The Borough, Downton
- A delightful period property
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- Bathroom, ground floor shower room
- Attached, tandem garage
- Large, south facing gardens
Property SummaryA delightful period property, with a garage and large garden, in the heart of a sought after village.
Sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, rear lobby, ground floor shower room, three double bedrooms and bathroom. Attached tandem, double garage, long rear garden and static caravan.
34 The Borough has been in the same ownership for a number of years, which is a testament to the well-proportioned accommodation that is full of charm and character, with a number of period features including a large inglenook fireplace with a log burner, exposed timber work and internal and external shutters. The property also benefits from a very long south-facing rear garden, with plenty of space for chickens or a fruit and vegetable plot, a large, detached, static caravan situated in the garden and an attached tandem double garage/workshop.
Downton is a thriving and popular village just over seven miles south east of the cathedral City of Salisbury. The village has an excellent range of amenities including doctors and dentist surgeries, a library, a number of shops, primary and secondary schools, two pubs, a village hall, a cafe and sports centre. It also hosts the well-regarded annual village fair (Downton Cuckoo fair) and has excellent transport and road links with ready access to the New Forest and both Southampton and Bournemouth airports. There is also easy access by car or bus to both Burgate School, and also to Salisbury, with it’s excellent range of facilities – cultural, leisure, shopping and educational (with well-regarded private schools and two grammar schools).
The Borough is located right in the heart of the village and is considered to be one of the prime residential areas, being a level walk to many of the facilities.
Approached from The Borough, the front door is sheltered by a porch and opens into the:
This is a well-proportioned reception room with an inglenook fireplace containing a Woodwarm log burner, with cupboards and shelving to one side. Exposed timbers, cupboard with the fuse board and electric meter, windows to the front and rear, television point and a door to the:
Naturally dividing into two areas, with through cupboards and a work surface connecting them, the kitchen has been well fitted with wooden high and low level storage units, and worktops incorporating a 1½ bowl sink and drainer unit (with a mixer tap above). An oil-fired Aga stands in a brick chimney breast with space for a free-standing cooker, fridge/freezer, space and plumbing for both a dishwasher and a washing machine and an archway to the rear lobby. Linoleum floor (that continues into both the ground floor cloakroom and rear lobby). The breakfast area is a more recent addition to the property with plenty of natural light entering from the attractive, wooden framed windows that form the rear elevation. Exposed wooden floorboards, door to the garage and stairs to the first floor (with useful cupboard below).
With space for coats etc, window to the front with internal, wooden shutters to both sides and a door to the:
GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM
Fitted with a tiled shower cubicle with a Mira Jump electric shower, WC and wash hand basin. Tiled splashbacks and an obscured glazed window to the front, again with timber, internal shutters.
Stairs from the kitchen/breakfast room lead up to the:
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
This is spacious and bright with large windows overlooking the garden, an airing cupboard (with a lagged hot water tank and immersion heater) and doors to all of the first-floor accommodation.
Being the principal bedroom, this is a good size double room with natural light from windows both to the front and to the rear. Built-in storage including a wardrobe, cupboards and shelving. Exposed timbers.
A further, light double bedroom with a window to the front, built-in wardrobes and an access hatch and ladder leading to the loft space.
Fitted with a panelled bath (with a mixer tap and handheld shower attachment above), WC and a vanity unit with a wash hand basin (with a mixer tap above) and cupboards. Linoleum floor. Window overlooking The Borough.
Again a double bedroom with a window overlooking the garden, built-in wardrobe, storage and shelving, and a vanity unit in one corner with a wash hand basin, and further cupboards and shelving built into the eaves.
To the right of the property is the tandem attached double garage (33’5” x 11’1”, with electric power and light, space for a workshop and double wooden doors). The property is separated from The Borough by a low-level hedge. To the rear, the garden is a very good size. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the property is a stone paved patio providing plenty of external sitting and dining options. Beyond, the large south-facing, rear garden has been mainly laid to lawn and has been naturally separated into three areas, including a “sunken garden”, fruit cage and vegetable patch as well as attractively planted flower beds containing a mix of mature trees (including espaliered apple trees, shrubs and flowering plants). Decorative pond, stone and brick path, timber shed/store and static caravan (with mains electricity and bottle gas heating). Pergola, potting shed, composting and bonfire area. The rear garden is bordered by a mix of timber close-boarded fencing, block walls and mature hedging, in total the plot measures approximately one third of an acre.
Mains electricity, water and drainage are available. Electric night storage heating, although we believe mains gas is available within Downton. Water softener.
Band F. Charge for 2018/19 – £2,626.75
BT.com suggests that maximum speeds of 71Mb are available with superfast fibre 2 broadband through BT.
By appointment only please through Myddelton & Major, 49 High Street, Salisbury, SP1 2PD.
Tel 01722 337575
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