East Melbury, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0DW | Property for sale | Savills
174.19 sq m
Guide price £725,000(43,655,803 EGP)

East MelburyShaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0DW


    Key features

    • Attractive period detached house
    • Extensive gardens & paddock - 0.92 acres
    • Village edge
    • Delightful outlook over the countryside
    • Versatile accommodation

    Pretty period cottage with a delightful rural outlook at the foot of Zig Zag Hill.

    About this property

    • Built of local stone under a tiled roof, Zig Zag Cottage exudes traditional English charm from every corner. Dating back to the 17th century with modern extensions, Zig Zag Cottage boasts a rich history and timeless charm, making it the perfect retreat for those seeking character, comfort, and stunning natural surroundings.

      Step inside to discover exposed beams, intricate detailing, and an impressive inglenook fireplace, evoking a sense of warmth and nostalgia.

      Spread across two floors, the cottage offers ample space for the whole family. With four bedrooms, a family bathroom, a 19ft sitting room, kitchen breakfast room, garden room, office, snug, and a convenient ground floor shower room, every aspect of modern living has been carefully considered.
      From the main entrance via a stable door you are welcomed into the hall. From here are three doors; to the left you discover a space that adapts to your every need, a large room within Zig Zag Cottage that currently serves as a home office but holds the potential to become a comfortable ground floor bedroom. From the hall and to the front is a door to the ground floor cloakroom and to the right a door through to the inner hall with boiler, immersion and coat cupboards. This room access both the Sitting room and Kitchen/Breakfast room. The latter being a triple aspect room with a range of fitted cupboards, work surfaces, sink, gas hob, fitted appliances and space for a small breakfast/ dining table and chairs. The sitting room captivates you by the sheer beauty and timeless allure of this stunning character room. Boasting generous proportions and a wealth of charming features, this space invites you to unwind and immerse yourself in its rustic elegance and tranquil surroundings. From here you enter the snug, a useful space to sit and read a book away from the main reception space. Off the snug is a shower/utility room with an attractive exposed stone wall.

      Back to the Snug where there is also access to the garden room which faces south west and is glazed on three sides offering far-reaching views that stretch across rolling farmland and picturesque countryside as well as the delightful gardens.

      On the first floor you will find four bedrooms, three of which are good sized double rooms, the forth being a single. Also you will find a comfortable family bathroom. Many of these rooms on the first floor provide you with delightful views.

      OUTSIDE
      Set behind a superb mature hedge with other deciduous hedging shielding the house, garden and paddock from the road. The gardens are a real feature of this property where you will discover various seating areas strategically placed throughout the garden, including a patio, where you can relax and unwind while soaking in the stunning views across neighboring farmland and the picturesque countryside beyond. Meandering pathways lead you through a tapestry of lush greenery, with well-kept lawns interspersed and established flowing beds, specimen shrubs and fruit trees, including mulberry and plum varieties. Every corner reveals a new delight. A separate five bar gate leading to the paddock alongside the gardens which extends to 0.46 acres and is fully enclosed with stock proof fencing.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I love this stretch of countryside, so beautiful and offering lovely vistas over open fields. The house is designed to take advantage of this unique location.

    Matt OrchardProperty agent

    Local information

    • Situated on the eastern edge of the village of East Melbury, this sought-after location overlooking the National Trust's famous Melbury Hill and Compton Downs. It is surrounded by the beautiful rural landscape of the Melbury and Blackmore Vale, in the renowned Cranborne Chase. It is an area known for its stunning scenery and walks. Nearby Melbury, Vale Winery has a bakery on site and conducts vineyard tours. Lying only 12.5 miles from the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, which has a number of independent shops, supermarkets, pubs, schools, a museum and a swimming pool.
    • The historic Cathedral city of Salisbury, about 20 miles east, offers a wide selection of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational facilities.
    • Trains from Gillingham, about 6 miles north-west of Cann, to London Waterloo take approximately 2 hours. Trains from Salisbury to London Waterloo have a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
    • Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at Rushmore. This area is renowned for its fishing on the River Avon, Test and outlying chalk streams.
    • The A303 provides access to the south west and London, via the M3.
    • There is a wide selection of both state and private schools in the area, including Port Regis, Bruton, Clayesmore, Sherborne, Bryanston, Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove and Godolphin, as well as Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools.
    • All distances and travel times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services : Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (septic Tank). Oil-fired central heating. LPG gas supply for the hob. Wessex Internet offering 60mbs. (Openreach Fibre connection offering up to 900 mbs download speed). PodPoint tethered EV charging point which charges at 7KwH on AC (Alternating Current).
    • Fixtures and Fittings : Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
    • Agent comment : Drone, internal and some exterior photos taken March 2024. Garden photos taken summer 2023.
    • Directions: Directions : SP7 0DW Take the A30 from Salisbury towards Shaftesbury. Just before you reach the first big roundabout at Shaftesbury, take a left-hand turning on to the B3081. After about three quarters of mile turn left, staying on the B3081 towards Sixpenny Handley and Tollard Royal. The Cottage will be found on the right hand side at the foot of Zig Zag Hill. What3words = handbags.ignites.stocky
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F