Goulds Brook Terrace, Crewkerne
- Former Georgian Vicarage
- 3 / 4 bedrooms including master en-suite
- Cinema room / bedroom 4
- Contemporary kitchen / breakfast room, separate laundry / utility room
- Stunning dual aspect living room
- Separate formal dining room
- Study / Home Office
- Adjoining 3 bedroom guest cottage / holiday let
- Pleasant gardens and grounds
- Extensive driveway with security gates and single garage
This substantial period home is set within the heart of the pretty Georgian town of Crewkerne, and yet sits on the westerly outskirts enjoying lovely south-westerly views over the countryside. It has been extensively improved by the current vendor and now offers comfortable and stylish family accommodation, which despite its grand proportions also has a great sense of homeliness.
Approached from the private gravel drive, the front door opens into a traditional entrance hall with flagstone flooring, original ceiling arch and cornicing. To one side is a large dual aspect living space, formerly two rooms and now a light, bright reception room with French windows to the rear and the tall Georgian sashes to the front with their original shutters which feature in most of the main house. An ornate stone fireplace to one side houses a gas fire.
Across the hall, a good size formal dining room enjoys further countryside views and has traditional stripped floorboards. In turn this leads through into the kitchen / breakfast room which is also accessible from the hall. The kitchen has been beautifully appointed with a range of white gloss contemporary units including large central island unit / breakfast bar. The units incorporate a full- length wine cooler, Neff coffee machine, integrated Microwave and full-size fridge and freezers. To one side is space for a gas range cooker with a stainless steel cooker hood over. The worksurfaces incorporate double composite sinks and mixer tap.
At the rear of the entrance hall the staircase leads to the first floor and below a door opens to a stone staircase which takes you down to a good size cellar with light connected.
Beyond the stairs, a small lobby with quarry tiled floor provides access to a useful downstairs cloakroom and a further door opens to the study. Believed to have been a former doctors surgery many years ago, this rear section is also accessible via a separate door leading in from the side garden to the back laundry / utility area making it perfect for those running a business from home if you would like it to keep it separate from the main accommodation. A large cloakroom also houses space and plumbing for your washing machine / tumble dryer.
On the first floor a generous landing opens to three double bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys fine views to the front, and a well fitted en suite shower room with travertine stone tiling and contemporary suite. To one corner a concealed staircase leads to the attic space. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a separate walk in dressing room with floor to ceiling hanging space and shelving. The two further double bedrooms have pretty cast iron fireplaces. The family bathroom is equally well appointed with travertine tiling and a complementary suite including bath with shower attachment and further shower over, with glass screen. There is also a bidet, concealed cistern WC and wall hung modern vanity unit, echoing the en suite. The airing cupboard houses a mega flow hot water cylinder.
From the landing, separate stairs lead up to a substantial room at the rear of the first floor which has been converted into a stunning cinema room. This has been cleverly created to enable a complete black-out, with glitter flooring, brilliant sound system, staging with sixteen leather reclining cinema chairs, projector and screen giving that real cinema experience. Alternatively, this room could make a further double bedroom.
Cottage / Holiday Let
Adjoining the main house is a substantial three bedroom cottage that the vendors currently let out on a holiday let basis providing potential for a substantial yearly income. However, it is of such a size that it would make a super permanent residence for dependant or indeed independent relatives wanting their own space.
From the side garden a door opens into an entrance hall. A good size sitting room to the front benefits from open views via sash windows. Sliding doors onto the garden give you dual aspect natural light. An electric feature fireplace creates a focal point to one side, although the cottage benefits from its own gas central heating separate from the main house.
Beyond the hall is a separate dining room with original period cupboard detail and shelving to one corner. Stairs rise to the first floor and a further opens into the fitted kitchen. This is attractively fitted with a range of off white shaker style units incorporating space for a dishwasher, integrated gas hob and electric oven. There is also space for a washing machine. A former chimney recess houses further matching storage cupboards and work surface. French doors open to the rear garden.
On the first floor a landing leads to the master bedroom with attractive en suite shower room. The two sash windows to the front afford more lovely views across the countryside. There is a further double bedroom to the rear, and a smaller single room with pretty ornate fireplace. The family bathroom is fitted with panelled bath, mains shower over with dual heads, wall hung vanity wash hand basin and WC.
The grounds extend to approximately half an acre with a sweeping gravelled drive with electric gates leading through to an impressive frontage with ample parking for several vehicles. Closer to the entrance gates is a single garage. There is a further gravelled driveway providing extra parking for the cottage. There is an extensive lawned garden to this side of the property with mature trees and borders. At the rear is a small brick outbuilding / store and in turn a brick and stone pathway leads onto a large decked area across the rear of both the main house and the cottage. Beyond this is a further
lawned garden with mature trees, which extends by way of a stone path around the side of the house to the driveway.
The property is a Grade II listed building and is located in a conservation area.
Tucked away in a secluded location and yet within walking distance of the pretty market town centre, it’s perfect if you want convenience on your doorstep but with a “green and pleasant” outlook. Excellent road links are within easy reach and with far reaching views to the south towards the rolling Somerset hills, its hard to imagine a location that could better be described as “the best of both worlds”.
Crewkerne itself is a pretty and friendly market town with a beautiful 15th century church right at its heart. Its predominantly neo-Georgian and Victorian town centre streets offer a range of high street stores including a Waitrose supermarket and many independent retailers. Of late it is becoming very popular with those looking for antiques and curios. There is a visiting farmers’ market and a range of local pubs, café’s and takeaways.
Beyond the Waitrose store is a large indoor swimming pool and gym complex known as the Aquacentre. The town has several schools covering all age groups. Whilst renowned independent schools such as Perrott Hill and Chard Independent are within 15 minutes’ drive, within 45 minutes is an even greater choice including those at Chilton Cantelo (Park School), Sherborne, Bruton and Taunton.
Crewkerne is well served in terms of public services with its own small hospital, GP surgeries and dentists. It has its own mainline railway station (London Waterloo – Exeter) whose nearest stops include the larger town of Yeovil, and historic Abbey town of Sherborne to the east. To the west the line heads down towards the Dorset coast. The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site including the famous sea-side town of Lyme Regis, lies within c.30 minutes’ drive.
Goulds Brook Terrace, Crewkerne
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- Crewkerne Station1.2 miles
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