4 bedroom detached house for saleHigher Street, Merriott, Somerset, TA16
- 4 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Secondary accommodation
- Swimming Pool
Dating from the 18th Century and subsequently extended in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The property is well-screened from neighbouring properties and is surrounded by its garden backing on to open countryside.
An open portico opens to the entrance hall, which has oak parquet flooring and doors to all the principal ground floor rooms. The drawing room has windows on two sides including French windows leading out to the garden and an open fireplace. A door leads through to the 2 bedroom, self-contained ground floor annexe, the reception room of which is currently used as a study. The dining room and sitting room flank a door from the hall leading out to the garden, with both rooms having sash windows with working shutters overlooking the garden. The sitting room also has an open fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove. Further doors from the hall lead to the cloakroom and kitchen/breakfast room.
On the first floor are the master bedroom with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor are 2 attic rooms used for storage.
The property lies behind a dressed stone boundary wall and is approached via a tarmac drive to a turning circle in front of the house. Adjacent are a former stable block, which now comprises three garages and workshop, 2 further stone outbuildings and a timber machinery store. There is a heated swimming pool, hard tennis court and 2 greenhouses. The formal garden lies on two sides of the house and is laid to lawn with flanking borders of flowering shrubs and perennials. To the rear there is an orchard, vegetable garden and pond. Beyond are 2 paddocks.
Crewkerne 2 miles (London Waterloo 2½ hours) Yeovil 9½ miles Bridport 15 miles. (Distances and time approximate)
The property is situated off a peaceful road on the edge of the large village of Merriott, which is set in beautiful countryside about 16½ miles from the Dorset coast. The village provides many local and immediate needs with a parish church, village hall, 2 public houses and a number of shops. In addition to the shops in the village, the market town of Crewkerne is only 2 miles away, with a range of shops and services including a Waitrose supermarket, a weekly country market and a onthly farmer's market. The regional centre of Yeovil is only 9½ miles away.
The village has its own primary and pre-school. Perrott Hill School, which comprises a co- educational Montessori nursery, pre-prep and prep school is about 3¾ miles away.
There is a mainline rail service from Crewkerne to London Waterloo, taking about 2½ hours.
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