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6 bedroom detached house for sale

River House, Porters Hatch, MEARE, Somerset

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period five bedroom property
  • Our photos do not do this property justice
  • Large open plan living, dining and kitchen area
  • Recently refurbished to a very high standard
  • Self contained one bedroom annexe
  • Stone built outbuilding with potential (STPP)
  • Double garage and parking for several vehicles

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

River House is believed to have been built in 1846 with more recent additions and is now a charming five bedroom period property which has refurbished by the current owners to a very high standard. This lovely family home is a uniquely attractive property with many original features. There are five bedrooms, a large sitting room and a wonderful open plan family kitchen and dining room with a family snug area. Set in a peaceful river frontage position, the property is located down a quiet lane with off road parking for several vehicles and a double garage located at the far end of the drive. Gardens wrap around the house including a private wall enclosed garden which is mainly laid to lawn at the side of the house and private patio areas. Attached to the house is a self contained one bedroom annexe with its own private patio which could provide a useful income. There is a detached stone built double storey outbuilding at the front of the property which subject to the necessary planning consents could provide further accommodation and further income.

Property ref: 121_2366_3975635

Ground Floor Cloakroom 
Low level WC and wash hand basin. Window. Floor standing Oil fired boiler. Wood effect floor covering. Radiator.

Back to the entrance hall and stairs leading up to the:

Bedroom One 
15' 10" x 11' 11" (4.83m x 3.63m) Rear facing bedroom with far reaching open countryside views. Radiator.

Bedroom Two 
15' 4" x 11' 11" (4.67m x 3.63m) Overlooking the front garden and views. Feature chimney shelving from Inglenook below. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving. Radiator.

Bedroom Three 
12' 2" x 9' 2" (3.71m x 2.79m) To the front elevation with a built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf over. Window overlooking the front garden. Radiator.

Family Bathroom 
9' 3" x 9' 2" (2.82m x 2.79m) Recently refitted. Suite including a large walk in shower cubicle with a low profile shower tray. Wash hand basin on an antique dresser base. Bateau bath with wall mounted taps and mixer hand set. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Chrome towel rail. Down lighting fitted.

The staircase continues up to the attic bedrooms with a spacious landing. Triple storage wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Door to:

Entrance is through a pretty, covered stone porch with flag stone floor and two windows. A wooden front door opens into the:

Reception Hall 
17' x 11' 9" (5.18m x 3.58m) More than just an entrance hall this cosy area is a real welcoming space with a lovely Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove on a flag and brick hearth. A Georgian style sash window overlooks the front elevation and a traditional staircase leads to the first floor accommodation. Flag stone floor and a door leading in to the:

Family Snug 
17' x 8' 5" (5.18m x 2.57m) A wonderful cosy Snug Area with flag stone floor. Part exposed brick and timber wall. Space for sofas and book cases etc. Through into the:

Dining Room 
12' 1" x 9' 3" (3.68m x 2.82m) Two windows overlook the river and the open countryside. Feature exposed brick and timber wall to the far wall. Flag stone floor continues throughout the kitchen. Down lighting.

Rear Lobby/Utility Room 
Timber door to the garden. Plumbing for washing machine and space for a tumble dryer with a worktop over. Door to:

Bedroom Four 
12' 10" x 12' 6" (3.91m x 3.81m) A wonderful room with exposed 'A' frame beams. Shelved niche. Window with far reaching views of the countryside.

Mezzanine Bedroom 
15' 2" x 8' 8" (4.62m x 2.64m) An adaptable space with window and steps up to a mezzanine floor with an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder at the far end of the room. From the entrance hall door to:

Shower Room 
7' 8" x 4' 1" (2.34m x 1.24m) Corner shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

The property is approached via a five bar gate into a shingle driveway. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. There is an enclosed area with a low level wall which is located to the side of the kitchen with a paved patio. The oil tank is located here at the far end of the garden and screened by fencing. To the left hand side of the front garden is an OUTBUILDING, whilst at the far end of the drive is the double garage.

There is an attractive double storey stone built OUTBUILDING With huge potential subject to the necessary planning consents.

Bedroom Five 
12' 10" x 8' 11" (3.91m x 2.72m) Currently used as a Study. Window to the side elevation, again with open views. Under eaves storage. Exposed beamed ceiling.

Annexe Accommodation 
The annexe offers flexible accommodation. It could easily be incorporated into the main house, is well suited for a relative or used as a holiday let for an income. There is a patio area with open countryside views. Front door opens into a hallway with a door to:

Sitting Room 
14' 8" x 9' 3" (4.47m x 2.82m) Double aspect windows to the rear of the property. Door to:

Ground Floor Bedroom 
10' 4" x 9' 3" (3.15m x 2.82m) Window overlooking the country side beyond. Loft hatch. Back to the entrance hall and a door into the:

7' 5" x 5' 5" (2.26m x 1.65m) Fitted with a small range of base cupboards with an inset stainless steel sink and drainer. Electric cooker. Window to the front elevation. Steps up to the:

Double Garage 
23' 9" x 20' 3" (7.24m x 6.17m) At the far end of the drive is the double garage. Fitted with light and power and electrically operated door. In addition to the garage there is off road parking for several vehicles.

Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage. Oil fired central heating. Council Tax Band G.

About the Area 
Meare is a rural village 4 miles to the west of Glastonbury. The village provides a primary school, a garage, parish church and Post Office. The historic town of Glastonbury offers a range of shopping facilities, St Dunstan's Community School and Millfield Preparatory School in Edgarley. Street is within 6 miles and provides a further choice of shopping facilities, Strode College, Strode Theatre and Millfield Senior School. There are various other popular independent schools within easy distance. The M5 (junction 22) is within 12 miles, Bristol International Airport 22 miles and the nearest main line rail link to London Paddington is at Castle Cary just 19 miles away.

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21 February 2016


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