- Detached House
- 37ft Living Room
- 20ft Kitchen/Dining Room
- Study and Utility Room
- Four Bedrooms (Two En Suite)
- Family Bathroom
- Oil Fired Central Heating
- Double Garage
- Garden with Views
Barkers Hill Cottage original started life as the village reading room and has been extended to provide a stylish and spacious detached house of approaching 3000sq ft.
Barkers Hill Cottage lies on high ground on a narrow village lane on the edge of Donhead St Andrew, a pretty southwest Wiltshire village in the beautiful Nadder Valley. Donhead St Andrew comprises many period cottages and houses together with a well know village inn and parish church. The village is surrounded by arguably some of the most beautiful country in the area being undulating and lightly wooded and containing pretty villages and hamlets. The neighbouring villages of Ludwell and Semley both have village stores/post offices and primary schools. The nearby town of Shaftesbury, which traces its origins back to Saxon times, has facilities for most everyday needs including national and independent retailers, professional services, cafes, inns and hotels together with a small hospital and health centre. Other towns in the area include the abbey town of Sherborne, the Georgian town of Blandford Forum and the cathedral city of Salisbury. The extremely popular village of Tisbury lies to the east with its excellent range of independent shops and the additional benefit of a mainline railways station to London (Waterloo). To the north of Shaftesbury runs the A303, which links with the M3, and provides east/west road travel and the regional centres of Bath/Bristol and Bournemouth/Poole are within motoring distance, as is the beautiful Dorset coast.
Barkers Hill Cottage original started life as the village reading room and, over the years, has been significantly extended to provide a stylish and spacious detached house of approaching 3000sq ft and taking full advantage of its stunning rural location with far reaching views towards Donhead St Mary’s parish church and the Cranborne Chase. Re-modelled and extended by the current owners the accommodation incudes a stunning 37ft living room which is part galleried with an exposed brick gable end wall, woodblock flooring and opening on to a terrace. The kitchen/dining room is beautifully appointed and includes wooden worktop surfaces, twin ovens and induction hob. There is also a study, utility room and downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor the main staircase leads to three bedrooms, the main bedroom having both an ensuite shower room and walk in closet and there is also a family bathroom. A separate staircase leads from the living room via a galleried landing to a fourth/guest bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom. Oil fired central heating is installed along with sealed unit double glazing. Broadband Ethernet ports, telephone points and television aerial points are available in all rooms.
To the side of the cottage is an attached double garage built in cavity construction There is a tarmac apron to the front of the garage and additional graveled car parking to the other side of the cottage. The majority of the garden lies to the rear, adjoining agricultural land and there are stone and decked terraces overlooking the garden and the view. Steps lead from the terrace to the garden which comprises mainly lawn with well stocked colourful shrub and herbaceous beds and borders. There is a weeping mulberry tree and selection of fruit trees. At the top end of the lawn is an area of raised vegetable beds. Two timber garden stores, lean to store and greenhouse. Outside power point, tap and lighting.
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating is installed.
Council Tax Band E
Energy Performance Band E- 53
From Shaftesbury take the A30 east towards Salisbury, pass through Ludwell and as the road drops down turn left into Milkwell and continue along this lane. At the T junction bear left into Donhead St Andrew and take the second turning left. Pass the parish church on the right hand side and continue up the lane for a short distance and Barkers Hill Cottage will be seen on the left hand side.
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