A delightful 18th Century house, surrounded by its own gardens and grounds.
Constructed of stone under a tiled roof, this charming 18th Century family home, with later additions, nestles centrally within its beautiful gardens and grounds, creating complete privacy. The house, whilst attractive architecturally, benefits from not being listed. The accommodation is eminently flexible, with a generous integrated annexe that can either be enjoyed as part of the main house or used entirely separately.
A spacious entrance hall offers access through to an inner hall, with the large L-shaped kitchen/dining room off to one side and located opposite the snug, which has a fireplace and a north-facing walk-in larder. The kitchen is a comfortable and well laid-out space, with a dining area to one side, with a stone fire place and woodburning stove, and a timber-framed garden room to the other, the latter benefitting from double doors into the garden. Central to this space is the working' part of the kitchen, with a range of fitted cupboards under oak work surfaces, a large central island, electric AGA, separate oven and hob and Fisher and Paykel fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The room has English oak floorboards.
The spacious, dual-aspect, drawing room has a fireplace to one end and part-glazed double doors into the garden. A staircase hall, with parquet floor, offers access to the laundry/boot room, cloakroom/WC and through to what could be used as a separate annexe. This substantial extension includes a dual-aspect sitting room, with a jetmaster fire and French doors onto the garden, a downstairs double bedroom, with oak floorboards and French doors to the garden and an adjacent shower room. Upstairs, the annexe has a further double bedroom and an en suite bathroom.
The staircase in the main house leads up to a galleried landing. The dual-aspect principal bedroom suite has a dressing room, with plenty of hanging space, and a bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The location of the house is a particular feature of this property, positioned as it is down a quiet cul-de-sac lane and surrounded on all sides by its own gardens, grounds and paddocks. It benefits from being registered as an Agricultural Smallholding.
An attractive brick outbuilding, with a clay tiled roof, houses two garages, one containing the original stable, and a log store. There are steps up to a studio/office, with a Velux window. Behind is a traditional brick potting shed. An additional garage stands on the opposite side of the drive.
Enchanting gardens encircle the house. To one side are sweeping lawns, with ponds and deep herbaceous beds bordered by numerous impressive mature trees, including walnut, copper beech, lime, snake bark, pear, fig, field maple and sorbus. Areas of stone terrace are located round the garden and a secluded walled garden, with gate pillars topped with stone finials, is positioned to the r ear of the house, enclosing a pretty area with further lawn, herbaceous borders, box and yew hedging, a Summer House and a herb garden. An enclosed apple orchard contains a greenhouse, raised vegetable bed, log stores and areas for composting. The garden is a haven for wildlife, with visitors that include nightjars, heron, sparrowhawk, barn owl and turtle doves.
Fosters is bordered on three sides by its paddocks, one with a field shelter/stable and one containing a rare 3000 year old Neolithic barrow. A second drive provides access for farm vehicles into the property's fields. Rising up in the distance are the hills of Scratchbury and Cotley on the edge of Salisbury Plain.
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I love the comfortable and welcoming atmosphere throughout the whole property and that it feels completely private.Paul CadgeProperty agent