Savills | Costers Lane, Bowerchalke, Salisbury, SP5 5BJ | Property for sale
2,332 sq ft(216.65 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Costers LaneBowerchalke, Salisbury, SP5 5BJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • A superb family house built in 1994 by Templeton Walker.
  • Outbuildings including double garage, workshop and stables.
  • Private position in a sought-after Chalke Valley village.
  • Large garden and paddock (part owned on long lease).
  • Excellent location on the Cranborne Chase with all its amenities.

Superb Family House set in delightful gardens with outbuildings and paddock

About this property

    This particularly attractive brick and flint, Edwardian style property was built, by renowned local firm Templeton Walker, in 1994. It boasts spacious and well-presented accommodation, with elegant detailing, such as stone mullion and leaded windows, and has the added benefit of large gardens, a paddock and numerous outbuildings.

    The newly refurbished kitchen/breakfast room has bi-fold doors overlooking the expansive stone terrace and gardens. A range of smart new units have been fitted, with quartz work surfaces, a central island and an oil-fired Aga. Integrated appliances include an oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher, along with a ceramic sink. This opens through to a useful utility/laundry room, with fitted cupboards, wooden work surfaces, a Butlers sink, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and a door to the outside.

    The spacious entrance hall, with stone floor, offers access to a dining room with a half-glazed door to the gar den, and also to the dual-aspect sitting room, which has a stone fireplace with woodburning stove and a glazed door into the conservatory. From here are French doors onto the terrace. A cloakroom completes the ground floor. The galleried landing offers access to all the bedrooms. The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite wet room. There are three further double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, and a family bathroom.

    The house is approached from the lane, via a 5-bar gate, onto a gravel driveway with parking for several cars. The double garage has electric up-and-over doors, with storage into the eaves above, and an adjacent workshop and store room. This front elevation of the house has been creatively planted with wisteria, roses, honeysuckle and peonies.

    A deep stone terrace spans the back of the house, overlooking a beautifully maintained, well-established and private garden. Predominantly laid to lawn, it has deep herbaceous borders, a pond and several mature trees, including a particularly pretty Indian Bean Tree. The more formal gardens sweep down through the trees, to immaculate raised vegetable beds and an orchard.

    The stables, comprising two loose-boxes and a hay barn, set around concrete hard-standing, are currently used as extra garden stores/workshops and a log store.

    The gardens look out across the picturesque paddock, currently with winding paths mown into the longer wild grasses and flowers.

    Please note the sale plan which illustrates the freehold land amounting to 0.32 acre (edged red) and the leasehold land amounting to 1.69 acres (hatched blue).

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I was raised in the village and have a particular soft spot for houses in the Chalke Valley; this is a wonderful example of a modern house, in immaculate condition and with some fabulous gardens and grounds.

James McKillopProperty agent

Local information

  • Bowerchalke is a picturesque, and highly sought-after, village in the Chalke Valley.
  • It is approximately nine miles from the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury and is located within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of the famous Cranborne Chase. Its Church of the Holy Trinity dates back to the 13th Century and William Golding, renowned author of Lord of the Flies, is buried within the grounds. There is a well-established market in the village hall on Saturdays and a fantastic cricket club, popular with all ages. The neighbouring village of Broad Chalke has a pub, village shop, doctors surgery and excellent primary school.
  • Salisbury, with its wide range of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational activities, offers a direct train service to London Waterloo (journey time from 85 minutes). Alternatively, trains travel to London Waterloo from Tisbury (9 miles from the village) taking from 108 minutes. The A303 provides access to the South West and London via the M3.
  • The surrounding area boasts numerous excellent schools, both private and state, including Clayesmore, Dauntseys, Warminster School, Port Regis, Sandroyd, Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove and Godolphin, along with Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • TENURE Part Freehold, part Leasehold.
  • AGENTS NOTE The house and 0.32 acre of grounds are held Freehold, whilst the stables and 1.69 acres are held Leasehold, approx. 97 years remaining.
  • SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private Drainage.
  • OUTGOINGS The property is subject to Council Tax Band G
  • LOCAL AUTHORITY Wiltshire Council – 0300 456 0100
  • FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
  • VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: From Salisbury take the A354 towards Blandford and turn right at Coombe Bissett, towards Broad Chalke. Once in the village of Broad Chalke, turn left opposite the Queens Head pub and then follow the road round to the right. Continue through the village, heading towards Bowerchalke. On arriving in Bowerchalke, the right-hand turning into Costers Lane can be found after approximately ¼ of a mile. Old Dairy House can be found soon after, on the right-hand side. All distances and travel times are approximate.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold