SHEPPARDS, PILCORN STREET, WEDMORE, BS28 4AW
A delightful period cottage with great charm and appeal and an excellent location within easy walking distance of the centre of Wedmore and also the many country footpaths surrounding the village.
The cottage is very pleasing with both character and style and includes a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room and an outside covered area which makes a wonderful garden room.
Outside there’s a good size mature garden – PLUS the opportunity to acquire parking and a garage.
Wedmore is a quintessential "English Village" being a type now rarely found. Pilcorn Street runs from the heart of the village past the Church and is a prime residential area being within a short walk of the centre. The edge of the village is also close by giving access to many beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside.
Sheppards is a semidetached period house which has been lovingly improved and cared for over the years. It is a handsome building and inside it has retained many period details which are complimented by contemporary benefits including gas central heating.
An oak framed porch shelters the front door which opens into a dining room which immediately demonstrates the character of the property. There is a flagstone floor, ceiling beams, stonework and a fireplace with an inside wood burning stove. The sitting room is it most inviting room and follows in the same style with flagstones and a fireplace with wood burning stove. On each side are alcoves with bookshelves and cupboards. There’s also a window seat with cupboards beneath it.
Off the dining room is a flagstone floored area hallway which doubles as a snug having room for a comfortable sofa. The adjacent galley kitchen is well arranged with hand built painted cupboards, worksurfaces, tiling and shelving.
Also on the ground floor is the shower room with basin, wc and shower cubicle.
Approached from a door in the snug/hallway is an outside covered terrace which is very well sheltered and makes a wonderful “out of doors” garden room whatever the weather. It also has a small storeroom.
The staircase rises to a first floor landing, 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom.
Two of the bedrooms are well equipped with extensive fitted wardrobes. The bathroom is also well appointed and has panelling to dado height.
The outside garden room has steps to a splendid walled cottage garden with plenty of privacy. It has paved pathways and terraces, lawns, flower and shrub borders and mature trees. In addition there’s a tucked away garden shed and area for the bins etc.
An agreement was reached with the adjacent house to exchange part of the garden for an adjoining area of land for car parking and the construction of a garage. Further details are available from the agents, Roderick Thomas.
Council Tax Band D.
Sheppards is within Wedmore Conservtion area.
Mains services. Gas central heating. EPC rating
In addition to being a great home the property also is an ideal property for holiday letting.
About the area
The Saxon village of Wedmore has existed for well over a thousand years and is a delightful and extremely active centre. There are historic buildings including the medieval church next to an old coaching inn, interesting and varied shops including essentials such as the newsagent, butcher, chemist etc. together with others usually only found in larger county towns, plus pubs, restaurants and tearooms. There is a wide range of clubs and societies, cultural and sporting. Most sports activities are catered for in the area. Swimming pools at both Cheddar and Wells; Sailing and Windsurfing Clubs at Cheddar Reservoir; the Badgworth Equestrian Centre and the Wedmore 18 Hole Golf Course; In addition there are floodlit Astroturf Tennis Courts, Indoor and Outdoor Bowling Greens, Football and Cricket pitches and a Children’s Play Area.
The Cathedral City of Wells is approximately 7 miles away and also provides a good range of business, recreational and shopping facilities. City shopping centres are available at Taunton, Bath and Bristol (each approximately 25 miles away). Communications in the area are good with access to the M5 (J22 - 10 minutes) connecting to M4 (J16). A local train service from Highbridge (7 miles) links with the Intercity train services at Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington taking approximately 11/2 hours. Bristol International Airport is 15 miles away.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Wedmore First School, Hugh Sexeys Middle School which has an Outstanding 2007 Ofsted rating and the high performing Kings of Wessex Upper School. The Independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield, Taunton School, King’s Bruton, All Hallows and Downside.
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