An outstanding and substantial period home, believed to date back to the 18th century boasting an abundance of original features, annexe potential and perfectly positioned in the heart of this highly sought after village. This deceptively spacious and versatile family home has been subject to a sympathetic yet extensive schedule of renovation and extensions in recent history. This superb home has been transformed by later additions yet retains the character and architectural style of its original part offering stylish modern design seamlessly blended with period features.
Upon entering the home there is an entrance hall with stairs leading to the first floor. This in turn leads through to the open plan characterful sitting/dining room with a stunning fireplace, exposed brick wall and detailed stain glass window. Through the sizeable reception room is the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is well appointed with a glorious AGA and the useful additional separate electric cooker for those hot summer days. There is ample space for a breakfast table and a door leading out to the side garden and terrace. Beyond the kitchen/breakfast room is the second reception room which is currently used as a cinema room, having previously been a ground floor bedroom. This versatile space has French doors leading to the side terrace so offers a wealth of opportunity to create a super playroom, family room or reception room with the addition of a useful adjoining shower room. On the first floor the sense of size and space is immediately apparent. A light and spacious landing gives way to four generous, beautifully appointed double bedrooms. A room of particular note is the stunning master suite. This double bedroom has a lovely feature fireplace and French doors leading directly out to the breakfast terrace and rear garden. This beautiful room is then complimented by the luxury en-suite bathroom. The remaining bedrooms are serviced by a superb family bathroom and a separate cloakroom.
The property is situated in the desirable village of Sixpenny Handley located within the breath-taking Cranborne Chase, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and picturesque countryside. The village itself offers an excellent selection of facilities including a Nisa convenience store, post office and tea room, village store, hairdresser, butchers, church, public house, doctors surgery and junior school. Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum are close by offering a further array of amenities. Salisbury City centre is approximately 14 miles to the North and has regionally recognised retail, cultural and educational establishments, as well as a range of award winning restaurants and bars. There is also a renowned twice weekly farmers market and a main line railway station with services to London Waterloo (83 minutes). Salisbury offers an exceptional range of schooling including both Bishops Wordsworth's & South Wilts Grammar Schools, and Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove, Leehurst Swan, Godolphin School and it's Preparatory School.
The home is well positioned within its plot, set back from the village road with ample parking to the front for multiple vehicles. The garden is predominantly to the rear. The elevated position affords an excellent degree of privacy and backs onto open countryside and paddocks. Mature lawn is interspersed with full and colourful floral and herbaceous borders and beds, there is also a raised decked terrace perfect for entertaining or dining and the ideal spot to best enjoy views across the valley. There is a large, well stocked Koi pond and ample space for a kitchen garden. There is a lovely secluded breakfast terrace to the side with access from the kitchen and secondary reception room. In addition there is a detached outbuilding, once a converted double garage that is currently used as a well equipped workshop, shower room and garden store. This is prime for conversion to create a self contained annexe, home office/gym or returned back to being a garage.
Master Bedroom with En-suite
Three Further Bedrooms