Postcode: BA4 6AE
Sale Type: Sold
Shortwood Cottage is a delightful property in the heart of the revered village of Batcombe, nestled in the peaceful Somerset countryside.
This pretty period home, built of local stone, is one of the oldest properties in the village and began its former existence as a weaver’s cottage with a wonderful garden, a converted annexe and a summerhouse.
The front entrance, with exposed wooden lintel, leads into an original flag stoned hallway which continues into the two reception rooms. The larger of the two, currently used as a dining room, is a generous space with a beautiful arched window sitting above a pair of French doors opening onto the garden. The characterful kitchen with its flagstone flooring, wooden country style units and overhead beams has further access into the garden beyond. The sitting room is a cozy space with an impressive stone fireplace surrounding a wood burning stove as its focal point. A wonderful curved wooden staircase ascends to a landing with sizeable built in cupboards and leads on into two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The converted annexe, set within the garden, offers a double bedroom with an en suite and has been designed to sympathetically compliment the main home.
The secluded garden has a newly laid decked area with plenty of space for a table for outside dining and with a built-in hot tub to enjoy the stars at night. The pretty little summerhouse is the perfect hideaway to retreat from the world with the sound of a babbling brook just adding to the charm of this magical garden.
The village itself is one of the most desirable in Somerset and is the home of a bustling community and the village hall hosts cinema evenings, yoga and exercise classes and other such events. The Three Horse Shoes is a highly regarded pub with restaurant and is within walking distance from the cottage. A new addition to the village is a fresh milk vending machine recently installed by the local farmer. The fashionable town of Bruton is a few miles south and is home to the renowned art gallery Hauser and Wirth and Roth Bar and the high street offers a pharmacy, florist and the well known restaurant “At The Chapel” . The pretty town of Castle Cary, a few miles further, is home to the new hotel and restaurant, The Newt (https://thenewtinsomerset.com/) which has wonderful grounds with woodland walks. Nearby, Frome has a thriving arts scene with a cinema, two theatres, and diverse shopping. The Frome Independent Market, held on the first Sunday of every month is a celebration of all things artisan and attracts thousands of visitors. Babington House, the private members' club, with its swimming pools, tennis courts, gym, bars and restaurant is only a short drive away and is an idyllic hub for relaxing and socialising.
The area is renowned for its excellent schools which include primary and secondary state schools in Bruton and Frome. The two prep schools of All Hallows and Hazelgrove are nearby and for secondary Sherborne, Kings Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Millfield and Downside are all within easy reach. Bath, Frome, Westbury, Warminster and Castle Cary stations provide rail services to London Paddington and London Waterloo. The A303 (M3) links to London and the wider motorway network - the A36, M4 and M5 are all within easy reach. There is a wide range of national and international flights from Bristol Airport.
Oil central heating, electricity and water
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Directions- BA4 6AE
Upon entering Batcombe continue along to Kale Street and Shortwood Cottage can be found on the left-hand side.
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- Wonderful character cottage in Batcombe
- Close to fashionable Bruton
- Annexe and summerhouse
- Original features
- Sociable community
- Built in hot-tub
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