A THATCH cottage in Bishopstone with "charm and character" is on the market with offers in excess of £450,000 being sought.

Old Rafters, a three bedroom stone and flint thatched cottage, is a Grade II listed property with many original features and set in a secluded garden that enjoys wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

The period home was formerly two cottages.

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From the lane, a path through the garden leads to an oak front door into the entrance hall.

The property’s sitting room has an inglenook fireplace and a part-glazed door into the garden, while the dual-aspect dining room is also complemented by an inglenook fireplace.

A galley kitchen has fitted cupboards, an integrated double-oven, hob and a part-glazed door into a thatched porch to the garden.

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The stairs lead up to a landing with a myriad of original beams, with the principal bedroom affording countryside views, fitted cupboards and wardrobes.

A second double bedroom has a fireplace, fitted cupboards and overlooks the garden. Completing the first floor is a third bedroom, a bathroom and a separate lavatory.

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The cottage’s garden is secluded with deep herbaceous borders of roses, hollyhocks, lily of the valley, lavender and poppies. A small gravelled courtyard is at the rear of the property with a central well.

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Matt Orchard, property agent at Savills in Salisbury, who is handling the sale, said: “This is an absolutely gorgeous cottage with so much charm and character. Whilst the home is in need of modernisation, it has such fantastic potential and comes with the most quintessential of cottage gardens.”

Viewings are strictly by appointment only. For more information, contact Savills Salisbury 01722 426820.