1 WEST VIEW COTTAGES, SOUTH STREET CASTLE CARY, BA7 7EY
A charming two bedroom cottage on the outskirts of the sought after market town of Castle Cary.
The accommodation is light and airy through and includes a sitting/dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.
To the rear there is a lovely long back garden with a private seating terrace and a summer house. On-street parking.
About the area
Castle Cary is described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the eminent architectural historian, as Somerset's prettiest town, set in beautiful unspoilt 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 “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 there 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, Hazelgrove and Port Regis.
The property is the first of the three adjoining cottages which are located at the end of South Street, arguably one of Somerset’s prettiest residential streets. The property would make for an ideal investment, first time purchase or indeed second home.
Entering through the front door you walk directly into the sitting/dining room which adjoins the kitchen in a semi-open plan style. In the heart of the room there is a wood burning stove set into a brick fireplace. On each side of the fireplace there are alcoves with shelves for storage and on the left hand side there is a cupboard which houses the central heating boiler.
An open doorway leads through to the kitchen which is well appointed with stylish modern units with integral appliances including a mid level oven and grill, induction hob, dishwasher plus tiled splash backs and a ceramic sink; over which is a pretty view out to the garden. A rear door opens out to the garden and by the rear door there is a cupboard to neatly tuck away a tumble drier, underneath which is plumbing for a washing machine.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, both enjoying built in storage. The bedroom at the rear has a splendid outlook across the garden and up to Lodge Hill beyond. Both rooms are serviced by the bathroom which has been totally upgraded and now provides a bath with overhead shower, basin, w/c and floor and wall tiles. Accessed from the landing is the linen cupboard and the loft hatch which has a pull down ladder to reach the large attic which is fully boarded with lighting.
At the back of the cottage there is a delightful garden which is over 90’ in length. Immediately outside the back door there is a wonderful sheltered seating terrace with a warm Hadspen stone wall running along the left hand side, giving elusions of a Mediterranean courtyard. Steps lead up from the terrace to the meandering lawn, which is flanked on both sides by flourishing borders, full of flowers and shrubs. At the far end of the garden is a vegetable patch and a summer house.
Mains gas, water, drainage and electricity.
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