5 bedroom detached house for sale

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Beds: 5
Baths: 5
Fowlers Road, Salisbury SP1 See map

Situated near the centre of Salisbury, this truly rare house from around the turn of the last century offers extremely versatile accommodation and many original period features. The property was previously a Montessori school, then an English language school and has accommodation over five floors, including a self-contained lower ground floor apartment, it includes an entrance door with original stained glass window, picture rails and staircases with delicate turned wooden banister posts and spindles.

This commanding, handsome house has been resurrected by the sellers’ meticulous renovation and re-imagination. The home has been subject to a rigorous schedule of conversion and modernisation, including the addition of a double garage and self-contained garden apartment, creating a glorious, functional and versatile home.

Extending to 4832 sq. ft., the house has a substantial floor plan and an extremely versatile layout which lends itself well to both family life and entertaining. The ground floor is particularly flexible with a choice of three reception rooms. To the front there is a spacious library and a sitting room, both with feature fireplaces. A particular highlight is the kitchen, which is appointed with a selection of wall and base units under granite worksurfaces and a Lacanche Range cooker with gas and electric ovens. There is ample space for the dining area. Adjoining the kitchen is a lovely light-filled drawing room, an idyllic sitting or dining space with spectacular city views and French windows opening out to the upper terrace. Completing the ground floor is a large utility/boot room and a downstairs WC.

On the first floor there are three excellent double bedrooms, all of generous proportions, one with an en-suite shower room. There is a spacious family bathroom too. The second floor has the main bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a dressing room, another double bedroom and a second family bathroom with Victorian cast iron bath. On the third floor, the beautifully-appointed loft conversion has a study and snug with a kitchenette and storage.

The lower ground floor is accessed externally. The self-contained apartment is beautifully presented with an open plan kitchen/ sitting/ dining room, double bedroom and a modern bathroom. There is then a useful centrally-heated garden store with double French doors opening out to the garden, which could be repurposed as part of the apartment.OutsideThe imposing double frontage is perfectly set behind a hedged front boundary with a gated pathway leading to the gorgeous entrance. The decorative front garden is planted with low-level shrubs. There is a gravelled driveway with two ample parking spaces to one side that gives access to the recently built double garage with generous loft space.

A gated side entrance gives way to a sweeping pathway that leads to the garden level and provides independent access to the apartment. On the ground floor level there is a stunning terrace that wraps around the house, a spectacular entertaining and dining space with awe-inspiring views across the City scape, including the Cathedral and surrounding countryside. Steps lead down from the terrace to the garden.

The wonderfully private, south-west facing gardens are a particular feature and include a double French door storage room, into which the garden-level apartment could be extended. An expansive mature lawn with pretty floral and herbaceous borders are the formal garden, and beyond to one side there is a wilder area, currently home to the sellers’ three hens. The tree-lined boundaries and abundant surrounding borders create a rural, sylvan feeling that is truly unusual for the city centre.SituationFowlers Road is conveniently positioned on the eastern side of the City and 8 minutes walking distance to the city centre. The quiet road boasts a superb elevated position enjoying views across the city to the Cathedral and Harnham Hill.

Salisbury has an array of regionally recognized retail, cultural and educational establishments, as well as a range of award-winning restaurants and bars. There is also a twice-weekly market held in the Market Square.

The property is also in a prime position to reach a number of schools namely Bishops Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools, Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove, Leehurst Swan, Godolphin School and its Preparatory School.

The M3 is easily accessible providing access to London whilst Salisbury train station provides direct links to London Waterloo in 83 minutes. Southampton Airport (24 miles) can be reached via the A36 & M27 and offers daily flights to a number of national and international destinations.

Listed: July 11, 2024
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