A charming detached cottage offering flexible, well proportioned accommodation, set in good sized south facing grounds of about a third of an acres, backing onto fields and lying on the fringe of Shaftesbury. We believe that the cottage dates to the 1700's when it was the soap and candle factory to the nearby farm and was just one room. Over the course of the cottage's lifetime it has been reconfigured and extended to provide more modern comfortable living space with plenty of natural light penetrating the rooms and there is still the option to extend further (subject to planning) if required. The property has been a very much loved home to our seller for the last thirty years or so during which time it has been well maintained yet still presents an opportunity for the next lucky owner to style it to their own needs. The cottage benefits from calor (tank) gas fired central heating from a new Worcester Bosch boiler and double glazing throughout and has external electricity points on the house, in the garden and garage. This delightful home must be viewed to truly appreciate its versatility, size of the rooms and layout as well as the external space on offer. Shaftesbury boasts many historic buildings, numerous individual shops and chain stores and has a thriving arts community. The mainline train station is just five miles away at Gillingham.
uPVC part glazed door opens into a roomy and welcoming reception hall. Window to the side aspect. Ceiling light. Exposed timbers. Central heating thermostat. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Woodblock flooring. Door to the garden room, part glazed door to the dining room and latch doors to the under stairs cupboard, shower room and step up into the:-
Sitting Room (4.95m'' x 3.35m / 16'3'' x 11')
Large window overlooking the garden. Ceiling and wall lights. Exposed ceiling beams. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Stone fireplace with tiled hearth and wood burner.
Dining Room (3.61m'' x 3.61m'' / 11'10'' x 11'10'')
Window with secondary glazing overlooking the road. Ceiling and wall lights. Coved. Radiator. Power points. Built in cupboard with shelves to one side of the chimney breast. Further area with window to the front and part glazed door opening to the staircase. Opening with wrought iron decorative feature and exposed timber lintel and step up into the:-
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (2.84m'' x 3.61m'' / 9'4'' x 11'10'')
Window to the side with views towards the garden. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of Scandinavian wood kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer unit, rack, eye level cupboards with open shelves. Good amount of Marble effect work surfaces with wood trim. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and for a slim line dishwasher. Space for slot in electric cooker. Vinyl flooring. Arch to the:-
Window to the rear and part glazed door opening to the side. Radiator. Power points. Space for appliances. Vinyl flooring.
Garden Room/Bedroom Four (2.62m'' x 3.84m'' / 8'7'' x 12'7'')
Maximum measurements - Versatile room which could be used as bedroom four or a study. Two windows to the front. French doors opening to the sun terrace. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Vinyl flooring.
Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Divided into the shower area with door to the cloakroom. Double sized shower tray with electric shower over. Part tiled walls. Cloakroom - Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Radiator. Part tiled walls. Vinyl flooring.
Ceiling light. Access to the loft space. Central heating programmer. Doors to all rooms.
Master Bedroom (4.29m'' x 3.45m'' / 14'1'' x 11'4'')
Window to the side overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Part vaulted ceiling. Access to loft space. Ceiling and wall lights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf. Further cupboard fitted with shelves and door to the eaves storage, which has a light and wood block effect vinyl flooring.
Bedroom Two (3.91m'' x 3.84m'' / 12'10'' x 12'7'')
Maximum measurements - Window with secondary glazing overlooking the road. Part vaulted ceiling. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Pedestal wash hand basin with splash back. Walk in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelves. Sliding doors to the airing cupboard housing the combination calor gas (tank) fired central heating boiler.
Bedroom Three (3.40m'' x 2.26m'' / 11'2'' x 7'5'')
Maximum measurements - Two skylights to the rear elevation. Part vaulted ceiling. Ceiling light. Old window recess fitted with display/book shelves. Radiator. Power points. Vanity style wash hand basin with splash back. Single wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.
Obscured glazed window to the front elevation. Ceiling light. Radiator. Suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled splash back and shaver light/point over, low level WC and cast iron bath with shower attachment and tiled splash back.
Single garage with remote controlled up and over door. Power supply.
The property is approached from New Lane onto a gravelled parking area with space for four cars and leads to the single garage. From here a gate opens to the garden, which has a path leading to the front door. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn bordered by well-stocked shrub and flower beds and planted with a variety of fruit bushes and trees. To the side of the property there is a good sized sun terrace. There is a generously sized and productive vegetable patch, greenhouse, tool shed, useful timber shed and a log store. There is also an outside tap, electrical power point half way along the path and also one on the cottage. The garden boasts a south aspect and has a very high degree of privacy adjoining fields with plenty of space for additional outbuildings.
From the Gillingham Office
Leave via Newbury onto the Shaftesbury Road. Continue for about four and half miles to Shaftesbury. At the Ivy Cross roundabout take the fourth exit heading towards Salisbury. Continue heading towards Salisbury on the A30. A short while after the 50 mph sign turn right into New Lane then right into the parking area. Park on the left hand side between the garage and the ramped area.