Lynchet House, Green Lane, Ashmore, Salisbury, Dorset

£2,200,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Entrance hall and 4 Further reception rooms

Kitchen/breakfast room

Utility/laundry room, Boot room, Walk-in pantry

2 Cloakrooms, Spiral cellar

Principal bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom

5 Further bedrooms (1 en-suite)

2 Family bath/shower rooms

Double car port, Single garage

4 Stables, Tack room, Garden store, Large open-sided barn

Set in approximately 8.1 acres

Lynchet House was built in 2002 and is a desirable family home offering almost 4,500 sqft of flexible light-filled accommodation arranged over three floors, which cleverly combines the amenities of modern living with a wealth of period style features throughout; including large sash windows, intricate cornicing, high ceilings and open fires.

The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming entrance hall with attractive turned staircase and a downstairs cloakroom. Leading from the entrance hall is a study with a large sash window overlooking the front garden and wooden shutters. A good-sized snug with a beautiful bay window, features a gas fireplace and bespoke shelving on either side of the chimney breast offering ample storage. The drawing room, which is due south-facing, benefits from being dual aspect and has French windows onto the terrace, offering the perfect opportunity for outside entertaining. A beautiful open fireplace with an intricately turned mantelpiece is the focal point of this elegant room. A second sitting room, again with a feature open fireplace, leads from the kitchen and could be used as a playroom or a snug in the winter months.

The kitchen/breakfast room, finished with wooden floors, again has French windows onto the south-facing terrace. There is an oil-fired AGA, a separate gas-fired hob with electric oven below and an integrated dishwasher. The kitchen has a good array of fitted units at base and wall level offering ample storage. The central island has a second sink and fitted units below. There is also space for a large dining table, which can seat up to ten people. There is also a useful neighbouring pantry. Fitted with an array of units and a Belfast sink, is the utility/laundry room, which houses the boiler and has a door onto the enclosed courtyard. There is also a hidden spiral cellar, offering wine storage for over 500 bottles. A large boot room has built-in storage and garden access, with an adjacent downstairs cloakroom which completes the accommodation on the ground floor.

The first floor offers a generous dual aspect principal bedroom with wonderful views, built-in storage, dressing room and an en-suite bathroom with a separate steam shower and twin sinks. Three further well-proportioned double bedrooms, all with built-in storage, complete the accommodation on the first floor. The guest suite has a fitted wardrobe and a well-appointed, en-suite bathroom with separate shower. A family bathroom completes the first-floor accommodation from the large galleried landing. On the second floor are two further double bedrooms, a family shower room and a large sitting area with ample fitted shelving and wardrobes, making this the perfect space for teenagers or guests.

Said to be the highest village in Dorset and set in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ashmore is a peaceful small village with a traditional dew pond at its centre. Ashmore is a particularly pretty tranquil village with thatched stone cottages, farms and the historic church. The nearby village of Ludwell offers a well-stocked village shop, Post Office and butcher. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are available in Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum. Salisbury provides an excellent range of shopping and leisure facilities including a theatre, cinema, library, numerous pubs, restaurants and cafés. The area is renowned for its excellent variety of field sports with racing at both Salisbury and Wincanton as well as some well-known game shoots. Golf can be played at nearby Rushmore Park and South West Wilts on the outskirts of Salisbury.

There are six independent and state primary schools within five miles of the village, with Shaftsbury School rated Good by Ofsted and a range of secondary independent schools nearby including Sandroyd, Port Regis, Clayesmore, Hanford, Bryanston, Godolphin (Girls). South Wilts Grammar (Girls), Bishops Wordsworth (Boys) and Gillingham School are alternatives. The nearby A350 provides a north/south link across the county and also links with the major east/west A303, and through that to the M3 and M5. There is also a mainline rail service from Tisbury to London Waterloo.

The property is approached through a wooden five-bar gate leading down a gravel driveway to ample parking for several cars and to a double car barn. Mostly laid to lawn, the garden is interspersed with mature borders and is bordered by established trees. This provides an ideal setting for relaxing and entertaining, whilst overlooking the large lawn and countryside beyond. The garden has been designed to take maximum advantage of its edge of village setting and far-reaching views, with The Needles in sight on a clear day. There are also four stables, a tack room and a large open-sided barn. There is also a greenhouse, an established vegetable garden and 6500 litre rain water storage tank. Set in approximately 8.1 acres.

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