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  • Bedrooms: 4
On entering Foxes Sleep, you are immediately impressed with the spacious and bright feel of this village home.

Owners Comments

“I have thoroughly enjoyed cultivating the garden into a colourful and idyllic venue to sit and enjoy which I do particularly frequently.”

“The convenience of position of Foxes Sleep is ideal: accessible to the shops, the memorial hall for the frequent village events, the playground opposite when the grandchildren were small and the handy Post Office. I have loved Downton village as it is a very welcoming place, with friendly neighbours, walks in the New Forest and many village activities.”


Constructed in the mid 1980's, the property has been thoughtfully designed with four generous bedrooms and three receptions, many of which offer dual aspects, supplemented by a conservatory overlooking south facing gardens. The practical layout also includes a ground floor shower room, en suite to the master and family bathroom with the four generous bedrooms all boasting built in wardrobes. The property is accompanied by an integral garage with automated up and over door offering an ideal storage venue with the possibility of being converted into further reception space if desired. The gardens are sizeable and well established with specimen planting and trees whilst enjoying a southerly aspect. The position of Foxes Sleep within the village of Downton is excellent, just yards from the local shopping, highly regarded local primary and secondary school, active village hall with the open New Forest nearby. Commuter access is ideal via the A338 and there is the additional benefit of being in catchment of the Salisbury Grammar Schools.


A UPVC door opens into the airy entrance hall which features a large cloaks cupboard and provides access to the integral garage, principal reception rooms and ground floor shower room. The kitchen breakfast room features wood effect eye and base level units with ample worktop space. Integrated appliances include a four ring gas hob, eye level electric oven, space and plumbing for a washing machine and larder style fridge freezer. The kitchen units are supplemented by a matching display unit offering further storage. The tiled flooring flows into the rear porch hosting further hosting the four year old Valliant gas boiler. The dining room also benefits from a dual aspect with sliding patio doors to the attractive garden. From here double doors flow into the sitting room with bay window, also dual in aspect, centred upon a feature gas fire. A separate snug or family room, which could be utilised as a study, features French doors into the conservatory capturing views across the established rear gardens. On the first floor are four double bedrooms, once again enjoying a lovely bright aspect, all benefitting from built in wardrobes. The master suite is accompanied by an ensuite shower room. The remaining bedrooms are served by the family bathroom comprising a bath, low level WC and wash hand basin. There is an airing cupboard and loft access on the landing which is generous in size and could play host to a study area.


The front has a parking space abutting the integral garage with automated roll top door, power and light. A pedestrian side gate leads to the south facing rear garden extending to in excess of 260 feet. There is a patio terrace adjacent to the conservatory which is an ideal venue for summer entertaining.


The property is situated on The Borough in the heart of Downton which is a thriving and long-standing community with a strong sense of identity. There are good local facilities in the village which include shops, doctors, dentist, tennis club, the Borough Cafe, churches, schools and public houses, as well as the famous Cuckoo Fair held each May. There is easy access to the main regional centres of Salisbury and the B3078 provides access to the M27, onto Southampton and the M3 corridor. The wide ranging opportunities offered by the New Forest are only two miles from the village. There is excellent schooling in the village with its own primary and secondary school and it lies within catchment of the highly regarded Salisbury grammar schools (Bishops for boys and South Wilts for girls).

Agent Note

The property was constructed in the mid 1980's by Henderson builders and features double glazing, gas fired central heating and mains drainage. The rateable value for the property is Band F


Leave Salisbury on the A338 Bournemouth Road. Upon reaching the village turn left immediately after The Bull Public House. Continue along The Borough where the property will be found on the right hand side indicated by our board.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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