Postcode: BA4 4QY
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property Summary12 Martins Paddock sits on a wonderful plot of around half an acre on the edge of a peaceful cul-de-sac, backing onto open countryside in the desirable village of Cranmore. A comfortable family home, with current permission within permitted development regulations to extend, to make an amazing kitchen/dining/living space at the rear, perhaps with lots of glass to maximise the beautiful setting. There could be further potential, with appropriate planning consents, for a double storey extension, for additional bedroom space and a second bathroom.
No 12 is a particularly light and sunny house, built around 1980, with generous rooms and wide, double glazed windows throughout. The front door opens into a porch and then into a light and airy hallway. The spacious sitting room is double aspect, with views across the close to St Bartholomew’s Church and over the garden to the side. A fireplace at one end has a cosy wood burning stove. Double glass doors open into a light and well proportioned dining room which overlooks the garden at the side. This room also has a door through to the kitchen and would lend itself perfectly to opening up the two. The kitchen is in need of updating and would benefit from the additional space. There is a walk-in larder cupboard and a door through to a rear lobby, leading to a utility/loo and door to the garden. Also from here, another room of considerable size, which has been divided into two as an office and a store room with a door into the single garage. Lots of space, presenting lots of options.
Upstairs, the landing leads to four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The bathroom has a wet room style shower and is currently fitted to accommodate disability. The principal bedroom to the front has a built-in wardrobe and a lovely view of St Bartholomew’s Church tower. The bedrooms at the side and rear have lovely views of open countryside.
No 12 has circa one third of an acre plot on the edge of Martins Paddock. A tarmac drive at the front has parking for three cars and leads to a single garage (currently housing a ride-on mower). To the side of the house is a delightful lawn with an apple tree and an old copper beech tree, and a five bar gate into the rear garden. This provides vehicular access and there is ample space for a large garage or car port at this end of the plot. The expansive rear garden backs onto agricultural land and is itself just like a paddock, with native hedging at the boundary and trees dotted around which have been planted in recent years - rowan, oak, apple, cherry and plum. A wonderful open space to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.
The property is situated in the small Somerset village and civil parish of Cranmore which is located in the Mendip district of Somerset. The village has a popular pub (currently closed), The Strode Arms. There is also a 15th Century Church, a village hall and playground. The East Somerset Railway, a visitor attraction for steam trains and museum is on the edge of the village .
Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside this village is approximately 8 miles from the fashionable market town of Frome, one of the South West's leading market towns. Frome has become a "foodie hipster haven" due to the influx of young families, with St Catherine's Hill at the centre of the artisan quarter. The town has a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities. Within close proximity too is Bruton, now well known for the award winning “At the Chapel” restaurant and nearby too is the Hauser & Wirth gallery as well as Babington House private members club (Soho House’s country mansion). Other recreational pursuits such as golf, racing, shooting and fishing are catered for within easy distance. The cities of Bath and Bristol plus the small city of Wells offer extensive leisure educational and cultural facilities. In terms of transport links, both Castle Cary and Bath have mainline stations with direct trains to London Paddington (travel time less than 2 hrs) and the A303 just 14 miles away provides road links to the M3, north and south.
All Hallows prep school is just over a mile away.The secondary state schools are excellent, Wells Blue School and Writhlington School are close by as well as independent schools including Wells Cathedral, Millfield, Downside as well as Kings Bruton and Bruton school for girls and several more choices in and around Bath.
Directions - BA4 4QY
From Shepton Mallet take the A361 travelling east and, once in Cranmore village, turn right into Cooks Lane and then right again into Martins Paddock. No 12 is the first house on the right hand side as you drive into the cul-de-sac.
Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage, oil
Council Tax - Band E
Local Authority - Mendip Council
Tenure - Freehold
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- Desirable Somerset village
- Fantastic plot on edge of quiet cul-de-sac
- Large garden - 1/3 acre backing onto open countryside
- Four bedroom family home
- Planning permission to extend
- Nearly 3000sqft (incl garage)
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