4 bedroom detached house for saleLong Load, Somerset, TA10
- Fantastic Former Farmhouse
- Grade II Listed
- Spacious Accommodation
- 4 Double Bedrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Glorious Gardens
- Garden Room/Conservatory
- In All 1.3 Acres
A beautiful character home with well planned accommodation providing 4 double bedrooms and 3 reception rooms. The property stands in grounds of 1.3 acres arranged as private gardens and orchard adjoining open countryside to the rear. There is a detached double garage and ample parking.
The Property - Days House is a wonderful village residence which is infused with charm and character throughout whilst blending in touches of modern comfort and elegance, creating a splendid property which offers the best of old and new. Having undergone a programme of improvement and rejuvenation under the current ownership, the property can only be described as being in excellent decorative order with additions and alterations approached in a sympathetic manner to ensure that original features are preserved and celebrated to great effect whilst the accommodation is arranged in a simple, classic layout suitable for both family living and all types of entertaining.
As suggested by a date stone on the front elevation, the property was built in 1717 by a local Yeoman farmer, Charles Day, who gave his name to the house and occupied it as his farmhouse for some years. Over time, the name has changed from Day's Farmhouse to the contemporary Days House, yet the striking Hamstone facade with its stone mullion windows, impressive front door and wagon arch to the side has remained largely unchanged ever since, justifying a Grade II Listing of historical and architectural importance. Over the years, additions to the rear have been carried out very much in keeping with the original building, with the rear Blue Lias stone wall exhibited as a fine feature inside the garden room and fine Hamstone used for the kitchen extension and an attractive dwarf wall beneath the garden room windows.
The immediate impression on entering the property is one of space and light; an experience which is continued as you follow the smooth flow the accommodation from room to room. High ceilings and excellent proportions ensure that each of the reception rooms is a pleasure to be in, with a space provided for every occasion. The sitting room is an elegant and expansive room which, with dual aspect windows, double doors to the conservatory and a fascinating carved Hamstone fireplace with an inset multifuel burner, suggests a marvellous setting for both casual entertaining and relaxing in great comfort, whilst the dining room is a charming, characterful room where an inglenook fireplace (also fitted with a multifuel burner), a window seat and an exposed beam create a wonderful atmosphere for formal meals and dining on special occasions. Conversely, the garden room is the ideal setting in which to unwind and enjoy a tranquil outlook over the rear garden, with temperature-control glass used to ensure that this room can be enjoyed in any season and attractive Bath stone flooring which enable a highly desirable indoor/outdoor lifestyle to be achieved via double doors opening directly onto the patio and rear garden.
The heart of this home is undoubtedly the kitchen which is a sociable, family orientated space opening via a stable door directly to the rear garden. With space for a family dining and breakfast table, this room enjoys a farmhouse feel with all the benefits of a contemporary yet classically styled kitchen including attractive fitted units beneath a solid oak wooden work surface, built-in appliances including fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven and hob and a tiled floor. A fantastic room for informal entertaining, the kitchen is coupled with an adjoining utility room which allows outdoor coats and boots to be stowed away within easy proximity of the rear door and keeps laundry facilities separate from the kitchen. The useful addition of a cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
The sleeping accommodation, comprising four spacious double bedrooms, two of which enjoy en suite facilities, is arranged over two floors with the master bedroom suite and bedroom 2 on the first floor, where the family shower room and a galleried landing ideal for use as a study can also be found. The top floor provides further excellent accommodation for family or guests to enjoy a degree of independence, with two double bedrooms divided by a central landing area and an en suite bathroom to the larger of the two bedrooms. Views across the gardens can be enjoyed from many of the bedrooms, and each benefits from built-in wardrobes.
Outside - Days House enjoys fantastic, varied grounds which perfectly complement both the appearance of the property and the stylish and sociable lifestyle offered within. Laid out in front of the property, and providing a degree of separation from the road, the front garden has been charmingly planted with a variety of flowers and shrubs to frame the impressive facade of the house with an original flagstone path leading from a wrought iron gate towards the front door. The rear garden is a joy with sweeping lawns stretching behind the property before adjoining open fields, providing a fantastic outlook from both the house and grounds with far-reaching views to be enjoyed. With mature trees, attractive, well-stocked flower beds and a sunny South-Westerly aspect, the garden offers wonderful opportunities to spend time outdoors; keen gardeners have plenty of space to realise any further landscaping or produce growing plans, with a fenced orchard area and a garden shed providing excellent facilities for those with green fingers, whilst those who prefer a less energetic outdoor experience are well catered for with a summer house and a variety of seating areas offering excellent excuses for al fresco dining, entertaining and relaxing.
One of the most fascinating features of the grounds is the Wagon Arch to the side of the building, which is contemporary with the age of the house and was used in the property's days as a farm house to store carts and wagons under cover. Hinges still attached to the front aspect show where doors would originally have enclosed one side of this area, which nowadays provides an extremely useful covered yard ideal for storing wood, hanging laundry or even for lighting a barbecue when rain threatens. Parking is well provided for at Days House with a gated, gravelled driveway to the side leading to a parking-and turning circle, from which the garage can be accessed, which benefits from power and light and is of double proportions.
Situation - Long Load is a rural village within South Somerset which enjoys a friendly and active community, with a variety of clubs, societies and events operating around the village hall. The neighbouring village of Long Sutton benefits from a variety of amenities including a Golf Club, village shop, primary school, church and a well reputed pub with restaurant. Further afield, a broad range of amenities are available in Langport, Somerton and Martock (all within 5 miles), and the commercial centre of Yeovil offers a wide selection of shopping, leisure and health care facilities with a retail centre located in Street, where Clarks Village offers a variety of designer clothing and homeware outlets.
Transport links are good with the A303 trunk road within easy reach and the nearest M5 junction at Taunton (J25). Mainline stations in Yeovil offer direct rail services to London (Waterloo), Exeter, Bristol and Bath whilst Taunton Station enjoys services to a wide variety of destinations including London (Paddington), Birmingham, the South West and The North.
Education is well catered for in the area; both Long Sutton and Ash Primary Schools are easily accessible, as is Huish Academy for secondary and sixth-form education, with a variety of independent schools also found nearby including Millfield at Street, and the Taunton Schools.
Services - Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating.
Directions - From Yeovil take the A37 towards Ilchester and shortly after the Ilchester Road Tesco Express turn left towards Tintinhull. Follow this road, taking the road ahead at the double mini roundabout, and after passing through Ash turn right at the traffic lights towards Long Load. Proceed into the village and the property can be found on the left hand side almost opposite the village hall.
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