Wardour, Nr Tisbury, Nadder Valley, Wiltshire SOLD

/Wardour, Nr Tisbury, Nadder Valley, Wiltshire SOLD

Wardour, Nr Tisbury, Nadder Valley, Wiltshire SOLD

£595,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 6472049
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
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Property Features

  • Located in the Beautiful Wardour Vale
  • Hub-of-the-House Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Cosy Sitting Room with Woodburner
  • Two Bedrooms & Two Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Spacious Light & Airy One Bedroom Annexe
  • Porch, Hall, Cloakroom & Boot/Utility Room
  • Organic Gardens, Parking & Access to Country Walks

Property Summary

First time on the open market, a wonderful period cottage with versatile accommodation, an annexe and a delightful garden situated in the heart of the beautiful Wardour Vale.


Once belonging to the Wardour Estate, Spring Cottage is attached to a larger period property and is built of greenstone fronted external elevations with slate and clay tiled roofs. The light and airy accommodation is partly arranged over three levels and is partly single storey. It has a lovely bohemian feel and has deliberately not been over modernised so as to retain its intrinsic charm and to make the most of the character provided by the exposed beams, wooden floors and high ceilings. There is however scope to make alterations for someone who would prefer a more contemporary style. This delightful country residence is ideal for use as a primary home or weekend retreat.

The hub of the cottage is the delightful kitchen/dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove and Rayburn range for cooking and heating. The pretty sitting room has a wooden floor and Jotul wood burner whilst the rest of the ground floor includes a hall, cloakroom, utility/boot room, shower room and an annexe, formerly a studio/work room and now consisting of a kitchen/living room and adjoining bedroom ideal for use as a guest suite or Airbnb. The large first floor main bedroom was originally two rooms and has a high ceiling and cast-iron fireplace whilst the long second-floor bedroom has exposed roof timbers and wonderful views. There is also a family bathroom.


A shared drive gives access to the front garden and parking area. The organically managed rear garden is an absolute joy and a haven for wildlife. It is laid out in a series of ‘garden rooms’ with areas of lawn, well established flower and rose borders, many interesting and unusual shrubs, ornamental trees, paved sitting areas, garden sheds, an orchard, wild garden and a variety of mature trees.


The small rural hamlet of Wardour is situated close to the Old and New Castles of the same name on the slopes of Wardour Vale in the lovely Nadder Valley, renowned for its attractive undulating countryside and being part of the Cranborne Chase & West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property neighbours a highly respected RC primary school and is just two miles from the large thriving village of Tisbury which has established a fine reputation for the quality of its independent shops, boutiques and eateries. It has a wide range of amenities including a sports/community centre, garage, doctor’s & dentist’s surgeries, vets and a station with direct rail services to London (Waterloo). Tisbury is home to Messums Wiltshire, a contemporary art centre housed in a historic thatched tithe barn.

The nearby village of Semley has a community run shop/café, CoE primary school and an award winning pub whilst the hilltop Saxon market town of Shaftesbury is six miles away and has a good range 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 area’s other principal towns including Amesbury, Bath, Blandford, Salisbury, Sherborne, Warminster and Wincanton are linked via the local road network as is the South Coast whilst the West Country, London and motorway network are accessible via the A303/M3.

Many families are drawn to South Wiltshire by the quality of life and many excellent state and private schools. Wardour is an ideal base from which to explore the 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 highly regarded 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

Current: 14 - Please refer to the agents for the complete EPC

Agents’ Note:

Parts of the upper floors are subject to flying freeholds and there is a right of access across the front drive and to the back of the rear garden in favour of the adjoining property.