Boscombe Village, Salisbury, Wiltshire Sp4
A linked period cottage formerly one of a pair of Alms Houses dating back to the early 1700s with beautifully appointed accommodation featuring vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams, together with an off-road parking space and small garden with views towards countryside
A linked period single storey cottage constructed of rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof which has been totally restored in recent years to an excellent and sympathetic standard featuring sandstone flooring, solid oak framework and vaulted ceilings. The cottage was originally an Almshouse, built by John Kent, Squire of Boscombe, in 1707 (John Kent’s grave can be found in the transept of the nearby church of St Andrew’s). On the outside wall of the cottage is an inscription on slate: “Dei doman. et. deo solas quas dederis semper habebis opes 1708”, which translates as “It is God’s gift and whatever wealth (or riches) you give to him, you will always have”.
Agent’s Note: An internal inspection is highly recommended to appreciate the quality of workmanship. This property would be ideal as a first home, a getaway/second home or for longer letting purposes.
The property is situated in Boscombe Village, which has a Conservation area and is some seven miles north of the cathedral city of Salisbury. There is a public house and Grade I listed church, and the neighbouring village of Porton (about 1.5 miles away) has a newsagent and Post Office/store for everyday needs. The A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country, and there is a railway station in the nearby village of Grateley (approximately 10 minutes’ drive away).
Lantern style light. Part glazed stable style door leading into:
ENTRANCE HALL Coir mat at threshold. Sandstone flooring. Window with oak sill to side aspect. Coat hooks with cupboard above concealing meter/fuse box. LED down lighter. Ledged and braced solid oak panel latch door to:
SITTING / DINING ROOM Featuring a high vaulted ceiling with exposed pegged oak framework, clasped purlins, wind braces and solid oak rafters. Spot lights. Open fireplace with rolled steel log burning stove with stone hearth and oak/stone display sills above. Sandstone flooring. Small pane picture window with oak sill to front aspect overlooking main garden with long views beyond towards rolling countryside. Two Velux Conservations lights to rear aspect. Ledged and braced solid oak panel door into shower room connecting through to bedroom. Further similar door into kitchen.
KITCHEN (Well appointed) Roll top granite effect work surfaces with tiled splash back. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Range of cream high and low level cupboards and drawers. Under-counter oven and grill. Four ring ceramic hob above with stainless steel hood above. Integrated fridge/freezer and washing machine. Flagstone flooring. High ceiling. Exposed pegged oak framework. Small pane picture window with oak sill to front aspect with attractive long views towards countryside.
SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising contemporary circular wash hand basin with mixer tap set into oak sill and mosaic tiled splash back, oak sill and mirror above, cupboard beneath. Low level WC suite. Corner glass/tiled shower enclosure. Flagstone flooring. Chrome towel radiator. High ceiling with exposed pegged oak framework and down lighters. Obscure glazed window with oak sill to rear aspect. Ledged and braded oak door into:
DOUBLE BEDROOM High vaulted ceiling with exposed framework and spot lights. Small pane window with oak sill to gable end with views towards countryside. Oak doors into built-in cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder and electric Heatrae Sadia central heating boiler. Flagstone flooring.
Access off village lane through decorative wrought iron gates onto a gravelled parking space. Brick edged gravelled path leading to front entrance. Patio area. Lawn screened to the side by shiplap fencing and to the front by staggered curved walling affording views over the road towards countryside.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
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DIRECTIONS POST CODE SP4 0AB
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