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A charming detached family home set in this idyllic location on the edge of the sought after Saxon Hilltop Town of Shaftesbury with stunning far reaching views over open countryside.
Hillside House is a modern five bedroom home that has been subject to alterations during its current ownership, and now provides deceptively spacious and flexible accommodation well suited for family living. Virtually every room in the house benefits from the most stunning aspects over the Blackmore Vale.
The property has been meticulously cared for and boasts a stunning entrance hall with American oak staircase and oak flooring and is presented immaculately with a light and airy decorative finish throughout. The flowing accommodation comprises of a lovely sitting room with large sash windows to the front and double doors to the garden with an open fireplace completing the room. The kitchen is open plan to provide a generous dining room/family room creating a heart of the home sociable space and gives access to the garden through French doors. A study and utility room, also with access leading to the garden, completes the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor is the impressive master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and benefits from gorgeous countryside views as well as two large double built in wardrobes. There are a further three sizeable bedrooms, one with a dressing room currently used as a bedroom, and a large family bathroom making up the first floor.
In summary, this delightful home is immaculately presented throughout, offering an abundance of accommodation and really must be seen to be appreciated.
Hillside House is situated in the picturesque village of Long Cross on the edge of the historical market town of Shaftesbury. Surrounded by open countryside, it is perfect for those who enjoy leisurely outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling and riding but with the benefit of being within easy reach of amenities. Nearby Shaftesbury provides a variety of everyday services and shops including public houses, cafes, restaurants, independent and high street shops, a doctor’s surgery and a cottage hospital.
The local schools are excellent and are within easy reach; these include St Mary’s School, Clayesmore, Port Regis, Sandroyd and many highly regarded local state schools.
The communication links in the area are very good with the A303 just a few miles to the north providing road access to London & the West and a mainline railway station at either Gillingham (5 miles) or Tisbury (9.3 miles) serving London Waterloo (approximately two hours).
The gardens and grounds of the house are a particular feature extending to approximately two thirds of an acre. The gardens to the rear of the property are principally laid to lawn and are interspersed with a variety of shrubs and mature hedged boundaries providing privacy and seclusion, whilst the large patio area offers the ideal setting for al fresco dining. Further land can be accessed via a wooden gate at the bottom of the garden which leads on to a woodland path which is wholly owned by the house, and gives access to the countryside beyond, perfect for peaceful walks. The timber summerhouse located to the rear of the property is ideally positioned to benefit from breath-taking Blackmore Vale views.
The property is accessed by a private gated driveway leading to a gravelled parking area for a number of vehicles. The garage, located to the front of the property, has been converted to provide additional accommodation and storage space and is perfect for use as a playroom/office. Further storage can be found at the front and rear as well as the attic above.
Large open kitchen/dining room
Grounds 2/3 of an acre
Access to A303 and London
Master bedroom with en-suite
Idyllic Shaftesbury location
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