UNICORN COTTAGE, 1 EAST STREET LANE, WEST PENNARD, GLASTONBURY, BA6 8NJ.
About the area
West Pennard is a very popular village in beautiful countryside between Wells, Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury. The larger towns of Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are all within easy commuting distance. The village has a church, primary school, pub, village hall and a very active community.
Glastonbury's past and its present are linked with its dominant landmark, the Tor. It’s been a religious centre throughout history and further back into the times of legends. Today it’s a small but thriving town and a major tourist venue, welcoming thousands of visitors each year.
Just 5 miles from Glastonbury is Wells that is the smallest city in England (population 10,000). Its centre is the market place (local markets twice a week) surrounded by many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace.
Immediately to the south (2 miles) of Glastonbury is the more recent town of Street and these centres provide a wide range of facilities and amenities to suit most needs. There are excellent state and independent schools including West Pennard’s Primary School, Strode College, Crispins, Millfield and Wells Cathedral School.
The property stands adjacent to East Street Lane and sits back behind its garden that faces the road running through West Pennard.
The house is around 300 years old and was previously the dairy and then a farm workers cottage that was attached to the former farmhouse next door. It has great charm and character with an inglenook fireplace, original flagstones, beams and latched doors.
The accommodation is comfortable with the heating supplied by a Rayburn, which also supplies the hot water along with an electric emersion heater. The property has mains drainage.
The front door leads into the kitchen and dining room that has a flagstone floor, a lovely deep oak paneled window seat and an inglenook fireplace with a wood fired Rayburn range that sits within. The kitchen has been fitted with oak fronted wall and floor standing cupboards with space for an electric cooker and fridge/freezer. To the right a door leads into the sitting room that also has a flagstone floor, a deep oak paneled window seat and a recessed fireplace. (This room is at present being used as a ground floor bedroom). A glazed wooden door from the kitchen leads to the dining room/snug, which has a quarry tiled floor and a curved stone topped window seat. To the right of this room is the utility room with a Belfast sink set into work surfacing with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A drop down aluminum ladder give access to a mezzanine storage area that has a Velux roof light window and exposed beams. A ground floor shower room with a wc is located off the utility room.
On the first floor the hallway and landing have been opened up to provide a useful study/sitting area. This could be re-enclosed to make another bedroom or enclosed study if needed. The hallway has some lovely curved recesses and windowsills, one inset with a fossil and original exposed stone shelving – all adding to the charm of the house. There are two bedrooms on this floor along with a family bathroom that has a bath, wash hand basin and wc and a large walk-in linen cupboard. This cupboard could be reduced in size and the additional space incorporated into the adjacent bedroom creating a larger room.
From the landing bespoke wooden steps with a handrail lead to the attic room. This large room is over 22 ft. in length and is currently being used as a bedroom. It has exposed ceiling beams and 3 Velux roof light windows.
A wooden gate leads onto a pathway to the front door and garden of Unicorn Cottage. The “cottage-style” garden is planted with mature shrubs, herbaceous borders and a lawned area. An easterly facing paved patio gives a lovely spot to enjoy the morning sunshine.
A further garden is situated in East Street Lane and just a few steps on the other side of the lane opposite Unicorn Cottage. A gravelled area gives plenty of parking and this leads to a summer house with a covered veranda that has a gravelled seating area with a pond. To the left of the parking area is a long timber storage/wood/garden shed. This could also be used as workshop if required. The large garden has mature planting of fruit trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants with a large lawned area.
The additional garden with the parking area measures approximately 0.15 acres and at sale will have a 20% uplift clause with a time period of 25 years implemented upon it.
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