Guide price £710,000
Built in 1996, thoughtfully designed, and constructed of stone under a tiled roof, Falcons is an attractive property in an elevated site with spectacular views. The accommodation is sensibly configured with nicely proportioned rooms all of which benefit from the lovely position. The accommodation is particularly versatile and adaptable, and the large double garage could be converted into living or working/studio space and integrated into the house if required (subject to the usual planning consents). Other attributes include efficient electric heating, a direct pressure plumbing system and an integrated BEAM vacuum cleaning system, together with thermally efficient construction. Falcons is situated near the top of Barkers Hill and is approached up a short unmade track which opens onto a gravelled drive and car parking and turning area in front of the double garage. The garden at the front has raised flower beds and shrub borders with camelias, rhododendrons and hellebores, with close boarded fencing on one side. A path leads round to the rear garden. Both the sitting room and the kitchen/dining room open onto a wide paved terrace with a beautiful outlook over the valley. The terrace leads into the garden which is laid primarily to lawn, flanked on both sides by a wide variety of ornamental and flowering shrubs including peonies, fuchsias and mature trees including silver birch, pine and holly. Steps lead down from the upper terrace to a lower terrace which adjoins the rear of the double garage and gives access via a path to the front of the house. Barkers Hill, a hamlet adjoining the Donhead villages, lies just north-east of Shaftesbury, a Saxon hilltop town with commanding views over three counties. The Donheads (St Mary and St Andrew) have a thriving community with many clubs and societies, two churches and an excellent pub, The Forester. An award winning village shop and a Post Office are in nearby Ludwell, and a successful community-owned village shop is to be found in Semley. More extensive facilities are available in Shaftesbury including a good range of shops, a delicatessen, supermarkets, together with a health centre, local hospital, library and arts centre. 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.
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