2 ARTHURS BRIDGE FARM COTTAGES, EVERCREECH, SHEPTON MALLET, BA4 6NE
An extended and vastly improved three bedroom semi-detached cottage with three reception rooms and two bathrooms, close to the village of Ditcheat.
The accommodation has been refurbished throughout and includes an entrance hall, sitting room, snug, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, three double bedrooms, one en-suite and a family bathroom.
There is parking and a courtyard to the front, good sized rear gardens and c.2/3 of an acre paddock nearby with stabling available by separate negotiation.
About the area
Well known for being the home of Paul Nicholl’s racing stables and also Barber’s farmhouse cheese, Ditcheat is a very popular and ancient village (mentioned in the Doomsday Book as belonging to Glastonbury Abbey) 10 miles south of Wells and 3 miles north of Castle Cary with its main line service to London. These and the other nearby towns of Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet and Street all offer ample facilities. The village has a primary school, church, a very good pub and restaurant.
Bruton, which dates back to Roman times, is just 3 miles to the east and today is a charming small town with various shops and amenities, including the newly opened "The Newt in Somerset" plus ‘Hauser & Wirth’ Art & Exhibition Gallery, the ever popular dining experience ‘At The Chapel’, and of course an excellent choice of schools including Bruton School for Girls, King's School, Sexey's School and Sunny Hill Prep to name but a few.
There are good state and independent schools in the area including Ditcheat and other primary schools, Ansford, Hazlegrove, Millfield, All Hallows, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Crispin, St. Dunstans, and the Bruton and Sherborne schools. There are many footpaths and bridleways nearby giving access to the wonderful bordering countryside.
Arthurs Bridge Farm Cottages are a collection of mainly period cottages and barn conversions located in a convenient spot just off the A361 between Castle Cary and Shepton Mallet. Away from the road are lovely countryside walks and if you need a reason to go for a walk, the Manor House Inn and the Alhampton Inn are within walking distance.
At the front of the property a stone path leads through the gravelled front courtyard to the front porch which sits at the centre of the original double fronted cottage. Entering the property through the porch is an entrance hall with the snug and dining room on either side. Both rooms have oak flooring and ceiling beams and the snug on the left hand side of the hall enjoys a cosy fireplace with open fire.
Off the dining room is the sitting room which has a lovely view of the garden with french doors leading out. The double height ceiling gives a feeling of space and light and the exposed stone wall adds a touch of character.
The kitchen is a substantial room with a tiled floor, a wide range of fitted units with wood effect laminate worktops and tiled splash backs as well as a built in electric double oven and induction hob. In a separate part of the kitchen there are further units with room beneath for a washing machine and tumble drier. There is easily enough room for a kitchen table too. A stable door leads out from the kitchen into the garden. Off the kitchen is a cloakroom.
Leading upstairs there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom is the largest of the three and enjoys an en-suite shower room with shower, basin and w/c. The family bathroom has been totally upgraded with contemporary fittings including a bath with overhead electric shower, basin, w/c and stone floor and wall tiles.
At the front of the property, there is a gravelled front courtyard garden which could easily be converted back into additional parking if required. At the entrance to the front garden are the parking spaces for two cars.
The rear gardens have been well landscaped with lawned areas interspersed with blossoming fruit trees surrounded by secure fencing. There are well established beds with a wide variety of flowers and shrubs; and perfectly located to take in the outlook is a large patio area immediately outside the kitchen.
Just a short walk away from the house is an absolutely delightful paddock with wildflower meadow and stable block. In front of the stable block is a decked area and pond which makes it a lovely spot to wonder over into and relax on a warm summers afternoon. As with most paddocks there are a diverse range of other uses including smallholding potential, equestrian, vegetable growing; you name it. It is completely secure with ring fencing and has vehicle access through a five bar gate from the private lane. The paddock is approximately two-thirds of an acre in total and would be available via separate negotiation.
Mains water and electricity. A new drainage system will be required for compliance regulations and the cost of such will be covered by the vendors. Oil central heating.
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