A fascinating Grade II Listed property with a good garden and excellent parking/garaging in the centre of the town.
Pear Tree Cottage is a delightful, deceptively large, Grade II listed home, offering flexible accommodation. Of brick, cob and stone construction under a clay tiled roof, the cottage dates from circa 1550, with later additions. Once the local smokehouse, on the original coaching route from the west country to London, it sits in a quiet quarter of Amesbury, with pretty views over the ancient Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor, dating from 979AD.
The front door steps down into a cosy sitting room, with solid oak floors and a woodburning stove in the original inglenook fireplace. The oak floors continue into the dining room. The well appointed kitchen/breakfast room, like a lot of the cottage, has exposed beams and leads through to a fully fitted utility room, with traditional brick floor. A light, bright rear hall boasts a flagstone floor and French doors onto the drive/garden, as well as onto a sheltered rear courtyard. The drawing room has a quarry tiled and flagstone floor, gas woodburner and a glazed door onto the garden. Completing the ground floor is a double bedroom, with oak floorboards and an en suite shower room and a stylish family bathroom with underfloor heating.
Upstairs is the principal bedroom with en suite shower room and views over the abbey, along with two further double bedrooms, one also with abbey views. Accessed from the drive/garden is a home office with bi-fold glass doors overlooking the garden.
Approached via a wide single gate, onto a gravel driveway and parking area, in front of the double garage with first floor storage. The secluded and peaceful gardens are a particular feature of this unique property, having been thoughtfully cultivated into areas of sunny terrace, bordered with olive trees, quince and magnolia and lawned areas with mottled shade under twisted hazel and silver birch. There are deep perennial herbaceous borders with an abundance of roses and hydrangeas, all tucked away beyond an ancient (100 year old) pear tree at the head of the drive.
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Pear Tree Cottage is a very appealing combination of stylish accommodation immersed in wonderful period details.Paul Cadge