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Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, SP7

Guide price £1,195,000

4 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: SHA210108



  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Dining Room
  • Study/Bedroom Five
  • Shower Room
  • Garden Room
  • Boot Room/ Utility Room
  • Four First Floor Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms (one en-suite)
  • Garaging, Gardens and Grounds - In all about 1.5 acres


Converted in 1984 into two cottages and then subsequently in 1992 to one, The Clock House has been imaginatively designed with real attention to detail. Constructed of green sandstone under a tiled roof and overlooking its gardens, it is situated in a delightful quiet position in the centre of the village. Attributes worthy of particular mention include period features with beamed rooms, an Inglenook fireplace in the vaulted dining room and wood burner in the sitting room, shutters to bedroom windows, wood flooring in some of the rooms and well proportioned rooms. The property is heated via air source heat pump, has a pressurized water system, an electric AGA, a Quooker Combi water tap, and has been finished to a high standard throughout. Subject to planning there could be scope to incorporate the garage to create further accommodation if required. The property is approached from the village lane through a timber five bar gate onto a gravelled car parking and turning area adjoining which is the double garage with light and power, leading to a tarmacked area with additional car parking. The gardens lie primarily to the south of The Clock House and are a real delight; they are principally to lawn, with two terraces, one a gravelled terrace accessed from the sitting room and a further stone terrace with an electronic awning, accessed from the kitchen and dining room, both overlooking the gardens. There are a wide variety of flowering shrubs and well stocked borders together with specimen trees including a multi-stemmed silver birch, a handkerchief tree, a cornus kousa, maple, hornbeam, Indian bean tree, and a liquid amber. Beyond this there is a wildlife area separately fenced from the garden. Four timber sheds. Greenhouse. In all about 1.5 acres. Compton Abbas lies some 3½ miles to the south of Shaftesbury on the western edge of the Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and within a Conservation Area. The village has a church, and a playing field while the nearby village of Fontmell Magna (1 mile) has a shop, primary school and Inn. Shaftesbury, a Saxon hilltop town, has an excellent range of facilities, including a delicatessen, cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, hotels, banks, supermarkets, small hospital, library, health centre and an arts centre. A more comprehensive range of 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. Nearby Gillingham has a Waitrose and a mainline railway station (London Waterloo); Tisbury station is also within easy reach. The A303 lies some eleven miles to the north, giving access to the south west and London, via the M3.