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Wincanton, Somerset, BA9

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Hambledon Estate Agents, Wincanton
Town House

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Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Greyhound House is an iconic Grade II Listed town house situated in the heart of Wincanton. This historic building is a former Coaching Inn and is entitled to bear a Royal Coat of Arms due to Queen Victoria having stayed there as a child. The substantial and extremely versatile accommodation also benefits from a separate retail shop providing the opportunity for home and income. The impressive living accommodation starts with a grand staircase and entrance hall which also gives access to a dining room (currently used for displaying art), studio/utility room and large cellar. A huge drawing room is positioned on the first floor and features stone fireplaces, large bay window, plantation shutters and step up to a sociable open plan kitchen. The remainder of the accommodation is spread over the first and second floor including four bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, cloakroom and family bathroom. A shared cobbled drive gives access to a separate garden and private parking.

LOCATION: Wincanton is a small Somerset town lying just north of the A303 and offers a range of day to day facilities including doctors surgery, post office, library, schools, independent shops and two supermarkets. It is approximately six miles from the main-line railway stations at Gillingham and Templecombe with services to London, Waterloo and Exeter. A few miles to the north are Castle Cary and Bruton, which are on the London Paddington line and the much improved A303 which links with the M3 is literally minutes away and provides east-west road travel. Wincanton is a typical Somerset town close to many delightful villages and places of interest such as the Abbey town of Sherborne, the Cathedral City of Salisbury and the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. The larger town of Yeovil is approximately 15 miles distance.

From under the arch and shared cobbled driveway there is a door on the right to the shop and main front door to the left opening to:

ENTRANCE HALL: A generous hallway with an impressive staircase, floor hatch giving access to a two room cellar, dado rail, window to side aspect and understairs cupboard.

RECEPTION ROOM/ART GALLERY: 16'8" x 14'1" Striking open fireplace with marble surround and flagstone hearth, two sash windows with working panelled shutters to front aspect, exposed oak floorboards and separate door to the covered archway.

UTILITY ROOM/STUDIO: 12'6" x 9'10" Sash window to side aspect, two large display alcoves, fitted workbench, exposed stonework to one wall, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and ceramic Belfast sink with oak surround.

From the entrance hall a grand broad staircase with half landing leads to the first floor landing. Reading/study area with fitted shelving and an outlook over the attractive cobbled driveway. Radiator, dado rail and window with deep display window sill.

DRAWING ROOM: 42'2" x 17'1" This is a particular feature of the house being exceptionally light and airy with a large bay window, carved stone fireplaces, high ceiling with cornice and ceiling roses, dado rail, picture light points, windows to front aspect with plantation shutters, exposed Elm floorboards, two radiators and step up to:

KITCHEN: 16' x 7' (max) A sociable kitchen partly open plan to the dining area. Inset 1¼ bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboard below, further range of matching wall, drawer and base units with working surface over, integrated dishwasher, range style cooker, downlighters, breakfast bar and alcove with fitted shelving.

CLOAKROOM: Close coupled saniflo WC, wash hand basin, dado rail, fitted shelving for linen and factory lagged hot water tank.

BEDROOM 4: 9'1" x 8' Radiator, ceiling beam, dado rail, window to side aspect, book shelf and fitted wardrobes.

From the first floor the staircase rises to the second floor landing. Velux style window and door to inner landing with seating area, window to rear aspect and dado rail.

MASTER BEDROOM: 18' x 13'4" (narrowing to 10') A spacious master bedroom with two sash windows to front aspect with fitted plantation shutters, ceiling beam, radiator, deep triple wardrobe and door to:

EN-SUITE BATHROOM: An Edwardian style Heritage suite comprising panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, low level WC with concealed cistern, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled to splash prone areas, exposed timbers, downlighters and extractor.

BEDROOM 2: 14'6" x 12'8" (narrowing to 9'10") Two sash windows to front aspect with plantation shutters, exposed ceiling beam, dado rail, radiator and large built-in wardrobes.

BEDROOM 3: 10' x 9'2" (to front of wardrobe) Window to front aspect fitted with plantation shutters, radiator, hatch to loft and two fitted double wardrobes.

FAMILY BATHROOM: Coloured suite comprising panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, shelved alcove, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, dado rail, tiled to splash prone areas and window to side aspect.

CELLAR: This offers excellent storage and has two rooms. Cellar Room 1: 17' x 14'2". Cellar Room 2: 12'9" x 9'6".

SHOP PREMISES: 20'5" x 17'5" Situated to the right of the archway with prominent glass frontage onto the High Street and large glazed window to the side.

An attractive shared cobbled driveway leads to allocated parking and a small separate garden providing a pleasant seating area.

SERVICES: Mains water, electricity, drainage, gas central heating and telephone all subject to the usual utility regulations.


TENURE: Freehold

VIEWING: Strictly by appointment through the agents.

Wincanton, Somerset, BA9

Approximate location


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Templecombe Station3.8 miles
  • Bruton Station4.1 miles
  • Castle Cary Station5.7 miles
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Hambledon Estate Agents, Wincanton

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