CORFE, ANSFORD ROAD, CASTLE CARY, BA7 7HG
A handsome three bedroom Edwardian end of terrace house now requiring renovation works in the heart of the popular town of Castle Cary.
Corfe has undergone improvement works which are currently in an unfinished state and now requiring a new owner to complete the project. The property has spacious accommodation with well proportioned rooms including a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, two first-floor double bedrooms, family bathroom and a second-floor double room.
Outside there are comfortable gardens lying mainly to the rear with a sunny westerly aspect. In addition there is parking, a garage and an outbuilding.
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.
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, Port Regis and St. Mary's Shaftesbury.
Ansford Road is a quiet residential street tucked just off the High Street. The house is elevated away from the road and is just a minutes walk from the towns shops and amenities.
Having been purchased in 2019 the property was due to undergo extensive improvements which are now in an unfinished state. A new owner can come in and put their own stamp on the accommodation, realising the true potential that this property offers.
The house has attractive elevations typical of the Edwardian era with steps leading up from the road to the front door.
Entering the property you walk directly into the sitting room which is a light and bright room thanks to the large bay window looking out to the front. Within the sitting room is a fireplace and an arched opening to the dining room. The dining room has storage underneath the stairs and doorways leading into the kitchen and conservatory.
The kitchen has partially been removed and now requires new worktops and units with appliances to match. Off which is the utility and cloakroom. Enjoying a lovely outlook of the garden and connecting to the dining room and kitchen is the conservatory. This is a fabulous addition and easily connects the house with the garden thanks to the french doors opening out.
On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Again, the bathroom fixtures have been partially removed but could easily be restored to a good standard. A cupboard in the bathroom houses the gas fired central heating boiler which is a modern Vaillant model. There is a bath with overhead shower, basin and w/c.
A further set of stairs leads up to another room, double in size with a large window overlooking the rear garden.
The gardens are in need of some clearing but could be really quite attractive. With a westerly aspect, they enjoy sun throughout the afternoon with some cooler shady spots granted underneath the two mature trees in the centre. There is ample gated parking for two cars, as well as a single garage and a separate brick outbuilding.
Mains water, gas, drainage and electricity.
Due to the unfinished nature of the project, it should be noted that there will be no certificate of Buildings Compliance for the works.
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