Town/City: Keinton Mandeville
Postcode: TA11 6EG
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummaryThe Hollies is a Grade II listed, Georgian cottage in the heart of the popular village of Keinton Mandeville. The house has been lovingly and tastefully restored to a very high standard and has kept many of its lovely original features – time worn Blue Lias flagstones, Georgian sash windows, original shutters with iron shutter bars, window seats and exposed ceiling timbers.
A wonderful flagstone floor greets you in the hall and continues either side into the dining room and snug. The dining room has an elegant marble fire surround with a wood burner, sash windows with shutters and a window seat. In the snug, a contemporary wood burner contrasts with a traditional inglenook fireplace and a stone archway leads through to a spacious sitting room with an exposed stone wall and French doors to the front.
The long kitchen is stunning, having a double height ceiling with exposed cross beams and stylish lighting, beautiful cabinetry painted in Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue, granite worktops and a stainless steel Smeg fridge/freezer. A gleaming Esse solid fuel range cooker in the chimney breast is at the heart of this lovely room. A pretty internal window looks through to the dining room and a cottage style back door leads outside. At the end of the kitchen there is a boot room, with another door to the garden, laundry area and shower room.
Stairs lead up from the kitchen to a long landing, four bedrooms and a family bathroom. Three of the bedrooms have been treated with a lovely soft limewash, and one of these currently makes an ideal office. The master bedroom has its original cast iron fireplace and built-in wardrobes. The particularly spacious bathroom has pretty tongue and groove panelling and, very usefully, the loo is separate.
The cottage is fronted by iron railings and three iron gates with paths and flowerbeds between. There is a vehicular right of access from Queen Street, over the neighbouring property into the rear garden, offering ample private parking. From the garden you can admire the beautiful rear cat slide roof, with clay pantiles, which has recently been re-felted.
The rear garden space is currently a blank canvas for someone to make their own. A good square shape, it has a lovely old stone well and an antique cast iron water pump with a large underground rainwater tank. There is a redundant garage in the corner and some lawn.
Keinton Mandeville is a village in the South East of Somerset and lies midway between the market towns of Somerton to the West, and Castle Cary to the East. The origins of the village date back to the Roman times and its popularity grew both because of the local "Blue Lias" stone and being situated on the old coach route from London to the South West. The Church of St. Mary Magdalene dates from the 13th century. Today the village has a population of around 1,000 people and is served by "The Keinton Stores", there is also the local pub "The Quarry Inn".Somerton is just a few minutes away which is a picturesque town, originally the county town of Somerset and before that, possibly the capital of Wessex. Its focal point is the wide 17th Century Market Square with a Buttercross in the centre. The parish church, dedicated to St. Michael, is quite plain externally but contains one of the finest wooden roofs in the county carved by the monks at Muchelney Abbey. Somerton offers all the usual amenities of a market town, bars/restaurants and has a small independent supermarket.
There are good transport links to London and the South west via the A303. Castle Cary railway station, just 6 miles away, offers an excellent direct rail service to London in less than two hours.
Further to the local amenities there are excellent facilities at the larger regional centres of Yeovil, Sherborne and Taunton all within easy motoring distance.
Many of the area's best known independent schools are within easy commuting distance including Millfield, Kings Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Hazelgrove and All Hallows. There is a local state primary school at Keinton Mandeville, plus state secondary school at Ansford and the very popular Sexeys School in Bruton.
Travelling west on the B3153, enter the village of Keinton Mandeville. From the main street through the village, just before the shop on the left, take the left turn into Queen Street and The Hollies will be found along on the left hand side.
Services - Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
Council Tax - Band D
Local Authority - South Somerset Council
Tenure - Freehold
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- Grade II listed Georgian cottage
- Lots of original character features
- Beautifully and stylishly renovated
- Four bedrooms and two bathrooms
- Popular village with shop and pub
- Ample private parking and garden
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