Savills | Donhead St. Mary, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9DQ | Property for sale
166.02 sq m(1,787 sq ft)
Guide price £685,000

Donhead St. MaryShaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9DQ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2021
  • There are four bedrooms, three of which are doubles
  • The triple-aspect principal bedroom includes beautiful views over the south facing garden
  • Far-reaching Countryside views
  • Garden and additional paddock
  • There is off road parking for two cars on a gravel area beside the house

An elegant period house with huge potential, situated in an elevated position, in the sought-after village of Donhead St Mary.

About this property

  • A Handsome stone and brick village house under a clay tile roof, with origins dating back to the 17th century and the benefit of Victorian additions.
    The house is approached via a gravel driveway, directly opposite the ancient St Mary's Church.
    The entrance hall, with tongue and groove panelling, leads to the sitting room which has the benefit of an open fireplace. On the opposite side of the hall is the kitchen, boasting a range of bespoke painted wooden units, wooden worktops and a fitted double oven and hob. There is a well-proportioned dining room with a glass door into the existing wooden lean-to, which looks out over the pretty rear garden.

    Opposite the top of the stairs is the bathroom. The triple-aspect principal bedroom includes beautiful views over the south facing garden and, to the north, over the church and beyond towards Wardour. This room has a large walk-in cupboard, with a window, that has the potential to be converted into an en suite WC and basin. Opposite is a second double bedroom, again with views over both the garden and the church. There are two additional bedrooms, one with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

    Unusually, there is a substantial cellar. This was integral to the property when it was originally built as a farmhouse. The cattle were kept in the cellar, their body heat being used to warm up the house above. There is a door to the garden from the cellar that, in the past, gave the cattle access to the fields.

    Internally the cellar is approached via wooden stairs from the entrance hall.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is a delightful cottage with stunning views and it offers great potential, the cellar and garden certainly to be appreciated!

Matt OrchardProperty agent

Local information

  • Belmont House is situated in an elevated position in the sought-after village of Donhead St Mary in South Wiltshire, on the county border of Dorset, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is surrounded by the stunning rolling countryside of the Blackmore Vale.
  • Shaftesbury is approximately 4 miles to the west, providing excellent everyday shopping facilities.
  • Nearby Tisbury boasts a vibrant high street and variety of shops, including a delicatessen, cafe, wine bar, butchers and fishmongers, along with Messum's Gallery (an outpost of their Mayfair gallery).
  • Tisbury also has a mainline station to London Waterloo in 1 hour 50 minutes. The ancient Cathedral city of Salisbury is approximately 18 miles to the East.
  • The Forester in next door Donhead St Andrew, Pythouse Kitchen Garden Cafe and The Beckford Arms are within easy driving distance and offer excellent local food.
  • The surrounding countryside is ideal for a variety of rural pursuits such as walking, cycling and fishing. Other places of interest are Old Wardour Castle, Stourhead Gardens and Stonehenge.
  • Racing can be found at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury, whilst golf can be enjoyed at Rushmore Park.
  • Poole, Weymouth and the Dorset Jurassic Coast are all within easy reach.
  • Communications in the area are excellent with the A303 about 7 miles to the north providing a link to the M3, M25, London or the West Country. The nearby A30 takes you east to Salisbury and west to Shaftesbury and beyond.
  • The area is well known for the number of excellent schools. There are excellent primary schools at Semley and Wardour. Port Regis, Sandroyd, Hazelgrove, Hanford, Clayesmore, Sherborne, Bryanston, and Dauntseys are easily accessible.

Additional information

  • Directions: From London head south west on the M3 and continue on to the A303. Continue past Stonehenge and exit on to the A350 heading south towards Shaftesbury. Head up the hill towards Shaftesbury and on the outskirts turn left signed Wincombe/Donhead St Mary. Proceed down this lane for over a mile and at the junction turn right onto Church Hill; follow this lane around to the right to the church and the property will be found opposite the church.
  • EPC Rating = F