Appleyard Cottage, Donhead St. Mary, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Guide price

Bedrooms: 2

Sitting room

Kitchen/dining room


2 double bedrooms

Family bathroom


Appleyard Cottage is a charming semi-detached period property, set in the heart of the small village of Donhead St. Mary and backing onto the village's

historic Grade I Listed Church of St. Mary. The cottage has recently been the subject of sympathetic re- modelling and offers two double bedrooms and

plenty of character with exposed timber beams and other original, period details, combined with clean, neutral décor throughout.

Steps lead up to the front door where the ground floor is entered via the porch which opens into the kitchen/dining room. This (along with the majority of the ground floor) has a terracotta floor tiling throughout, including in the comfortable sitting room with its inglenook fireplace, which is fitted with a woodburning stove. There is also a well-equipped kitchen with farmhouse-style units to base and wall level, wooden worktops and a space for a range cooker, as well as a window seat and space for a family dining table. Adjoining the kitchen, the utility room provides further space for storage and appliances, this room has a separate door to the garden which could be useful for pets.

Stairs lead up from the sitting room to a spacious landing. Off this there are two double bedrooms of similar proportions, both of which enjoy deep

windowcills and have splendid, vaulted ceilings with exposed timber beams, giving a sense of space and light. The first floor also has a family bathroom which is stylishly fitted with a bath with shower over, a wash hand basin with pretty tiled splashbacks, and WC.

The property is set in the heart of the picturesque and very popular village of Donhead St. Mary, backing onto the village's historic Grade I Listed Church of St. Mary. The nearby village of Ludwell, a mile away, provides several local amenities, including a post office, village store, local pub and primary school, while three and a half miles to the west, the historic market town of Shaftesbury offers a good choice of shops, supermarkets and leisure facilities.

Tisbury offers further amenities, schooling and a leisure centre, as well as a mainline station, providing direct services to London Waterloo.

Historic Salisbury is 17 miles away, with its wealth of shopping and leisure facilities. Local road connections include the A350, which provides easy access to the A303. Airports are located at Bristol, Bournemouth.

State schooling is provided locally with a well thought of primary schools at Wardour and Semley. Independent schools of note include Sandroyd, Port Regis, Warminster School, Clayesmore, Gilliingham, Salisbury Cathedral School, Bryantston and Sherborne.

At the front and side of the cottage there is a delightful, private garden with well-stocked border flowerbeds, an area of lawn and established hedgerows. There is also an area of paved terracing which is ideal for al fresco dining, along with a secure paved yard area with shed.

01722 239656

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