High Street, Ansty


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A delightful and very impressive, Grade II Listed, detached cottage with a separate annexe, car barn and very pretty garden.

Sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, snug, WC/laundry, two double bedrooms, bathroom, guest annexe, car barn, gardens and off-street parking.

With origins dating back to the 18th Century, Pennyfarthing Cottage is a delightful period home which has recently been the subject of an extremely thorough and careful programme of renovation extension and improvement. Exceptional care and attention to detail was taken throughout the programme and the property is now a very welcoming home exuding charm and character and seamlessly blending historic interest with modern comforts, style and facilities. The property also benefits from a large, detached car barn with a charming guest suite above, whilst the beautiful gardens make the most of the very pretty, far-reaching views.

Ansty is a truly picturesque village which lies approximately 2 miles away from the very popular town of Tisbury. Recently mentioned in Tatler, Tisbury is well-known as a hub for a very well-thought of independent shops, cafes etc and now hosts the very well-known Messums art gallery along with The Beckford Arms and Beckford Bottle Shop. The surrounding countryside is well-known for being incredibly attractive and providing numerous opportunities for walks and other outside pursuits. Tisbury has a mainline train station with trains to London Waterloo, (journey time approximately 1 hour 40 minutes) along with a leisure centre, doctors surgery, dentist, deli, and post office. The towns of Shaftesbury (approximately 10 miles away) and Salisbury (approximately 17 miles) both support a wider range of shopping, educational, leisure and cultural facilities with Salisbury recently having been voted the Best Place to Live by The Sunday Times.

The cottage is approached from the village road via electric sliding gates (with a security camera) which open to the gravelled driveway. The driveway sits behind a Chilmark stone wall and from here a path leads to the glazed front door which opens into the:


A fantastic and contemporary edition to the property, this makes the most of the appealing gardens and with doors and windows on three sides along with Velux roof lights, is an incredibly light living area. There is limestone tiled flooring with underfloor heating and an attractive stone fire surround and with electric fire set in. Ceiling spotlights and an opening with charming, worn period steps down to the:


Very much the hub of the house, this is situated in the original cottage and is a very cosy space which is warmed by an oil-fired, two oven Aga. There is a good range of high and low level storage units with a built-in Siemens dishwasher. Limestone flooring and ample space for a large dining table and additional furniture. The wooden worktop incorporates a ceramic 1 bowl sink and drainer unit with mixer taps over. Extractor fan, entry phone and camera system for the driveway gate. Stairs lead into the first-floor landing and a ledge and brace door opens through to the:


This has a tiled floor, useful understairs storage cupboard, exposed ceiling beams and a ledge and brace door to the:


With an appealing quarry tiled floor, low level WC and ceramic wash hand basin (with mixer taps over) set into an oak surround with storage cupboards beneath. There is a very useful, built-in laundry cupboard which conceals space and plumbing for the washing machine with additional storage above. Exposed ceiling beams, ceiling spotlights and deep display shelves.


Another atmospheric room with a large inglenook fireplace at one end with exposed stone cheeks and an impressive Bressumer beam with built-in bread oven. Exposed ceiling beams, deep windowsills and the original front door which opens on to the village road. Two wall light points, television and telephone points.

From the kitchen/breakfast room stairs lead up to the first-floor landing which has an attractive window seat with a very green outlook and seasonal, far-reaching views. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and two steps leading up to:


Accessed via a dressing area with hanging and linen space, this is a good sized room with two built-in wardrobes, a deep window seat, television point and far-reaching views.


Contemporary in design whilst sympathetic to the building, this has a large bath with Hansgrohe mixer tap and shower attachment over. Low level WC with concealed cistern, marble wash hand basin set on to a vanitory unit with mixer tap over, and attractive floor and wall tiling. Ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, hatch to the loft space and a window overlooking the garden. Heated towel rail.


A generous double room, this has a vaulted ceiling with an impressive exposed ceiling beams and painted, period, wide tongue and groove panelling. There is a window seat, exposed stonework and an attractive former fireplace. Two wall light points.


To one side of the property is a large drive which leads to the car barn. This is of a good size with electric light and power. From the driveway stone steps lead to the lawned area which is edged with deep flower beds with very clever planting, design to give colour and interest all year round. There is a summer house with electric power, and a further, lower level, sheltered seating area adjacent to the sitting room. There is a secluded storage area with space for bins, the oil tank and garden shed. This has a gate leading to the village road. There is also external lighting and a path leading from the lawns to the:


Occupying an elevated position this has a sheltered area of almost private garden with some very appealing far-reaching views. The front door opens into a lobby area with a cupboard on one side (containing the pressurised hot water tank and electric boiler), with a separate WC on the other side. The remainder of the space is given over to a luxurious bedroom area with a free-standing roll top bath (with mixer tap and handheld shower attachment) and a marble top sink unit with taps over. There is ample space for a large double bed and additional furniture. Velux roof lights with far-reaching views, exposed wooden floorboards and ceiling spotlights.


Band D. Charge for 2019/2020 - £1,766.40


Mains electricity and water. Private drainage and oil-fired central heating. *PLEASE CONFIRM*


BT.com suggests that maximum speeds of 50Mb are available with Superfast Fibre broadband through BT.






By appointment only please through Myddelton & Major, 49 High Street, Salisbury, SP1 2PD.

Tel 01722 337575


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