Guide price £565,000
Orchard House is a beautifully presented, refurbished and extended house set back from the lane in the old part of the town overlooking period houses and cottages. The accommodation is well laid out with considerable flexibility and is light, bright and with excellent ceiling heights. Some of the noteworthy attributes include a comfortable sitting room, large and well-appointed family kitchen opening onto the garden, a large main bedroom with spacious en suite bathroom and three further bedrooms, the fourth could be a study. Bounded from the lane by a greenstone wall, the front garden has a stone chipping parking area, cherry tree and young laurel hedge to one side. A flower bed with young box flanks the steps to the front door. The rear garden is enclosed by fencing, providing privacy. There is a paved terrace and the remainder is laid to lawn. A gravelled area to the side provides access and storage space. Shaftesbury, a Saxon hilltop town which dates back to the times of Alfred the Great who founded the Abbey in the 9th century, has a good range of facilities. The vibrant town centre includes cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, banks, supermarket, a small hospital, library, health centre and an active 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 and London, via the M3.
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