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Dunleys House is a substantial and very deceptive town house. Set behind an elegant, but unassuming façade, lies a wonderfully spacious and totally unexpected period house of exceptional charm.
Dating from 1741, Dunleys House has had an interesting history. In all probability originally part of the Abbey Church buildings. The property was 'The Phoenix' a Temperance House and tea rooms and then later an antique shop and shoe menders.
The location is ideal, an historic village street, lined with pretty period properties and overlooking the Abbey Church and its verdant church yard. A very attractive and quintessential English setting, set on the edge of West Amesbury, at the very top of the Woodford Valley. Perfectly placed for the best of both worlds, the house is not only within easy walking distance of all the excellent amenities that Amesbury has to offer but also of beautiful countryside with many lovely walks to enjoy.
Beautifully presented, in keeping with the age and character of the building, the house is stylish and inviting. Period features, open fireplace and beams combine with lovely oak and tiled floors, well fitted kitchen and bathrooms and a careful scheme of muted decoration to create a warm and artistic home with a classic feel.
From the front door, the Entrance Hall has a traditional mellow tile floor, which continues into the Rear Hall/Utility Room and Cloakroom, which in turn has a door to the garden, creating a practical direct access to the rear of the property.
The spacious Sitting Room at the front of the house, forms an elegant reception room, perfect for entertaining, arranged around a brick fireplace with large woodburner and featuring a beautiful wide plank oak floor. A glazed door leads to the Family/Dining Room which opens to the well fitted kitchen, creating a more informal reception area, perfect for family living. This Utility area provides further appliance and storage space. Stepping up from the family room, the Garden Room is a lovely place to relax, with double doors leading to the most beautiful, walled garden at the rear. There is a large store cupboard and a further boot room/office.
The Master Bedroom is of very good size and, with two windows, enjoying a lovely outlook out towards the Abbey Church; it also has the benefit of an en suite shower room.
There are two further double bedrooms, one with excellent fitted storage and a bright and light family bathroom including a large, separate shower cubicle.
A further staircase gives access to the very pretty fourth bedroom which looks out over the garden and has a gabled ceiling. A door leads to the remaining roof space which has further conversion potential subject to the necessary planning permissions being obtained.
Amesbury, the home of Stonehenge, is a small, historic town situated on the River Avon and bordering the beautiful and very highly sought after Woodford Valley.
The town offers traditional amenities which include supermarkets, independent shops, banks and a doctors surgery and there is also a weekly market (Wednesday) and monthly country market. For those with an interest in history, there is a fascinating museum, the World Heritage Stonehenge site and miles of interesting walks through the Millennium pathways and around the surrounding landscape. The Cathedral City of Salisbury is only about 8 miles to the south with its excellent shopping, educational and recreational amenities.
Transport links provide a huge draw to the area with easy access to the A303 as well as to the mainline railway station in Salisbury providing direct access to London Waterloo.
The period Walled Garden that lies behind Dunleys House is quite simply, divine. Private and generous, it has been carefully planned and designed to form a wonderful backdrop to the house, an outside space to be enjoyed throughout the seasons. Brick pathways and terraces are sympathetic to the age of the property and access to a dry storage shed adjoining the office and to a further, large workshop, tucked out of view, with power connected. The building offers a huge amount of storage or could be used as an ideal work from home space.
Based on a loosely formal design, the planting is exquisite, a meticulous lawn surrounded by beautifully planted borders. Pleached Lime trees make a wonderful feature, underplanted with specimen shrubs including the glorious 'Annabel' hydrangea. Majestic hollyhocks and evergreen plants, along with many herbaceous favourites, combine to make sure there is colour and interest throughout the seasons.
Roses and climbers adorn the beautiful walls, whilst a fenced area of vegetable garden with raised beds and fruit cages, leads to a delightfully private pergola, draped with clematis and backed by wisteria.
A beautiful place to relax, dine or entertain, this immaculate, walled secret garden is the most wonderful surprise.
Master Bedroom with En-suite
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