EAST COTTAGE, LONG STREET, CROSCOMBE, BA5 3QH
A charming period listed cottage conveniently situated in the centre of this popular village just east of Wells towards Shepton Mallet.
The property has the benefit of both a pretty garden and parking.
The accommodation includes a large comfortable sitting room, kitchen, utility room, 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. Gas central heating.
Outside there's parking in a very attractive shared courtyard and steps to a charming private garden.
East Cottage is in the middle of the pretty village of Croscombe which is just a couple of miles east of Wells. It's a handsome two storey cottage, Grade ll listed, with a roman tiled roof, stone mullioned windows with leaded lights and many other period details. The cottage is semi detached and is on the western side of a large courtyard shared with 2 other private houses. The entrance to this courtyard is between two fine pillars topped with stone pineapples which represent welcome. Within the courtyard is parking for 2 cars and a side entrance. There’s a front door from the pavement but the most used access is through the courtyard.
A stable door opens into a utility room/entrance porch which is a useful area with a quarry tiled floor, work surface space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher.
A glazed door opens into the kitchen which has a tiled floor, fitted units, granite and hardwood worksurfaces, tiled splashbacks, the wall mounted glass boiler and integrated appliances including a hob, oven and an extractor.
The sitting room is adjacent and is a charming, large room with tremendous character. It has windows to three sides, ceiling beams and a large Inglenook fireplace with an open Jetmaster fire set within. To the side of the inglenook is a shelved alcove with space for a television.
On the other side of the alcove is a stone staircase which winds to the first floor landing (with loft access).
There are two good size double bedrooms with one having a hand basin.
The bathroom has a basin. Wc and both a bath and a shower.
There’s parking for 2 cars within the courtyard and a gate through into a lovely nature garden with lawns, flowerbeds and mature trees and shrubs.
Mains services. Gas central heating. Freehold. Council Tax Band D.
Croscombe dates back to at least 706 and it developed in the 16th and 17th centuries with the boom in the wool trade. During this period many houses, cottages and inns were built and the church was reconstructed. During the Industrial Revolution, silk, mining, quarrying and milling replaced the wool trade. In 1848 the River Sheppey powered two mills for grinding corn, one for winding silk, and another used as a stocking manufactory.
Today Croscombe is a vibrant village with a primary school, village stores, a pub and a very active local community.
About the area
Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) lying in beautiful countryside between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wells medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace and gardens. There are four major supermarkets on the edge of the city. Wells Leisure Centre has the usual facilities of gym and swimming pool to add to Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community.
The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield .
Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
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