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5 bedroom cottage for sale

Bennetts Lane, Binegar

Guide Price £725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period property
  • Five bedrooms
  • Stunning hallway
  • Formal dining room
  • Flagstone floors
  • Master suite
  • Workshop, Stables & Paddock
  • Third of an acre
  • Additional 6.5 acres of equestrian land available to rent.
  • Beautifully presented throughout

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION 'Southview' is charming five bedroom period property, believed to date back to 1740, occupying a plot of 1/3 acre.
The property is full of character features including beautiful wooden sash windows and working shutters on the ground floor.

Upon entering the property through the six panel wooden door is a small entrance porch with etched windows and tiled floor. This leads into the main hallway which features a staircase with panelling beneath and a good size understairs cupboard, perfect for coats and shoes. The formal dining room is a generous space with attractive cornicing, a working fireplace with wooden fire surround and can comfortably accommodate a table to seat ten to twelve people. The main sitting room is again of generous proportions with high ceilings, working fireplace and cornicing, all adding to the overall character of the room. A sash window overlooks the front garden. Leading from the sitting room is a further room with flagstone floors and recessed shelving that is used as a study by the current owners. The second reception room, to the rear of the property, is currently used as a second sitting room and has delightful views over the garden This tranquil space, which could also be used as a playroom or study, has shelving to the alcoves with glazed doors along with a fireplace.The well proportioned kitchen has tiled floor, a good range of wall and base units along with an integrated fridge freezer, space for a dishwasher and an electric oven. which sits in an alcove large enough to accommodate Range style cooker if required. The utility room leads directly from the kitchen and features a flagstone floor. sink and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A large four doored larder provides ample storage. Also leading from the kitchen is a small boot room, ideal for coats, wellingtons or dog beds, It has plenty of additional storage and leads out to the stunning rear gardens.

Stairs lead to the first floor landing where a beautiful arched sash window fills the landing with light and provides a view over the rear gardens. A large airing cupboard, accessed from the landing, provides plenty of storage space and houses the water tank. On this floor is an impressive master suite, four further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and additional W/C. The two largest bedrooms both have views towards the church and have lovely window seats along with ample room for bedside tables and wardrobes. The third bedroom, at the rear of the property, still has plenty of room for additional furniture and is a good size. The family bathroom comprises wc, wash hand basin and bath with overhead shower and features a lovely wall mounted corner cabinet. The fourth bedroom, a comfortable double, has views over the rear garden.

The master suite is divided into two areas, the first being set up as a library / upstairs sitting room. A stunning room complete with dado and picture rails and views across fields towards the nearby church. A few steps lead up into the master bedroom which is another fantastic space with an 'A' frame, exposed beams and skylight along with a period fireplace with metal surround. Doors lead to a walk-in wardrobe / dressing area with steps down to further storage area. The en-suite bathroom is a generous size with corner bath and separate shower cubicle along with a wc and wash hand basin. A skylight fills the room with light while the other window provides views over the rear garden.


 

OUTSIDE To the front of Southview is a small walled garden with rustic flagstones and a variety of shrubs. An coach house arch leads through to the gravelled driveway providing parking for three to four cars and opens up to the rear garden. In effect this is walled on three sides with access via a five bar gate to a small paddock. Under the arched entrance is an outside store which is currently used to season logs and store garden equipment.. A central lawned area is bordered partly with railway sleepers along with shrubs and planting.. Through one of the walls is a gate giving access to the lane if required.

A substantial outbuilding sits on the edge of the garden. Presently configured as a workshop with steps up to the first floor where the oil tank is situated. In addition, there are three further stables used for storage but subject to the necessary planning consents, offers a wealth of potential for any prospective purchaser. At the far end of the garden, leading through a five bar gate, is a small paddock with mature shrubs and trees. The paddock is enclosed by wooden fence on two sides and a stone wall at the end. 

LOCATION Binegar is a small village approximately 4 miles to the North East of Wells. The village benefits from a village hall, public house, village church, café/bistro and play park. There are good bus links (the 173 passes every 30 mins).

Wells is the smallest cathedral city in England. It caters for most everyday needs, offering good shopping facilities as well as restaurants and pubs, a cinema, churches of most denominations, together with open-air markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Schools are plentiful with the Cathedral School, the Blue School and a choice of primary schools in Wells, Millfield School in Street and Downside school in Stratton-on-the-Fosse are easily accessible.

There are good road connections to Bristol, Bath, the motorway system and Bristol Airport, with rail links from Castle Cary (about 20 minutes drive away) to London Paddington.

Sporting facilities in the area include racing at Wincanton and Bath, golf at Wells and near Oakhill, sailing or fishing at Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes. In addition, there is a Leisure Centre in Wells offering a variety of recreational facilities.  

TENURE Freehold 

HEATING Oil fired central heating 

SERVICES Drainage is via septic tank, water and electricity are all connected. 

LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel:  

COUNCIL TAX Band 'E' 

EPC RATING Rating 'F' 

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel:  

DIRECTIONS Leaving Wells on the Bath Road (B3139), continue out of the City for approximately 2 miles until Binegar is signposted on the right hand side. Take the right turn onto Whitnell Lane and continue for 1 mile. At the crossroad turn right into Bennetts Lane where the property can be found immediately on the right. 

AGENT´S NOTE: There is a further parcel of 6.5 acres of equestrian land with stable block with 8 stables, tack room, feed room, WC and additional barn with storage which can be available to rent.  


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15 May 2019

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Nearest station

  • Castle Cary (10.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Cooper & Tanner, Wells

19 Broad Street, Wells, BA5 2DJ

03339 873717 Local call rate

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