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Church Hill, Donhead St. Mary, Shaftesbury, SP7

Guide price £675,000

3 Beds 2 Baths

REF: SHA180116

A delightful village house on the Wiltshire/Dorset borders

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Hall/Dining Room
  • Drawing Room
  • Study
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room
  • 4 Bedrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Shower Room
  • Garage with loose box
  • Gardens and Grounds of just over half an acre
  • Popular Village

THE PROPERTY

Listed Grade II as being of special architectural and historic interest and thought to date from the late 17th Century and mid 19th Century, Church Cottage is a pretty cottage constructed of dressed limestone under a tiled roof with attractive cast iron latticed windows. Subsequently extended, Church Cottage has sensibly configured accommodation with a good quality kitchen with composite granite work surfaces, an electric Aga, attractive limestone flooring in the kitchen and entrance hall. In addition, there is a spectacular vaulted drawing room with wood stripped floor and a woodburning stove. Throughout, great care has been taken to preserve period attributes including window seats, shutters, and exposed beams. The property is approached from the lane through a metal gate onto a gravelled drive leading to the garage with one loose box. At the rear, adjoining the cottage there is attractive York stone terracing from which there is a lawned area flanked by well stocked flower and shrub borders. The large garden is mainly to grass and is part walled with mature trees and shrubs including a delightful magnolia tree. A post and rail fence leads to a small paddock with a large oak and holly tree. At the front there is a small lawned area flanked by shrub borders. Church Cottage is quietly positioned next to the Church of St Mary in an elevated position within the parish boundaries of Donhead St Mary. This part of south-west Wiltshire has become increasingly popular, due in no small part to the attractiveness of the surrounding countryside. The Donheads (St Mary and St Andrew) have a thriving community with many clubs and societies, two churches and an excellent pub, The Forester. Village shops and a Post Office are nearby in Ludwell, while more extensive facilities are available in the hilltop Saxon town of Shaftesbury with its commanding views over three counties. It has a good range of shops, a supermarket, together with a health centre, local hospital, library and arts centre. More comprehensive range of facilities can be found in the Cathedral City of Salisbury to the east while nearby Tisbury has a mainline railway station (London Waterloo.) The A303, approximately 15 minutes to the north, gives access to the South West and London, via the M3.