Postcode: BA9 9JZ
Sale Type: Sold
Loxton House is a beautiful house lovingly restored by the current owners to create a wonderfully spacious, yet cosy terraced family home. Retaining many of its original features this comfortable home is situated on the edge of the charming town of Wincanton and close to the stunning Somerset countryside. This 400 year old historical house sits at the top of the pretty High Street surrounded by bewitching period buildings and is superbly located just a few minute stroll from fantastic countryside walks and the excellent shops on Wincanton High Street.
The property is over 2000 square feet and features spacious rooms, including four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two reception rooms and a large kitchen & dining room. The property is not listed so there is opportunity to extend further into the large loft space, subject to planning permission.
Upon entering Loxton House a spacious and welcoming entrance hall leads on into a charming sitting room. This cosy but sizeable room is characterised by its large fireplace which was previously used, in days gone by, to bake the bread for the folk of Wincanton when the property was a former Inn! The sitting room also features impressively wide wooden floorboards and beams. The large kitchen/diner has been renovated in the last 18 months with bespoke cupboards and features including wooden surfaces and a Smeg range. This stylish kitchen exudes countryside farmhouse charm in keeping with the original flagstone floors, beams, cosy window seats and charming cottage windows, two of which look out onto the sunny utility room. The utility room was renovated 18 months ago and is naturally flood-lit via a lantern roof. The room has storage and surfaces which complement the kitchen together with a sink and pantry with access back into the entrance hall and also into the garden. A separate sitting room/playroom which has a shower room/WC, would also make a great annex or guest room.
The kitchen is at the heart of the home and from where the the stairs ascend to the upstairs landing which connects into three of the four bedrooms and the sizeable family bathroom with a large airing cupboard and storage for towels and linens. The third bedroom continues into the stunning en-suite bathroom, installed a year ago, with a beautiful bath under a Velux window, a spacious walk-in shower and herringbone tiling. The fourth bedroom, which the current owners use as a Garden Room, is an attractive and sunny space which opens out, via large double doors, into the garden and features the original sash windows and wall detail.
The pretty rear garden is a typical English country garden brimming with Roses, Clematis, Delphiniums, Honeysuckle and fruit trees including Apple, Plum and Cherry trees as well as a large Holly Tree. The garden also features a summer house, shed, herb garden, vegetable patch and a terrace, as well as a pretty dining area surrounded by Honeysuckle and Jasmine.
The town of Wincanton is an appealing Somerset town bordering the counties of Dorset and Wiltshire. It is in an elevated position overlooking the area of outstanding natural beauty Cranborne Chase. Local amenities on your doorstep including a butcher, bakery, fruit & veg and whole foods shop, wine shop, Post Office, library, antiques shops, cafes and eateries.
There is also a leisure centre in Wincanton with gym and swimming pool as well as a private club, Holbrook House, which features a pool, gym classes, spa and more. The town has a thriving community with the monthly Seed Market with local produce, crafts and entertainment. Lynn Franks recently moved to Wincanton and opened the vegan Seed Cafe and hub with a shop and yoga classes. There is also the Bootmakers Workshop with crafts for both children and adults with a wood-fired pizza. The town has its own ballet and dance studio, an active library as well as a community centre at the Balsam Centre which has a busy schedule of classes and groups.
Wincanton is a 10 minute drive from the fantastic offerings of Bruton including the Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery and Roth Bar & Grill, 10 minutes from the fabulous and highly-regarded Newt Hotel,15 minutes from the pretty market town of Castle Cary and 20 minutes from the attractive Dorset town of Sherborne. It is also close to the A303 for an easy drive to/from London (approx 2 hours drive). Other local attractions include Longleat (25 minutes), a number of National Trust properties including Stourhead (a 10 min drive), and approximately an hour's drive from the beautiful Dorset coastline featuring some of the best beaches in the country (including Burton Bradstock, Lyme Regis, Poole and Studland). There is a Waitrose 10 minutes away in Gillingham or at Sherborne and a superb local farm shop and restaurant at Kimbers (5 minutes away). There is also the renowned Wincanton racecourse and a pretty local park, Cale Park, which features a playground, cafe with 'mini town' for children and the pretty river Cale which runs through to the countryside behind Loxton House. Wincanton is just over an hour south of Bristol and about 45 minutes from Bath. The popular town of Frome is about 25 minutes away.
The town features two good primary schools and a secondary school, the secondary school at Gillingham is a 10-minute drive away. Wincanton is of close proximity to a number of private schools including King's Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Hazlegrove, Sherborne and Port Regis.
Directions - BA9 9JZ
As you continue up the high street, away from the town, Loxton House can be found on your left hand side opposite the Methodist Church.
Mains water, electricity Gas and drainage
Council Tax Band D
Local Authority South Somerset District Council telephone 01935 462462
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- Wonderfully renovated 4 bed family home
- Beautiful established garden
- Walking distance to shops and cafes
- Bustling town
- Excellent transport links
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