A PERIOD house in Amesbury with secluded gardens is on the market.
Pear Tree Cottage dates from circa 1550, with later additions, and was once the local smokehouse, on the original coaching route from the West Country to London.
It sits in a quiet area of Amesbury, with pretty views over the ancient Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor, dating from 979AD.
The Grade II listed home features a cosy sitting room with oak floors and a woodburning stove in the original inglenook fireplace, dining room with oak flooring, kitchen/breakfast room with exposed beams, and a fully fitted utility room with traditional brick floor.
The rear hall has a flagstone floor and French doors onto the garden/ drive as well as to a sheltered rear courtyard.
The drawing room has a quarry tiled and flagstone floor, gas woodburner and door to the garden.
Completing the ground floor is a stylish family bathroom and a double bedroom, with en suite shower room.
Upstairs is the principal bedroom with en suite shower room and views over the abbey, along with two further double bedrooms, one also with abbey views.
The secluded gardens include a terrace bordered with olive trees, quince and magnolia, and lawned areas with mottled shade under twisted hazel and silver birch.
There are perennial herbaceous borders with an abundance of roses and hydrangeas, all tucked away beyond an ancient pear tree at the head of the drive.
Accessed from the drive/garden is a home office with bi-fold glass doors overlooking the garden and there is also a double garage with first floor storage.
Paul Cadge, of Savills Salisbury, said: “Pear Tree Cottage is a fascinating property offering flexible accommodation with a very appealing combination of stylish accommodation with wonderful period details.”
Pear Tree Cottage is being marketed by Savills for a guide price of £695,000.
For more information, contact Savills Salisbury on 01722 426820.
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