Postcode: TA7 9ED
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummaryCollings in Goose Lane Chilton Polden is an immaculately presented, charming and spacious cottage set in beautiful well established grounds amounting to just over one and a half acres. Approached at the rear from a quiet lane the surroundings provide an immediate sense of peace and tranquillity. There is plenty of parking next to the smart large workshop/barn and it is from here that you first glimpse the very pretty rear of Collings. Through the pretty courtyard where climbing roses scent the air the informal entrance to Collings takes you into a useful utility area ideal for kicking boots off and keeping muddy dogs out of the house. Quarry tiled floors, wooden latch doors and a beautiful combined oil and electric four oven Aga underline the character and warm welcome. A spacious kitchen/dining area is fitted with solid wood units topped with granite and features double doors out onto the rear terrace and garden. Leading off the kitchen in the original eighteenth century part of the house is a cosy snug with wood burning stove and window overlooking the front south facing garden. A perfect place for lazy weekend mornings with a coffee and the papers. At the centre of the house a through room has access to the rear terrace through double doors and offers a comfortable seating area from where the current owners often watch the varied bird and wildlife that inhabit the garden. The formal front entrance to Collings is through an impressive deep stone silled porch and original wooden door into a spacious entrance hall which is currently set up as a dining room and from here returns to the centre of the house. In the dining hall a distinctive brick fireplace, original bread oven and a beautiful arts and crafts glass paned panel in the door, glimpses of the past that add depth and character to this lovely home. Finishing the ground floor is the very impressive and well appointed main living room, accessed from a lovely galleried landing area and again with double doors to the rear terrace. There is a multi fuel stove inset in another distinctive brick fireplace; a perfect spot for family gatherings. On the first floor the master bedroom suite with Juliette balcony and en-suite shower room enjoys double aspect windows and is joined by a further double bedroom and panelled family bathroom with free standing claw foot bath. On the upper landing in the older part of the house two further double bedrooms overlook the front garden. Collings is presented to an excellent standard throughout. The accommodation offers flexible use with options to suit the new owner and this is a home to move into and start enjoying immediately with no renovation work required. Viewing is highly recommended.
Everything the very best of a classic English country garden can be found at Collings. The gardens on the east side are screened by high hedging and trees and on the west side the property adjoins farmland that is currently planted with maize. The charming south facing front garden has a little gate out onto Goose Lane and is laid partly to lawn with well established and varied planting providing structure colour and interest. At the informal side entrance the herb garden and climbing roses hugging the wall are a delight. At the rear there is a walled fruit garden, raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse that will please occasional or more serious gardeners alike. This garden really is one in which you can do as much or as little as you choose. It ebbs and flows with the seasons and with much laid to lawn is no task master. The copse at the end of the garden with its lovely established trees impressively marks the border of the land. Should you wish to there is adequate land to make a small paddock for a pony or a small flock of sheep.
Chilton Polden is a popular small rural village situated on the slopes of the Polden hills in Somerset. There are great pubs nearby, The White Hart in the village as well as The Crown offering great food in nearby Catcott. In the other direction in the village of Cossington (less than a mile) is The Red Tile which specialise in pizza’s. There is a gym and health club within a 5 minute walk of the property which also boast a fabulous beauty salon, The Parlour, which offers a range of quality nail and beauty treatments all set in a luxurious setting, not to mention "Fuelled By Liv" where you can enjoy coffee, cake, brunch and more. Less than a mile is "Gwilliams of Edington" a family run business which originally specialises in garden machinery but offers so much more including a delicatessen and post office - if you cant buy it at Gwilliams you cant buy it anywhere, from fine champagne to secateurs to posting a letter, Gwilliams has it all. In the next door village of Edington is the local doctors surgery and dispensary. Good road access is available to junction 23 of the M5 and also to Street along the A39. There is a bus service from Chilton Polden to the neighbouring village of Catcott where there is a popular primary school. Good rail transport links to London can be found at 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. There are Airports in Bristol and Exeter offering connections within the UK, Europe and beyond. 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. Chilton Polden 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, 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 and as well as Glastonbury; Somerton and Wells are both within easy reach. For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are all within about an hour’s drive. 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 and Wells Cathedral School. Additionally there are many independent schools in Taunton and Downside and All Hallows prep school are all within easy reach.
TA7 9ED - From Street take the A39 towards Bridgwater passing through the villages of Ashcott and Walton. After approximately 6 miles turn right signposted to Catcott and Edington. At the crossroads, turn left and proceed passing through Edington (where there is a doctors surgery, village hall and store) into the adjoining village of Chilton Polden. Turn right into Goose Lane and a short distance along Collings will be situated on the left hand side. Continue past the property slowly taking the first left onto the track that leads, after a short distance, to the gateway to Collings.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage and oil fired central heating.
Council Tax Band E
Local Authority Sedgemoor
Viewing by appointment only
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- Beautiful period cottage
- 1.5 acres of lawns and gardens
- Well proportioned flexible living accommodation
- Master suite with Juliette balcony
- Situated on a quiet country lane
- Useful smart outdoor storage barn and workspace
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