4 bedroom detached house for saleOtterford, Chard, Somerset
Otterford Mill, is as its name implies, a former Mill House of considerable age and charm and which is accordingly Grade II Listed. Believed to date from the late 1700ís, the property has dressed chert stone elevations beneath a slate roof. It provides well proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights and many interesting architectural features including the original elm water wheel (the original mill leat is no longer in existence). The current owner purchased the property in 1991 and carried out an extensive and sympathetic refurbishment, so that it now provides a very comfortable and well appointed family home. The accommodation provides great flexibility as to use and the potential readily exists (subject to any necessary consents) to provide a self contained annexe. The accommodation is well presented and there is oil fired central heating.
In summary, the accommodation provides:
Impressive Galleried Reception Hall with glazed doors providing a view of the original elm water wheel, flagstone floor, cloaks cupboard.
Cloakroom with white suite comprising low level wc and wash hand basin, double doors open through to the
Drawing Room, of lovely proportions and with French doors opening to the rear garden, fireplace with inset wood burning stove and timber over mantle, exposed ceiling beam and exposed elm flooring, built in cupboard to side of fireplace, built in drinks cupboard, window with fitted shutters and window seat, doors open through to the
Music Room with elm flooring and doors giving access to the mill workings.
Study with Victorian fireplace (currently sealed) with built in cupboards to either side, window with fitted shutter and window seat.
Dining Room, a triple aspect room with two window seats and a cut stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove.
Kitchen comprehensively fitted with a range of white painted base and wall mounted units with timber work surfaces with inset twin stainless steel sink, further built in Stoves LP gas hob with cooker hood over, built in Electrolux double oven, flagstone floor continuing into the Larder with cold shelf.
Butlers Pantry with built in china cupboards and drawers, Belfast sink with timber drainer, plumbing for dishwasher.
Utility Room with flagstone floor, Belfast sink, timber drainer, plumbing for automatic washing machine, fitted wall cupboards, part glazed door to side garden with fitted shutter.
The Galleried Landing opens through to an Inner Landing with walk-in shelved linen cupboard.
Master Bedroom of wonderful proportions incorporating the chimney breast rising from the drawing room below, creating a lovely feature to the room and providing display shelving. En-Suite Dressing Room with built in cupboards and opening through to the En-Suite Bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc and bidet.
Bedroom 2/Sewing Room with Victorian fireplace with built in cupboards to either side, window seat.
Bedroom 3 with window on the side elevation, overlooking the River Yarty.
Bedroom 4, a lovely light and airy double aspect room with wash hand basin.
Family Bathroom with suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled wc, cupboard housing the factory insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater and cupboard over.
From the galleried landing a door opens through to the mill workings and this area of the house provides the potential (subject to any necessary consents) to provide a self contained annexe. At first floor level can be found the original mill stones, opening through to a room that has the potential to create an "annexe Sitting Room" and with adjacent Bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level wc. A staircase gives access to the" annexe bedroom" situated above the sitting room. Situated beneath the annexe sitting room is a room with the potential to provide a kitchen, currently approached externally. Also approached externally can be found the Plant Room with treatment plant for the private water supply and also housing the oil fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and central heating systems.
The gardens are an undoubted feature of the property and provide a wonderful setting for the house. Remotely operated vehicular gates give access to a cobbled courtyard and this in turn provides access to an attached double Garage. Also situated around the courtyard can be found a two storey Barn and further stone and tiled single storey Barn. From the courtyard a five bar gate opens through to a former Orchard which is bordered by the former mill stream and adjoins the River Yarty. The main area of garden is laid predominantly to lawn and bounded by beech hedging and high stone walling with adjacent herbaceous border stocked with numerous shrubs and plants. Remotely operated vehicular gates also open from the lane, providing an "in and out" driveway. Situated to the rear of the Garage can be found the Gardeners' WC with white low level wc and wash hand basin. Situated a short distance from the property can be found a further enclosure of land, which can be identified on the attached plan and which amount to about 0.37 acres. In total, the grounds extend to1.14 acres.
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