7 bedroom semi-detached house for saleChurch Street, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18
Sold STC £695,000
- Grade II* Listed Town House
- Spacious Accommodation
- Many Original Features
- Self-Contained Cottage
- Extensive Gardens
- Workshop & Outbuildings
- Parking and Double Garage
- No Forward Chain
Full descriptionAn impressive 5 bedroom family home with a 2 bedroom self contained cottage, lovely gardens, outbuildings, double garage and parking. Ideally situated just a moments walk from the centre of Crewkerne and yet enjoying secluded private walled gardens.
Kincora - 3 Church Street - Quite possibly one of the most fascinating and prestigious properties within Crewkerne town centre, Kincora is a truly romantic and historical home with origins dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries. Justifiably listed Grade II* of architectural and historical importance, the property exhibits many unusual and intriguing features which have been meticulously preserved over the passage of time, now sympathetically dovetailed with modern-day facilities to create a fantastic family home with a personality of it's very own.
Constructed from attractive local Hamstone, the front wing of the house was built in the 18th Century and thus exhibits the style and grandeur typical of Queen Anne properties. Key features include high ceilings, sash windows with original shutters still in use and working fireplaces in many rooms, creating comfortable yet elegant surroundings throughout this part of the property, where two of the reception rooms and the majority of the bedrooms can be found. A truly glamorous drawing room is a fantastic space for formal entertaining, with wonderful wooden floors, panelled walls and a beautiful fireplace presenting a lavishly authentic environment to relax after a dinner in the sumptuous dining room across the hallway, which complements the drawing room perfectly.
The oldest part of Kincora is tucked away behind the impressive Queen Anne facade; originating in the 17th Century, rooms in this section enjoy a charming, more cottage-like atmosphere with quirky and homely features. Much of the ground floor of this section is occupied by the most characterful of farmhouse-style kitchens with a gas-fired Heritage range cooker which, from it's prominent position within an inglenook fireplace and contribution towards the central heating, gives a lasting impression of being the heart of this home. Rustic-style kitchen units, parquet flooring and exposed beams compliment the history of the kitchen, and the bedroom above is known to the vendors as one of the cosiest in the house.
Domestically, the property enjoys every modern convenience including effective secondary glazing to the windows, a well equipped utility/laundry room and plentiful storage throughout. Hard flooring at every entry point to the property is easily maintained during adverse weather, and the two bathrooms include an en suite to the master bedroom and a ground floor shower room which offers great flexibility to achieve single-storey living if desired. The second floor has been converted from attic space to provide 2 interlinking bedrooms, both of which have exposed roof timbers, yet ample storage space is still retained in the attic which is accessed via an intriguing, restricted height doorway mid way up the staircase. Beneath the living accommodation, the property benefits from a cellar which is divided into several rooms and exhibits original vaulted ceilings and stone walls and floors still bearing drainage channels from the cellar's original use as a laundry.
3A Church Street - Adjoining the main house, and constructed during the 19th Century, the cottage forms a self-contained 2 bedroom property with independent pedestrian and vehicular access to Church Street, a factor which previously enabled it to be used as both doctors and veterinary surgeries. With planning permission in place to split 3a away from Kincora, there is great potential to utilise this cottage to allow a multi-generation family to live as closely or independently as desired, or to realise an income in the form of residential or holiday lets.
Outside - Kincora is blessed with unexpectedly extensive grounds and outbuildings, all of which are arranged behind the property. Entering the garden from the property it is easy to forget that the amenities in Crewkerne town centre are just a stones throw away, as you are transported to a calming and secluded oasis which is divided into three "rooms". Immediately abutting the property, the courtyard is a gloriously relaxing spot for morning coffee or dining al fresco which is bordered by a variety of flower and shrubs with a mature wisteria rioting over the adjoining wall. From here, steps lead to a Grecian-style central garden, where the sound of water cascading from a small fountain fills the air, and onwards to the lawn which is bordered by an exciting array of plants and enjoys pedestrian access to both the parking area and the double garage.
Beneath a pergola in the central garden, the workshop occupies a former stables which, with power, light and a cloakroom in place, is a wonderful set up for keen hobbyists or those working from home. The coach house now forms two storage rooms, both of which have extra wide doors, and a first floor room, ideal as a games or family room or to accommodate a crowd. Parking is provided by a double garage, which enjoys an electric roller door, power and light, and a gravelled space, both accessed via Oxen Road.
Situation - Kincora is positioned centrally within the market town of Crewkerne, which enjoys an excellent range of every day facilities including a Waitrose Superstore, several shops, banks and post office, and a hospital. Leisure facilities are widely available within the town with a leisure centre attached to the local secondary school and a sports centre in the town with a swimming pool, sports teams and clubs and a gym. On the outskirts of the town is a mainline train station offering links to London (Waterloo) and Exeter, and the A303 trunk road can be joined just 5 miles to the north.
Further amenities are available in the towns of Yeovil, Sherborne and Taunton, which are all within easy reach, and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is approximately 30 minutes drive away. Education is well catered for within the area, with a selection of both state and independent schools available nearby including Perrott Hill, The Park, Hazelgrove and Millfield at Street.
Services - Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating.
Viewings - Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil Office, Telephone 01935 475000
Directions - From Yeovil take the A30 towards Crewkerne and continue to the mini roundabout in the town centre. Take the road ahead and at the fork in the road continue on the A30 towards Chard. Proceed along West Street then turn right back towards the town centre, following the one-way system. The property can be found on the right hand side shortly after joining Church Street.
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