A property is believed to have existed on the site since the 16th Century and for most of its history was owned by the Cranborne Estate. The current house was virtually rebuilt around 45 years ago although the original inglenook was retained and a large proportion of the original building materials were salvaged. The house therefore retains its traditional feel and successfully combines the character of a period property with the more modern building techniques employed behind the scenes.
Cross Cottage is an attractive cob and stone family home offering flexible light-filled accommodation arranged over two floors. The ground floor accommodation briefly comprises an extensive L-shaped sitting room/drawing room with the front aspect wooden floored sitting room featuring an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. The triple aspect drawing room also provides a fireplace (unused) and French doors to the garden. There is also a well-proportioned dual aspect snug with wooden floor and fitted shelving and a generous dual aspect study/music room. The property benefits from high-speed fibre-optic Wessex broadband.
The ground floor accommodation is completed by a large front aspect kitchen/breakfast room opening into a rear aspect dining room with a useful neighbouring fitted utility room with garden access. The kitchen offers a range of wall and floor units with granite worktops, an AGA, integrated appliances and a walk-in larder while the dining room has a wooden floor and French doors to the rear garden, creating an ideal family and entertaining space.
On the first floor the property offers a spacious dual aspect master bedroom with built-in storage and an en-suite bathroom, three further well-proportioned front aspect bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom.
Located in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pentridge is a peaceful and tranquil village surrounded by rolling open landscape. This environment is perfect for enjoying rural pursuits such as walking, riding, cycling and fishing, and has recently been granted International Dark Skies status. The nearby cathedral city of Salisbury provides an excellent range of independent and High Street stores with a range of shopping centres including The Old George Mall, The Maltings, Winchester Street and the Crosskeys precinct together with extensive leisure and cultural facilities including a theatre, cinema, arts centre, library, leisure centre and numerous restaurants, cafés and public houses.
The area is renowned for its excellent variety of field sports with racing at Salisbury, Wincanton and Newbury, golf at Rushmore and Remedy Oak and a range of water sports on the nearby south coast. Communications in the area are excellent with the A354 giving good access to the city centre and the A303 providing a link to the M3, M25 and London or the West Country. Salisbury station offers regular train service to London Waterloo.The area offers a good selection of state schools including Sixpenny Handley First School, Cranborne Middle School and boys’ and girls’ Grammar schooling in Salisbury together with a number of notable Independent schools including Sandroyd, Chafyn Grove, Leehurst Swan, Godolphin and Salisbury Cathedral School all nearby.
The property is approached over a gravelled driveway giving access to the double garage bordered by well-maintained flowerbeds and a low-maintenance area of level lawn. The enclosed rear garden has an extensive paved terrace with a raised garden pond, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. There are also steps up to a lawned area bordered by well-stocked flowerbeds and mature shrubs, the whole enjoying far-reaching views over surrounding countryside towards Pentridge Hill. The vegetable area has three raised beds.