Guide price £650,000
The Old Coach House is a delightful primarily green sandstone property backing on to the Abbey House in a quiet enviable position close to the centre of Shaftesbury. The property was formerly The Chalke Valley School of Dancing and has been imaginatively re-furbished into an attractive family home. Attributes worthy of particular mention include the first floor sitting room (formerly the dance studio) with spectacular views over the Blackmore Vale, vaulted master bedroom on the second floor and a delightful part walled garden at the front of the property. There is potential to create an annexe within the existing building (subject to planning). The property is approached off Abbey Walk through timber gates onto a gravelled car parking area adjoining which is a single garage. To the side of the gravelled area a picket gate leads to a small garden with some colourful flower, shrub and rose borders together with an ornamental pond. Shaftesbury, a Saxon hilltop town, which dates back to the times of Alfred the Great who founded the Abbey in the 9th century, (the old walls of which form part of Gold Hill) has a good range of facilities. These include cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, banks, delicatessen, supermarket, a small hospital, library, health centre and an arts centre. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the Cathedral city of Salisbury to the east, the Georgian spa town of Bath to the north and Sherborne to the west. There are mainline railway stations at both Gillingham and Tisbury (London Waterloo) and the A303 lies some 8 miles to the North, giving access to the South West Country and London, via the M3.
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