Town/City: Upton Noble
Postcode: BA4 6AR
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryThis gorgeous property in the popular village of Upton Noble offers fantastic, flexible accommodation. In an elevated position, it has unrivalled views across open countryside to the Stourhead Estate and King Alfred's Tower. Longstone Cottage has lovely gardens, and is very private as its position means that it is not overlooked from any direction.
Originally three stone built cottages, this attractive house has been modernised and reconfigured to a high specification with wooden and tiled floors throughout and the bathrooms in particular have been remodelled with top quality tiles and fittings. The layout of the property lends itself equally to being a superb large family home or a smaller home with additional accommodation. The annexe could be let out as a holiday let or Air bnb, as there is a suite of rooms at one end of the property which has a separate entrance and parking as well as its own private garden.
The rooms at Longstone Cottage are all a generous size, and they flow well from one end of the cottage to the other. The main entrance leads into a light hallway which in turn leads to a useful room at one end of the house which would be an ideal guest bedroom, or an office or a snug. The wetroom's convenient situation directly next door to the bedroom means that it lends itself for use as a guest suite, tucked quietly away at one end of the property.
The large sitting room has log burner set in a feature fireplace for cosy winter days, and has plenty of windows to brighten the room and display the marvellous views. The staircase to the first floor leads up from one corner of the sitting room, and another door leads through to the kitchen which definitely feels like the heart of the home. The kitchen is positioned between the sitting room and dining room. It is very well equipped with fitted units, a two oven aga and an electric oven. The boot room/utility room off the kitchen is a great space for leaving wellingtons and overcoats after a long country walk or an afternoon spent gardening, especially as it has a access directly from outside. This room is a great functional space as it also has fitted kitchen units at one end as well as a great laundry area, including space for a washing machine, a drying rack for laundry and room to do the ironing whilst looking out over the garden as the views from here over the rear of the property and the garden are stunning. The boot room/utility is a really practical space, and frees up the kitchen for cooking and socialising. Leading off from the boot room is a superb paved terrace for al fresco dining, especially popular with the current owners for breakfast in the early morning sun.
There is a further outdoor courtyard off the dining room to the front of the property which is totally enclosed and private. The dining room is excellent for dinner parties and formal dining, and leads through into the part of the cottage which could be lived in as a completely separate dwelling. Converted from previous use as a garage and utility room, the annexe part of the property could be incorporated into the main house, or could be used as an annexe or let. There is a bedroom leading through to a stylish open plan, light living area with fully fitted kitchen and living area with a Morso woodburner. There are great stylistic features, such as the exposed beams which have been reclaimed from the original garage, the mezzanine area with glass balcony and a delightful porthole window. The annexe is finished off with a well appointed shower room and French doors which lead out to the private lawned garden which also has an elevated terrace area for relaxing and soaking up the views, especially over to King Alfred's Tower and the Stourhead Estate.
In addition to the downstairs bedroom there are three superb double bedrooms on the first floor all with spectacular, but different, vistas. The master bedroom has fitted storage units as well as two large windows so you can wake up to marvellous views! An outstanding family bathroom is next to the master bedroom, and there is a further shower room at the opposite end of the landing conveniently situated for bedroom two, which is a double room, and bedroom three which currently has twin beds.
Longstone Cottage has many atrractive features, but undoubtedly its great outside spaces and unrivalled views are among its finest. The elevated position means that the house is not overlooked and has great panoramas over the surrounding countryside. The current owners have carefully designed the outside space to provide secluded seating and dining areas, a pretty flower garden, a large lawn strategically planted with a few trees but minimal shrubs and flowers to create a parkland effect and provide a great outside space for children and pets . At one end of the lawn is an elevated, fenced off area dedicated to vegetables and with a green house . There is a pretty seated area and a "bee garden" planted specifically to attract bees.
There is a driveway with off road parking for three cars and access to the rear of the property from the front. The gardens are fenced off, safe and secure for pets and children. There is also a two room shed and woodstore.
Upton Noble is a sought after active village with provides something for everyone including footpaths all the way to Stourhead National Trust Property, monthly social nights and it’s successful annual Beer Festival. The village has a pre school and primary school, village hall and a church.
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.
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. Babington House private members club which offers a wide range of leisure and recreational facilities is just about 5 miles away.
Frome station offers high speed rail links to London Paddington and London Waterloo.
Main electricity and water, mains drainage and oil fired central heating.
Council tax Band E
By appointment only
On the A 359 which runs between Bruton and Frome, half way between the two towns you will see a crossroads, follow the sign that says Upton Noble and at the first crossroad go straight over then the house will be found on the left.
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- Detached Cottage in popular village
- 360 Panoramic views over country side and King Alfreds Tower
- 4/5 bedrooms
- 4 well appointed bathrooms
- Not overlooked and very quiet
- Lovely annexe with separate entrance, garden and parking
- Large gardens
- Chain free
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