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Southdowns, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8EY
Sold Subject to Contract

1 bath | 1 reception | £750,000


  • Gardens approaching an Acre
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Utility Room
  • Boot Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Study
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Annexe

An incredibly deceptive contemporary family home with annexe accommodation and five bedrooms. Nestled amongst beautiful gardens approaching an acre. A five minutes stroll to the desirable town of Shaftesbury.

A shared driveway leads off Layton Lane to a private entrance and access to an extensive brick-laid parking area and triple garage. Southdowns is within just a 5 minute walk of Shaftesbury Town Centre and has undergone extensive extensions and improvements over the years. More recently the current vendor has added an impressive annexe which has a separate entrance but also accessed easily from the main house. The property offers huge flexibility with the accommodation and lends itself well to providing a home office. This comfortable family home offers complete tranquilly and privacy.

External
Southlands is set well within its plot, gated and set back from the shared driveway. There is plenty of off driveway parking which in turn provides access to the triple car garage. The gardens surrounding the house are outstanding and extremely rare in such a central location. The paved patio is glass screen enclosed providing a fabulous outside entertaining space whilst ensuring a safe area for young children. The landscaped garden is rather special with a pond and waterways, well stocked beds and children`s `den area`. The gardens are fully enclosed with mature hedging and flanked by some superb mature trees.


Situation
A303 8.6 miles, Salisbury 20 miles, Poole 25.6 miles
International Airport: Bournemouth International Airport 29 miles, Bristol Airport 43.5 miles
Train Station: Gillingham (5.1 miles) to London Waterloo 2 hours
Southdowns is situated off a peaceful lane on the edge of the desirable Saxon market town of Shaftesbury and enjoys quiet, private setting which offers both easy access to the adjoining countryside and also the town centre. The property benefits from good communication links with the A30 & A303 to the north providing access to the M3 and M5 motorway network.


Education
The area is well positioned for public and private schooling and is within easy reach of Port Regis, Sandroyd, Clayesmore, Sherborne Girls & Boys, St Antony`s Leweston, Bruton School for Girls and King`s, as well as a good comprehensive schools in Shaftesbury and Gillingham. For further details see www.isc.co.uk for independent schools and www.1.dorsetforyou.com/learning for state schools information.

Local, Sporting & Recreational
Shaftesbury is a charming town which has a vibrant high street and offers a good range of local amenities. There are plenty gastro pubs and restaurants in the area and a Waitrose in the neighbouring town of Gillingham (5 miles). More comprehensive facilities can be found in the Cathedral city of Salisbury to the east, the Georgian spa town of Bath to the north and Sherborne to the west.
There are plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities into the surrounding countryside including Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs. Poole Harbour and Weymouth (2012 Olympic venue) provide superb watersports facilities. Horseracing is at Taunton, Salisbury, Wincanton and Bath. Local hunts include The South & West Wilts, Blackmore & Sparkford Vale and The Portman. Fishing can be enjoyed on the River Stour nearby on licence via private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed at Rushmor, Sherborne and Warminster.

Southdowns
A shared driveway leads off Layton Lane to a private entrance and access to an extensive brick-laid parking area and triple garage. Southdowns is within just a 5 minute walk of Shaftesbury Town Centre and has undergone extensive extensions and improvements over the years. More recently the current vendor has added an impressive annexe which has a separate entrance but also accessed easily from the main house. The property offers huge flexibility with the accommodation and lends itself well to providing a home office. This comfortable family home offers complete tranquilly and privacy.

House
*Hallway
*Kitchen-Diner
*Utility Room
*Boot Room
*Sitting Room
*Dining Room
*Study
*Five Bedrooms
*Three Bathrooms
• Separate Annexe


External
Southlands is set well within its plot, gated and set back from the shared driveway. There is plenty of off driveway parking which in turn provides access to the triple car garage. The gardens surrounding the house are outstanding and extremely rare in such a central location. The paved patio is glass screen enclosed providing a fabulous outside entertaining space whilst ensuring a safe area for young children. The landscaped garden is rather special with a pond and waterways, well stocked beds and children`s `den area`. The gardens are fully enclosed with mature hedging and flanked by some superb mature trees.

Outbuildings
• Annexe
• Greenhouse with mains water and electricity


Notice
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.



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