- 4 Bedrooms
- Characterful Cottage
- Period Features
- Beautiful walks and views
- Active village
- Secluded garden
West Furlong is a quintessentially English country cottage situated in the pretty village of Upton Nobel with far reaching views across the countryside. Originally a barn, approximately 300 years old, West Furlong has been renovated and extended sympathetically and retains a number of period features.
The entrance hall has a fabulous, large flagstone flooring which continues throughout the two reception rooms. The sitting room has a stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove and is dual aspect which creates a naturally flood lit space. The snug overlooks the front garden and has a wonderful open fireplace with a pretty, period, grate and is a cozy space in which to relax which could also be used as an office. From the snug a hallway leads into an impressively large kitchen/dining room with high ceilings and exposed apex beams. The kitchen comprises of handmade, bespoke, oak units with a granite work surface, an integral butlers sink and a Rangemaster oven. Windows on either side overlook both the front and back garden and with the addition of skylights creates a bright and naturally lit kitchen where a family can enjoy cooking and dining. An extra room on the ground floor, currently used as a bedroom, has french doors opening out onto the back garden and enjoys uninterrupted views of the fields beyond. This room could be used as an additional reception or dining room if desired.
Upstairs are three, characterful, double bedrooms with a large family bathroom; all overlooking the surrounding countryside.
The cottage is approached though a charming wooden door which leads into the front garden. Stone walls surround the garden creating a totally private space which is laid to lawn with attractive boarders comprising of mature plants and shrubs. The rear garden has fabulous views across the surrounding fields and two timber sheds which provide extra room for storage.
A private parking area provides off road parking for three or four vehicles
Upton Noble is an active village with monthly cafes and a successful annual Beer Festival. The village has a pre school and primary school, village hall and a church. There are Footpaths all the way to Stourhead National Trust Property and an abundance of wildlife.
Upton Noble is approximately 8 miles from Frome and 3 miles from Bruton.
Bruton is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. The town has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including “At the Chapel” and “The Roth Bar” at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. The town also has a doctors surgery, pharmacy, vet, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station and numerous independent shops.
There are excellent local independent schools include King’s School Bruton, Bruton School for Girls and also the state owned boarding school - Sexey's. Bruton has it's own primary school and in close proximity are Millfield, Hazelgrove and All Hallows prep schools.
Frome is a historic market town with many notable buildings and features the highest number of listed buildings in Somerset. There is a range of excellent independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. This historic Town is also popular for its artisan street markets and festival and cultural events, including regular live music concerts. There is a sports centre, and a newly re-opened Cinema. Babington House is a private members club which offers a wide range of leisure and recreational facilities and is a short drive away.
For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Yeovil are all within an hour’s drive. The A303 provides a direct route to London via the M3 and there is a mainline rail service from Bruton to London Paddington (approx. 2 hours) and also the new train to Waterloo. Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
Frome station offers high speed rail links to London Paddington and London Waterloo.
Mains drainage, water, electricity
Oil fired central heating
By appointment only
On the A359 which runs between Bruton and Frome, half way between the two towns there is a turning towards Upton Nobel. Follow this road and take the first left turning. Continue to the crossroads and then take the right hand turn. West Furlong can be found at the end on the left hand side, entered via a wooden door.
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