Situated in a charming rural setting with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside is this traditional thatched cottage of three bedrooms on the edge of the National Trust’s renowned Stourhead Estate. The detached property is beautifully presented inside and out and provides well-proportioned accommodation over two floors, with the well-stocked wraparound gardens providing delightful views on all sides. Great care has been taken to preserve many period features which can be found throughout, including wood-burning stove, original doors and exposed beams; the dining room in particular features an impressive brick inglenook fireplace. The property is entered directly onto the dining room with its feature beam, with two further reception rooms affording additional living space including a generous sitting room with west-facing aspect and fireplace and a separate snug. Also on the ground floor is a kitchen with extensive worktop space, utility room and shower room. The first-floor bedrooms enjoy lovely views over the gardens and include a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes. In addition there is a family bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath.
The pretty and rural village of Kilmington is situated close to the renowned Stourhead Estate with its beautiful National Trust gardens. There are hundreds of acres of Forestry Commission land nearby with numerous bridleways and footpaths, as well as the attractive countryside of the Wylye Valley, with its many rural pursuits including walking, riding and traditional field sports. The nearby towns of Mere, Wincanton and Gillingham (which has a Waitrose and a Leisure Centre) have facilities for most everyday needs, while Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Bath and Salisbury are all within easy reach. Mainline stations are at Gillingham (London Waterloo) and Castle Cary (London Paddington), while the A303/M3 provides fast access to London and the South West. The area is renowned for its excellent schools which include Whitehead C of E Primary Academy in Zeals and a superb mixed comprehensive and sixth form college in Gillingham. Private schools in the area include Port Regis, St. Mary's School Shaftesbury, Clayesmore, Bryanston and Millfield.
A highlight of this delightful country cottage is its stunning garden of over half an acre, which envelops the property and enjoys far-reaching rural views across the surrounding farmland. The well-maintained garden has been stocked with a wide variety of specimen trees and shrubs which provide year-round interest. Areas of mostly level lawn are bisected by mature borders and gravel paths, with plenty of spaces to sit and enjoy the views. Adjacent to the rear of the property is a paved patio area ideal for entertaining. Additional features include a wooden summerhouse, vegetable plot, greenhouse, timber shed and pond with water feature. The property is set back from the road and mostly hidden from view with a good-size gravel driveway providing ample off-street parking and a detached double garage.
The property is Leasehold with a 65 year Lease remaining from The National Trust. For more information. Please contact the office.
Downstairs Shower Room
0.5 Acres of Gardens