Yeovil Marsh, Yeovil

£575,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A romantic country cottage with beautiful character features set in grounds amounting to 0.7 of an acre. spacious accommodation including 3 double bedrooms (master en suite) and 3 reception rooms. Fabulous mature grounds with a large natural pond. off road parking and garage. Grade II Listed.

SITUATION

The property is situated in a rural position on the fringe of Yeovil Marsh, a small village which enjoys a rural setting and proximity to the town alike. Within Yeovil amenities include a choice of supermarkets, high street and out-of-town retail options a leisure park and district hospital.

Transport from the area is good with the A37 and the A303 trunk roads both within easy reach. Yeovil train stations offer direct links with London (Waterloo), Exeter, Bristol and Bath.

Education is well catered for with a variety of state and independent schools nearby, including Sherborne Schools, Hazelgrove and Millfield at Street.

DIRECTIONS

From Yeovil follow the A359 Mudford Road past Yeovil College and after approximately 0.7 of a mile turn left onto Combe Street Lane, then immediately right onto Stone Lane. Proceed for about 1 mile before turning left towards Yeovil Marsh and the property is the second on the left, found after a short distance.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with the vendors selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil Office, telephone 01935 475000.

THE PROPERTY

When Pear Tree Cottage was featured in a Valentine's Day gallery of the most romantic properties some years ago, The Telegraph asked How could you fail to bewooed by the quintessentially English property? Upon arriving at the property and becoming acquainted with the chocolate box frontage, the stunning mature ground and the charmingly characterful interior, it is clear that this question is as prudent today as it was back then. Justifiably Grade II Listed, the property is believed to date from the 1700s when it was built as a farmhouse using rarely-seen Yeovil stone, with many historical features still intact inside including exposed beams in many rooms. Located in a stunning rural position, the property has recently undergone a programme of sympathetic improvements, both inside and out and now represents the opportunity to achieve a fantastic countryside lifestyle, transporting you back to a simpler time without compromising on modern comforts.

Stepping through the front door, it is immediately apparent that Pear Tree Cottage is full of outstanding period features, as one would expect from properties with such history. The entrance hall, from which stairs now rise to the first floor, was originally a cross passage and consequently exhibits wooden panelled walls, creating a lasting first impression on 'Olde Worlde' charm which is maintained as you move from room to room. This is particularly the case in the sitting room where an impressive inglenook fireplace with a stone surround and a log burner immediately draws the eye, complemented by exposed beams and a window seat. The theme of exposed beams is continued into the kitchen, giving this room a wonderful atmosphere reminiscent of the property's farmhouse origins.

Internally the accommodation is beautifully proportioned, with a healthy balance of living, sleeping and domestic rooms. Over its lifespan, the original layout of the cottage has been adapted to better suit changing lifestyles whilst maintaining a smooth flow between rooms and additions have been carried out sympathetically. The ground floor of the original cottage is divided into two areas either side of the entrance hallway; one half is dedicated to relaxation and enjoyment, with the sitting room and dining room found here. These atmospheric rooms, which lie open to one another in a horseshoe-shaped configuration, give a great sense of tranquility and comfort which has been continued by the addition of a conservatory to the side of the property. With a charming outlook across the pond and garden, this is a fantastic place to enjoy a sense of indoor/outdoor living at any time of the year. The rest of the original ground floor comprises the kitchen which is fitted with traditional units beneath a granite work surface, interspersed with amenities including a Belfast sink and range-style cooker. From here the family bathroom and the garden room, which both benefits from underfloor heating, can be reached. On the first floor, three spacious double bedrooms are arranged along a wide landing, including a delightful master bedroom which spans the full width of the house with dual-aspect windows to the front and rear. This room further benefits from an en suite bath and shower room and bedrooms 2 and 3 both enjoy built-in storage.

OUTSIDE

Pear Tree Cottage is enveloped by mature, largely level grounds amounting to approximately 0.7 of an acre. Typically for properties of this age, the gardens are divided into rooms , each with a personality of it's own. The attractive frontage of the cottage is framed by an ornamental garden of smooth lawn with flower borders intersected by a flagstone path and established hedges. A large, natural pond, occupies the westernmost part of the grounds, providing a haven for wildlife and rare opportunities for boating and waterside relaxation. Much of the rear garden is laid to lawn, interspersed with well-stocked flower and shrub beds, and faces south with nothing beyond the far hedge but open fields, ensuring a private, sunny aspect. part of the rear garden is arranged as a vegetable plot supported by a large timber greenhouse and a shed. The eastern area of the garden is dedicated to parking, including a tandem-length garage which was formerly the forge of the farm. Additionally, a gated parking area in front of the garage offers space for a number of vehicles.

SERVICES

Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central; heating (under floor in ground floor bathroom and garden room).

Arrange viewing 01935 321902

Stags - Yeovil

4-6 Park Rd, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DZ

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