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3 bedroom village house for sale

CHARLTON MACKRELL - Between Somerton, Glastonbury and Castle Cary

Sold STC £470,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A characterful extended 18th century farmhouse, on the edge of a village
  • Set away from the main road and accessed via a country lane
  • Great living space
  • Stunning Garden with many features to discover
  • Woodland area, with naturalised cowslips, snowdrops, bluebells, cyclamen and others
  • Plenty of Parking
  • Bags of Privacy
  • Garaging and Outbuildings

Full description

An absolutely delightful house in a quiet, edge of village setting with plenty of good accommodation, including a separate office studio. Stunning garden, woodland & outbuildings.

An absolutely delightful house in a quiet, edge of village setting, between Somerton, Glastonbury & Castle Cary - all within a short drive. The house is spacious with an excellent open flow (about or 1,730 sq.ft.) with a hall, sitting room, a large country kitchen, dining room, garden room, cloakroom, utility, 3 bedrooms and bathroom - plus a self contained studio. In addition the property has a quite stunning garden and woodland of about an acre in all with with bags of privacy, garaging and outbuildings. Distance to local amenities; Butchers is a 5 minute drive, the postoffice is a 3 minutes drive and supermarket is 5 minutes away.

About the Area 
Charlton Mackrell and Somerton are in the heart of Somerset with good communications with the A303 road a few miles south and the main line rail station at Castle Cary. Somerton provides a wide range of services and amenities and close by are other small towns including Street, Glastonbury, Wells, Castle Cary, Yeovil and Sherborne. Also Bristol, Bath and Taunton are within easy reach. There are excellent state and independent schools which include a primary school in Charlton Mackrell and several others nearby. There are secondary schools in Street and Huish Episcopi and the excellent 6th form Strode College in Street. Independent schools include, Millfield (at Street & Glastonbury), Wells Cathedral, Downside, All Hallows and the schools at Bruton and Sherborne. There are lots of good restaurants and pubs in the area and most sporting, cultural and social requirements can be met.

At the approach to the house a path leads to the front door but vehicles continue along the lane and turn into a large gravelled spacious and open drive area which is secluded from the garden. Fronting the area is a double garage. This has timber doors and to the right hand side are a greenhouse and potting area. On the other side is a store and adjacent chicken run. On the opposite side of the drive area is a well screened timber workshop. Immediately outside the garden room is a large terrace of decking and beyond is a large romantic garden being mainly lawned with various mature trees and shrubs, a rose covered pergola, herbaceous borders, a vegetable area with raised beds , both shaded and sunny sitting areas, a gravelled BBQ area and further decking terraces.

Beyond is the parking area and this leads to a splendid naturalised copse of native trees including ash, beech, oak, hornbeam and sycamore. In addition there are numerous daffodils, bluebells and cowslips. This smalll wood is a lovely recreational area throughout the year and also again ensures the property's privacy. In short The Garden House is exceptional and such properties are rare and the opportunity to purchase should not be missed.

From Castle Cary take the B3153 westwards towards Somerton. Continue to Lydford crossroads on the A37 and go straight across. Continue through the village of Keinton Mandeville. Continue for over a mile or so and take the turning left signposted Charlton Mackrell and Lytes Cary. Continue until a farm building can be seen on the left hand side and just after the 30 mph sign turn left by a stonewall. Continue for a short distance past Badgers Brook Drive and take the lane to the right. Pass the first gateway and the Garden House can be seen on the left. Drive straight past and in 50 yards or so turn left into the driveway.

Important Notice 
Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS - interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.

The front door opens into a hall with a stone tiled floor, fitted full height cupboards, a pitched ceiling with beams and a doorway to the into the double aspect sitting room. This has oak flooring a window seat and a stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. The kitchen is a large room with an Aga and plenty of storage with a good range of units and fitted cupboards, a double bowl sink unit, ample work surfaces and an integral dishwasher. To the side are the staircase and desk area, there's also plenty of room for a breakfast table. A wide archway opens from the kitchen to the dining room (or snug) with door to the lobby and cloakroom/w.c. Walking on through the double doors you are in the garden room. This has full width windows to two sides which give a wonderful garden outlook and flood the house with light and sunshine. It also has a tiled floor, double french doors leading outside and a plastered ceiling which keeps it warmer when needed and cooler in summer.

There's a downstairs w/c/ cloakroom and off the kitchen is a utility room with the oil fired boiler, 15 units affording excellent storage, belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine and dryer and a door to the outside verandah. This is an invaluable covered and sheltered area with plenty of space for coats and boots and also for a BBQ on the odd occasion it rains!

First Floor 
The staircase from the kitchen rises to the landing, which has a shelved storage area, and the hot water cylinder. The master bedroom has a double aspect, fitted wardrobes and a superb outlook over the gardens. The second bedroom has fitted wardrobes and the third bedroom also has fitted wardobes and cupboards. The bathroom has tongue and groove panelling, a hand basin, wc, bath with tiled surround and a walk in shower cubicle with drying area.

The Studio 
The studio (originally an old lime kiln) is a detached stone and tiled building developed to provide an excellent home office with wall lights, ample power points, multi-fuel Squirrel Stove and Open Reach broadband and telephone line (in addition to the house service). The rear part of the building includes a store housing the oil tank, a multi fuel stove and is duel aspect.

The Property 
The Garden House is on the northern fringe of the village, away from the main road, with access off an unmade privately owned country lane. As such this is a quiet and peaceful location and the house, its beautiful gardens and woodland enjoy great tranquility. The house probably dates back to at least the Georgian period and has been extended over the years. It's now a very comfortable home with considerable character including original stonework, beams, pine and oak timberwork and all complemented by double glazing and central heating.

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18 August 2016

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