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LOCATION Downton village is a thriving and long-standing community with a strong sense of identity. There are good local facilities in the village which include shops, doctors, dentist, tennis club, the Borough Cafe, churches, schools and public houses, as well as the famous Cuckoo Fair held each May. There is easy access to the main regional centres of Salisbury and the B3078 provides access to the M27, onto Southampton and the M3 corridor. The wide ranging opportunities offered by the New Forest are only two miles from the village. There is excellent schooling in the village with its own primary and secondary school and it lies within catchment of the highly regarded Salisbury grammar schools (Bishops Wordsworth for boys and South Wilts for girls).
THE PROPERTY A charming semi detached cottage situated in this quiet no through road in the heart of Downton. The property has been sympathetically refurbished over recent years retaining many of its character features associated with its era. On the ground floor the property enjoys two reception rooms, one of which plays host to an attractive Inglenook fireplace. There is also a beautifully appointed kitchen diner with a hand made kitchen, utility room with downstairs WC and a further reception room. On the first floor there is three bedrooms and a traditionally styled shower room.
LIVING ROOM The property is entranced via an original wooden door to front aspect. The focal point of the room is an exposed inglenook brick fireplace with stone hearth, an exposed brick wall provides further character to the room, wall lights, oak flooring, stairs lead to the first floor accommodation, traditional column style radiator, oak ledge and brace door leads to the kitchen.
SNUG A further versatile reception room which could be utilised for a number of purposes including a study, play room or snug. Traditionally styled with window to front aspect, column radiator, oak flooring and exposed brick wall.
KITCHEN DINER Window to rear aspect with views over the garden. Fitted hand made kitchen comprising a matching range of wall and base units with wooden work surfaces over incorporating an inset Belfast sink and drainer unit with a swan neck mono block mixer tap over, free standing gas fired Rayburn, oak flooring. The room also offers ample dining space for a family size table and chairs.
UTILITY ROOM Window to rear aspect. Wall mounted central heating boiler, Base unit with sink, high level WC.
LANDING Window to side and front aspect. Turned staircase leads from the living room, wooden doors lead to the properties first floor accommodation.
MASTER BEDROOM Window to front aspect. A generous size double room. Traditional style column radiator.
BEDROOM TWO Dual aspect room with double glazed windows to rear and side. Traditional style column radiator.
BEDROOM THREE Window to rear aspect. Fitted range of wardrobes, radiator.
SHOWER ROOM Window to side aspect. A beautiful traditionally styled bathroom suite comprising a glass shower cubicle with a wall mounted shower unit and telescopic shower attachment, wash hand basin with cabinet beneath, WC, column radiator with towel rail.
STUDIO Window to side aspect which enjoys a pleasant aspect over the rear garden. The studio could be utilised for a number of purposes including a home office or annexe style accommodation. The room benefits from a fitted range of wardrobes, power and light, the room is also fully insulated with loft storage above.
OUTSIDE To the side of the property is a driveway providing off road parking with pedestrian gated access to the rear. The gardens are a particular feature of the property and are generous in size. To the front of the property is an attractive garden with a Silver birch, yellow ornamental crab apple tree and double mixed borders. The rear garden is largely laid to a perfectly manicured lawn, fringed by established herbaceous mixed borders with established trees including a Sorbus and an Olive tree. To the rear of the garden is a raised vegetable area and a Gabriel Ash cedar wood greenhouse. The garden is fully enclosed for privacy.