Church Leat, Downton


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A light, modern house forming part of a retirement complex with the added benefit of a resident secretary , and located in the heart of this thriving village.

Entrance hall, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, sitting room, two bedrooms, study/ground floor bedroom three, ground floor shower room, bathroom and en-suite shower room. South facing balcony, private and communal gardens, garage.

Built in 2002 by Beechcroft, an established firm of developers, 33 Church Leat is a light and spacious, end of terrace, home, with a high standard of finish and thoughtful touches such as an air re-cycling system and underfloor electric heating, with the ability to live on the ground floor, if required. This particular property is arguably one of the largest on the development with a particularly appealing plot and a south facing balcony along with attractive views over the communal grounds and the adjoining village church. The development also has the added benefit of the services of a resident secretary to assist with the day to day running of the site, as well as being on hand in case of emergency.

The development is very conveniently situated within Downton, which is a thriving and popular village just over 7 miles south east of the cathedral city of Salisbury. The village has an excellent range of amenities including doctors and dentist surgeries, a library, a number of shops, primary and secondary schools, two pubs, a village hall, a cafe and sports centre. It also hosts the well-regarded annual village fete (Downton Cuckoo fair) and has excellent transport and road links with ready access to the New Forest and both Southampton and Bournemouth airports. Salisbury has a wider range of amenities including shopping, cultural and leisure; as well as a mainline station with trains to London Waterloo (journey time approximately 90 minutes), twice weekly charter market and has also recently been voted as the best place to live by The Sunday Times.

The house is set back behind a pathway and a small area of terracing, which leads to the front door. This opens into the:


A wide and welcoming reception area, with room for pieces of furniture and doors to the majority of the ground floor rooms. Wide stairs lead to the first floor landing and there is a useful understairs coats cupboard housing the electric meters and an access hatch to a loft space.


A well proportioned and light reception room with an electric fire standing on a stone hearth, with a carved wooden surround and mantelpiece. Double doors to the dining room, television and telephone points and glazed, double doors to the:


With a tiled floor, door to the front terrace and attractive views over the communal gardens.


Of a good size, with space for a dining table and chairs and room for additional pieces of furniture. Door to the kitchen and glazed double doors to the rear.


Very well fitted with a range of cream, high and low level storage units, built-in De Dietrich fridge/freezer, induction hob with an extractor fan over, eye level Neff, double electric oven, Neff slimline dishwasher and Bosch washer/dryer. Worktop incorporating a 1 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit (with a monobloc tap over) and a matching breakfast bar. Tiled splashbacks, tiled floor and a window overlooking the rear.


Whilst currently used as a very good sized study, it is felt that this could be a well proportioned double bedroom, if required. Window to the rear, Velux roof light and telephone point.


Well fitted with a white suite of tiled shower cubicle with a Mira Excel wall mounted shower, WC and wash hand basin. Half height tiled walls, towel radiator and window to the front.

From the entrance hall stairs lead to the wide, first floor landing which has space for a desk and additional pieces of furniture. There is a hatch to the loft space, a window to the rear and doors to all of the first floor accommodation.


A good sized and light double bedroom with built-in wardrobes, airing cupboard (with slatted shelving, Ariston unvented hot water cylinder and immersion heater) and a window to the rear overlooking the water meadows.


The principal bedroom, this is a very light and bright, double bedroom room with a south facing balcony overlooking the communal gardens. This has space for a small table and chairs and some additional pots. In the room itself there are built in double wardrobes, television point and a door to the:-


Fitted with a white suite of tiled shower cubicle with a Mira Excel shower, WC and wash hand basin. Half height tiled walls, towel radiator and shaver point.


Fitted with a white suite of panelled bath (with a mixer tap and handheld shower attachment above), WC and vanity unit with a wash hand basin (with a mixer tap above and cupboard below). Half height tiled walls, window to the front, towel radiator and shaver point.


To the front of the property there is a small area of paved terrace with space for pots etc and flower beds with attractive, mature planting. To the side of the property is an area of lawn which leads to the extremely well planted and maintained communal gardens, again with attractively planted flower beds. Immediately to the rear of the property is a further area of paved terrace providing plenty of space for pots and sitting out. Two outside taps. A stepping stone path leads over the communal gardens to the shared drive and single garage which is located in an adjoining block (18 8 x 9 10 and with an electric up and over door, electric light and power and loft storage). The development also offers parking for visitors.


Leasehold. 999 years from 24/03/1984.


Mains electricity, water and drainage are available. Electric underfloor heating and air re-cycling system.


Band G. Charge for 2019/20 is £3,030.85.


Service Charge £3,408 for 01/01/19 31/12/19.

NB. It is a requirement of the lease that the principal occupier should be 55 years or older.

BROADBAND suggests that maximum speeds of 50Mb are available with superfast fibre broadband through BT.




By appointment only please through Myddelton & Major, 49 High Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2PD.

Tel 01722 337575


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Reference: 19010.200919

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