BUSCOTT, 21 STATION ROAD, ASHCOTT, NR. STREET, TA7 9QP
Street 3.5 miles, Glastonbury 6 miles, Wells 12 miles, Castle Carey 15 miles, Taunton 23 miles
A charming country property with great living and entertaining space in a quiet rural setting near the thriving village of Ashcott, a few miles west of Street.
The house has good views and spacious accommodation which includes a generous reception hall, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen & breakfast room, utility and a large separate pantry. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one ensuite) and a loft room.
Outside there is ample parking, a large garage, an outbuilding and a neat well landscaped garden.
This semi-detached property is situated just beyond the northern outskirts of the village of Ashcott which is just a few miles from Glastonbury and Street, both within a 15 minute drive.
The village has a church, primary school, several pubs and an active friendly community centered around the village hall.
No 21 stands alongside Station Road which is a quiet country lane with very little traffic. The lane continues across the moor to the village of Meare. The house has an elevated position on the Polden Hills with wonderful views over the beautiful surrounding countryside. Just a couple of miles further north are two extensive nature reserves.
Originally a cottage the property has been extended and improved over the years and is now a welcoming and comfortable home. The spacious accommodation retains many original details including stonewalls and beams. These are complemented by central heating and the Aga which gives the kitchen a traditional homely feel. Other noteworthy points are the engineered oak floorboards and bespoke oak staircase in the entrance hall which set the tone for the remainder of the house.
The front door is located under a covered porch and opens to the welcoming oak floored hallway which leads to the 24 ft. dining room. This opens into the lovely, sunny sitting room with a multifuel stove, lots of windows plus double French doors to the garden.
The kitchen has a range of cream shaker style units, dark granite worksurface, a double sink, electric cooker and hob, dishwasher and space for a kitchen table. This makes this an eat-in kitchen with plenty of work surface.
The adjacent ancillary pantry provides ample storage and space for a large fridge and freezer, finished to the same high standard as the kitchen.
Also approached from the hall is a cloakroom (loo and basin) and a utility/boot room. This has a door to the garden, hanging space for coats, a Belfast sink, dark granite worksurface and space for separate tumble dryer and washing machine.
Bespoke, sweeping, oak stairs, flooded with light from a west facing window lead to the first floor.
The main bedroom has far reaching views to the Mendips, a double wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom (bath and shower) and very attractive views over the pretty garden. A separate dressing room provides more hanging and storage space with access to the airing cupboard and water cylinder.
There are three further bedrooms, all spacious with good ceiling height and fitted wardrobes. One is currently used as a study and has magnificent views to the Mendips.
The family bathroom is a good size and has both a large shower and a bath.
A door on the landing opens to stairs that lead to a large, versatile attic room which has an extremely high apex. A rooflight provides plenty of natural light.
Double wooden gates open to the gravel driveway, bordered by low stone retaining walls and pretty, planted flower beds. The gravel drive leads to the back of the house where there is a large garage adjacent to a stone built shed which houses, amongst other things, the oil tank. A mature fig tree grows next to the house. Wisteria, honeysuckle, clematis, a vine and jasmine climb on the pergola over the terrace at the top of the garden. A combination of lawn and joyous beds, that are a riot of colour, connect to the lower garden which has a variety of fruit trees. The well-maintained kitchen garden is located at the front of the house behind the front stone wall.
Freehold. Not listed. EPC rating Band C. Double glazed throughout, Council Tax band D
Mains water and electricity. Private shared digester drainage system. Oil central heating and Aga. 16 solar panels on the roof of the garage and the house provide regular EDF repayments.
About the area
Ashcott is located midway between Glastonbury and Bridgwater providing excellent connectivity to the M5 and Taunton.
Glastonbury's past and its present are linked with its dominant landmark, the Tor. It’s been a religious centre from the times of legends. A Celtic monastery evolved into one of England's wealthiest and most influential abbeys. The town grew up alongside the Abbey and is now a thriving market town and a major tourist venue. Medieval Glastonbury - designated a conservation area - clusters around the evocative ruins of the Abbey. Castle Cary is another delightful and historic town which lies to the east, and which has a main line train station to London.
There are amenities in the surrounding towns to suit most needs and excellent state and independent schools including Strode College, Millfield, Wells, Cathedral, Hazelgrove, All Hallows, Downside, Sherborne and the Bruton schools.
Entering Ashcott from Street take a right turn and approach the Church. Continue past the Church, take the first left and at the junction turn right onto Station Road.
Continue for about half a mile and No 21 is on the left-hand side being the right side half of a pair of semi-detached houses.
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