The Old Carriers Cottage is a charming Listed property pleasantly situated in Tisbury which, according to The Sunday Times, is one of the best places to live in the country. Thought to have originally been a pair of estate workers’ cottages belonging to the Fonthill Estate dating back to the early 1700’s, in recent years the cottage has been refurbished, extended and improved with tremendous flair as well as great care so as to not only to retain but also to enhance the many period features. The result is a beautifully presented, stylish home that successfully combines the old with the new.
On the ground floor an oak framed enclosed porch leads to a large open plan dining/family room with an inglenook fireplace and woodburner and on to a charming cosy sitting room with an open inglenook fireplace. The well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room is said to have originally been used both as a workshop and traditional cider house. There is also a rear hall, shower room and utility room. Much of this level benefits from having underfloor heating. Upstairs is a study/library area, four good-sized bedrooms and a luxury bathroom with a Japanese style jacuzzi bath and shower/steam cubicle.
The front of the cottage is covered by climbing roses and wisteria with an in-and-out drive providing off street parking and leading to a garage/store. Steps rise up through the pretty terraced side garden to the enchanting rear garden with its areas of lawn, delightfully stocked flower, rose and shrub borders, ornamental trees, decked and paved seating areas and wooden garden shed.
The guide price is £725,000 and the property is being marketed by Rural View 01722 716895.