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This delightful semi-detached thatched cottage in the pleasant village of Tilshead has been awarded Grade II listing for its historical significance, including timber framing, traditional cob and two 19th century staircases inserted when the cottage was subdivided. The picturesque property has also been featured in Homes & Antiques Magazine and Country Homes & Interiors Magazine. The original cottage is believed to date back to 1650 and features a wealth of period features, such as exposed beams throughout, fireplaces and flagged stone floors. The décor has been updated and many of the rooms feature fitted storage or bookshelves to fit the unusual proportions. The ground floor layout includes four reception rooms, including a living room with log burner, study, sitting room also with log burner and a dining room with open fire. The kitchen/breakfast room also features space for day to day dining and includes a Stanley range, granite worktops and bespoke wood units. There is further space for appliances in the adjacent utility room. The first floor bedrooms can be accessed via three separate staircases, with a central staircase leading to the master bedroom and bedroom two, and separate staircases at either end of the house providing bedrooms three and four with their own entrances. The family bathroom is situated on the ground floor and features an integrated bath with shower.
Tilshead is a charming village close to the heart of Salisbury Plain, offering a number of services including a petrol station and convenience store, a church and a popular pub, the Rose & Crown. The village also has a primary school rated 'Good' by Ofsted (2016). The nearby town of Amesbury offers further amenities including a choice of supermarkets, dentists, a library, restaurants and plenty of local shops, bakeries, pubs. The cathedral city of Salisbury is 14 miles to the south and provides a comprehensive choice of schooling, further shopping, restaurants, leisure facilities and a theatre. Local communications are excellent, with the A303 easily accessible (London/Exeter) and a mainline train station at Salisbury serving London Waterloo in approx. 85 minutes. There are plentiful footpaths and bridleways locally around Salisbury Plain and the popular chalk stream villages, plus a number of historical sites such as Stonehenge and Normanton Down.
The property is accessed directly from the road with a lane leading along one side which turns off via double five-bar gates into the gravelled rear parking area, affording space for several cars. The rear garden is laid to lawn and surrounded on three sides by high hedges and mature trees providing a feeling of seclusion. A paved path leads to the rear where there are a number of flowerbeds, a children’s climbing frame, a wooden shed and a paved patio area with space to sit and enjoy the quiet. At the rear boundary is a vegetable garden with raised beds and a detached single garage with adjacent parking space.
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