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Old Saddlers,Castle Street,Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6JF


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Tenure: Freehold

OLD SADDLERS is a charming three bedroom period stone cottage C17/1800’s built of local natural stone under a clay tiled roof, providing homely and comfortable living accommodation arranged over two floors with the benefit of a useful cellar and spacious attic room.
The cottage has been much loved and enjoyed by the present owner as a cosy retreat and family home and whilst having been improved and well maintained over the years it has not been ‘over modernised’ and retains a welcoming and original character feel with exposed beams, cosy open fireplace, exposed floor boards, exposed stone work and matchboard panelling.  
There is scope and potential for improvement by way of modest cosmetic re-decoration.
Enjoying a convenient roadside location at the foot of Castle Hill on the edge of Mere’s bustling town centre with its good range of local shop, doctors, dentists, surgeries, churches and village pubs/inns ideally positioned for good local dog walking, streamside walks and nearby enclosed cottage garden.
An early viewing is highly recommended to secure this quaint and charming village home.


ENTRANCE: Period wooden painted panelled front door with fixed glazed window panes, beam and lintel.

ENTRANCE HALL: Original floor boards stairwell and wooden handrail.

SITTING ROOM: (16’7 x 13’) Wonderful character room, nicely proportioned with good ceiling height, exposed floor boards, wall lights, original matchboard wood panelling to return wall, deep bay window, open brick fireplace creates cheerful focal point, fireside alcove with shelving, panel radiator, power points and painted panelled door with glazed top panel.  Trap door to cellar.

CELLAR: (10’7 x 6’) Access from sitting room via wooden hatch.  Original flagstone steps, original flagstone floor and florescent light.

DINING ROOM: (14’6 x 11) Charming character room nicely proportioned, beams to ceiling, exposed floor boards, original sash window enjoys outlook onto Castle Street, window seat, panel radiator, useful walk-in understairs cupboard, original deep fireplace, with bressumer beam , flagstone hearth, space for gas fired Rayburn, fireside alcove, original painted plank door.

KITCHEN: (13’ x 7’) Arranged in a galley style well equipped and fitted with an extensive range of hand painted floor cupboards with matching drawers and trim oiled beech block worktops and counters, ceramic tiled splashbacks, inset 1½ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap.  Inset four ring gas hob, single electric fan assisted oven and grill.  Original range recessed alcove with shelving, matching alcove with spotlights.  Built-in pantry cupboard with shelving, electric fuse box, porcelain floor tiles, sash window with deep display sill, painted wooden back door with fixed glazed window pane.

REAR LOBBY: Sloped ceiling, shelving, work top and space and plumbing for washing machine , florescent strip light, porcelain floor tiles, exposed stone work to return wall. Porcelain wall tiles, painted stable door with obscure glazed top panel to outside.

STAIRCASE: Wooden handrail, stairs to:

LANDING: Painted bannister post and galleried handrail, panel radiator.

BEDROOM 1: (14’7 x 10’4) Original painted panelled door, nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, chimney breast, fireside alcove, sash window with deep sill enjoys outlook onto front with glimpses of Duncliffe Hill, original floor boards, shelving and hanging rail. BATHROOM: Painted door, white suite comprising moulded acrylic bath with wooden side panel, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, ladder towel rail/radiator, ceramic tiled splashbacks, sash window with obscure glazing and coloured insert.

BATHROOM: Painted door, white suite comprising moulded acrylic bath with wooden side panel, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, ladder towel rail/radiator, ceramic tiled splashbacks, sash window with obscure glazing and coloured insert.

BEDROOM 2: Original painted door, nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, beams, built-in cupboard with hanging rail, sash window with window seat.

BEDROOM 3: (13’ x 7’3) Useful room, nicely proportioned with good ceiling height, original painted door, panel radiator, built-in cupboard, sash window enjoying outlook onto gardens and access to Castle Hill.

ATTIC: (27’ x 21) Hinged loft hatch pull down wooden ladder with handrail. Part boarded, light and power, wooden casement window with wooden mullions.  Wall hung Worcester-Bosch gas boiler serving central heating and domestic hot water.  Original exposed beams and rafters.

SERVICES: Water, electricity, drainage, telephone and gas all subject to the usual utility regulations.  

The cottage garden is an attractive and delightful feature and not unusually, is positioned adjacent and to the rear of Old Saddlers and is accessed via a path and wooden picket post gate.
Laid out in a traditional style and is of a good but manageable size, laid to lawn and planted with a variety of established flowering plants and shrubs with some fruit trees, providing colour and interest throughout the season.  The garden is enclosed in part by brick walling and Hazel Hurdle fencing and enjoying a sheltered and sunny position and enjoys view towards Castle Hill.  A useful galvanised tin shed complete with woodburning stove is a must for the earnest gardener.

Council Tax Band: B
EPC rating: D
Property M²: 90

TENURE:  Freehold       

VIEWING:  Strictly by appointment through the agents.  







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