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Bedrooms: 3

A charming period village cottage, located on a pretty country lane retaining many original features evocative of its era in the sought after village of Alderbury. Believed to date back to 1867 and formerly a carpenters shop, Myrtle Cottage has been the subject of a sensitive program of improvement to include a refitted cottage style kitchen, a Victorian style shower room and traditional style casement double glazed windows presented with period features of exposed ceiling timbers and two wood burning stoves. More recent improvements by our clients include a new roof, new décor, new outside lighting and replacement carpets. Although quaint the accommodation is of good size comprising three well-proportioned bedrooms, two bathrooms and two spacious reception rooms. The gardens have attractive lawns, a productive vegetable patch, flower beds, greenhouse, summer house and a single garage and driveway. The village of Alderbury is well provided for in amenities including a primary school, post office, village shop and active village hall.


The wooden glazed door opens into the spacious entrance hall which hosts the staircase and access to the principal rooms. The sitting room has been recently re carpeted and decorated and benefits from a dual aspect via traditional style casement windows and a corner free standing woodburner provides a wonderful focal point to the room. The open plan vaulted kitchen breakfast room is an ideal space featuring traditional cottage style units with bespoke solid oak work tops, matching upstands, an inset ceramic sink and travertine tiled splashbacks. There is an integral Technik dishwasher, Stoves double fan oven with a four ring gas burner and stylish modern cookerhood and a wall mounted Worcester Bosch boiler. The dining area is a generous size and could comfortably host a sizeable family dining suite with a corner wood burner. A velux window allows natural light to flow whilst a solid wood stable door opens to the courtyard garden. A further door leads to a stunning fitted Victorian style shower room with rainfall shower, matching wash hand basin and w/c with Victorian style radiator towel rail and integrated EIOS sound system. The first floor landing provides access to three well-proportioned bedrooms with both the master bedroom and bedroom two benefitting from a dual aspect. The bedrooms are served by the white family bathroom suite. There are floorboards to the landing, two of the bedrooms and bathroom which have been painted in Farrow and Ball paint. Additionally, there are two areas of loft space.


A brick paved hard standing at the front of the cottage allows parking for one vehicle and there is a further driveway for two vehicles accessed via a wooden five bar gate opening into a single timber constructed garage with a recently replaced garage door. A pedestrian wrought iron gate opens into a brick laid path to the front door and exterior lighting. Immediately to the rear of the house is a small courtyard with a paved area and some raised beds. From here is a shared access that leads past the adjoining property's garden to Myrtle Cottages' main garden. The majority of the garden lies to a southerly aspect and is principally laid to lawn enclosed by a combination of fencing and established laurel hedging. There is a summer house, shed, greenhouse and it is enclosed and screened by a variety of mature trees. A right of access path leads to the separate cottage garden which is wonderfully private and peaceful with a variety of shrubs, flower beds, and lawn area. A colvert runs at the bottom of the garden. The summer house and garage both benefit from electricity and there is space to erect a larger studio for working from home if desired.


The village of Alderbury lies on the southern outskirts of the medieval city of Salisbury near the New Forest National Park. It enjoys a friendly, sociable community with a range of local amenities including a village shop, Post Office, recreation area, public houses and primary school. Its proximity to the New Forest National Park offers idyllic dog walking, cycling and wonderful scenery. Although in a delightful semi-rural location, Alderbury is ideally positioned for commuting, with easy access to Salisbury, Southampton and via the New Forest to Bournemouth.

Agent Note

Myrtle Cottage has been sensitively updated and benefits from gas central heating from the Worcester Bosch gas boiler, Superfast BT broadband, and new roof. The property is served by mains water, electricity and drainage is via a private septic tank. The rateable value for the property is Band E.


From Salisbury take the A36 south towards Southampton. After approximately two miles as a dual carriageway commences turn right signposted Alderbury. After about half a mile take the right hand turn into Shute End Road (signposted to Downton) and Myrtle Cottage can be found on the left hand side.

01794 278128

Charles Powell

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