THE CEDARS, ASHCOTT. A period house requiring works
A large period house with outbuildings and land in a popular village just west of Street.
The Cedars comprises a house with gardens, a large indoor swimming pool, various outbuildings, yards and adjoining land.
The whole property has been used for commercial purposes for a number of years and requires considerable works to restore it to its former spacious home and surrounds.
In addition there are planning consents for development and the property offers the opportunity for development to provide ongoing income.
Additional land also available towards 12 acres.
About the area
Ashcott is a pleasant village to the west of the towns of Street and Glastonbury and is a popular residential area with a church, village hall, village shop and several pubs. It has an active friendly community of just over a thousand people. The surrounding towns are all within easy reach providing a wide range of facilities and amenities and there is easy access to the A303 and also the M5. Castle Cary to the east has a fast direct line to Paddington. The village has a well-regarded primary school and there are excellent state and independent schools in the area including St. Crispins, Strode College, Millfield and Wells Cathedral School. The surrounding Somerset countryside is quite outstanding and very accessible with many footpaths and nature reserves close to hand.
The property is located in the heart of the village and adjoins open countryside. A wide driveway leads off the road to a large courtyard flanked by gardens, the house and buildings.
The former farmhouse is a handsome Grade ll listed 18th century building being stone built under a triple Roman tiled roof. In recent times it’s been a happy and roomy family home with the benefit of a fabulous indoor pool. The owners used and adapted the outbuildings for commercial purposes and operated a highly successful butchery business.
The Cedars is now ready for its restoration to a fine residence.
The house has extensive accommodation and has been let for a number of years before being recently vacated. It has many appealing period details and considerable character. These are complemented by modern benefits including an Aga and gas central heating.
There are several entrance halls, a number of large reception rooms providing lots of living space and a typical farmhouse style kitchen. There are also are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms.
One of the great features of The Cedars is the adjoining large indoor swimming pool building which again needs work. However, these works are fully justified to return it to a wonderful family asset.
The house and pool building in all totals around 621 sqm / 6,792 sqft.
Buildings and outside
Beyond the house are extensive outbuildings which offer great scope for a variety of uses. They total 224.4 sqm / 2,415 sqft.
Outside there are gardens, yards and the adjoining land.
Across the yard from the house is a detached range of buildings with planning consent for a dwelling. This totals 252.3 sqm / 2,716 sqft
The first opportunity would be to sell the detached outbuilding as a building plot/opportunity or to develop it and then let or sell it. It has planning consent.
Other opportunities arise from the other planning consents to develop the property. Part of the house and/or the buildings could be developed for letting purposes.
IDEAL FOR MULTI GENERATION LIVING
Again the planning consents provide the opportunity to create further independent homes for family members.
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS AND PLANNING CONSENTS
Full details are available upon request.
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