Town/City: Shepton Mallet
Postcode: BA4 6QX
Sale Type: Sold
A charming Grade II listed ex post office and shop. There is evidence that the property dates back to mid eighteenth century, but it is likely that parts are much older. Thus Post Office House has all the character features you would hope for in an old property such as flagstone floors, exposed beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. What makes this house particularly attractive though is that it also has a large family kitchen/dining room (with big inglenook fireplace) and a stunning 28ft (approx) conservatory. This was added only 5 years ago and is double glazed with a Planitherm glass roof which keeps it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This lovely room is accessed from the kitchen via French doors and overlooks the garden with two doors leading into it.
The house has a range of ceiling heights. The living room with lovely inglenook with multi fuel burner and big windows has an usually good ceiling height for a cottage, but please note that the master bedroom has a low ceiling height of approx 1.75m and so is not suitable for a tall person.
As well as the living room and conservatory there is a further reception room with a woodburner and flagstone floor, plus there is a good sized study. A very useful area of the house is the utility room which has a belfast sink, fitted cupboards and downstairs WC.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom is dual aspect and has an en suite shower room with WC. The second bedroom is a double with dual aspect windows and a very large storage cupboard. The third bedroom comprises an area big enough for a double bed plus a separate dressing room area. There is also a good sized family bathroom with a bath with shower over.
The house is approached at the front via a pretty garden set behind a hedge. The south facing rear garden is walled and easy to maintain. It has a circular paved area ideal for sitting, plus a raised lawn with flower beds and raised veg/fruit beds and there is a log store. In the far corner is the garage (with power) which is accessed from the both the lane and the garden. A neighbouring property has a wall which borders the garden with wooden shutters on the windows- there is a covenant stating these shutters have to stay so the garden is not overlooked by this property.
Please note the house is linked to the neighbouring single storey former post office.
Castle Cary 3 miles, Bruton 3 miles, Gillingham 15 miles, Bath 23 Miles, Bristol 26 Miles
Post Office House is in the picturesque village of Ditcheat set in the heart of the Mendip Hills. This popular village is home to the 17th Century Manor House Inn. The village also has a shop, church and village school.
For further amenities, nearby Castle Cary is a pretty market town with a bustling High Street which as well as a variety of independent shops, has a post office, library, dentist and doctors surgery and a variety of cafes, restaurants and pubs and a weekly market.
Ditcheat is also located near Bruton which has been featured recently in The Times as the most fashionable place in Britain along with editorials in Vogue and Country Life. It is a vibrant Somerset town which offers a wide range of restaurants including the award winning ‘At the Chapel’. Bruton is also home to the highly regarded art gallery Hauser & Wirth with a bar/restaurant and a fantastic garden created by a world-renowned garden designer, which hosts various cultural events throughout the year.
For commuting, Castle Cary has a mainline station to Paddington (1 hr 50 mins), plus Templecombe (12.5 miles) offers direct services to London Waterloo (2 hrs). Communications by road are excellent with A303 providing a link to the M3, M25 and London or the West Country.
There are a wide range of highly regarded independent schools in the local area including King’s School Bruton, Hazelgrove, Sherborne, All Hallows Preparatory School, Wells Cathedral School, St Mary’s Shaftesbury, Downside and Millfield. Excellent local state schools include Ditcheat village primary school, Sexeys In Bruton and Ansford Community School at Castle Cary.
Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage.
Strictly by appointment only.
Directions. (BA4 6QX)
Ditcheat is a quiet village situated well away from main roads, but is inbetween the A37 and A371. Post office House is In the centre of the village by the green and the public house.
Mendip District Council
In accordance with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. The information provided by Lodestone in these property details are to the best of their knowledge and are as accurate as possible.
- Grade II listed, full of character features
- Attractive and good family sized kitchen
- Very large conservatory (only 5 years old) overlooking pretty garden
- 2 good sized reception rooms plus study
- Master bedroom with en suite shower room
- 2 other double bedrooms one of which has a dressing area
- Large family bathroom
- Pretty and easily maintained garden with terraced area and lawn
- Separate garage with power
- Mains services .
- Village has a very good pub.
- Close to Castle Cary station
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