Stoke Farthing, Broad Chalke

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
An idyllic Listed Grade II Chalke Valley thatched cottage, set in over 1.25 acres of gardens and grounds. With a private south facing aspect, river frontage with fishing rights, and stunning views over its own land and beyond.

44 Stoke Farthing is a gorgeous period Listed Grade II thatched cottage, privately set in breathtaking south-facing gardens and grounds perched in an idyllic position on the bank of the River Ebble. The property and its grounds have been extended and improved over the years to create an outstanding rural retreat, located in the heart of the Chalke Valley.

The front door opens into an enlarged entrance hall, which doubles as a dining area, with Kashmir slate tiles, stunning views overlooking the garden and an original well set into the slate with a glass viewing cover. The flooring follows into the very well laid out kitchen, again with lovely views out to the garden and space for a breakfast sitting area. Adjacent to the kitchen is a secondary entrance to the property, which is also a utility/boot room, plus a downstairs WC. The inviting sitting room is atmospherically comfortable, with French doors out to the garden and an exposed brick inglenook fireplace with a wood burner style gas stove. Beyond is an attractive home office, accented by several exposed beams, which is currently also utilised as a music room.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms, all of which have fitted storage, and the family bathroom. Of particular note is the principal bedroom, where the storage extends to fit the width of the room, plus an en-suite shower room.

The property is set within over 1.25 acres of stunning gardens and grounds, with gorgeous countryside views beyond. Historically the curtilage of the property was substantially smaller, with further land having been purchased over the years to include a 0.8 acre paddock with agricultural usage rights, plus off-road parking and a garage. The primary garden is immaculately manicured and beautiful planted, with a number of thoughtfully located designated sitting areas plotted around the gardens so that time can be spent outside whether is dawn, noon or dusk.

At the southernmost point of the plot is a further fenced area, somewhat secluded from the rest of the gardens and grounds, with circa 50 meters of River Ebble frontage (inclusive of fishing rights), offering a serene setting for excellent chalk stream fishing.

There is a spacious gated driveway at the front of the property, with parking for multiple vehicles. From here is access to the detached double garage, which has boarded overhead storage with drop-down ladder access. It is felt that there is excellent potential for conversion of the garage into an annexe or studio, subject to the necessary consents.

Stoke Farthing is a breathtaking Wiltshire hamlet located within the civil parish of Broad Chalke and Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perched the eastern outskirt of Broad Chalke village. Situated in the heart of the Chalke Valley, less than 2 miles from the confluence of the River Ebble and River Chalke, Stoke Farthing is surrounded by some of the most attractive and unspoilt countryside in the county.

Broad Chalke is an extremely popular and well-known village, noted for its watercress river beds, chalk streams and tranquil lifestyle. The village is home to a 13th century church, doctors surgery, active village hall, public house, village store & post office, sports centre and a highly regarded primary school. Further amenities are available in the nearby villages of Fovant, Coombe Bissett and Sixpenny Handley.

The Cathedral City of Salisbury is approximately 7 miles to the east, offering a plethora of restaurants, shopping, and leisure facilities, in addition to a twice-weekly charter market and well-thought of Playhouse. The city is home to a number of primary and secondary schools, both private and state, including boys and girls grammar schools. The mainline railway station provides direct trains to London Waterloo (90 mins), Bristol (80 mins) and Bath (60 mins).

Around 14 miles to the west, the market town of Shaftesbury provides an abundance of quaint amenities, including a delicatessen, café s, pubs, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, supermarkets, a small hospital and health centre, library and an arts centre. The area is renowned for its schools, both state and private, with the town having its own primary school and well thought of Secondary School.

01722 238120

Myddelton & Major

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