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Tucked away in this sought after village location is this fine detached property offering versatile accommodation, which would suit the needs of any growing family or those looking for a well maintained property within a vibrant village setting. The property is well-presented with rooms of good proportions and features a particularly spacious entrance hall with cloakroom which leads to the principal living rooms. The exceptional, triple aspect sitting room is truly the 'heart of the home' with an abundance of natural light flooding the room, as well as a lovely feature gas fireplace and French doors leading out to the glorious gardens. There is a separate dining room, also with double doors to the garden, which is ideal for entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of matching wall and base units with integrated oven and hob with space for other appliances. The adjacent utility room has an exterior door and offers storage and space for further appliances. On the first floor there are four good sized bedrooms which includes an impressive master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, creating a dressing area, and an en-suite bathroom. A well-appointed family bathroom services the remaining bedrooms.
Galen House sits hidden just off Downton's famous Borough, amongst a thriving and long-standing community with a strong sense of identity. There are good local facilities in the village which include shops, doctors, dentist, tennis club, the Borough Cafe', churches, schools, and public houses, as well as the famous Cuckoo Fair held each May.
Communication links are excellent, with strong rail links to London Waterloo via Salisbury (around 83 minutes) or Southampton Airport Parkway (68 minutes). Southampton Airport is located just over 30 minutes away. There is easy access to the main regional centres of Salisbury and the B3078 gives access to the M27 and thus opening up Southampton and the M3 corridor. The wide ranging opportunities of the New Forest National Park are only two miles from the village.
There is first class schooling in the village with its own primary (OFSTED Outstanding) and secondary school, indeed the primary school has in recent years been recommended by Tatler as one of the top ten best schools in the UK. There are also nearby independent preparatory schools such as Forres Sandle Manor, Chafyn Grove, Godolphin, the Salisbury Cathedral School and Leaden Hall. At senior level there is Canford, Godolphin, Winchester College, St Swithun's, Sherborne, Bryanston and Clayesmore. In the state sector, Salisbury has retained the grammar school model and these score very highly in the national league tables.
The house is approached by a gravel drive off 'The Borough' which leads to a gated private driveway. The front garden is enclosed by beech hedging with evergreen shrubs and a lawn bordered by flower beds. Offering extensive parking, the gravel drive extends down the side of the house and provides access to a double garage. The rear garden is mainly level and laid to lawn offering a high level of privacy being bordered by mature evergreen and beech hedgerows bordering school grounds. Adjacent to the breakfast, dining and sitting rooms is a large patio area, the ideal space for al-fresco entertaining. A wide flower border sits to the rear.
Of particular note, behind the garage is a building which could be an ideal annexe for relatives. It is currently arranged as a home office and a hobby room which both enjoy views of the garden and also includes a workshop, in total it measures an impressive 703 sq. ft.
Master Bedroom with En-suite
Three Further Bedrooms
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