1, THE OLD BAKERY, LONG STREET, CROSCOMBE, BA5 3QJ
A charming period property conveniently situated in the centre of this popular village just east of Wells towards Shepton Mallet. The cottage includes a wide reception hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, shower room, four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. It has gas central heating and double glazing. Outside there's a very attractive courtyard and steps to a beautiful mature garden and large stone-walled store.
About the property
1, The Old Bakery is in the middle of the pretty village of Croscombe which is just three miles east of Wells. It's a two-storey village house with rendered elevations under a tiled roof. It's a non-listed period property retaining its character benefits. It offers gas central heating and a double glazing.
The front door opens into a large, wide reception hall with a terrazo floor, the staircase and a door to the courtyard.
The sitting room has parquet flooring and an open fireplace with a brick hearth and a Morso wood burning stove.
Pine folding doors open into the kitchen/dining room. This is another good size room which has a terrazo floor, a Belfast sink in a pine unit with drawers and cupboards, a large antique painted dresser and spacious larder. There's plenty of room for a large dining table and chairs. Glazed double doors which fold back fully lead out to the courtyard which is perfect for al-fresco dining and summer living.
Off the rear hall is a modern utility room with a tiled floor with under floor heating, tiled splashback area, a large double Belfast sink and fitted units and shelves. A door opens to a new shower room with a tiled floor, timber panelling, hand basin, wc and jungle shower.
The stairs in the hall rise to the first-floor landing which has a rooflight and serves four double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The bathroom has been totally refurbished and has slate floor, skylight and wall tiling, a basin, wc and a bath with a shower and screen.
The courtyard is approached by a door from the hall as well as through double doors from the kitchen. It's a beautiful space surrounded by high stone walling, framed by a productive vine which offers a pleasant shaded seating/dining area. The courtyard is newly paved, offering plenty of privacy, and has both an outbuilding and a covered wood store. To the right of the courtyard, a gateway offers right of way across a neighbouring garden to provide rear access when required.
Steps lead up to a lovely sunny garden with lawns, mature flower and shrub beds, vegetable patch sunny seating area, as well as a large double height stone garden store. The garden offers privacy, sun, peace and views.
About the area
Croscombe dates back to at least 706 and it developed in the 16th and 17th centuries with the boom in the wool trade. During this period many houses, cottages and inns were built and the church was reconstructed. During the Industrial Revolution, silk, mining, quarrying and milling replaced the wool trade. In 1848 the River Sheppey powered two mills for grinding corn, one for winding silk, and another used as a stocking manufactory. Today Croscombe is a vibrant village with a friendly active local community. The village has an Ofsted ‘Good’ school primary school, a village field and playground, an award-winning pub, and a busy village hall with numerous clubs and activities.
Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise.
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