Barford Lane, Downton, Salisbury

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A detached, character property set in a wonderful location, in need of improvement and alteration. ** GARDENS ON ALL SIDES ** OUTBUILDINGS ** OFF-ROAD PARKING ** VACANT POSSESSION **


From Salisbury, take the A36 Southampton Road and at the start of the dual carriageway, turn right towards Alderbury. Take the first right into Shute End Road and this continues into Witherington Road. The road bears to the left and then to the right and immediately take the left hand turn into Barford Lane. After about half a mile, the road bears round to the right and after a further half a mile turn left just before the triangle on to a gravel track, where Barford Down Cottage will be seen on the left hand side.


Situated in a wonderful location surrounded by farmland and with only one near neighbour, a character detached cottage in need of improvement/alteration. The garden lies to all sides and there is a range of brick-built outbuildings and a separate parking area. As can be seen on the floor plan, only part of the cottage is currently used for accommodation but the rest could be easily re-incorporated to form a fabulous family home. Oil central heating has been installed as has double glazing and there is a woodburning stove in the dining area together with an open fire in the sitting room. Vacant possession is offered.

Property Specifics

The accommodation is arranged as follows, all measurements being approximate:

Entrance Hall

Wall mounted heating thermostat.

Sitting Room

6.51 x 3.93 (21'4 x 12'10 )

Open fireplace with brick surround, quarry tiled hearth and wooden over-mantel, double aspect room with windows to front and rear.

Kitchen/Dining Room

6.51 x 4.03 (21'4 x 13'2 )

Fireplace with inset woodburning stove, built-in storage cupboard, cupboard housing lagged hot water tank and immersion heater, work surfaces with inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit, cupboards and drawers below, space for electric cooker, appliance space including plumbing for washing machine, wall cupboards, island unit with further cupboards beneath. Deep larder cupboard with window. Opening to:

Rear Hall

Stairs to first floor landing with storage beneath. Oil fired boiler for heating and hot water.

Rear Porch


1.60m x 1.60m. (5'3 x 5'3 .)

Low level WC and wash hand basin. Quarry tiled floor.


On this same floor but accessed via a separate external doorway are two further rooms, a hallway 4.80m x 1.61m (15'8 x 5'3 ) with stairs to the first floor and a store 1.61m x 1.61m (5'3 x 5'3 ).

First Floor - Landing

Bedroom One

3.80 x 3.01 (12'5 x 9'10 )

Bedroom Two

3.51 x 3.31 (11'6 x 10'10 )

Built-in double cupboard.

Bedroom Three

3.01 x 2.31 (9'10 x 7'6 )


Panelled bath, low level WC and wash hand basin. Electric shower over bath, part-tiled walls.


On the same floor, but accessed from the other side, there is a further Room One 6.51m x 3.45m (21'4 x 11'3 ) which leads to Room Two 3.10m x 1.61m (10'2 x 5'3 ) and Room Three 1.61m x 1.61m (5'3 x 5'3 ).


Gardens lie to all sides of the cottage, mainly laid to lawn with flowerbeds and shrubs. There are three brick-built outbuildings with attached runs and an outside tap. There is parking for the cottage on the other side of the lane.


Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating.


The Council Tax Band is D and the payment for the year 2022/2023 payable to Wiltshire Council is £2055.73.


The oil tank will need to be repositioned as it is currently outside the boundary. Extensions and material alterations will need permission from the estate but will not be withheld unreasonably.

01722 336422

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