A fantastic opportunity to acquire a sizeable detached Shaftesbury home with no onward chain. Orchard House is a bright and spacious modern residence in a pretty lane set within a level walk into the centre of the much sought-after historic town of Shaftesbury. The property has been extended and refurbished and benefits from excellent ceiling heights. There is an attractive front garden with ample parking space for multiple cars. The back garden space is private and enclosed by a fence with a newly laid lawn and a paved terrace.
The size and quality of this refurbished home is immediately apparent. This generous home boasts a wealth of well presented, flexible and flowing accommodation throughout. The entrance hall gives way to all principal reception rooms. To the front there is a bright, sizeable sitting room that features a focal point feature fireplace. At the rear is the deeply impressive open plan kitchen/dining/family room. This wonderful sociable space has large glazed French doors that open onto the garden and allows natural light to flood the room. The kitchen area is beautifully appointed with attractive wall and base units under swathes of butcher block solid Oak work surfaces with integrated quality appliances. From the kitchen there is a useful utility room. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom. The first floor accommodation is well-balanced, arranged around a galleried landing. There is a generous principal bedroom benefitting from an adjoining modern en-suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms, two of which are doubles with the third offering potential study space. The modern family bathroom serves these additional bedrooms.
The delightful hilltop town of Shaftesbury provides a wide range of everyday services and shops including churches, cafes, restaurants, a hotel, and a weekly Farmers’ Market. As well as high street shops there are family-run businesses including a greengrocers, butchers and a general store. The Arts Centre offers exhibitions, plays, regular films and entertainment. There is also a doctors’ surgery, a dentist and a cottage hospital. Local schools are excellent and within easy reach: these include Clayesmore, Port Regis, Sandyroyd, as well as well-regarded local state schools. Communication links in the area are very good, with the A303 just a few miles to the north. A mainline railway station at Gillingham (5 miles) or Tisbury (9.3 miles) serves London Waterloo (approx. 2 hours).
The house is set back from the lane by a greenstone wall and benefits from multiple off-road parking spaces. The front garden has smartly presented flower beds, a cherry tree and a young laurel hedge bounding the left side of the property. The back garden affords privacy and consists of a paved terrace and lawn space. There is a gravelled area to the side which provides access and storage space.
Principle Bedroom with En-suite
Three Further Bedrooms
Ample Off Road Parking