JASMINE COTTAGE, EAST STREET, DRAYTON, LANGPORT TA10 0JZ
An absolutely delightful period house enjoying an idyllic setting in this very popular and quietly tucked away village near Langport.
The house has generous accommodation including a large “farmhouse style” country kitchen, two reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Outside is a large triple carport with more than ample parking. Beyond is a mature garden with lots of privacy and a large log cabin ideal as a home office or simply a wonderful summerhouse. The property totals towards half an acre.
Drayton is a small idyllic village less than two miles west of Langport. Jasmine Cottage is in the heart of the village surrounded by other period properties and within easy walking distance of the church and pub. This part of the village is a conservation area but Jasmine Cottage is not Listed. The property has a neat walled front garden with the access being to the side through a large gravelled courtyard.
The house has plenty of living space with large rooms and with several having double aspects the house is light and airy. It retains period details and has the benefit of double glazing and oil central heating. Double doors with (external shutters) open to a hallway which opens directly into the kitchen and dining room. Both have attractive terracotta tiled floors and the kitchen is a splendid large room measuring over 27 ft. by 17 ft. with ceiling beams and large windows which flood the room with sunlight. There is plenty of room for a large central table and around the walls are fitted units and appliances. The units are mainly solid timber with a granite and hardwood worktops, and the appliances include an integrated dishwasher, , a range cooker and a large oil fired four oven Aga.
Conveniently paced off the hall is a utility room with the boiler and space and plumbing for a washing machine. A door then opens from the hall into the sitting room. This has an oak floor, a large inglenook fireplace (with a bread oven)and an oak staircase. A door leads from the sitting room into the snug again with an oak floor, an inglenook fireplace and beams.
Also on the ground floor and approached from the sitting room is a cloakroom with travertine limestone tiling, shower area, hand basin and wc.
The staircase leads to a spacious landing with oak flooring. The master bedroom is at the end of the landing corridor and has a high vaulted ceiling with beams. Again it has oak flooring and a range of wardrobes. Adjacent is a shower room with tiled floor and walls, a basin, wc and a large walk-in shower area. This shower room could be made into an en suite to the main bedroom with the addition of a door in the corridor.There are 4 other good size bedrooms and a well fitted family bathroom with panelling, basin, wc and bath.
A wide field gate opens from East Street to the courtyard and to the east is an oak timber framed triple car port under a tiled roof.
The courtyard provides plenty of parking and beyond is a very pleasant garden. Immediately adjacent to the house is a paved and fenced terrace with a small greenhouse. Beyond is a large lawned garden with a magnificent Magnolia tree and a wide variety of other mature trees and shrubs together with well established thick hedges which give a high degree of privacy. In the centre of the garden is a substantial timber log cabin set up as a home office and suited to a wide variety of uses – not least a fantastic summerhouse!
About the area
Langport is an historic town alongside the River Parrett which was the Roman accesway to Avalon and later the invading Danes. It was also the site of an important battle in the Civil War. It's now an idyllic small Somerset town which has changed little over the years which gives it great charm and character. Individual shops remain without large chain outlets other than the useful Tescos. It also has very pleasant and popular cafe/restaurants alongside the river much used by walkers and nowadays cyclists as well as the local townspeople.
The surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful and is accessible with many footpaths and bridleways. It is also ideal for cycling with its small lanes and little traffic (see Somerset Cycle Route).
The nearby towns of Street, Glastonbury, Taunton, Wells and Sherborne offer a wide range of amenities and the area offers a good choice of country pubs and restaurants.
Communications are excellent via the M5 motorway linking the north and south and the A303 to the east and west. Nearby Castle Cary provides a fast train link to London Paddington.
There is an excellent choice of state and independent schools including Huish Episcopi Academy, Millfield, Taunton School, and Sixth Form colleges at both Richard Huish, Taunton and Strode College in Street
Sporting facilities several good golf courses and numerous clubs for a wide variety of sports (cricket, tennis, squash, rugby, soccer, etc.) There are also many cultural and artistic societies and organizations within this very active and friendly community of Somerset.
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From Langport take the A378 for about a mile and a half and then turn left (slightly concealed) signposted Drayton. Continue to the village and at the T junction turn left. Jasamine Cottage will be found a few hundred yards along on the left. TA10 0JZ