ 0" x 14′ 3") With attractive open inglenook fireplace with two wall lights, fitted shelving, storage cupboards, radiator and large central beam.
DINING ROOM: 3.91m x 3.19m (12′ 9" x 10′ 5") With log burning stove with brick hearth, radiator and wooden flooring.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 4.68m x 3.38m (15′ 4" x 11′ 1") Fitted with an excellent range of modern units including double bowl sink unit with glass drainer to side, built in dishwasher, excellent range of base and drawer units with attractive dark worktops over, fitted Bosch double oven with gas hob and extractor, space for fridge/freezer, fitted breakfast bar, waste unit, fitted wall cupboards, tiled floor, part tiled walls, under floor heating, fitted shelving and door to side garden.
CLOAKROOM: With WC, wash hand basin and Vaillant gas fired boiler for domestic hot water and central heating.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With access to loft with ladder.
BEDROOM 1: 3.40m x 2.99m (11′ 1" x 9′ 9") (Minimum dimensions) With fireplace, exposed beams and radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: With fitted Mira shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail, part tiled walls and extractor.
BEDROOM 2: 4.43m x 2.49m (14′ 6" x 8′ 2") With fireplace and radiator.
BEDROOM 3: 2.92m x 2.84m (9′ 6" x 9′ 3") With fireplace and radiator.
BEDROOM 4: 2.77m x 2.73m (9′ 1" x 8′ 11") With range of fitted wardrobes and airing cupboard with lagged hot water tank and immersion heater.
BATHROOM: With attractive modern suite with panelled bath with panelled side and surround, wash hand basin, WC, part tiled walls, radiator, extractor fan and recessed lights.
OUTSIDE: There is parking on the High Street opposite this house and there is a shared pedestrian way to give access to the rear garden. This has been beautifully landscaped by the present owners with steps leading up to an area of lawn surrounded by flower beds and shrubs with many attractive species. There is a magnificent Wisteria on a pergola to the side with seating area as well as a herb garden and at the far end there is a brick under tile workshop with plumbing and drainage for washing machine as well as a gardener’s WC. There is an outside tap.
SERVICES: All mains services are connected to the property.