Savills | Winterbourne Stoke, Salisbury, SP3 4TG | Property for sale
2,108 sq ft(195.84 sq m)
Guide price £945,000

Winterbourne StokeSalisbury, SP3 4TG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Extended and refurbished by the current owners.
  • Triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room.
  • Inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove.
  • Views over the river.
  • Guest Annex.

With origins believed to date from 1785, Till Cottage is a picturesque country cottage, nestled in a pretty and private river-side garden. Also benefitting from a detached annex.

About this property

  • With origins believed to date from 1785, Till Cottage is a picturesque country cottage, nestled in a pretty and private river-side garden. Constructed in the traditional style of white painted cob and thatch, the cottage has been extended and refurbished by the current owners, to include a triple-aspect kitchen/breakfast room, with French doors out onto a terrace, overlooking the River Till. The kitchen benefits from shaker-style cupboards, granite worktops, an electric Aga and integrated appliances. The adjacent utility room has a stone tiled floor, further cupboards, a sink and a stable door out onto the garden. In the original part of the house, the dual-aspect sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove and French doors onto the garden. It leads through to a cosy study/snug, again with French doors onto the garden. Upstairs, the principal bedroom is triple aspect, with views over the river. There are three further bedrooms, one with a dressing room, a family bathroom and a shower room.

    Little Till has a kitchen/dining room, with a front door onto the drive and a back door onto its own bijou garden and terrace overlooking the river. Upstairs is a sitting room, double bedroom, dressing room/hall and shower room. To one side of the annex is a single garage, to the other a car port, with workshop behind and potting shed to one side.

    The particular appeal of this property is the beautiful, tranquil setting and the abundance of wildlife, including kingfishers, herons, egrets, swans, moor hens, mallards and barn owls. The cottage is approached over a long wooded track, about 300 yards down from the main road. The River Till winds around the eastern boundary of the garden, which is mainly laid to south-facing, sweeping lawns, underplanted with spring bulbs. At various points, there are steps into the river and little bridges across it. The current owners are experienced gardeners and have created wide herbaceous borders of roses, tulips, malus, viburnum and lavender. Numerous mature trees, including silver birch, weeping willow, ash, beech and sycamore line the boundaries of the garden. A spectacular wisteria climbs across the southern elevation of the house, above the terrace. A summer house is positioned at the far end of the garden, overlooking apple, plum and pear trees, and sheds/woodsheds offer additional storage. There is also a productive vegetable garden and a greenhouse.

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I cant think of a more "idyllic" setting that I have seen recently, the riverside gardens are a delight.

Matt OrchardProperty agent

Local information

  • Falling within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Winterbourne Stoke has a church with 12th Century origins, a pub, a petrol station with small shop and a childrens' playground. Nearby Shrewton has a school, shop, post office and medical centre. The majority of the Parsonage Down national nature reserve is within the parish. This ancient downland is rich in wild flowers. A one mile walk across fields takes you to the popular farm shop at Berwick St James.
  • The beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury, approximately 10 miles south, offers a wide selection of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational facilities. Trains from Salisbury to London Waterloo have a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
  • 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 Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove, Godolphin, Warminster and Dauntseys, as well as Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Salisbury, take the A360 north towards Devizes and the A303. At the roundabout with the A303 turn left and follow the road down the hill into Winterbourne Stoke, passing The Bell pub and petrol station on the right. Almost immediately, you will see a Manor House on the left. Slow down and follow the Manor House wall up the hill and, at the end of the stepped wall, turn left into an unmarked woodland track. Follow the track through the woods for approximately 300 yards and you will find Till Cottage at the end of the track. Please be aware that Sat Nav often takes you to the wrong location. You may also find directions to Till Cottage via the What3Words App (Careful.Swooning.Steady)
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold