- Very Rural
- Period Property
- 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
- Flexibility to separate into two dwellings
- Views of Somerset Levels
- Lovely garden
Asney Cottage is a unique rural 6 bedroom property situated just off the edge of a quite country lane with views over the Somerset Levels but within a couple of miles of Street.
The house which in parts dates back 400 years, has many interesting features, some of which have been added over the years by the vendors who have had both artistic and architectural conservation backgrounds. Examples of this would be the reclaimed panelling separating the kitchen from the sitting room and the plaster frieze above the fireplace.
Although the house can obviously be used as one home it has been cleverly extended recently to allow an owner to be able to separate a large part of the house allowing for either side to be rented if required.
The older part retains the original flagstone floors in the hall and kitchen. The kitchen / breakfast room has hand built wooden floor units with a free standing cooker and inset hob positioned in the old inglenook fireplace. The adjoining sitting room with its wood flooring has a lovely scagliola mantle piece and woodburner. (Scagliola is a composite substance made from selenite, glue and natural pigments, imitating marble and other hard stones).
The principal rooms rooms overlook the garden and there is access from the kitchen to the terrace and garden beyond. Also on the ground floor of the main part of the building there is a study, utility room with shower and cloakroom. The recent extension can be accessed via the study or when the two parts are separated via its own front door. In the potential annexed part there is an open plan kitchen / breakfast / sitting room with double doors to the garden, and a downstairs shower room.
On the first floor of the older part of the house are 4 bedrooms, one with an en suite and a large family bathroom. The first floor of the newer part consists of two bedrooms, one double and a small single both accessed either from the old house or via a secondary set of stairs that lead up from the new hallway.
It is worth noting the boiler has recently been replaced and the roof was done 4 years ago. In addition the vendor has just installed a new water main and biodigester.
There is a gravel parking area accessed through double gates and a good sized garden is nicely broken up into different areas and is well planted with mature trees. There is also vegetable area which in the past has been very productive and which could be easily regenerated. There are two garden sheds, a log store and a wooden play house.
Asney Cottage sits on a quiet country lane within a few minutes drive of Street. The house is well situated for Glastonbury (approx 2 miles) and is a town that is steeped in history going back to the legends of King Arthur. There was a Celtic monastery here in 500AD, which during the next 1000years evolved into one of England’s wealthiest and influential Abbeys. The magnificent Glastonbury Abbey ruins and the famous Glastonbury Tor attract tourists to the town and so although small, it is a thriving town and it is well served by markets and a huge range of festivities. It is one of the few towns that has managed to shun many of the main chain stores whilst still providing all the necessary shops, restaurants, cafes, doctors, pharmacies, dentists, a wealth of clubs and sporting facilities and supermarkets.
For shopping, “Clark’s village” in Street offers a wealth of retail opportunities with more shopping and local amenities to be found in nearby as well as in Glastonbury, Somerton and Wells. For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Yeovil are all within about an hour’s drive.
There are good rail transport links to London from Castle Cary and Bridgwater railway stations, (just about 20 mins drive), which both offer excellent direct rail services to London Paddington. Bridgwater also has an excellent hospital and access to the M5. There are Airports in Bristol and Exeter offering connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the vicinity including Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, St Dunstans in Glastonbury, Crispin School in Street as well as the excellent private schools at Taunton. There are numerous local primary schools and the highly regarded 6th form colleges of Strode College and Bridgwater College are nearby.
Mains electricity and water, private drainage and Calor Gas central heating
From the A361 take the turning signposted Asney, follow the lane along, round the right hand bend and take the next left. Asney Cottage can be found immediately on the left.
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