IVY HOUSE, QUEEN STREET, KEINTON MANDEVILLE, TA11 6EL
A charming period house of great character and lots of really good living space enjoying a pleasant setting in grounds of over one and a half acres in this popular village between Glastonbury and Castle Cary.
The house is believed to date back to the 17th century and has comfortable, very liveable, accommodation with many original details and including a hall, cloakroom, 3 reception rooms, a large kitchen & breakfast room, utility room, 4 bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms.
Outside is a good garage block with an office, plenty of parking and mature gardens and an orchard paddock. Towards one and three quarter acres in all.
NB. Planning consent has been granted for a 2 bedroom annexe.
About the Area
Keinton Mandeville is an historic village, named in the Domesday Book and dating back to at least Roman times. It's a thriving and friendly village with a church, village stores, pubs, farm shop, primary school and various clubs and societies. For more information see www.keintonmandeville.com
The nearby towns of Castle Cary, Glastonbury, Street & Somerton all provide a good range of facilities whilst Wells, Sherborne, Yeovil, Taunton, Bath and Bristol are all within easy reach. The A303 is a few miles south and Castle Cary Station has a regular mainline service to Paddington.
There are good state and independent schools in the area including Ansford, Strode College, Crispins, Millfield, Wells Cathedral, and the Sherborne and Bruton schools.
Queen Street is away from the main road on the southern side of the village and is a pleasant residential area.
Ivy House is in it's own grounds of over one and a half acres standing back from the village road behind stone walls and mature hedges.
A gate gives access to a drive which leads in to the far side of the house and the entrance.
The house is Grade II listed built of the local Blue Lias stone with finely dressed masonry, double Roman clay tiled roofs and mullioned windows. Believed to date back to the 17th century, if not earlier, it retains many period details including flagstones, oak and elm timberwork, inglenook fireplaces and an impressive stone spiral staircase. These are complemented by a well-fitted kitchen, plenty of bathrooms, slate tiled floors and gas central heating with radiators.
The front door leads into a hall with a cloakroom with a basin and loo. A doorway leads into the siting room which has flagstones, beams, an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner and in the corner the spiral stone staircase.
Beyond is the drawing room with a dual aspect, beams, stone mullions, window seats, a garden door, an again an inglenook with a wood burner.
A doorway leads through to the dual aspect dining room which has a pitched ceiling and a large bay window overlooking the gardens. Adjacent is a side hall and a wet room with tiling, hand basin, loo and shower.
At the other end of the house is the large farmhouse style kitchen which has a dual aspect making it a light and cheerful room. There are a good range of kitchen units, tiled splashbacks, timber and granite work surfaces, a large Range cooker and a larder.
Adjacent is a utility room with more fitted units, the gas fired boiler and space for a washing machine etc.
Upstairs to the right is the large main bedroom which has a dual aspect and two walk-in wardrobes, Adjacent are further cupboards and a bathroom with a basin, loo, bath and shower. These rooms can all be used as one suite if desired.
Turning let at the top of the stairs a landing leads to two other bedrooms and a bathroom with a basin, loo, bath and shower.
A further staircase rises from the landing to the 4th bedroom which has its own bathroom with a basin, loo, bath and shower.
A short distance from the house is the Garage with two bays, an adjacent workshop/store and a staircase to a first floor loft used previously as a home office and having a telephone line and internet.
The grounds an acre are mainly lawned with mature trees and shrubs. Next to the house is a large paved terrace ideal for al fresco dining and relaxation and just beyond is a timber Gazebo ideal for BBQ's when the weather changes or shade is preferred.
Elsewhere are a polytunnel, a greenhouse, garden shed and beyond is an orchard paddock with access to a track being Withy Bed Lane.
NB. Planning Consent was granted by South Somerset District Council on the 11th November 2014 to construct an annexe on the southern side to provide a large sitting room, kitchen, cloakroom, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Ref: 14/03991/LBC
Approaching from the west on the main road pass the shop in the centre and a short distance further turn right at the crossroad. Continue down Queen Street and after half a mile Ivy House is on the left hand side.
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