Forest Edge, Downton, SP5


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A modern semi-detached barn-style residence set within an exclusive courtyard development of five properties, located on the outskirts of this picturesque riverside village in the Avon Valley. Built in 2005, this beautifully designed five bedroom executive home provides a well-appointed range of family living accommodation, which sits within a lovely 0.4 acre plot and boasts far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Energy Performance Rating: C

The property is situated in the delightful rural village of Downton, on the edge of the River Avon and beautiful New Forest National Park, offering thousands of acres of wood and heathland ideal for cycling, walking and horse riding. The village offers a good range of shops and amenities is conveniently located just 6 miles south of the historic city of Salisbury comprising an abundance of shopping facilities, cafes and restaurants. The village is also well known for its fishing, its award winning local brewery and as a centre for exploring the River Avon and New Forest. For commuters, the A338 is easily accessible, providing a direct route to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approx. 20 miles south). Southampton is approximately 20 miles east via the M27, with London approximately two hours distant via the M27/M3/M25.

The impressive full height entrance hall provides an immediate sense of space and light, featuring floor to ceiling glass panels with an attractive vaulted ceiling and boasting far reaching views over rolling fields, which are provided through the glass panelled dining room wall. The dining room also has oak flooring and French doors opening to the rear garden and terrace. Adjacent to this room is the spacious dual aspect sitting room, which centres upon an alcove housing a Charnwood log burning stove, with two pairs of French doors opening onto the terrace and providing lovely rural views. There is also an extensive kitchen/breakfast room which has been fitted with a complimentary range of wood and frosted glass fronted cabinets under corian work surfaces, with a Falcon range cooker and Miele dish washer, plus a built-in American Diner style corner breakfast area with French doors leading to the garden. The adjacent utility room has a 1½ bowl sink with plumbing and space for two additional appliances. From the entrance hall there is a cloakroom fitted with white sanitary ware and a heated towel rail, whilst an impressive oak and glass panelled staircase rises to the vaulted landing which features exposed beams and provides access to the five bedrooms. Of particular note is the master bedroom suite which boasts views over the surrounding countryside and has a dressing area with three built-in double wardrobes, plus an en-suite shower room fitted with a modern white suite comprising a shower with rain-head and hand-held shower facilities, plus WC, twin wash hand basins on a vanity unit and a heated towel rail. There is also a guest bedroom which also has the benefit of an en-suite shower room, flanked by two deep storage cupboards. In addition there are three further bedrooms plus a family bathroom which is fitted with a suite of modern white sanitary ware.

Outside, the property is accessed via a shared driveway which leads to an integral double garage (offering potential for further development subject to any necessary planning consents), which houses the oil-fired boiler and has two private parking spaces to the fore. The front garden has been laid to lawn with a hedge boundary with a pedestrian gate which leads to the sizeable rear garden, which has a large paved terrace with steps leading to an extensive lawn featuring attractive shrub beds and a mature oak tree, with far reaching views over the adjacent countryside. To the far boundary is a vegetable garden with fruit trees and a small storage shed, whilst an additional large timber shed provides additional storage facilities.

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