Idmiston, Salisbury, Wiltshire Sp4
A deceptively spacious detached Grade II Listed period cottage combining versatile and characterful accommodation with the advantages of modern living, together with a garage and mainly walled garden, situated near the village church
A deceptively spacious detached Grade II listed character cottage, with accommodation in excess of 2,000 sq ft, constructed of rendered elevations under a completely re-thatched roof (2017) with a substantial modern extension with high ceilings under a tiled roof and the benefit of mains gas fired central heating by radiators. The property has a wealth of period features together with the advantages of modern living yet still offers further scope for a purchaser to put their own stamp on the cottage. The accommodation comprises a reception hall with bathroom off and a sitting room with glazed door into the Victorian style conservatory. There is a dual aspect dining room with fine inglenook fireplace, a side hall or study area, and an open plan farmhouse kitchen with good ceiling height and separate breakfast area opening onto a patio. To the first floor there are two bedrooms and occasional fourth bedroom. The extension with its high ceiling offers flexible accommodation, either as an impressive principal bedroom suite with bathroom and galleried dressing area, or as an annexe with living area, bathroom with stairs rising to a galleried mezzanine bedroom.
The property is situated close to the church in the hamlet of Idmiston which has a primary school. The neighbouring village of Porton has a Post Office/store, newsagent and garden centre. Salisbury, some seven miles away, offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities and Andover is about twelve miles distant (both have mainline railway stations to Waterloo). The A303, linking to the M3 and London, is five miles away.
Thatched covered ENTRANCE PORCH supported by two wooden timbers. Part glazed door leading into:
RECEPTION HALL Exposed beams and timbers. Small paned glazed door opening onto rear patio and garden. Turning staircase rising to first floor. Window to front aspect with deep wooden display sill. Two latch doors into understairs storage cupboard. Two wall light points. Braced wide oak panelled door to dining room. Braced wooden latch door to sitting room. Further latch door into:
BATHROOM White suite comprising wood panelled bath unit with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment with wall mounting. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Tiled walls. Ceramic tiled flooring. Obscure glazed window to rear aspect. Wall light point with shaver socket.
SITTING ROOM (The main elevation of this room is curved). Brick inglenook style fireplace with exposed beam over and recently installed gas fired log burner effect unit. Small paned windows to front and side aspect (one with views towards the church). Exposed ceiling timbers and beams. Two ceiling light points. Glazed door with high level windows to either side leading into:
CONSERVATORY Constructed of low rendered walling beneath double glazed windows, with views over the garden, beneath a pitched thermo-plastic roof. Quarry tiled flooring. Glazed door leading to rear garden. Two wall light points.
DINING ROOM Brick inglenook fireplace with exposed beam over and quarry tiled hearth (fireplace not currently in use), built-in cupboard to side. Further built-in cupboard to side of chimney breast housing lagged copper cylinder with fitted immersion (currently not used). Small paned window to front aspect. Further small paned window to rear aspect enjoying views over the rear garden. Exposed beams and timbers. Three wall light points. External wooden door to front of cottage. Further braced wood panelled door to:
SIDE ENTRANCE HALL / STUDY AREA Two ceiling light points. Wall light point. Coat hooks. Door to coats cupboard with hanging rail and shelf. Concealed meter and fuse box with further sill beneath. Part glazed wooden door with high level windows to either side leading to thatched side covered entrance porch (leading to driveway). Small paned glazed double doors leading into:
FARMHOUSE SIZE KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM
Kitchen Stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap. Extensive range of painted high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating corner display shelving. Ample roll top work surfaces, mainly with tiled splash back including peninsula breakfast bar unit with cupboards beneath. Indesit stainless steel range style oven with five ring gas hob over and concealed extractor light and fan above. Tall recess, ideal for fridge/freezer unit with cupboard over. Recess and plumbing for dishwasher. Further recess beside with plumbing for washing machine. Ceramic tiled flooring. Four ceiling light points. Access to loft space. Small paned picture window enjoying views over the rear garden. Further small paned window to rear aspect overlooking garden. Latch door to inner hallway and principal bedroom suite.
Breakfast Area Small paned glazed door leading to rear patio and garden. Small paned window to side aspect. Exposed framework. Ceramic tiled flooring with inset doormat in front of doorway. Three ceiling light points.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE
Hallway Ceiling light point. Glow Worm gas fired boiler. Fuse box. Exposed wooden floorboards. Braced and ledged wooden door to bathroom. Further wood panelled latch door into:
Bedroom Small paned window to rear and side aspects, both overlooking garden. Exposed wooden floor boards. Two wall light points. Display area. High vaulted ceiling. Staircase with exposed wooden balustrade and deep recess beneath leading up to galleried dressing area.
En Suite Bathroom White suite comprising wood panelled bath unit. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC, all with tiled splash back with decorative dado tiles. Double sliding doors into fully tiled cubicle housing Mira shower. White washed wooden floor boards. Central ceiling light point. Small paned obscure glazed window to front aspect. Extractor fan.
Galleried Dressing Area Balustrade continues overlooking bedroom. Velux window to rear aspect. Built-in double cupboard with further low level cupboards to either side. Two ceiling light points.
Small LANDING Latch doors to:
Occasional BEDROOM FOUR Small paned window to front aspect. Exposed wooden purlins and framework. High level door with wooden surround to deep cupboard. Built-in double wardrobe. Doors to:
BEDROOM TWO Small paned window to front aspect. Exposed purlins and framework. Twin built-in double cupboards. Three wall light points. Vanity unit comprising basin set in surround with cupboards and drawers beneath.
BEDROOM THREE (Irregular) Exposed white washed chimney breast. Dormer window to rear aspect overlooking garden with built-in window seat. Low doors providing access to eaves storage space. Wall light point.
The property fronts the village road, close to the church, with gravelled areas either side of the front door with space for potted plants etc. Open access from the village road onto a wide gravelled parking area with well stocked rockery border to one side. Off this there is access to the garage and a door to side entrance lobby/study area.
GARAGE / WORKSHOP Up and over door to front. Light and power connected. Double wooden doors to rear aspect leading to garden. Gate and gravelled walk-way to side of the property providing access to the rear garden.
REAR GARDEN Gravelled and wood panelled patio area which is retained by attractive flint walling. Quarry tiled steps lead up to the main garden with very well stocked border to one side containing a variety of flowering plants and mature shrubs including roses. Garden is laid mainly to lawn with central inset mature tree surrounding by similarly well stocked borders with flint edging. The garden is screened by attractive flint/rendered tile capped walling. From the patio area a gravelled path leads round the back of the property. To the rear corner of the garden there is a further paved patio area with screened compost area behind.
All mains services connected. Mains gas fired central heating. Note: No services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
POST CODE: SP4 0AT From Stockbridge proceed in a westerly direction (towards Salisbury) on the A30 to approximately five miles. Turn left at the junction with the A343 and continue to a turning on the right, just beyond The Pheasantry. Proceed through Porton and turn right at the crossroads onto the A338. Continue for approximately one mile and take the third turning on the right, signposted Idmiston. Thatch End will be found on a sharp right hand bend, opposite the church.
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