Donhead St. Mary, Nr Shaftesbury

/Donhead St. Mary, Nr Shaftesbury

Donhead St. Mary, Nr Shaftesbury

£445,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 10442591
  • Type: Semi-Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 2
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Property Features

  • Located in the Highly Desirable Donheads
  • Spacious Sitting Room
  • Dining Room & Attractively Fitted Kitchen
  • Four Bedrooms & Well-Appointed Bathroom
  • Hall, Rear Porch & Utility/Cloakroom
  • Hardwood Timber Deck & Balcony
  • Nearby Walks in Glorious Countryside

Property Summary

A beautifully presented refurbished Victorian home situated in an elevated setting in one of the area’s most prestigious villages with bags of character & far reaching rural views.





Property

The Old Stores is a handsome semi-detached village house thought to have been built in the late Victorian era to the rear of an older farmhouse and has red brick external elevations to the front with a mix of render and timber clad to the rear. Until the 1980’s the property served as the village shop. Since then The Old Stores has been carefully refurbished, altered and improved so as to retain and indeed, enhance its intrinsic charm and character and is now a delightful family home.

The well-presented accommodation allows for versatility as to how it can be enjoyed and on the ground floor includes a spacious sitting room (formerly the shop) with high ceilings, wooden shuttered windows, a brick fireplace with a woodburner, deep concealed cupboards and wooden floors. The good-sized dining room opens out to the attractively fitted bespoke kitchen. There is also a reception hall, utility/ cloakroom, rear porch and large store cupboard.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a study/snug and has access to a balcony with wonderful views across the neighbouring countryside to the North Dorset Downs. The well-appointed family bathroom includes both a bath and a separate shower and there is a useful store room/walk-in closet.



Outside

To the rear is a southwest facing, enclosed hardwood deck with a shrub border and is an ideal outside space for al fresco dining with minimal maintenance.



Situation

The property is pleasantly situated on the crest of a hill opposite the parish church of the pretty and much sought-after village of Donhead St Mary which is surrounded by beautiful undulating countryside. The neighbouring village of Donhead St Andrew has an excellent dining inn, The Forester whilst Ludwell has an award-winning village shop, butchers, primary school and pub. The larger village of Tisbury offers a range of independent shops and amenities including a sports/community centre, doctors’ and dental surgeries, garage, vets, a station with direct rail services to London (Waterloo) and is home to Messums Wiltshire, a contemporary arts centre housed in an ancient thatched tithe barn.

The Saxon hilltop market town of Shaftesbury has a good choice of shops, a supermarket, restaurants, an up and coming secondary school, cottage hospital and is famous for the picturesque, steeply cobbled street of Gold Hill. The medieval cathedral city of Salisbury has more comprehensive shopping, arts & leisure facilities and a district hospital. The area’s other principal towns including Bath, Blandford, Gillingham, Sherborne and Warminster are all linked via the local road network as is the South Coast whilst the West Country, London and the motorway network are accessible by the A303/M3. Many families are drawn to South Wiltshire by the choice and quality of the area’s state and private schools.

Set amidst the famously pretty countryside of the Nadder Valley, part of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Donhead St Mary is an excellent base from which to explore many miles of local footpaths and bridleways and there are a variety of rural pursuits available including walking, riding, cycling and field sports. Sailing can be found at Shearwater near Warminster, racing is at Salisbury, Bath and Wincanton and golf at Tollard Royal, Warminster and Salisbury. There are several excellent dining pubs in the vicinity as well as many places of interest such as the Longleat Estate, Old Wardour Castle, Stourhead Gardens, Wilton House and the Fovant Badges.



EPC Energy Efficiency Rating 

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