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Property Details

Property NameThe Haven, Little Langford, Salisbury, Wiltshirehighly rated property
Property Locationview map
Property Type3/4 bedroom detached house
Price£550k CBO*
StatusFOR SALE
For further information & viewings, contactShara Ouston
tel: 07891 725193
e-mail: shara.ouston@btinternet.com
Web: creatingthehaven.blogspot.com

Summary of Property

PERMACULTURE HOMESTEAD PROJECT: 150m2 cedar clad single storey eco-build (built 2018) and outbuildings set on a sunny half-acre of fertile land, amongst fields, very few neighbours just 20 minutes from Salisbury. Abundant wildlife, beautiful spot. Offers invited.

Environmentally Friendly Features

Own bore hole/private water supply
5.4kw solar array with 13kw TESLA Powerwall mark 2, with higher rate feed-in tariff to national grid.
Air-source heat pump (with RHI payments £60 per month) - to supply all hot water including UFH (underfloor heating).
UFH throughout - zoned with individual thermostats.
MVHR (mechanical ventilation and heat recovery), throughout.
Sustainably constructed using ethical materials: timber from Europe, sheep wool insulation, Steico board - wood fibre insulation, Fermacell recycled cement 'plasterboard' finished with natural clay plaster or recycled timber cladding. Thermofloc - recycled paper insulation (under floors), engineered oak flooring, double glazed hardwood windows and doors, cedar clad exterior, slate roof and green roof, rain water harvesting.

Dimensions of Rooms (m)

Kitchen6 x 5
Lounge6 x 5
Dining6 x 4
Bedroom 14.5 x 4.5
Bedroom 23 x 4.5
Bedroom 33 x 4.5
Other Roomsen-suite to bed 1 approx 2.5 x 2.2
family bathroom approx 4.5 x 2.2
utility/plant room 4 x 4
office/studio 4 x 2
(footnote: the kitchen/lounge/dining room are one room. see below for more detail)
Planning for large garage/barn
Details of Heatinghot water UFH run by airsource heatpump. Charnwood wood burner. Everhot range cooker
Average annual cost of utilities, electric, gas, oil, etc.No record.
Ground Rent
Details of any Accreditation or rating, e.g., BRE EcoHomes, SAP, NHEREPC A Rating

Details of Garden or Outside Space

House set in half acre of agricultural land now very fertile and planted with range of fruit and native trees, shrubs, perennials.

Post and rail fencing to create enclosure suitable for pony/livestock. large poultry enclosure, large fruit cage with large range of soft fruits including blueberries, raspberries and a cherry tree.

Transport & Local Amenities

Parking facilities Driveway Off-road parking
Secure bicycle storage?Yes
Nearest shop/Post Office5 miles
Nearest leisure facilities8.8 miles
Nearest train station8 miles
Nearest bus-stop to main town/city2 miles

Further Information

The Haven was built in 2018 after us living here for two years in a mobile home taking time to carefully design the build and the grounds. The concept for the build was based on permaculture principles to be a low impact dwelling which worked well with the land around it to create a flexible haven for any amount of growing or rearing food, leisure activities, and hosting visitors.

The house is a cedar clad 'homestead' style building with a large covered raised verandah that looks out over the gardens and beyond, looking up and down the valley farmland and hills. It's a tranquil place to sit and read, do yoga, or watch the ducks busy in the garden.

The main feature of the house is the large central living space with vaulted ceiling with large wood burner one end and the electric Everhot range cooker the other. All natural materials and the MVHR give a peaceful and healthy feel to the property. The Tesla Powerwall is an amazing 'bit of kit', very easy to use and monitor!

The gardens contain outbuildings: Brick built small and useful building with electric behind the house to the north. A two year old wooden 'L' shaped stables and corner store block, near driveway, and a field shelter in paddock. Professionally installed post and rail fencing to the boundary and within the plot is sufficient for a pony or livestock.

The property's position is private (with few neighbours) and feels very rural yet the main town of Salisbury with good shopping, twice weekly market, mainline station to Waterloo, and the beautiful iconic cathedral, is just 20 minutes drive away. The A36 is just 5 minutes drive, from where it's easy to drop down into Dorset via the A303 or continue up the A36 to Bath. It's equally easy to go north east towards Oxford, Heathrow and the M25. The New Forest is also 'on the doorstep' perfect for a couple of days away camping/hiking etc.

Our reasons for selling are family and health related and we need to sell asap for a reasonable price.
The site has lots of potential, being unfinished, and is ready for the new owners to come in and put in their own style and finishes both inside the house and in the gardens. Some may be interested to know that is planning granted for a large lean-to style wood greehouse/orangery and also for a barn/garage on the driveway which would lend itself to being converted for airbnb for instance?

All works so far meet building regs. Planned works are continuing but when finished a local estate agent's valuation of property is £650/700k

*£550,000 Cash buyers only.

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External links:
http://www.permaculture.co.uk/classifieds#property_and_land

Details last updated: 2019-04-15 09:29:29

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