Postcode: TA7 9NJ
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property Summary46 Station Road suggests a single house, but it offers far more. This is an amazing and interesting property in the popular village of Shapwick that offers potential for a multitude of options, for rental income and/or that perfect live/work balance. Currently the main cottage and attached smaller cottage are designated residential and the next barn (also attached) and workshop have commercial status. However, with further planning permission it may be possible to convert the third barn into a residential cottage adding even more potential for income.
The main cottage has been lovingly converted into a stunning home. The owner is a bespoke carpenter and has used this property to show case his work, so it has a truly stunning kitchen worthy of a more high profile home. The front door opens into this 'wow' kitchen with bespoke cabinetry in a mix of stylish colours and American elm. Other features are the Silestone quartz work surfaces and a limestone floor with underfloor heating. High end appliances are integrated, including Fisher & Paykel dish-drawers and De Dietrich steam and conventional ovens - a glossy induction hob with invisible high power extractor complete the scene. There is also plenty of room for a comfy sofa to sit and watch the cook! An under-stairs nook is a useful place for coats and boots, but could also make a great pantry. Step down to the perfect space for a dining table, where bi-fold doors open out to a secluded courtyard and large skylights let the light flood in. An old Blue Lias cobbled step leads up to a good sized laundry/utility room. This room exudes character with lovely beams on a sloping ceiling, a high-level window and whitewashed stone walls. There are fitted cupboards and a sink and space for a washing machine, also a loo with exposed stonework and a wood plank ceiling. Two glazed doors lead from the kitchen to a very spacious and light sitting/dining room with time worn Blue Lias flags and ceiling beams. At one end, there is a wide inglenook with a Jetmaster open fire and a bread oven to the side. This room is great for entertaining with plenty of room for sofas and chairs and at the other end is a pretty cast iron fireplace and ample space for a large dining table.
Stairs lead up to a middle landing with further stairs up on each side. On one side, the master bedroom with oak flooring, a walk-in cupboard and built-in wardrobes and a stylish en-suite shower room. On the other side, two bedrooms and newly fitted family bathroom. One bedroom with lovely old elm floorboards and a pretty ledge at the top of the inglenook chimney stack below; the other with a beamed, vaulted ceiling.
Attached to the main cottage is “Loaders”, a converted residential barn which has an open plan living space with elm floors throughout, a wood burning stove and a striking galleried mezzanine floor which immediately catches the eye as you enter with french doors lead you out to a private terrace. The kitchen is quirky with whitewashed stone walls and bespoke cabinetry in burr elm and cats paw oak with painted panels and integrated appliances. A window over the sink looks out to the terrace. Oak stairs take you up to the mezzanine floor where a skylight window and ash flooring offer stylish living space. Underneath this mezzanine is a double bedroom, with a secret hatch door in the wall where, in bygone times, agricultural workers queued for their wages; also a door which goes through to the kitchen in the main house, presenting options to incorporate the two properties together. A contemporary wetroom in black slate is just off the sitting room and a further double bedroom, with exposed stone walls and reclaimed elm stairs up to a stylish bathroom in the eaves with a separate loo.
There is a further barn that currently is only partially converted which the current owners use as part of the workspace, but has the potential (with relevant planning permission) to become a further holiday let or again incorporated into the main house. There are travertine floors with underfloor heating beneath a temporary plywood floor and a hole in the ceiling ready for a spiral staircase and plumbing is in place for a wetroom and kitchen. A doorway leads through to another space, with a staircase up to the roof space.
As if there isnt enough - there is in addition to all this a vast open space, extremely light, with glazed doors along the front and currently three phase electricity to service commercial equipment currently used as a carpentry workshop but could be used for a variety of uses subject to planning.
The property has a driveway running along the side of the property leading to a large parking area at the end of the workshop. A meandering garden leads from the parking area and stretches down further, flanked by tall broadleaf trees and set peacefully between an agricultural field and a school playing field offering privacy and views. A secluded courtyard and terrace leads from the kitchen of the main house which runs along the rear of the property, with borders of flowering shrubs and two large raised beds made from old railway sleepers.
Shapwick is one of a number of small villages that lie close to the Polden Hills and on the Southern edge of the Somerset levels. There is a village shop/post office and farm shop 3 miles away at Edington "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. There are great pubs nearby, The Ashcott Inn and Ring O Bells in nearby Ashcott as well as The Crown offering great food in Catcott, not to mention in the village of Cossington is The Red Tile which specialise in pizza. Good road access is available to junction 23 of the M5 and also to Street along the A39. 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. 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. Shapwick 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.
Primary schools are at the neighbouring villages of Ashcott and Catcott. 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 and the many independent schools in Taunton.
Directions - TA7 9NT - In the village of Shapwick with the church on left heading towards Westhay, 46 Station Road can be found on the right hand side by the grass triangle towards the edge of the village.
Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil
Council Tax - Main house: Band C; Loaders: Band A
Local Authority - Sedgemoor Council
Tenure - Freehold
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- Striking, property with amazing potential for income/live work
- Two existing cottages, another barn that could be residential (with Planning Permission) and an exceptional workshop
- Bespoke, unique joinery- stunning kitchen
- Long garden adjoining farmland and village playing field plus coutyard
- Main cottage has 3 beds, two bathrooms
- Second cottage has 2 beds , 1 bathroom
- Shapwick is a popular village
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