Town/City: Lower Charlton
Postcode: BA4 5QD
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummaryThis property is an absolutely splendid example of a large family home set in wonderfully planted grounds with the most incredibly unique architectural views of the viaduct and rolling countryside beyond.
This house certainly exceeds its name. Having once been a cottage it has been substantially extended over its long history to provide what is now a very spacious and well designed property.
Home to the current owners for 30 years this five bedroomed property has been an enchanting home for their children to create wonderful childhood memories. The high ceilings, throughout the house, create a feeling of elegant splendour and space and the proportionally large windows flood the house with natural light.
Upon entering the house your eyes are drawn to the original floor tiles, unmistakably from the Victorian era. Two reception rooms flank the hallway with wonderful large bay windows overlooking the manicured front lawn, flooding the room with natural light and providing perfect architectural symmetry either side of the front door. Both south facing, each room has an open fireplace surrounded by period mantelpieces. Further down the hallway, past the main staircase, is a large open plan kitchen/diner with doors opening onto a terrace, perfect for alfresco dining. A generous office/playroom and further rooms for storage lead from the kitchen.
A second staircase ascends from the kitchen up to a spacious landing from which five wonderful double bedrooms all enjoy stunning views from every window, the most notable of which is the master bedroom. The sizeable window frames give a totally uninterrupted, majestic view of the viaduct. Built in 1875 this architectural wonder is a phenomenal sight from the bedroom window! Two exceptionally large family bathrooms also enjoy spectacular views and with the additional shower room you would never need to queue for a bathroom in this home!
The current owners’ keen interest in gardening is evident in the wonderful planting of fruit trees, flowering shrubs and an array of interesting and unusual flora and fauna. A pond at the bottom of the garden has been home to a plethora of wildlife including an annual visit from a family of ducks with their adorable offspring. The garden wraps around the house and to the rear is a wonderful Victorian walled kitchen garden with an established vegetable plot providing an abundance of annual produce.
A large double garage can be found at the entrance to the property and is built with traditional, local, Doulting stone.
This beautiful home is nestled down a lane on the outskirts of the up and coming town of Shepton Mallet. The famous Charlton House is a five-minute walk away, offering not only a restaurant but also a gym, variety of exercise classes and a spa. Kilver Court, a ten-minute walk, is owned by the founder of Mulberry and is a prestigious designer outlet with high end brands and two coffee shops. The Mulberry factory shop is situated next door and offers discounts on leather goods and clothes. Shepton Mallet town centre is constantly evolving with new retail stores opening weekly and a retail park with a large Tesco, a Laura Ashley and a Boots is positioned at the top of the town.
The ancient Cathedral city of Wells is only 6 miles away and offers all the usual amenities of a thriving market town; twice-weekly markets, plenty of coffee shops and restaurants, local supermarkets include Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco. Wells has a thriving cultural scene with the concerts from the Cathedral School to regular art gallery events and the very well attended Wells Literature Festival and Food Festival.
The fashionable town of Bruton is a 15 minute drive and is home to the popular restaurant "At the Chapel" and the world famous Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery.
Bristol and Bath and Frome are all within approximately 45 mins drive and a mainline station with trains to London Paddington, is situated 8 miles miles away at Castle Cary, with further mainline stations at Yeovil, Bristol and Bath. Bristol International Airport, which offers long-haul flights, is 16 miles away.
Shepton Mallet is perfectly situated for both private and state schools: Whitstone, Wells Blue, Wells Cathedral, Downside, All Hallows Prep School and Bruton Schools are all within easy distance.
Mains Gas/ drainage.
Brewery Lane is off the A361 on the eastern side of town. Follow this lane all the way to the end and The Cottage is the last house at the end of the no through road.
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- Very spacious light filled family home
- Good size gardens and access to surrounding fields
- 5 bedrooms , 2 large reception rooms, large open plan kitchen/diner
- Very well maintained gardens with mature trees
- High ceilings and big windows
- At the very end of a no through road in a small collection of attractive period houses
- Double garage
- Not listed
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