Downton

£650,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A most charming and imposing Victorian four double bedroom townhouse set within the centre of the quintessential Wiltshire village of Downton, located on the fringes of the New Forest National Park.

Introduction

Offering significant accommodation approaching 3,000 square feet arranged over three storeys, this unique home provides the intrinsic character associated with its era fused with modern comforts. The vast living space comprises three versatile reception rooms, a kitchen diner, huge utility room. This is presented with period features including high ceilings, character fireplaces and traditional sash windows. Untypical of central village properties, the south facing walled rear gardens are peaceful and secluded and include a delightful sun terrace, large lawn area, well stocked in established shrubs and trees. Completing this characterful family home is an integral garage, a further asset not commonly available within the heart of the village. Downton is comprehensively served in village amenities with excellent local schooling, both primary and secondary, Doctors Surgery, Café, and choice of Public Houses, whilst enjoying excellent communication links via the A338 to Salisbury and Bournemouth and easy access to the New Forest for recreational pursuits.

Description

The central wood panelled front door opens into the long entrance hall leading to the well-proportioned rooms immediately exuding charm and character via the high ceilings, large sash windows and feature fireplaces. The drawing room is a delightfully bright room centred upon an attractive fireplace, wood effect flooring, and square bay window emanating natural light with double doors into the study. The formal dining room offers a wonderful elegance, featuring an exposed brick fireplace with ample room for a sizeable dining suite. The kitchen diner focussed upon a large island unit incorporating a breakfast bar for four. The kitchen is completed in cream eye and base level units with extensive wooden style work surfaces comprising an integrated washing machine and cooker hood with space for an electric oven and dishwasher. The kitchen is supported by an enviable walk in pantry cupboard and vast utility room with access to the sizeable integral garage with automated roller door.

Stairs approach the large landing providing access to three generous double bedrooms all with feature fireplaces and sash windows and a large family bathroom which comprises a white suite including a bath with Triton shower over and screen, wash hand basin and low level W/C. The second floor hosts a huge master suite and the generous landing area is currently used as a gym. The Master bedroom is attractive with a striking exposed brick chimney breast, accompanied by a delightful walk in dressing room and ensuite shower room.

Outside

The property is aesthetically pleasing with access to the large one and a half garage via an automated roller door. The rear gardens boast a southerly aspect, featuring a raised patio area ideal for alfresco dining with steps up to the level lawn area, well stocked with established shrubs and trees. There is an additional patio, paved in attractive Indian sandstone with a pergola, an ideal area to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The garden backs onto The Moot, an historic Motte and Bailey Norman earthworks and attractive walled gardens originally part of Moot House. To the rear of the garden there is a shed for storage with additional covered storage to the rear.

Location

Downton is a thriving large village lying 6 miles to the south of Salisbury, within the Avon Valley, close to the northern border of The New Forest. The village has a long and distinguished history as far back as the Iron Age with the 18th Century Moot as a landmark. With a village centre offering a small selection of shops and pubs, historic church, one of the main village events is the annual Cuckoo Fair, an evolution of the tradition of heralding the onset of fairer weather with the arrival of the cuckoo. One important element of village life is the Downton C of E Primary School, rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. The Cathedral City of Salisbury, has main line rail services to London Waterloo and a comprehensive range of facilities including shops, schools, college and cultural amenities, the renowned Salisbury Playhouse and Cathedral. Nearby Fordingbridge is a smaller country town with day to day facilities, in a charming setting on the banks of the River Avon. The New Forest National Park is a wildlife haven with wonderful outdoor pursuits which stretches as far as the Solent at its southern extremity. There are good road links with 2 important regional centres at Southampton, with its International Airport and Bournemouth/Poole. The M27 and its connection with Winchester via the M3 is found about 10 miles away, which links with all of the main south coast locations.

Agent Notes

The property is ideal for family life and is served by mains gas and drainage. The rateable value is Band F.

Directions

Leave Salisbury on the A338 Bournemouth Road. Upon reaching Downton, turn left immediately after The Bull Public House. Continue along The Borough crossing the River and entering the High Street where the property will be found on the left hand side before the Methodist Church.

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Charles Powell

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