WESTWOOD DROVE COTTAGE, DIAL’S GATE LANE, WEST LYDFORD, SOMERSET, TA11 7DL
A charming and most attractive four bedroom semi-detached property on the outskirts of this sought after village, between Castle Cary, Somerton and Glastonbury.
The light and bright accommodation includes an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen dining room, ‘secret’ study, side porch, four bedrooms, one en-suite and a family bathroom.
Outside there are large, beautifully maintained gardens, plenty of parking and a double garage.
About the area
West Lydford is a small Somerset village in beautiful countryside between the towns of Wells, Somerton, Glastonbury and Castle Cary. The major towns of the area being Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance and Castle Cary station (15 mins) has a main rail line to London. There are good state and independent schools close by including a number of primary schools, Millfield, Strode College, Wells Cathedral, Downside, Hazelgrove and the Bruton and Sherborne schools.
The villages of East and West Lydford are centred on the old Parish Churches and bridges over the River Brue and have a very active community with a good number of societies and organisations. Within a few minutes walk is a small local supermarket which also provides newspapers, off licence etc. and an excellent local pub. Extensive cultural, social and sporting activities with most needs catered for.
The village is situated away from the main road in beautiful countryside which is very accessible with many footpaths and bridleways which run through meadows, orchards and woodland.
Dial’s Gate Lane is a quiet lane leading out of the village of West Lydford towards the rural hamlet of Lottisham. There is little through traffic and within a few steps is wonderful open farmland and countryside.
Westwood Cottage has handsome part-stone, part-rendered elevations under a slate tiled roof with a stone path leading through the pretty front garden to the front door. Through the front door is the entrance hall which connects the main living rooms of the ground floor with the sitting room being on the left hand side and kitchen on the right.
The sitting room has a light and bright dual aspect with bi-folding doors leading out to the garden. Internally there is stone tile flooring, a blue lias fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a large book shelving unit which is not all it seems… A hidden opening mechanism rotates part of the shelving unit round to reveal the ‘secret’ study. Not only is the secret study a fun and novel addition, it’s also an incredibly useful space with good opportunity to hide away from distractions.
The kitchen has an excellent range of fitted hardwood units with wooden worktops and integral appliances including a slimline dishwasher, washing machine and electric oven, with induction hob above. There is also a Charnwood woodburner set within the inglenook fireplace. A large kitchen island in the heart of the room provides additional storage and worktop space, and there is plenty of room for a dining table by the window looking out to the front garden. Limestone floor tiles span the room. A side door leads out of the kitchen to the porch where the oil fired boiler is located along with room to hang coats and a door leading to the side garden and parking area.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms each with their own outlook and timber floorboards. In addition there is one en-suite shower room and a bathroom. The en-suite adjoins the guest bedroom with a barn style sliding door on cast iron rollers, electric shower, basin, w.c, timber panelling and stylish wall tiles. Adjacent is the family bathroom which has a bath, overhead shower, basin and w/c.
To the side of the property is the driveway and double garage. The driveway provides ample parking to fit two cars and a further area adjacent provides one further space too. The garage has two separate up and over doors and a side door for pedestrian access. Between the garage and house is a lovely side garden with productive vegetable patches and gravel pathways leading through, all surrounded by a low picket fence.
The large, secluded rear garden is laid to lawn, surrounded by thick hedgerows and several mature trees along with well stocked borders of perennial flower. Along the rear of the house is a patio area with plenty of space in which to sit and enjoy a BBQ or glass of wine on a summer’s evening.
From the South
From the A303 Podimore roundabout take the A37 towards Shepton Mallet and continue for about 5 miles to the Lydford-On-Fosse traffic lights. Continue straight over and take the second turning into West Lydford on your left hand side. Take the first right onto Dials Gate Lane and after 250 yards the property with be on the right.
From the North
Going south on the A37, you will come across a sign that says Lydford on Fosse. After this sign, take the next right turn (Fair Place), which leads to West Lydford. Take the first right onto Dials Gate Lane and after 250 yards the property with be on the right hand side.
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