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6 bed detached house for sale
Donhead St, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Under offer
Offers over £1,500,000
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Freehold
  • Handsome village house
  • Popular village at the head of the Nadder Valley
  • Detached Coach House/Annexe
  • Accommodation extending to 5,280 sq ft
  • Gardens and grounds of about 2.35 acres


A handsome village house in a popular Nadder Valley village.


Trowle is situated in a superb position on the western fringe of Donhead St Mary, one of the most popular villages in South Wiltshire.

Shaftesbury is about 3 miles to the west providing excellent everyday shopping facilities.

Nearby Tisbury with its vibrant high street and a variety of shops also offers a mainline Station to London Waterloo from 1 hour 50 minutes.

The Forester, Pythouse Walled Garden Cafe and The Beckford Arms are within easy driving distance offering excellent local food.

The larger towns of Salisbury and Bath provide a more extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities.

Bath is renowned for its Theatre and Arts.

Communications by road are good with the A303 about 7.5 miles to the north providing access to London and the motorway network or the west country.

Communications in the area are excellent with the A303 about 7 miles to the north providing a link to the M3, M25, London or the West Country.

Gillingham Station (8 miles) offers services to London Waterloo from 1 hour 58 minutes.

The area is well known for the number of excellent schools which are within reach. These include Port Regis (just five mile away), Sandroyd, Hazelgrove, Clayesmore, Sherborne, Bryanston, St Mary’s Shaftesbury and Downside.

The surrounding countryside is ideal for a variety of rural pursuits such as walking, cycling and fishing.

Racing is at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury, whilst golf can be enjoyed at Rushmore Park.

Poole, Weymouth and the Dorset coast are all within easy reach.


Trowle is believed to date from the early 1700’s and was a modest cottage, however the property has been sympathetically extended and is now a most attractive family home with elevations of stone, standing in a delightful and secluded garden. The generous accommodation has a wealth of character and is well presented with the principal rooms enjoying views across the grounds. The Coach House adds another dimension, currently utilised for garaging and storage, however, is eminently suitable as an annexe, or for those working from home.

Stone steps to the entrance porch with oak door leading to the large reception hall with carved fireplace, adjacent cloakroom and storage cupboard. Double doors open to the drawing room with views over the garden from three sides, French windows to the sun terrace and stone fireplace.

The dining room is also a most attractive room with doors to the sun terrace, Victorian fireplace and a glazed panel serving hatch from the kitchen. The sitting room is double aspect with a stone fireplace. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted with a range of limed oak units and polished granite work surfaces. There is a four door Aga and gas hob, both with extractors over, fitted double Neff oven and space for an American style fridge/freezer. The breakfast area has ample space for a family sized table and chairs, a stone
fireplace with shelves/cupboards and space for a dresser. Off the breakfast area is a walk-in larder/utility room.

The turning staircase via the inner hall leads to the landing. The master bedroom is both light and airy being triple aspect. It has a range of fitted cupboards, a walk-through wardrobe and en suite bathroom with separate shower. Two further bedrooms also have en suite bathrooms. Bedroom six is a single room currently used as a study. The versatile second floor room is currently used as a teenager’s study/hobbies/entertaining space.

Set to one side of the drive is the Coach House. A central door opens to the small hall with cloakroom and staircase.

The l-shaped room on the left lends itself for use as an office, living room and kitchen. To the right the garage could become incorporated if further space is required. The first floor is open space with eaves storage, a separate bathroom and an airing cupboard.

Approached via electrically controlled wooden five bar gates, over a gravel drive sweeping around a central island planted with trees and mature shrubs. The drive provides ample parking and leads to the Coach House. The secluded garden is a joy with extensive lawns interspersed with trees and well stocked flower beds providing an array of colour. Gentle slopes or stone steps lead from one terrace to the next each offering its own charm. The sun terrace enjoys fine views of the garden and the distant rolling hills of the Cranborne Chase. It is ideal for outdoor entertaining with the roses, honeysuckle and other plants trained to the walls of the house creating a lovely backdrop. The kitchen garden is screened from the main garden by mature Scots pines and yew hedge. The orchard is planted
with a variety of fruit trees and has a stable. There is ample level ground for a tennis court and a swimming pool if required.

Square Footage: 4290 sq ft

Acreage: 2.35 Acres


From London head west on the M3 and bear off onto the A303. Continue past Stonehenge and exit on the A350 heading south towards Shaftesbury. Head up the hill towards Shaftesbury and on the outskirts turn left signed Wincombe/Donhead St Mary. Proceed down this lane for over a mile and at the junction turn left onto Church Hill and follow this lane around to the right, past the church and at the bottom of the hill turn right into Watery Lane; the property will be found on the right hand side. View more View less
Savills - Salisbury
01722 515705
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