Mayfield is the most perfect bungalow residence, detached, carefully modernised and of generous proportions, the property forms a wonderful village home in an idyllic setting.
Mellow stone elevations and casement windows create an attractive façade, whilst the beautiful cottage style gardens, form a completely private backdrop, without detracting from the far reaching view towards Winklebury Hill. An early Iron Age hill fort, excavated by Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, Winklebury Hill is an important landmark for archaeolgists and central to the community of this historic and delightful village.
The traditional appearance of the bungalow belies a wonderfully light, and almost open plan, interior that is exceptionally well presented and offers superb living and entertaining space.
From the central hall, glazed double doors lead to the large Sitting/Dining Room. In the sitting area, windows overlook and doors open to, the lovely garden, creating a wonderful summer room; whilst a well placed woodburner ensures that the room is equally inviting in the winter months. The Dining Area is also spacious and there is a third reception room in the form of a separate Study.
The use of glazed display cupboards, with ambient lighting, has created a contemporary modern feel to the elegant dining area, opening to the extremely well fitted Kitchen/Breakast Room. A comprehensive range of sleek white units, set under granite worksurfaces, maintains the calm and light atmosphere that runs through the property, offer extensive storage and include integrated appliances including microwave, Bosch double oven and hob with extractor hood over. The L-shaped room offers plenty of space for a table and chairs with the breakfast area looking out over the garden and with door to the side to a lawned area.
A separate Utility Room offers further storage and appliance space and leads to a useful Workshop/Boot Room.
The Master Bedroom has fitted wardrobe cupboards and a lovely double aspect, with two bay windows flooding the room with natural light and enjoying totally private views over the garden. There are two further good size bedrooms, one with fitted storage, a luxuriously fitted shower room and separate cloakroom.
The entrance drive provides ample parking to the side of the bungalow. Steps rise, under a rose clad archway, to a gravelled path leading into the most beautifully laid out cottage garden.
Mature hedging on the boundaries enclose the garden and, with a slightly elevated plot, the property enjoy excellent privacy all around. Level lawns are edged by well stocked herbaceous beds and borders, filled with a myriad of plants including Peonies, Delphiniums, Poppies and Roses, amongst many others, that combine to provide colour and scent throughout the seasons. A well placed Summerhouse looks back towards the bungalow, framed by more exotic planting including grasses and Phormiums, whilst a small pond with fountain provides a delightful feature. A secret, courtyard garden forms a delightful location to retreat to and a further area of garden to the side includes a greenhouse and large rose arbour. A seating terrace is a perfect suntrap and is easily accessed from the Sitting Room, making it ideal for entertaining or just relaxing and enjoying this lovely situation and view out towards Winklebury Hill.
Berwick St John lies nestling in a sheltered valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Cranborne Chase, on the South Wiltshire/Dorset border. The village is extremely pretty, a lovely mixture of period houses, cottages and individual properties, has a Church, highly regarded pub and village hall, whilst the neighbouring village of Ludwell has an excellent store and post office. The delightful Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury is just 5 miles away and offers a comprehensive range of shops, pubs, and restaurants.
The area is extremely well served by excellent schools, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Port Regis, Sandroyd, Bryanston, Sherborne,Canford and Hanford are all a short drive away.
Road communications are good with the A303 linking with the M3, main line stations at Salisbury and Tisbury (Waterloo). Airports at Southampton and Bournemouth.
The beautiful surrounding countryside is perfect for enjoying many rural pursuits including excellent riding, chalk stream fishing, shooting, cycling and walking. Stourhead, Longleat, Centre Parcs, the New Forest and the Coast are all within 40 minutes. Equestrian centres and golf courses are close at hand.