Charlton Lane, Charlton, Shaftesbury


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Idyllic Rural Property In Stunning Location With Potential To Extend & 2 Acre Paddock







- Porch

- Hall

- Sitting Room

- Cloakroom/Shower room

- Kitchen/Family Room

- Master Bedroom

- Two Further Bedrooms

- Family Bathroom

- Summerhouse

- Garden

- Parking Area


Hollybush Cottage is situated down a quiet lane on the edge

of the village of Charlton, a few miles from the historic market

town of Shaftesbury. Hollybush Cottage is surrounded by fields

giving it a good degree of seclusion. The area is particularly

noted as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with far

reaching views to the hills of the Cranborne Chase. Hollybush

Cottage is freshly and tastefully decorated inside and outside

and is the perfect country retreat but less than a mile to the

north is the village of Ludwell which has a renowned village

shop, butcher, post office and farm shop. The thriving town

of Shaftesbury has a wider range of facilities and amenities,

including a baker, coffee shops and supermarkets, banks and a

doctors surgery. There is a mainline railway station at nearby

Tisbury which is six miles to the north with services to London

Waterloo (journey time approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes).

Communications by road are good via both the A30 and the

A303 which provides access to London, the national motorway

system and airports via the M3.


Reputedly a former Inn, Hollybush Cottage has been recently

upgraded, having been extended in the 1950s and again in the 1970s

to create a generously proportioned kitchen/family room with an

EFEL wood burner, painted wooden flooring and new windows.

This open plan room is the heart of the home, providing a

comfortable social living space with a good sense of light provided by

two sets of south facing French doors opening out onto the garden.

A further living room is on the ground floor, again with full height

french doors as well as another wood burner. Upstairs are three

double bedrooms and a large bathroom, all looking south over the

unspoilt, lightly timbered undulating countryside and the paddock

which belongs to the house. The best vantage point is the pretty

Juliet balcony in the master bedroom.


The garden has been carefully designed with several well planted flower

beds and a range of native trees including a copper beech. A new large

wooden summer house and a paved terrace create the perfect spot

for outdoor entertaining. A path leads down the length of the garden

which is mostly laid to lawn. There is a wood store and a larger shed

giving ample outdoor storage. A gravelled area has space for several

cars to park. The paddock lies to the southern border and is laid to

rough pasture with an entrance on to the country lane. There are bridle

paths close at hand which lead on to the Cranborne Chase


Racing is at Wincanton, Salisbury, and Bath, golf at Blandford

Forum, Sherborne, Salisbury and Wincanton; theatres at Salisbury,

Bournemouth and Bath. Walking, cycling and riding in this unspoilt

part of Dorset. The property is within striking distance of the Isle of

Purbeck, with its rugged coastline and the New Forest to the East.

Poole and Bournemouth are within an hours drive, offering exceptional

sailing and water sports at Poole Harbour.


The area is particularly well known for its proximity to a number

of schools including Port Regis, St Mary s Shaftesbury, Sandroyd,

Hazelgrove, Clayesmore, Bryanston and Gillingham School with its

well-regarded sixth form.


Plans have been submitted,

(Application no 18/01557/FUL)

to extend the house on the eastern

elevation creating a garden room and

extended living space. In turn this will

create an impressive master bedroom

above with dual aspect windows and

an en-suite bathroom. These plans are

available for inspection upon request.


Services: Mains electricity and water.

Private drainage. Oil fired central


Tenure: Freehold with full vacant

possession on completion.

Council Tax Band: Band G

Local Authorities: Wiltshire Council

Tel: 01300 342102


Current Band E - Potential Band B


From Shaftesbury, take the A30 east

towards Salisbury. Pass St Marys School,

and the Five Square garage, turn the next

right at the crossroads after approximately

mile. Continue down this lane for

approximately 3/4 mile, passing two left

turns and after 100 yards turn left down

a track (marked Not Suitable for Motor


From Salisbury, continue through

Ludwell and up the hill, continue along

the A30 turning left just after the Rising

Sun public house. Continue down this

lane for approximately 3/4 mile, passing

two left turns and after 100 yards turn left

down a track (marked Not Suitable for

Motor Vehicles).


Strictly by appointment

with the joint sole agents

Jackson-Stops Shaftesbury

and Fox Grant Salisbury 01722 782727

Arrange viewing 01722 782727

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