– Approached via double gates which lead to a large parking forecourt, whilst additional double wrought iron gates lead to the rear gardens

– Pedestrian access via a stone pathway which approaches the front door

– The pretty rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn, incorporating a range of mature trees and shrubs which are enclosed by a brick wall, providing much privacy

– Large patio area sitting adjacent to the dining room

– Two separate outbuildings/workshops, both with lighting and electricity supply, one of which has a fully boarded loft space


Energy Performance Rating: N/A

Council Tax Band: G

Mains water, electricity and drainage


The property is situated in the delightful rural village of Downton, on the edge of the River Avon and beautiful New Forest National Park, offering thousands of acres of wood and heathland ideal for cycling, walking and horse riding. The village offers a good range of shops and amenities is conveniently located just 6 miles south of the historic city of Salisbury comprising an abundance of shopping facilities, cafes and restaurants. The village is also well known for its fishing, its award winning local brewery and as a centre for exploring the River Avon and New Forest. For commuters, the A338 is easily accessible, providing a direct route to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approx. 20 miles south). Southampton is approximately 20 miles east via the M27, with London approximately two hours distant via the M27/M3/M25.


– The entrance hall provides access to all of the ground-floor accommodation including the downstairs shower room, cloak cupboard and under stairs storage

– Impressive sitting room featuring an inglenook fireplace with a brick surround and inset log burner

– Spacious dining room with an open fireplace and a double aspect overlooking the rear gardens

– Reception room with a front aspect overlooking the front gardens, also comprising a fireplace with an inset log burner and a tiled hearth

– Charming kitchen which is fitted with a range of oak-fronted wall and base units with work surfaces over, an inset stainless-steel sink, a useful pantry and a door leading to the rear gardens

– Bright first-floor landing providing access to all four double bedrooms, three of which benefit from built-in storage cupboards

– Generous family bathroom comprising a Jacuzzi style bath with a hand-held shower attachment, separate shower, vanity unit with marble counter over and a concealed WC

– There is also a separate WC adjacent to the bathroom and also an airing cupboard

– Falls within the catchment area for the highly regarded Trafalgar School at Downton

Living in Fordingbridge

Fordingbridge, with its distinctive seven arch bridge spanning the River Avon, rewards discovery. This former market town enjoys an idyllic location between the heath and woodland of the New Forest and rolling chalk downlands of Cranborne Chase. The Avon Valley long-distance footpath from Salisbury to Christchurch runs through the town, meandering beside the Avon. Round and about are some of the loveliest villages, including Rockbourne with the remains of a Roman villa and good, popular pub, the Rose & Thistle, and delightful Breamore with its picturesque Marsh (surviving manorial green) and Elizabethan manor house.

Fordingbridge itself has a high street of interesting independents including an art gallery, architectural salvage yard (a great resource with treasures such as Victorian fireplaces), bookshop and boutiques, and essentials such as butchers and bakers. There’s also a great selection of pubs and restaurants in the area, such as The George in Fordingbridge, The Three Lions at Stuckton and The Foresters at Frogham.

Property in Fordingbridge and surrounding area represents good value for the New Forest and includes character cottages and modern family homes. Families are also attracted by the well-regarded independent schools of Forres Sandle Manor and Moyles Court.

Fordingbridge is positioned just off the main Salisbury to Christchurch Road, so there’s reasonable access to the road networks - including A31 at Ringwood.

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Downton, Salisbury

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 1
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 3

*VIRTUAL VIEWING AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL TO ARRANGE YOUR APPOINTMENT* - Potential to Improve - A beautiful Grade II listed detached four-bedroom house which was originally built in 1750 and is set within mature gardens and is conveniently located in the centre of Downton. This delightful home retains many original period features with exposed beams throughout, four double bedrooms, three generous reception rooms, whilst also lending itself to considerable improvement and modernisation.

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