- Updated On:
- January 21, 2021
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
AN INTRIGUING DETACHED FOUR BEDROOM COTTAGE SET IN A BEAUTIFUL QUIET HAMLET IN THE HEART OF THE CHALKE VALLEY
DESCRIPTION: This offers a rare opportunity to purchase a delightful cottage full of character and with excellent accommodation enjoying a lovely quiet location overlooking fields and a stream in the heart of the Chalke Valley. The house dates back to the 18th century and is built of rendered cob elevations under a slate roof and was extended in later times by the present owner adding on the master bedroom, the lovely dining room as well as a reception hall, cloakroom and utility room. This wing looks out over open fields to woodland beyond. The house has the benefit of partial oil fired central heating as well as some back up night storage heaters. There enormous scope for further modernisation if required but the property has enormous charm and internal inspection is strongly recommended.
There is a single parking space adjacent to the road and the house is set in a long garden laid to lawn with shrubs, bushes and there is a storage shed and log store. At the northern side of the property there is a stream with open fields beyond and on the southern side there is a lane as well as a footpath which runs along to Fifield Bavant and there is another footpath adjacent which runs to Bowerchalke.
LOCATION: Little London is a quite hamlet of some four properties located in a valley just outside Broad Chalke. This village has excellent facilities including a first class primary school, a public house, a hub/general stores, recreation ground, community centre, village hall and church. This property is also located just beyond the famous watercress beds. There are many lovely walks and rides in the immediate vicinity of The Cottage. The city of Salisbury is some eight miles away with its further good facilities including a main line railway station, further choice of shops and supermarkets, schools and leisure facilities including a cinema and playhouse. There is racing at the nearby Salisbury Racecourse as well as golf at South Wilts and also Tollard Royal, both within easy reach. To the west there is the historic town of Shaftesbury whilst the popular town of Tisbury is also within easy reach.
RECEPTION HALL: With tiled floor and radiator.
UTILITY ROOM: With oil fired boiler and space for fridge/freezer.
CLOAKROOM: With WC, wash hand basin and tiled floor.
DINING ROOM: 4.56m x 4.28m (14′ 11" x 14′ 0") A charming room with fireplace with fitted log burning stove, double doors leading out to the decking with lovely views over the fields beyond, exposed beams and two radiators.
SITTING ROOM: 6.24m x 3.74m (20′ 5" x 12′ 3") With inglenook fireplace with log burning stove, stairs leading off to first floor, back up night storage heater and shelving.
KITCHEN: 3.88m x 3.58m (12′ 8" x 11′ 8") With Belfast sink, cupboards below, good further range of base units with worktops over, fitted Calor gas range, radiator and storage cupboards.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR – LANDING
BEDROOM 1: 4.56m x 4.39m (14′ 11" x 14′ 4") A magnificent room with double doors to Juliet balcony overlooking the fields and the stream to the north. This bedroom also has a fireplace and exposed beams.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM: With roll edge bath with shower, wash hand basin, WC, radiator and electric shaver point.
DRESSING ROOM: With two fitted wardrobes.
BEDROOM 2: 3.22m x 2.90m (10′ 6" x 9′ 6")
BEDROOM 3: 3.27m x 2.93m (10′ 8" x 9′ 7")
BEDROOM 4: 3.70m x 2.26m (12′ 1" x 7′ 4") With access to loft.
BATHROOM: With sit up bath, wash hand basin, WC and radiator.
OUTSIDE: The house is located in a long thin garden laid mainly to lawn sloping down between the lane and the stream. The property does therefore enjoy magnificent views. To the front there is an off road parking space adjacent to which is the oil tank beyond which is a log store and storage shed. There is a further store in the garden. Behind the house overlooking the stream there is a raised area of decking and mature trees and shrubs and further area of garden to the west, again laid mainly to lawn. The garden has enormous potential for further parking and landscaping if required.
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage is to private septic tank.