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3 bedroom detached house for sale


Sold STC £460,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Rural Aspect
  • Large Garden & Paddock (In all about 0.5 acres)
  • Village Location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Charming Grade II listed thatched cottage situated in a rural location with a large garden and small paddock.

The Church Cottage was significantly renovated and refurbished in 2006 with a new roof, thatch, central heating system, electrical wiring, kitchen and bathroom fittings. The cottage offers comfortable, cosy accommodation over two floors including a large living room and kitchen/dining room plus hall and cloak room on the ground floor. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and a bathroom. The cottage occupies a delightful rural location with outstanding views and yet is only 1.5 miles from the centre of Mere. The property also includes a small paddock. In all the property extends to about 0.5 acres and subject to planning, it might be possible to extend the cottage.

Mere has an excellent range of local facilities including a Co-op, flower, fruit and vegetable shop, newsagents, butchers, pharmacist, electrical store and hairdressers. The village has excellent services including a public library, museum, church, public houses, doctors surgery, communal tennis courts and swimming pool. The A303 is located just to the north of Mere providing road access to London and the south west, whilst at nearby Gillingham there is a mainline railway station serving London Waterloo.

Covered Porch:
Oak door to;

2.92m (9ft 7in) maximum x 1.98m (6ft 6in) Tile floor, fitted coat pegs, half glazed door to rear garden.

Low level WC, wash basin, fitted shelf, extractor fan, wash basin with tiled splash backs.

Sitting Room:
6.35m (20ft 10in)((6.93m (22ft 9in) into Inglenook) x 4.14m (13ft 7in) Inglenook fireplace with oak shelf and inset wood burner, built in cupboards either side and concealed original stair case to first floor (redundant). Wall light points, exposed beams. Double aspect windows including one with a window seat. Staircase to first floor with under stairs cupboard, original front door and enclosed porch.

Kitchen/Dining Room:
6.55m (21ft 6in) 3.96m x (13ft) narrowing to 3.05m (10ft) Range of fitted cupboards and drawers with Belfast sink, integral dishwasher and beech work tops. Electric range with Calor gas hob, tiled splash backs, space for fridge freezer and tumble dryer, plumbing for washing machine. Strip wood floor, triple aspect including French doors onto the rear garden.

First Floor Landing:
Wall light points, exposed beams, passage leading to bedroom 2 and 3 with galleried landing above the hall and double aspect windows, large built in cupboard with slatted shelves.

Bedroom 1:
4.57m (15ft 0in) maximum x 4.42m (14ft 6in) Double aspect windows with deep sills, fitted double wardrobe.

Bedroom 2:
4.11m (13ft 6in) x 2.74m (9ft) Double aspect windows with walk in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3:
4.04m (13ft 3in) narrowing to 2.59m (8ft 6in) x 2.97m (9ft 9in) Double aspect windows and built in cupboard.

White suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panel bath with shower over and tiled splash backs.

A five bar gate gives access to a gravel drive leading to an extensive parking area. The front garden has a mature horse chestnut and orchard including apple, plum and cherry trees. There are mature shrubs and an abundance of perennial spring bulbs. The rear garden comprises a level lawn with flower bed border and paved seating area. A brick path leads to a paddock that is enclosed by post and rail fencing and is divided into two areas. The first is open to the garden from where there is a small gate leading to an enclosed paddock with chicken run and raised vegetable beds. There is a large garden shed 4.27m (14ft) x 2.44m (8ft) with double doors at either end and windows, positioned on a concrete pad, providing useful storage. Double skin plastic oil tank and second garden shed.

From the centre of Mere proceed past Walton's Post Office in the direction of Motcombe. Proceed out of the village past the Walnut Tree public house before taking the third left turning into Wet Lane where upon the entrance to The Church Cottage will be found on the right.

Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating, private drainage via a Klargester septic tank with soak away.

Wiltshire Unitary Authority council Tax Band D. Amount Payable 1,517.14 year 2012/13.


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Added on Rightmove:
13 April 2012

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