Postcode: TA7 9BZ
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummaryThe most charming traditional features combine with a beautiful light filled contemporary twist at Fursland Cottage in the Somerset village of Moorlinch which is believed to originate from the Saxon name for ‘pleasant hill’. This delightful rural spot is quiet and peaceful. If you are looking for an escape to the country it ticks all the boxes, is warm and atmospheric. Fursland Cottage formerly formed the main part of Fursland Farm to which it is attached and the resulting home is private and secluded wrapped at the rear by all that a south facing English garden should have. Mature tree’s, well stocked herbaceous borders, vegetable gardens a copse and paddock, in all totalling around three acres. Space and freedom outside complement the accommodation perfectly and can be accessed from all the ground floor rooms but most effectively through the sliding door from the stunning light filled kitchen and breakfast room. With the sliding door open, outside and inside blend seamlessly.
The front of the property is equally charming with Magnolia and climbing roses hugging the stone walls. A gravelled driveway offering plenty of parking is enclosed by the house and outbuildings which comprise the original old dairy and a rustic carport which between them provide ample storage room and housing for the wood pellet central heating boiler.
Everything that you would expect in house of this character can be found inside including beautiful large original flagstone floors, beams, wooden doors and some original panelling. Off the spacious entrance hall to the left is the old cheese room which now works perfectly as a boot room and wine store. The back staircase leads up from here to the first floor. From the hall heading off to the right the accommodation is open plan but cosy too offering flexibility of use but perfect as a snug sitting area next to the wood burning stove and the potential for a separate dining room or home office. A sitting room with wood burning stove features alcoves either side and a door out to the garden, a second door from this room leads through to the open plan area and from here you first glimpse the stunning addition of the contemporary kitchen. The flooring in the kitchen switches to limestone and everything is light bright and spacious, with ample room for a dining table, chairs and sofas. The fit here is of an excellent standard, wall and floor units are complemented by a matching island unit and breakfast bar. The separate utility room with a door to the garden and a downstairs cloakroom further provide for this wonderful heart of the home living space.
A new second staircase leads from the kitchen to the first floor where the master suite can be found in the contemporary extension. This lovely room has a vaulted ceiling, a large walk in closet with en-suite including a bath and walk in shower. The landing across the house links up with the original staircase and here there are four further bedrooms comprising three doubles, a single and a family bathroom. There is a door and staircase to access the partly boarded attic.
Paved and brick terraces surround the house with an extensive patio area outside the kitchen. There are plenty of options to choose from for morning coffee, an evening drink and al fresco dining or just to relax with a good book. The gardens are mature and well stocked with established trees including walnut, weeping willow, magnolias and holly. Take a wander to the well tended vegetable garden and on through to the copse, a wonderful area for adventures, camping out or sitting round a log fire. Beyond the copse the paddock can be found where there is access to the lane; perfect for heading out on a pony.
Moorlinch lies in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset to the west of Street on the southern slopes of the Polden Hills and Fursland Cottage is situated about half a mile from the village. There is easy access to the Somerset levels and the Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve is nearby where the beautiful starling murmurations can be seen. Nearby, the thriving town of Street offers a wide variety of retail opportunities including Clarks Village and the usual selection of supermarkets. Recreational facilities include two swimming pools and Strode theatre. Local pubs include the Ashcott Inn and Ring ‘O’ Bells, the Crown Inn and the King William Inne in Catcott. Transport links are good with the A39 leading to the M5 just ten minutes away. Moorlinch is well situated for Glastonbury a town that is steeped in history going back to the legends of King Arthur. There was a Celtic monastery here in 500AD, which during the next 1000 years evolved into one of England’s wealthiest and influential Abbeys. The magnificent Glastonbury Abbey ruins and the famous Glastonbury Tor attract tourists to the town and so although small, it is a thriving town and it is well served by markets and a huge range of festivities. It is one of the few towns that has managed to shun many of the main chain stores whilst still providing all the necessary shops, restaurants, cafes, doctors, pharmacies, dentists, a wealth of clubs and sporting facilities and supermarkets. For shopping, “Clark’s village” in Street offers a wealth of retail opportunities with more shopping and local amenities to be found nearby as well as in Glastonbury, Somerton and Wells. For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are all within about an hour’s drive.
There are good rail transport links to London from Castle Cary and Bridgwater railway stations, (just about 20 mins drive), which both offer excellent direct rail services to London Paddington. Bridgwater also has an excellent hospital and access to the M5. There are Airports in Bristol and Exeter offering connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
There is a primary school in the village of Ashcott. Local state secondary schools and colleges can be found at Street (Strode College). Glastonbury and Bridgwater (Bridgwater College) as well as the excellent independent schools which include Millfield Senior and Prep School, Wells Cathedral School, Shapwick School which is an independent school specializing in dyslexia. Additionally there are many independent schools in Taunton and Downside and All Hallows prep school are all within easy reach.
Mains water and electricity. Wood pellet fed boiler for central heating and private sewage treatment plant. 4G connectivity to internet.
Heading west towards the M5 on the A39 take the left turn signposted Moorlinch. Down the hill for about half a mile take the first right onto Tapmoor lane. Continue for a third of a mile and property can be found on the left hand side.
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- Idyllic rural location
- Stunning contemporary kitchen extension
- Master ensuite
- Four further bedrooms
- Well established south facing garden
- Three acres of gardens and paddock
- Traditional flag stone floors
- Flexible use open plan accommodation
- Access to garden from all ground floor rooms
- Charm and character throughout
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