White Gates is a truly impressive family home of approximately 3,600 sq. ft. located on the edge of the semi-rural village of Ford some 3 miles from the cathedral city of Salisbury. The property occupies an elevated position within a sunny plot with attractive countryside views.
The property is a "One Off" individual, contemporary-styled residence designed by award-winning Surrey Architect, Mr William Moorwood and constructed by the highly acclaimed Master Builder, Mr Ray Ferguson. The property was completed in 2018 and has been finished to the highest standard throughout with the emphasis on quality. White Gates has the benefit of the residue of a 10 year Structural Warranty.
The ground floor offers light and airy accommodation with an extremely large living room and equally impressive dining room. Both reception rooms are double aspect with bi-fold doors opening onto a sun-drenched terrace and garden; the living room has a feature open fireplace. There is a splendid contemporary kitchen with a superb range of cabinetry and Neff appliances including a full height larder fridge, full height freezer, 2 warming drawers, induction hob, dishwasher, Elica ceiling suspended extraction hood and a generous amount of marble work tops with a Blanco double width, stainless steel butler sink with high end mixer taps. In addition there is a separate prep room/larder with matching cupboards and marble work tops and additional Neff appliances including a dishwasher, oven,
microwave, Caple double hob and hood, a single stainless steel butler sink with waste disposal unit. The ground floor also has a large study, cloakroom and a separate shower room; there is Italian tiled flooring throughout the ground floor, excluding the living room and study which are carpeted.
There are five excellent bedrooms (all with fitted wardrobes); the master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite, guest bedroom with ensuite, two further double bedrooms with ensuite, a large single bedroom and family bathroom all arranged off an impressive landing with two large picture windows. There is also a large and useful laundry room with fitted cupboards, storage, tumble dryer vent and plumbing for two washing machines. All the bathrooms are fitted with on trend sanitary wear; fixtures and fittings supplied by Duravit, Grohe, Axor, Hansgrohe and Geberit.
White Gates is double glazed throughout; the majority of windows have fitted individually made blinds. There is air source underfloor heating with individual digitally controlled zone thermostats.
White Gates is approached off the village road via a remotely operated electric gate to a sweeping drive with parking and turning for several vehicles. There is also access to a substantial double garage with electric doors, tiled floor and the internal boiler room with controls for the heating and water systems. The gardens are a good size and laid predominantly to lawn with far-reaching views towards Old Sarum.
TENURE AND SERVICES: Tenure: Freehold. Local Authority: Wiltshire Council. Council Tax Band: G - £3,094.74. Mains services connected. Fully doubled glazed. Underfloor heating to whole of house via air source heat pump.
LOCATION: The semi rural settlement of Ford is located a short distance from Salisbury on the north eastern edge and is easily accessible from the A30, A338 and the A345. The neighbouring hamlet of Hurdcott boasts a hugely popular Inn, the Black Horse, which is within walking distance of Ford. There are a number of attractive country walks and bridleways surrounding the village. Other amenities include the Winterbourne Arms and a Grade I listed church which are located in the neighbouring Winterbournes. Local amenities such as general stores and post office are situated in the nearby villages of Porton and Laverstock. The historic cathedral city of Salisbury offers a comprehensive range of recreational amenities, shopping facilities including a market each Tuesday and Saturday and a wide range of schooling, both state and private including two grammar schools and a college of further education. Salisbury has a mainline railway station stopping at nearby Grateley serving London, Waterloo and the West Country. Access to the M3 and M25 is easily obtained via the A303 to the north east and to Southampton via the A36/M27 to the south.
DIRECTIONS: From the city of Salisbury proceed along the A30 passing the BP/Marks and Spencer's garage on your left hand side. Proceed straight over the mini roundabout, with Parkwood Health and Fitness Club on your right, and follow the road to the next roundabout with the BMW garage on your right. Take the second exit, continue under the bridge and take the first exit left at the next mini roundabout. Almost immediately turn left signposted Ford, and proceed into the village. After a short distance pass Boswells on your right hand side and follow the road around the sharp bend to the right. White Gates will be found after a short distance on the right hand side identified by the Baxters For Sale sign.