Throope Down Barn is a truly exceptional, meticulously designed and cared for family home that occupies a commanding elevated positon with staggering views across the Chalke Valley.
The home itself is an exemplary example of a modern barn conversion. The property was beautifully re constructed creating the imposing, beautifully appointed home you find today.
Positioned centrally within 1 acre of private landscaped grounds, the main home and annexe boast a wealth of versatile and traditional yet contemporary accommodation amounting to 4172 sq. ft.
In the main home the accommodation is set over three floors. There is an immediate sense of scale and character upon entering the home. The vaulted entrance hall gives access way to all principal reception rooms. To the rear is the heart of the home farmhouse kitchen/dining/family room. This stunning space spans the majority of the rear of the home and is ideally orientated to best enjoy the stunning countryside views beyond. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with handmade units under swathes of stone work surfaces with a large larder cupboard, AGA, integrated double fridge and freezer either side of the microwave and coffee maker. The expansive central island has a solid Iroko top and provides further storage and work surfaces. The kitchen is open to the dining area with ample space for a substantial dining table. The cosy family snug is beyond with a focal point Jetmaster log burner, the perfect sociable entertaining and informal living space orientated around the full height glazed rear elevation. The formal sitting room is to the side and is a superb double aspect, elegant room with a Jetmaster log burning stove flanked by elegant fitted shelves and cupboards. A glazed partition wall allows an expansive view through to the family room and the views beyond. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a useful utility/boot room and a cloakroom.
On the lower ground floor there is a substantial media room with integrated Bose lifestyle sound system and TV separated from an additional study area by a glazed wall. A clever architectural feature is a band of glazing in the ceiling allowing light through from the family snug above. There are then two excellent storage cupboards.
On the first floor there are four generous double bedrooms with built in storage, exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom is at the rear and has a beautifully appointed en-suite shower room. There is a second en-suite guest room and the remaining bedrooms are serviced by a family bathroom. The first floor is completed by a mezzanine study.
The annexe is separate to the main home and has been finished to an equally high standard. There is a spacious open plan sitting/dining room with exposed timbers and two full height glazed front elevations. Beyond is the comprehensively appointed kitchen breakfast room with ample attractive wall and base units under solid Oak work surfaces, integrated oven, hob, fridge and washing machine. An internal lobby then leads to the well-appointed stylish shower room. On the first floor the stairs are open to a further reception room or second bedroom that has magnificent views over neighbouring countryside. Beyond is a generous double bedroom with built in cupboards.
Homes of this position, standard of finish and size are a true rarity. A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the accommodation and views.
Throope Down Barn is idyllically positioned on the periphery of the desirable village of Coombe Bissett within the ever popular Chalke Valley. Coombe Bissett is a thriving village with a hugely active community. There is a wonderful community run shop with post office, a church, pub, village hall and primary school. A wider variety of entertainment and cultural amenities can be found in the nearby Cathedral City of Salisbury. Salisbury hosts a twice weekly market, a cinema, several theatres and a wide selection of restaurants and eateries.
Salisbury has a mainline railway station with regular services to London Waterloo (journey time approximately 83 minutes). The property is ideally located for families and commuters alike with access to the A303 and the south coast via either the A354 or A338 via Downton.
The home is perfectly situated for access to schooling. There are local state schools including Coombe Bissett and Broad Chalke primary schools and the grammar schools: Bishop Wordsworth for boys and South Wilts for girls. There is also a wide selection of private schools within a short drive including Chafyn Grove, Salisbury Cathedral School and Godolphin in the city centre and Bryanston, Clayesmore, St Mary’s Shaftesbury and Port Regis within a half an hour drive.
Situated down a private road, the home occupies a discreet yet substantial elevated position bordering neighbouring farmland and boasting one of the finest views over the Chalke Valley we have seen.
Electric gates give way to a sizeable driveway with ample parking for multiple vehicles that in turn leads to the double garage. The garage itself is timber frame and has a boarded roof space with a staircase up.
The home is positioned centrally within its plot that extends to approximately 1 acre. The sweeping driveway is flanked by rustic fencing that defines key areas of the grounds. There is a formal lawn the other side of the driveway with a walled boundary. The front of the home has been beautifully planted with abundant structured beds framing the entrance way. Formal lawns then wrap around either side of the home and are interspersed with specimen trees, herbaceous borders and abundant floral beds.
There is a paved terrace surrounding the home with three al-fresco entertaining and dining spaces, and perfectly positioned to admire the exceptional, uninterrupted views and spectacular sunsets.
Salisbury Station – 4.5 miles (London Waterloo from 83 minutes); Bournemouth Airport – 21.5 miles; Southampton Airport – 26.4 miles