With origins dating back to 1860, Rossiter House is a substantial Grade II Listed village house that offers elegantly proportioned rooms, typical of the era that are filled with natural light and offer space aplenty.
On ringing the original pull bell and stepping through the wide front door, the beauty of this pleasingly grand house becomes apparent. Lofty ceilings, adorned with intricate decorative plasterwork, high skirting boards, dado rails, classical fireplaces, stripped panelled doors and deep sash windows prevail to create a gracious period home.
Over the years the house has undergone many improvements and has been extended, without detriment to its character, to form a fine family house with impressive living and entertaining space, balanced by a good size walled garden, double garage and parking.
The chequerboard tiled floor suits the house perfectly, running through the entrance to the rear hall, a bright roomy area with double doors opening to the garden. An understairs cupboard provides storage and houses the gas fired boiler and there is ground floor cloakroom.
The well proportioned Drawing Room is situated at the front of the house and features painted panelling and a classical slate and marble fireplace, secondary double glazing to the beautiful original sash windows, works effectively and the room has a calm, restful feel.
The Dining Room is of equally good size, capable of accommodating generous furniture and also having a large period fireplace. Classical pillars flank a wide opening into the Family Room, creating a fabulous double length space that could be arranged in a number of ways.
There is a large separate Study, which looks out over the garden, as does the spacious Kitchen/Breakfast Room. A good, family sized kitchen with space for a table and chairs and fitted with a comprehensive range of cream units including integrated dishwasher and deep butler sink. A tiled recess provides space for a as fired range cooker, room for American style fridge/freezer and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
From the inner hall the elegantly curving staircase rises to the galleried landing where a half moon window creates a wonderful feature, overlooking the garden and flooding the first floor with light.
There are four generous bedrooms, three of them large doubles and one having the benefit of an en suite shower room in addition to the family bathroom which has a white suite including a separate shower cubicle.
A door leads to a staircase to the second floor, where the large attic space includes two rooms with velux windows, having far reaching views and fitted blinds. Perfect for a range of uses, the area includes Bedroom 5 and a large Study/Hobbies or Playroom.
To the side of the house electric wooden gates give access to the shared drive via an archway, leading to parking and turning space and onto the detached double garage. With up and over doors, light and power connected, the garage also offers excellent roof storage space.
The garden is particularly attractive, of good size, walled and level it forms a delightfully sheltered sun trap with a paved terrace close to the house and well kept lawn surrounded by mature shrubs, small trees, climbing and evergreen plants.
Rossiter House occupies a convenient, central location in the ever popular Avon Valley village of Downton. Downton is a large ancient Wiltshire village with a population of approximately 3,000 situated about 6 miles south of Salisbury. It straddles the River Avon just outside the New Forest National Park and is surrounded by water meadows and chalk downland.
The surrounding countryside is renowned for its beauty and is perfect for many sporting and recreational activities including walking, cycling and riding.
The village offers excellent amenities including good hopping, doctors, dentist and vets along with churches, several inns, sports centre, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, bowling green etc.
Schooling is extremely well catered for, with a community pre-school and highly regarded schools in both secondary and primary section. It is in the catchment area for Salisbury Grammar Schools and direct bus route to The Burgate School and 6th Form Centre in Fordingbridge.
A good bus service runs to Salisbury for fine shopping, entertainment, sporting and cultural facilities.