Shaftesbury Road, Barford St. Martin


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An immaculately presented, period cottage with many appealing features and a generous garden.

Entrance hall/snug, sitting room, playroom/bedroom five, study area, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, four bedrooms, bathroom, ensuite shower room, extensive off-street parking and former garage .

Believed to date back to the 17th Century, Valley Cottage has evolved over the years and is now a very impressive and meticulously cared for, fully double glazed, family home. Our clients have been in residence for the past 16 years during which time they have gone to great lengths to improve and maintain the property, including the provision of a new slate roof, lime rendering, lime repointing, replacing all the internal doors for handmade oak doors with attractive wrought ironwork, Indian sandstone flooring to the entire ground floor and an extension providing a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room, master suite and additional accommodation. Many period features have been lovingly retained including large fireplaces, wall and ceiling beams etc.

Barford St Martin is a popular village which can be traced back to the 11th century with references in the Domesday Book and which retains a pub, an active parish church (itself dating back to the 13th century) and a fuel station with a shop stocking everyday essentials. Wilton, approximately 2 miles away, provides most day to day shopping and everyday needs with Salisbury, approximately 6 miles away, providing a more comprehensive range of amenities - cultural, educational (including two leading grammar schools), shopping and leisure as well as a twice weekly market.

The property is approached via a long gravelled drive which leads to an extensive area of off-street parking and turning and here the sheltered wooden front door opens into the:


A very welcoming space with an attractive fireplace with exposed wooden beam. Exposed ceiling beams, two wall light points, telephone point and a door to the:


A light room with three windows facing south with exposed ceiling beams and an attractive feature fireplace with log burner set in. Three wall light points, a useful understairs storage cupboard, steps up to the rear hall and a television point. Stairs to first floor landing and further door to the kitchen/breakfast room.

The rear hall has a door to the outside and has half-height tongue and groove panelling and plenty of space for coats and boots. Ceiling spotlights, high level shelving and useful built-in storage cupboard.


With an engineered wooden floor and a window to the west.


Fitted with a stylish white suite of low-level WC, wash hand basin set into a vanitory unit with tiled splashbacks and mixer taps over. Extractor fan and ceiling spotlights.


A very practical space with painted wooden, built in storage units with additional built in shelving. The wooden worktop incorporates a deep butler sink with mixer taps over and there are tongue and groove splashbacks. Ceiling spotlights, tiled floor, space and plumbing for both a washing machine and a tumble drier.


This area overlooks adjoining fields and could be suitable for a variety of uses. There is an attractive, former fireplace and television point. Opening and steps down to the:


Very much the hub of the house, this overlooks the garden and driveway with glazed double doors opening on to the patio. The kitchen end is fitted with a good range of painted wooden storage units with a built-in range of Bosch appliances including a dishwasher and AEG, under-counter microwave. There is a built-in waste unit and space and power supply for an Everhot range cooker with attractive tiled splashbacks behind. Central island (with shelving, drawers and additional storage) space and plumbing for an American fridge freezer. There is display shelving, ceiling spotlights and tongue and groove splashbacks. Water softener and extractor fan. There is a very useful walk-in pantry with shelving and a marble slab along with the trip switches. The Indian sandstone floor continues through to the dining end which has ample space for a large dining table and associated furniture. Door through to the sitting room.

From the sitting room, stairs lead up to the first floor landing. This has space for additional furniture and a hatch to the loft space. NB: Please note the rooms are listed in order of viewing rather than size.


A generous double room with an exposed ceiling beam, built in shelving and an impressive chimney breast.


Another double room, this time overlooking the driveway. Built in shelving.


Also a double room overlooking the driveway. Exposed ceiling beam.


A light double room which is used as the principal bedroom, this has windows on two sides and a walk-in wardrobe. Door to:


Fitted with a stylish suite of white low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps and tiled splashbacks and a large, walk-in shower cubicle with mixer shower with monsoon head. Exposed wooden floorboards, ceiling spotlights and extractor fan. Heated towel rail.


Stylishly fitted with a white suite of bath with mixer tap and handheld shower attachment, large walk-in shower cubicle with mixer shower with monsoon head, pedestal wash hand basin and low-level WC. There is half-height tongue and groove panelling, exposed wooden floorboards, storage cupboard and a further cupboard with pressurised hot water tank. Built in shelving, heated towel radiator, ceiling spotlights and extractor fan.


The house is surrounded by open countryside and the garden enjoys these views. There is a long gravel drive from the village road which is edged with trees, flowering shrubs, lavender, spring bulbs and a Beech hedge which leads to the generous off-street parking and turning area. To one side of the house is a impressive garden with a large area of Indian sandstone patio closest to the house with a tiered area of lawn beyond and an outside power point. At the further part of the garden, is an extensive vegetable plot with a poly tunnel and chicken run and beyond this, a detached former double garage measuring 16 1 x 16 4 (internally) with an up and over door, electric power and a security light. Beyond this again is additional storage space. Behind the house is a utility area where there is a useful, sheltered log store, external oil-fired Grant boiler for central heating and hot water, an outside tap and useful space for bin storage etc.


Mains electricity and water. Private drainage and oil-fired central heating.


Band E. Charge for 2018/19 - £2,178.58





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By appointment only please through Myddelton & Major, 49 High Street, Salisbury, SP1 2PD.

Tel 01722 337575


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