OAK COTTAGE, 5 PRIORYGATE COURT, CASTLE CARY, SOMERSET, BA7 7HT
A spacious and charming two bedroom townhouse in a sought after, exclusive courtyard development within a short walk of Castle Cary High Street.
The accommodation is light and airy throughout with elegant rooms and high ceilings. The rooms include an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen & dining room, cloakroom, two double bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms.
There is a pretty, low maintenance garden to the rear with a sound proofed studio/workshop and allocated parking to the front. In addition there is a garage with further parking in front.
About the area
Castle Cary is described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the eminent architectural historian, as Somerset's prettiest town, set in beautiful un-spoilt countryside. The town is characterised by period buildings constructed of the distinctive honey coloured stone for which the area is well known. It remains a delightful small market town with a number of traditional shops and boutiques within the Conservation Area in which a policy of strict planning control operates to prevent inappropriate development. These shops cater for most everyday needs whilst Shaftesbury, Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Frome, Wincanton, Sherborne and Yeovil are all close by and Salisbury, Taunton, Bath and Bristol are in easy driving distance.
The newly opened “The Newt in Somerset” just outside Castle Cary is home to beautiful countryside walks set in the grounds of a Georgian country estate. Within the estate are a Hotel & Spa, Farm shop, restaurants and house & garden shop.
On the outskirts of Castle Cary is the railway station with its direct line to Paddington and the A303 road link is a few miles south. There are excellent state schools in the area - Ansford Academy boasts excellent exam grades and independent schools include the Sherborne and Bruton schools, Millfield, Wells Cathedral, Hazlegrove, Port Regis and St. Mary's Shaftesbury.
Oak Cottage is located in the highly sought after residential development of Priorygate Court. With a large proportion of the properties having been built in 2000 in the grounds of the former Priory. The properties sit in a quiet location just a few steps from the high street on a private no through lane. There is secure and private access for residents to walk directly through into the town and the cul de sac is renowned for its exclusivity.
Oak Cottage has attractive local Hadspen stone elevations under a slate tiled roof with a prominent stone porch covering the oak front door. Entering the property you are greeted by a welcoming entrance hall with the staircase rising to the first floor and doors leading into the sitting room, kitchen and cloakroom.
The sitting room has a light and bright southerly aspect and a Ham stone fireplace in the heart of the room with an inset coal-effect gas fire.
Double doors open from the sitting room into the kitchen/dining room. This is a lovely living space with a garden-room style extension at the back with French doors and full height glass from wall to ceiling. There are plenty of units set into wood effect laminate worktops and there are integral appliances including a Smeg electric oven and induction hob, slimline dishwasher and washing machine. In addition there is a space for a fridge freezer too. The stainless steel sink is set within the worktops with a lovely aspect directly out to the walled garden. Clay floor tiles span the room.
Also on the ground floor is the cloakroom.
Leading upstairs there are two comfortable double bedrooms, both of which enjoying large built in wardrobes. The bedroom at the rear of the property has a newly refurbished en-suite shower room with a shower, basin, w/c, heated towel rail and cubby hole enclosing the new gas-fired central heating boiler. At the front is the second bedroom which is serviced by the main bathroom which has a bath, basin, w/c, wall tiles and painted floorboards.
At the back of the property there is a lovely walled garden with pretty Clematis Montana climbing the wall on the right hand side and a pretty herb garden on the left. The garden is laid to gravel for easy maintenance. There is a totally sound proofed garden studio, currently used as a musical practice room which could serve a variety of other uses. Towards the end of the garden is a fabulous conifer which shelters a most private seating area. On the back wall is a gateway out to a private footpath which in turn leads out to the playing fields and High Street a short distance further.
To the front of the property is an allocated parking space and further visitors parking is offered just across the courtyard. Just a few steps away is the garage with internal measurements of 18’ 7” x 8’ 6”. The garage has an up and over door with a parking space in front.
Mains gas, water, drainage and electricity.
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