Borough Cross Cottage, The Borough, Downton, Salisbury


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Off street parking

Double garage

A pretty period cottage in an extremely popular village

Original features including a large ingelnook fireplace


Breakfast room


Dining hall

3/4 bedrooms

Borough Cross Cottage is a period cottage full of character with many of the original features still present, including a large inglenook fireplace and wooden beams. Parts of the original cottage date back to approximately 400 years ago. When the current owners bought the property, the opportunity to extend was taken and additional accommodation was added. The whole cottage has been carefully renovated and has been finished to a high standard.

The main door from The Borough opens on to an open plan kitchen/breakfast room. The well equipped kitchen has a gas Rangemaster and ample cupboard space. A breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the breakfast area. Through the kitchen is a conservatory that opens on to a terrace in the back garden, having a west facing aspect this conservatory makes the most of the evening sun. The sitting room is a feature of this home with a large inglenook fireplace taking up one wall. This is currently fitted with a gas-fired stove but could easily be made suitable for use with open fires. The extension built by the owners provides further reception space, a dining hall, which provides access to the off street parking and double garage. A cloakroom completes the accommodation on the ground floor.

On the first floor is the master bedroom with good ceiling heights, there is an additional double bedroom with an ensuite shower room. There are two further bedrooms along with a family bathroom and upstairs cloakroom.

Borough Cross Cottage is situated in the popular village of Downton which is located on the edge of the New Forest and approximately 7 miles from Salisbury. The village provides an excellent range of day to day facilities which include a Co-op, post office, butchers, bakers, café, library, pharmacy, a doctor's surgery and a dentist. There are also over 32 clubs and societies. The Cathedral city of Salisbury offers a wide range of cultural shopping and entertainment facilities including several theatres, a cinema and a City Hall.

The New Forest National Park provides a wonderful variety of leisure activities which include walking and riding. The south coast provides access to numerous beaches and water sport facilities.

Nearby Salisbury has a mainline railway station with direct trains to London Waterloo (90mins). Communications are excellent with the nearby A36 providing access to London airports and the national motorway network via the M27 and M3. Both Bournemouth and Southampton airport are 20 miles south of Downton.

The area is renowned for its excellent schools including the village primary school which was recently rated outstanding, and also the Trafalgar secondary school. Salisbury has retained its grammar schools for boys and girls. Private schools include, Chafyn Grove, Leaden Hall and Godolphin in Salisbury, whilst there is also the King Edward VI in Southampton; Hampshire Collegiate and Embley Park near Romsey and Sandle Manor in Fordingbridge.

One of the key features of Borough Cross Cottage is the private off street parking and large double garage. Parking within this popular village is at a premium. The double garage offers the opportunity to create a seperate annexe, subject to the necessary planning consents. The gardens lie to the rear of the property with a terrace running the length of the property. The garden is mostly laid to lawn along with mature beds.

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