A beautiful period cottage believed to date from 1650 has been put up for sale.

The four-bedroom home in Shaftesbury comes with a detached barn that was previously used to renovate vintage cars.

With a guide price of £1,250,000, The Cottage sits within 4.2 acres of grounds.

It is also unlisted allowing buyers greater potential to extend or renovate.

The property boasts attractive period features, such as original doors and quarry tiled floors and enjoys far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside to the renowned Melbury Hill.

The entrance hall leads through to a quadruple-aspect drawing room of some 28ft in length.

This spacious room has a large brick fireplace, housing a wood-burning stove and stone hearth.

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The dual-aspect study has a quarry tiled floor and an adjacent cosy, dual-aspect sitting room benefits from a wood-burning stove and two window-seats.

An inner hall offers access to a cloakroom, utility room and walk-through pantry, into the kitchen/dining room, which has a vaulted ceiling.

This room has an oil-fired Aga and companion electric oven and hob, along with hand-made wooden units and enjoys beautiful countryside views.

The main staircase leads to the principal bedroom, second bedroom with a walk in wardrobe and the family bathroom whilst the second staircase offers access to two further bedrooms, one triple aspect with far-reaching rural views, and a shower room.

A particularly interesting feature is the large stone and wooden-clad barn, which has space for approximately eight vehicles and also a mezzanine level and inspection pit.

This offers potential for a number of different uses, whilst an additional outbuilding houses a workshop and a tack room.

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The property also has the benefit of a stable yard with concrete hard-standing, three loose-boxes and a separate feed store.

The four paddocks are enclosed with a combination of post and rail fencing and mixed hedging.

The gardens surrounding the property are largely laid to lawn, with a variety of mature trees and shrubs, including an impressive Bramley apple tree outside the kitchen and a small orchard overlooking the paddocks.

Paul Cadge, property agent at Savills in Salisbury, who is handling the sale, said: “I love the combination of old and modern architecture, and the really useful large detached barn.”

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

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