The Hollow, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3


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  • Bedrooms: 4

Ferne Cottage

Situated in a village to the north of Salisbury, Ferne Cottage is a spacious detached period cottage in a quiet location backing onto open fields, comprising;

Ground Floor

Entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, snug, dining room, lounge, cloakroom with shower

First Floor

Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, 2 further double bedrooms, 1 single/small double and family bathroom


Private garden with indoor heated swimming pool, large double garage + additional parking, garden shed and wood store.

Putting you in the picture

Dating back to a bygone age, the property has been sympathetically extended to provide the space it enjoys today. It has been completely re-thatched in the last 7 years with many period features include exposed beams and deep window sills. Unusually for a property of this type there is good ceiling height throughout.

Shrewton is a thriving village where local facilities include a convenience store/Post Office, a school, doctors' surgeries, churches a petrol station and vets. There is also a recreation ground offering sporting and social activities throughout the year.

Access to the A303 is approximately 4 miles away, providing good access to London, the south and south-west amidst beautiful countryside in all directions. Mainline train services are available at nearby Grateley and Salisbury. The cathedral city of Salisbury is close by with an excellent range of facilities for all the family.

Come Inside

Ferne Cottage is approached by a gravel path leading to a porch. The front door opens into:

Dining Room/Snug

Period beams, deep window sills, inglenook fire place with a multifuel stove help create a cosy atmosphere. A split-level floor leads from the Snug to the Dining Room. There is a useful under stairs cupboard and a staircase leading to the upper floor.


This well-proportioned triple aspect room features an exposed brick fireplace, housing a multifuel stove with tiled hearth. At the end of the room there's a pair of double-glazed doors opening onto the garden. Radiators are situated to either side of the room together with wall light fittings, TV and telephone point and exposed ceiling beams.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

A 30ft triple aspect room. The breakfast/family area has ample space for a table together with low level storage units incorporating display cabinets above. The kitchen has further bespoke cupboards incorporating a built in Neff dishwasher, Philips eye level double oven and fridge freezer.

The worktops incorporate a two-bowl stainless steel sink with drainer and mono block mixer tap, a five-ring halogen hob with an extractor hood above. Cheerful tiled splashbacks with an Italian slate tiled floor throughout, recessed ceiling lights, central breakfast bar, under unit lighting, telephone point and stable door to garden.

Inner Entrance Lobby

The rear entrance Lobby to the house from the garden incorporates a slated tiled floor, coat hooks, radiator and alarm key pad.

Cloak/Shower Room

Fitted with a coloured suite with low level WC, wash basin and large walk-in shower with wall-mounted Mira mixer controls. Full height tiling, extractor fans, radiator and access hatch to shower pump.

From the Snug stairs lead to the first-floor landing:

Master Bedroom

Here you'll find a spacious room with two windows looking onto the garden, two radiators, a mirror fronted built in double wardrobe, telephone and tv points.

Ensuite Bathroom

Coloured suite with low level WC, twin wash basins set into a vanity unit and bath set on a raised platform. Twin aspect windows, radiator, extractor fan, shaver point and full height tiling.

Bedroom 2

A pleasant double room with an irregular shaped ceiling overlooking the front garden. Walk-in wardrobe, radiator and airing cupboard housing a lagged hot water tank. Hatch to loft, telephone point and exposed beams.

Bedroom 3

A large single/small double room, overlooking the front garden. Irregular shaped ceiling, radiator, exposed beams, TV point.

Bedroom 4

Light and airy and offering good space this dual aspect double room overlooks the rear garden. Built-in mirror fronted wardrobe, radiator, phone and TV points.

Family Bathroom

Situated between bedrooms 3&4, low level WC, hand basin, bidet, bath with shower attachment over. Full height tiling, shaving point and hatch to loft space.

Garden & Garage

Both front and rear gardens offer privacy and seclusion. The front has a cottage style garden with porch and a side gate leading to the back garden.

At the rear the garden is laid mainly to lawn with a variety of mature plants and shrubs. Wooden double gates lead to an area of gravelled parking and turning, leading to a large double garage. There's power and light behind the up and over door where you will find room for a workbench. Attached to the garage is an outside light with motion sensor. Behind the garage is a dry and well-ventilated wood store with the garden boundary backing onto open fields

Pool House

A favourite with family and friends, this much enjoyed addition is a timber construction pool house with double sliding doors to the garden and patio area. The pool measures 20 feet by 9 feet (6.2m x 2.8m) and is heated. There's space to sit beside the pool, handy for those sudden downpours when you've been outside enjoying a BBQ. The pool is spot-lit and has power for a fridge/tv, together with a wall mounted dehumidifier and a wash basin.

This room also offers the potential for conversion into an annexe or office subject to the necessary planning permission.

Oil Tank

Hidden behind the Pool House are two 1,212 litre oil storage tanks and an additional store which are accessed through a gate in the rear garden.

A few more details

Ferne Cottage is not a listed property and a result benefits from full double glazing and insulated cavity walls. The loft is also insulated and the thatch itself is an insulator. There is good ceiling height throughout the property and the roof was last thatched in 2012. The property has mains water, electricity and drainage.

Marketed by Arrange viewing 01787 312401


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