Guide price £1,100,000
Dating from 1830 and extended in recent years, Park House is a handsome family house quietly positioned near the centre of Shaftesbury. It was bought by the current owners in 2012 since when works have taken place including the creation of a large kitchen/breakfast room and increasing in size of the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Other improvements include a new electrical system, a new central heating including two new boilers (one for the annexe). The accommodation is now versatile and sensibly configured with a nicely proportioned drawing room with french windows opening into the gardens. The ground floor annexe (currently unfinished) could be incorporated into the main body of the house. In addition, there is a former coach house which (subject to planning) could provide ancillary accommodation, office space or a games room amongst other options. OUTSIDE Approached from Love Lane, Magdalen Lane or Langfords Lane off Bimport, the gardens are a particular feature and lie to the south and west of the house. To the left of the drive there is a large expanse of lawn with mature beech trees and flanked by a green sandstone wall, bordered by well stocked flower beds with soft fruit and a variety of old apple trees. This opens through to the west garden, where there is a sunken terrace flanked by roses, hostas and colourful flower shrub borders. Approaching the Summer House, an opening leads through to a vegetable garden. The coach house adjoins the tarmac car parking and turning area with a single store on either side, and which could be put to a variety of uses (subject to planning). Below this there is a small hedged area of ground currently used for chickens. In all about 0.59 acres. 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. These include cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, banks, 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 and London, via the M3.
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