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3 Bed, Semi-detached house, For Sale
We are not selling a house; we are selling a home. We have used these twelve years to create an atmosphere of peace, tranquillity and creativity. If you are an artist, DIY, gardener and imaginative family this home would suit you as it suited us to perfection. There is room for expansion and new creation.
Located on the west side of Salisbury, close to the Folly wood, the area is peaceful.
Shops, post office, schools from nursery to A level are less than 1/3 of a mile away with grammar schools and private schools, including the Cathedral School, in town.
The bus line to the city is a few hundred yards away.
The city of Salisbury is well equipped with all sorts of shops, bars and restaurants. There is a farmers’ market every Tuesday and Saturday.
You enter the house by a porch that keeps the cold outside and the warmth inside.
You then enter the entrance hall. On your left are two cupboards and on your right the stairs lead you to the upper floor. A little further away you find an understairs storage cupboard, then the door to the kitchen.
As we have removed the dividing partition wall, kitchen and lounge are one in a kind of L shape, allowing us to warm up this now big room with the wood burner, and to enjoy the sight of the burning logs when we are cooking, dining or playing.
From the kitchen we have access to the conservatory on one side and to the annex on the other side with a big room, a little cloakroom, (WC and wash-hand basin), and a utility part with our washing machine and freezer, plus shelves. (1.70m/1.40m; 5’7”/4’7”)
The landing of the upper floor leads you to the family bathroom; everything needed is there but in a small space (2m / 1.80; 6’7”/ 6’1”). It is equipped with an electric shower and even a bath tub; (WC and wash basin, radiator, tiled walls and extractor fan).
Along the landing you find three doors leading to the three bedrooms. The windows give you a delightful view of the garden, the far away cathedral spire and beyond, the hills bordering the city.
Above your head you will see a trap door for access to the insulated loft with an inbuilt ladder. (5.50m / 7.50m; 18’ / 25’)
From the conservatory, French doors open onto the decking. It is a pleasant area to have a meal outside, shaded by a hazelnut tree when the sun is high. At the end of your lunch, in September, to get your dessert into your plate, all you have to do is to shake gently one branch of the hazelnut tree (and watch the result).
The decking is built on six containers of one cubic metre each full of rain water (when available).There are three other water butts around the garden.
From the other door of the conservatory, you have access to our lawn-patio with its small fish pond and fountain. Next to it is the art room and our storeroom full of the jam, vegetable and pâté preserves we have been making all around the year.
The garden is our prize, the soul of our home and the joy of our stomach. It is full of vegetable beds, black and red fruit beds, apple and pear trees, quince and damson trees and a vine. Between these beds, flowers are everywhere. The bottom grass area has been designed to play French boules, “la pétanque”.
One project was to build a conservatory between the wall of the kitchen and the art room back to the gate at the end of the storeroom. It would join together the annex and the art room-storeroom in order to create added rooms for the family, turning it into a grandparent’s quarters or a studio to let.
I took the measurements with our grandson’s help, so forgive us if the measurements are a bit approximate, though roughly accurate nevertheless.
The Council Tax Band is ‘B’ (£1567.71)
Our insurance, building and contents: £127
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