Postcode: BA4 6ER
Sale Type: For Sale
Property SummaryCherry cottage is a heavenly home, sitting perfectly elevated within in the picturesque village of Westcombe and in the heart of the Somerset countryside.
This 18th century three bedroom property is built of local stone with a beautiful and perfectly symmetrical frontage adorned with climbing hydrangeas and approached by pretty stone steps to a front door framed with an attractive carved portico.
The main entrance hall retains its original flagstone flooring and leads into a study with stone mullion windows. The hall continues through to the heart of the home, a country style kitchen/diner, with French doors overlooking the fabulous surrounding gardens. From the kitchen a sitting room offers the perfect space to relax and unwind in front of an original fireplace with wood burning stove for cooler winters evenings. An excellent sized utility with airing cupboard is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen with the addition of a downstairs shower room.
Upstairs three double bedrooms, again with appealing stone mullion windows, all overlook the surrounding vista of trees and pretty stone cottages covered in an abundance of flowering creepers and foliage – a true feast for the eyes. The master bedroom has an ensuite and a separate family bathroom is located between the guest rooms. There is a large walk in storage area above the Kitchen.
A separate and delightful one bedroom annexe, clad with wood, sits in perfect synergy within its surroundings. With a vaulted ceiling creating a feeling of space, a shower room and a kitchenette this hideaway provides fabulous accommodation for guests or an additional income stream. Above the annexe is a small hatch providing additional storage space.
This peaceful setting, only interrupted by the enchanting, melodical bird song is a romantic slice of the English countryside. The current owner of Cherry Cottage has planted this garden with the most meticulous attention to detail – climbing roses, borders with shrubs and tasteful colour palates surround a paved terrace with space for a dining table. A separate “kitchen garden” supplies an abundance of vegetables and an assortment of herbs.
From the garden stone steps descend to the double garage with an electric door and additional parking for up to two cars.
Westcombe is home to the Wild Beer company and Westcombe cheese whose premises include a shop selling their produce. This collaboration also host the annual family festival – a much anticipated event. http://www.westcombedairy.com/blogcentre/2014/7/18/westcombe-cheese-wild-beer-festivals. The neighbouring village of Batcombe has an award winning pub, The Three Horseshoes and an active village hall.
Bruton, a five-minute drive, is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside and is home to several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including “Osip”, “At the Chapel” and “The Roth Bar” at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. The town also has a doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, vet, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station and numerous independent shops. Further local attractions include Stourhead House and gardens, The Newt in Somerset, gardens and spa hotel and Babington House. The nearby fashionable town of Frome is a fifteen minute drive and is home to a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities. Founded in 2013 the “Frome Independent” is an award-winning street market that is held on the first Sunday of each month and attracts up to 80,000 people per year
The City of Wells is an easy 20 minute drive . The Wells festivals are increasing in popularity each year with the Literary Festival now taking place over two weeks and attracting big names in the literary world, the very well attended Food Festival and many regular Arts festivals. With both the Cathedral School in their new Cedars Hall music school and the Cathedral itself there are endless opportunities for musical concerts, plus there are regular shows and comedy nights in the Little Theatre. The Wells market place has been a focal point of the ages and still is today with a twice weekly market on Wednesday and Saturday selling local produce and goods.
Good local independent schools include King’s School Bruton, Bruton School for Girls and also the state-owned boarding school - Sexeys. Bruton also has its own primary school and in close proximity are Millfield, Hazelgrove and All Hallows prep schools and Downside.
For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath is 40 minutes away and Bristol is 60 minutes. The A303 provides a direct route to London via the M3 and there is a mainline rail service from Castle Cary to London Paddington (approx. 2 hours) and also the new train to Waterloo from Bruton station. Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
Once entering the village you will come across a central monument. Cherry Cottage is opposite on the left going up the hill.
Mains water, Oil, Electricity, private drainage.
Council Tax Band E
South Somerset District Council telephone 01935462462
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Lodestone Property | Estate Agents | Sales & Lettings | Wells | Bruton | Shaftesbury
- Desirable village near fashionable town of Bruton
- Picture perfect cottage
- Wonderful Gardens
- Separate studio annexe
- Large double garage
- Downstairs bathroom
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