Downton, Salisbury


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Enjoying an excellent position in the heart of the Wiltshire village of Downton, River Cottage is a fine example of an 18c. Grade II Listed cottage. Fronting The Borough, the cottage has a stretch of single bank fishing rights onto the beautiful Wiltshire River Avon, a well established south facing garden and outstanding views down the river, all within walking distance of Downton's amenities.

River Cottage has a wealth of period features including exposed structural timbers and beams. Attractive slate flooring extends throughout the ground floor apart from the garden room which has flagstones. There are several original ledged and braced internal doors and most windows are fitted with secondary double glazing. The sitting room is a lovely, double aspect, light room with French doors leading to the garden. It has a fireplace with a Georgian wooden surround housing a Jotul wood burner. The focal point of the spacious dining room is a fine inglenook fireplace with its bressumer beam. The kitchen is fitted in a classic cottage-style with bespoke wooden cabinets offering excellent storage, fitted dresser unit, butler sink, wood block worktops and a useful walk-in larder. There is a ground floor shower room fitted with a floor to ceiling store cupboard, shower enclosure, wash hand basin and wc.

The first floor offers two excellent double bedrooms, one with a Victorian fireplace with timber surround, and one that overlooks the river, an L-shaped bedroom and a family bathroom which has been remodelled and refitted with a classic white suite.

At the rear, off a private gated drive with parking for three cars, there is access to the garden with its well-maintained lawns bordered by mature flower beds and a variety of mature specimen and apple trees. There is a productive, raised bed vegetable garden and spacious seating areas with lovely views stretching along the River Avon. There is a greenhouse and three high quality outbuildings - a workshop, a studio/office with French doors and a substantial store - all three buildings are equipped with power, light and windows. There is additional off-road parking at the front of the cottage. A footpath directly opposite the house leads onto water meadows - ideal for walking the dog!

The property is available with immediate possession and no onward chain.

Downton is a village and civil parish on the River Avon in southern Wiltshire, about 6.5 miles south of the cathedral city of Salisbury and just outside the New Forest National Park. Downton offers a good range of local amenities, including local shops, cafe, a doctors' surgery, dentist, vet, sports centre, public houses and churches, primary school and The Trafalgar School (11-16). Downton is in the catchment area for the grammar schools in Salisbury and is on a direct bus route to The Burgate School & Sixth Form Centre in Fordingbridge. Salisbury has an excellent range of social, educational (private and state) cultural and leisure amenities, extensive shopping facilities, restaurants and the historic Charter market. The theatre, arts centre and cinema are all located in the city centre. A bus service connects Downton with Salisbury, Bournemouth and the coast. The A338 accesses Bournemouth, and the B3078 provides a link to the M27/ Southampton. Mainline rail services to London (Waterloo) are at Salisbury and Southampton and there are airports at Bournemouth and Southampton, (Eastleigh).

TENURE AND SERVICES: Tenure: Freehold. Local Authority: Wiltshire Council. Council Tax Band: E - £2,138.95 for year 2018/19. Gas central heating to radiators. All mains services connected.

DIRECTIONS: From the cathedral city of Salisbury proceed in a southerly direction along the A338. Upon reaching the centre of Downton turn left at the traffic lights with the Bull Hotel on your left-hand side. Proceed along The Borough; the property will be found on the right hand side just before the first bridge.

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