Savills | The Drove, Bishopstone, Salisbury, SP5 4BP | Property for sale
Excess of £450,000

The DroveBishopstone, Salisbury, SP5 4BP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Secluded quintessential cottage garden.
  • Two Inglenook fireplaces.
  • A myriad of original beams throughout.
  • Wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Now requiring updating.

Formerly two cottages, Old Rafters is a pretty brick, stone and flint thatched cottage, retaining many original features, set in a lovely secluded garden

About this property

  • Formerly two cottages, Old Rafters is a grade II listed pretty brick, stone and flint thatched cottage, retaining many original features, set in a lovely secluded garden. From the lane, a path through the garden leads to an oak front door into the entrance hall. The sitting room has an inglenook fireplace and a part-glazed door into the garden. The dual-aspect dining room also has an inglenook fireplace. A galley kitchen has fitted cupboards, an integrated double-oven, hob and a part-glazed door into a thatched porch to the garden.

    The stairs lead up to a landing with a myriad of original beams. The principal bedroom has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and fitted cupboards and wardrobes. A second double bedroom has a fireplace, fitted cupboards and overlooks the garden. Completing the first floor is a third bedroom, a bathroom and a separate lavatory.

    The vehicular access from the road leads, via a 5-bar gate, to an area of parking in front of a double-length garage. The quintessential cottage garden is secluded and mainly laid to lawn, with deep herbaceous borders of roses, hollyhocks, lily of the valley, lavender and poppies. The cottage has a small gravelled rear courtyard, with a central well.

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An absolutely gorgeous cottage with so much charm and character. I love the pretty garden.

Matt OrchardProperty agent

Local information

  • Bishopstone lies in the sought-after Chalke Valley and is approximately 5.5 miles south-west of Salisbury. The village has a 13th Century church, a Baptist church, an active village hall and a pub. The neighbouring village of Broad Chalke offers a thriving primary school, a pub and a community run shop. Old Rafters is located in a particularly quiet corner of the village, with wonderful walks, up behind the cottage, on to the downs and the famous ancient Drove, that runs from Salisbury to Shaftesbury.
  • The beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury 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. Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at Rushmore, South Wilts Golf Club and High Post. 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 Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove and Godolphin, as well as Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Salisbury, take the A354 towards Blandford. Just before Coombe Bissett, take the right-hand turning towards Bishopstone and Broad Chalke. After approximately 3 miles you will enter the village of Bishopstone. Continue on this road until you see the White Hart pub on your left; turn left directly before the pub into Butt Lane and follow the road round a right-hand bend, the road then swings left, over two small bridges. Continue along this road until you reach The Drove. Old Rafters will be found on the right-hand side.
  • EPC Exempt