Donhead St. Andrew
Property SummaryA stunning countryside family home set in a total of 4 acres with lovely gardens, a beautiful meadow and river Nadder frontage.
The substantial accommodation offers the most incredible south westerly facing views.
Donhead St. Andrew lies between Tisbury, with its independent shops and galleries and main line station to Waterloo (1hr 40 mins) and the South West, and the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. The Sett is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty offering enormous potential for walking, riding, and cycling, with the Chalke Valley a short drive away.
Donhead St. Andrew has an award-winning pub, The Foresters and the nearby village of Ludwell has a butcher, village stores, farm shop, post office and a further popular pub, The Grove Arms.
Shaftesbury, a few minutes’ drive, has an excellent weekly produce market, hotels, restaurants, The Shaftesbury Arts Club and numerous other amenities. The A303 is 5 miles away giving fast access towards London and the South West.
The Sett is a detached family house in an elevated position which was originally constructed in 2008 with considerable later additions.
The accommodation is bright, light and well-proportioned making it ideal for entertaining. There is a substantial drawing room with open fireplace, a fabulous kitchen / dining room with large oak window maximising the breath-taking views across the Nadder valley towards Donhead St Mary church. A study / playroom connects to the hall and kitchen which has bifold doors onto the terrace. A back larder leads to the garage and useful utility / laundry room.
Upstairs the landing leads to three bedrooms facing west, two with en suite bathrooms. Through an oak door, a charming bedroom is situated above the garage with views east and south. There is potential to create a fifth bedroom if required.
The house is approached through a five bar gate leading to a parking and turning area. The garden wraps itself around the south and west of the house, opening directly onto the meadow beyond. At the front of the house are raised beds, a wood shed and some interesting trees including a Persian Ironwood and a Weeping Pear.
The garden is manageable with plentiful seasonal interest and has been sympathetically planted to maximise views.
There are numerous hedges of yew, hornbeam, holly and beech as well as a tapestry hedge breaking the boundary between the garden and meadow. The borders are well established and raised beds, numerous raspberry canes, gooseberry and redcurrant bushes are there for the enthusiastic gardener. Trees have been planted including rowans, crab-apples, apple, pear and plums.
The meadow stretches west down towards the river and totals approx. 3 acres. The current owners have planted a wild flower meadow at the top and a hazel copse in the lower section.
At the bottom of the meadow a small gate leads to a hidden stretch of rare river Nadder frontage comprising approx. 1 acre. Here can be found a magnificent oak tree, bluebells and an evolving small mixed wood. It is an ideal place for camping and the house also has fishing rights. The wildlife is prolific.
A gap in the holly hedge from the drive leads to two useful stone tool sheds which have been recently renovated. There is also access here to a wooden summerhouse which overlooks a further vegetable area and new trees including Cotoneaster, Chanticleer and Osmanthus.
Adjacent to the main area of lawn is a very attractive larch-clad studio / home office. This new building enjoys stunning south and westerly views and is fully insulated / heated with high-speed fibre broadband. There is an intercom connection to the main house.
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected as well as LPG central heating.
Wiltshire Council, Band G
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