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  • Attractive retirement development for over 55s
  • River views
  • Parking and garage
  • Resident estate manager
  • No forward chain
  • Attractive communal gardens
  • Private patio area
  • Spacious accommodation

An attractive and spacious cottage forming part of a purpose-built development for the over 55s. Hall, cloakroom/WC, kitchen with integrated appliances, sitting room, dining room, 2 double bedrooms both with en-suites.  Balcony from master bedroom.  Well-maintain communal grounds. Parking. Garage. No forward chain.  EPC band D.  


Outgoings: Council tax band: F Amount payable 2019/20: £2626.75 Lease: 999 year lease (from 1994), no ground rent and 55+ age covenant. Service charges: £3408 per year. Services: Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.


The property is located close to village amenities.

The popular & historic community of Downton benefits from a number of local shops, including a butcher, a pharmacy, opticians and a small supermarket. There are three pubs, a café and a leisure centre within the village. There are Doctors & Dental practices, Pre-school, Junior School & the Trafalgar Secondary School together with churches of various denominations & Public Library. Downton is noted for it's annual Cuckoo Fair which takes place each Spring Bank holiday. The Cuckoo Fair draws huge crowds and is said to date from the 13th century. The village is well located for access to a number of important centres with Salisbury some 7 miles to the north, Fordingbridge & Ringwood & Bournemouth 6,12 & 23 miles respectively to the south. The M27 can be reached via the B3080 at Cadnam, some 9 miles distant with Southampton approximately 17 miles. The property forms part of an imaginative and attractive development built in the 1990s on the site of the old tannery forming part of a retirement complex for the over 55s. The property has electric under floor and ceiling heating throughout. The spacious 2 bedroom cottage is offered for sale with no forward chain.

Spacious entrance hall:

Cloaks cupboard. Stairs to first floor.


Pedestal washbasin. WC. Wall cupboard.


Fitted with a range of base cupboards, drawers and wall units with laminated working surfaces. Integrated dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and double oven. 4 burner electric hob with extractor over.

Sitting room:

Adams style fireplace with fitted electric fire. TV and telephone points.

Dining room:

French doors to garden. Double doors to sitting room.

Stairs from hall to first floor:

Landing/study area: Telephone point. Access to loft. Airing cupboard with Megaflo hot water tank.

Bedroom 1:

Fitted wardrobes. Access to balcony overlooking the river.

En-suite bathroom:

Panelled bath. Vanity washbasin with storage. WC.

Bedroom 2:

Fitted wardrobes.

En-suite shower room:

Shower enclosure. WC. Pedestal washbasin. Heated towel rail.


The property is approached through the private car park which gives access to the single garage (power and light). The communal gardens are beautifully maintained with access to St Lawrence's church and a footbridge over the river Avon giving access to the village.

To locate:

From our office in Fordingbridge proceed north on the A338 turning right at the traffic lights in Downton (approx. 5 miles). Continue through The Borough and Church Leat will be found after approximately half a mile on left hand side.


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Church Leat Downton
Salisbury SP5 3PD
County: Wiltshire
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: ADW02867
Becky Hester
Adrian Dowding Estate Agents Ltd
P: 01425 655333
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