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  • Bedrooms: 2

An iconic two bedroom period cottage believed to date back to 1861 yet not listed, situated with rarely available off street parking, within walking distance to the centre of Downton. The property has been well maintained and benefits from charming features including a feature fireplace with woodburning stove, and a spacious shaker style kitchen, supplemented by the delightful conservatory. This character home fuses the comforts of modern living with high quality oak flooring and stylish plantation shutters to the windows. The cottage style gardens are a real feature, attractively landscaped with artificial lawn and featuring attractive roses and a productive apple tree. Situated within yards of traditional village amenities, this delightful home is extremely attractive due to its era.


The covered entrance porch opens into the sizeable sitting room with oak flooring centred upon a superb character fireplace with wood burning stove and granite hearth and understairs cupboard. The open plan kitchen dining room is completed in a shaker style featuring a range of matching cream coloured cottage style eye and base level units with display cabinetry. There are complementary solid wooden worktops over and an inset ceramic Belfast sink. There is space for appliances including a fridge freezer, washing machine and a Range style oven. The ground floor accommodation is complemented by the conservatory which is fitted with blinds, a tiled floor and presents views over the gardens. The first floor landing offers access to the two well-proportioned bedrooms via wooden latch doors with the main bedroom featuring the original fireplace, plantation shutters, over stairs cupboard and ample room for free standing wardrobes if required. Bedroom two is also double in size and both bedrooms are served by the remodelled bathroom with cottage style wooden panelling to the lower half of the walls.


The property is situated on the main thoroughfare and parking is on the front pavement. The gardens are delightful enclosed with an attractive wall and flanked by purple slate ideal for displaying pots. There is a concrete path passing the artificial lawn providing access to the rear patio and shed with external light and power point. The gardens are ideal for alfresco dining.


Downton village is a thriving and long-standing community with a strong sense of identity. There are good local facilities in the village which include shops, doctors, dentist, tennis club, the Borough Cafe, churches, schools and public houses, as well as the famous Cuckoo Fair held each May. There is easy access to the main regional centres of Salisbury and the B3078 provides access to the M27, onto Southampton and the M3 corridor. The wide ranging opportunities offered by the New Forest are only two miles from the village. There is excellent schooling in the village with its own primary and secondary school and it lies within catchment of the highly regarded Salisbury grammar schools (Bishops for boys and South Wilts for girls).

Agent Note

The property is not listed and benefits from gas fired central heating via a Worcester Bosch boiler and mains drainage. The rateable value for the property is Band C.


Leave Salisbury on the A338 Bournemouth Road. Upon reaching the village turn left immediately after The Bull Public House. Continue along The Borough when you reach the junction with the A338 the property is on the corner immediately on your left hand side.

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Charles Powell

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