ORCHARD LEIGH, LOW HAM, LANGPORT TA10 9DP
Somerton and Langport within 4 miles, Glastonbury, Street and the A303 within 9 miles, Castle Cary (London Paddington connection 95 minutes), Wells 16 miles, Sherborne, Taunton and Yeovil within 20 miles (all approx).
A charming country cottage and garden in a quiet peaceful setting - with - adjoining land.
Orchard Leigh includes a comfortable 3 bedroom cottage with an excellent detached garage, gardens and adjoining paddocks and meadow.
The cottage has bags of character and includes a sitting room with a wood burning stove, inner hall, dining room, a large well fitted kitchen & breakfast room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom and en suite shower room. The 20ft plus garage has a large store above.
The large garden is mainly lawned and has a kitchen garden area with raised beds, a polytunnel and 2 dog kennels. The land adjoins the garden and has independent lane access. In all the property totals towards 4 acres.
£575,000 for the house, garden and land – edged in red and yellow on the plan.
Lower offers considered for the property with part of the land excluded from the sale.
Low Ham is a small village which is quietly tucked away in beautiful countryside whilst being within short driving distances of the local towns and many amenities.
Orchard Leigh is a handsome semi- detached stone property extended in recent years and now providing very well presented accommodation with period details and double glazing. It has combined heating with a large wood burning stove with a back boiler which heats the hot water and has a radiator on the first floor. This is supported by electric storage heaters and an immersion heater.
The front door opens into a porch opening directly into the sitting room which has flagstones, stone and brickwork with a fireplace with the large woodburning stove. Shelved alcoves flank the fireplace.
A door leads to the inner hall with flagstones, a store cupboard and a door into the dining room. This is currently used as a snug and has double French doors to the garden.
The large kitchen & breakfast room (equally suited as the dining room) has stone flooring, windows on two sides plus a stable door. It also has an excellent range of fitted units with concealed lighting, granite work surfaces, a Belfast sink and integrated appliances including a water chiller, Liebhur fridges, Miele dishwasher, Falcon Range cooker and extractor.
On the first floor are the landing, bedrooms and bath/shower rooms.
There are three bedrooms with the main bedroom being at the rear of the house and having an en suite shower room with a hand basin, wc and shower.
The family bathroom has an airing cupboard, twin basins, a wc and a bath with a shower above.
To the west of the house is a large garage with an electric door, power and plumbing and on the first floor , approached by an external staircase, is a large store with scope for further use.
There’s a side door alongside the cottage which opens to a path to the back door. There’s also a wider access on the far side of the garage which has been used for vehicles.
The garden is over a quarter of an acre, is mainly lawned and has plenty of privacy with thick, mature hedges. At the end of the garden are 2 dog kennels and a productive kitchen garden with raised beds, a polytunnel and fruit trees.
At the rear of the garden is a strip of land which runs to a paddock. Next to the paddock is a large gently sloping meadow of permanent pasture. Towards the east boundary of the field is a small pond area.
On the south eastern side there’s a wide opening into a further paddock which has direct lane access.
The Cottage is not listed and it is not in a conservation area.
The Council Tax Band of the cottage is D. The EPC rating is E(39).
Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Freehold and the entire property has vacant possession.
About the area
Low Ham is little changed over the centuries and is a small village of predominately period houses and cottages centered on the Grade 1 listed church and the adjacent foundations of an unfinished 17th century manor house. The village is tucked away in unspoilt countryside between the small towns of Langport and Somerton.
Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Taunton and Sherborne are all within easy driving distance as is Castle Cary Station with a main line to Paddington (about 95 mins). The M5 (J25)is about 15 miles away and the A303 is about 8 miles south.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Huish Episcopi, Strode College, Millfield, Wells Cathedral, Hazelgrove, and the Sherborne, Bruton and Taunton schools.
Low Ham is within a fascinating historic area. It was the site of a roman villa, is close to Somerton - the capital of ancient Wessex held by Alfred against the Danes when uniting England- and was mentioned in the Domesday Book as part of the De Burcy estate. The great abbeys of Muchelney and Glastonbury held a great deal of the area before the dissolution of the monastries and signs of their management and influence remain. The Battle of Langport in1645 in the Civil War was close by as was the Battle of Sedgemoor in1685 in the Monmouth Rebellion.
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Roderick Thomas, 1 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SR.