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  • Bedrooms: 5
DESCRIPTION: The Forge is one of the finest properties in the village of Bowerchalke. The property was formerly three cottages with a forge and the central part dates back to the late 17th century. There were later alterations and the original forge was demolished and the cottage extended. The property was listed in 1986 and now comes onto the market for the first time in 50 years.

The residence has enormous potential for further alterations and modifications and it has the benefit of an oil fired central heating system.

It is set in extensive gardens with a gravel drive to the side and large parking area with access to the range of out buildings including three loose boxes. There is a track leading up to the paddock where the hard tennis court is located. When the children of the present owner were young they had horses on this property. There is great potential for improvement of the current range of outbuildings.

There is no onward chain with this property.


Some doorways and upstairs landing have restricted ceiling height.

LOCATION: The property is located near to the centre of the village of Bowerchalke in the heart of the Chalke Valley. The village has its own church, as well as its village hall where there is a regular weekly market and social gatherings. There is also a good local bus service running through the village between Shaftesbury and Salisbury both ten miles distance and Tisbury is also the same distance away. The nearby village of Broadchalke has further good facilities including an excellent primary school, church, hub/shop, public house and recreation ground as well as a village hall. To the west Ebbesbourne Wake has another well known public house. The village is surrounded by some of the loveliest countryside in the South of England and borders on to the famous Cranborne Chase. There is fishing available on the Rivers Wylye, Nadder and Ebble nearby as well as golf at Tollard Royal, High Post and South Wilts and horse racing at the well known Salisbury Race course.

The city of Salisbury has excellent facilities including a main line railway station, good variety of shops and supermarkets, primary and secondary schools and leisure facilities including a cinema and playhouse and leisure centre.


RECEPTION HALL: With stairs leading up to the first floor, radiator and telephone point.

SHOWER ROOM: With walk in shower with Mira shower, wash hand basin, WC, radiator and cupboard.

DRAWING ROOM: 5.72m x 4.88m (18' 9" x 16' 0") With large inglenook fireplace with bread oven, two radiators, four wall lights. Door to front garden.


DINING ROOM: 5.92m x 3.80m (19' 5" x 12' 5") With fitted cupboard, shelving, night storage heater, two wall lights and radiator.

GARDEN ROOM: 5.44m x 2.42m (17' 10" x 7' 11") Door to garden.

TACK ROOM: 2.68m x 2.57m (8' 9" x 8' 5") With shelving.

STUDY: 3.54m x 3.54m (11' 7" x 11' 7") With large inglenook fireplace, tiles floor and wall light.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 5.34m x 3.16m (17' 6" x 10' 4") With double bowl sink unit, range of base and drawer units below, fitted oil fired Aga for cooking and hot water, Camray oil boiler, plumbing and drainage for dishwasher, fitted window seat and wall cupboard.

INNER HALL: With secondary stairs leading up.

SITTING ROOM: 4.07m x 2.93m (13' 4" x 9' 7") With brick fireplace, radiator, fitted cupboards, wall seat, shelving.

LOBBY: With plumbing and drainage for washing machine, large storage cupboard.

LARDER ROOM: 2.87m x 2.65m (9' 4" x 8' 8") With fitted wall cupboards, work tops.


LANDING: Giving access to:

DRESSING ROOM: 4.12m x 1.85m (13' 6" x 6' 0") With large fitted cupboard, with storage space and radiator.

BEDROOM 2: 5.64m x 3.35m (18' 6" x 10' 11") With radiator.

BEDROOM 1: 5.95m x 3.80m (19' 6" x 12' 5") With two wardrobes, dressing table, radiator, night storage heater and small cupboard.

PASSAGEWAY BEDROOM: 3.45m x 2.78m (11' 3" x 9' 1") With radiator.

BEDROOM 3: 3.53m x 3.46m (11' 6" x 11' 4") With radiator and double wardrobe.

INNER LANDING: With airing cupboard and lagged hot water tank and immersion heater and shelving.

BATHROOM: With panelled bath, wash hand basin, WC, part tiled walls, radiator.

BEDROOM 4: 3.37m x 2.83m (11' 0" x 9' 3") With radiator.

BEDROOM 5: 4.09m x 3.18m (13' 5" x 10' 5") With wash hand basin, fitted cupboard and radiator.


OUTSIDE: To the front of the house there is a lovely area of garden with lawn, flowerbeds, shrubs and stonewall adjacent to the village road. There is a five bar gate to the side giving gravel drive access to the large parking area to the rear of the house. Alongside to this there is a vegetable garden whilst behind the drive there is a large lawned area and the drive leads on to the OUTBUILDINGS consisting of THREE LOOSE BOXES with covered area and chicken run and STORAGE SHED. There is a further SHED and SUMMER HOUSE on the back lawn and there is a grass track leading up to the PADDOCK beyond the secondary chicken run. The paddock is level and here is located the HARD TENNIS COURT. The whole area extends to approximately 1.75 acres.

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity are connected to the property and drainage is to a septic tank. suggests that maximum speeds of 25Mb to 36Mb are available with Fibre Essential Broadband through BT.


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