FURSLAND COTTAGE, TAPMOOR ROAD, MOORLINCH, TA79BZ
Street 6 miles, Glastonbury 7 miles, Wells 13 miles, Bridgwater 8 miles, Taunton 20 miles and Bristol 40 miles.
Fursland Cottage (originally a farmhouse) is an absolutely delightful country property in a quiet rural setting yet within easy reach of the nearby towns.
The property has been extended and extensively improved whilst retaining its very special charm and character. It has lots of great living space of around 3,000 sq ft. with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Period details combine with a contemporary appointments and a luxurious new west wing with a fabulous open plan kitchen and breakfast room and a first floor master suite.
Outside are plenty of parking, outbuildings, mature gardens, a copse and paddock.
Fursland Cottage is just over half a mile or so from the village in a quiet peaceful rural setting. Being attached to Fursland Farm it was originally the farmhouse but was re-named when the adjacent barn was converted to a dwelling. Whilst attached the property has total privacy and is not compromised in any way.
In recent years the property has been sympathetically improved and extended and now provides excellent accommodation combining original features such as flagstones and oak, elm and pine timberwork with a stunning west wing.
Works have also included re-wiring, re-plumbing, re-placement where appropriate of windows with new double glazed units and the installation of a high tech wood pellet central heating system supported by a pv panel unit. There are radiators in the older parts of the house with underfloor heating in the new wing.
The house has the benefit of facing south into its own gardens and this aspect together with its large windows and french doors flood the rooms with sunlight and allow beautiful views.
The approach to the house is into a gravelled courtyard flanked by the house, outbuildings and a post and rail fence which keeps the gardens secure.
The front door opens into a hall with the staircase and a flagstone floor. To the left is the old cheese room which now provides a useful boot room.
The hall leads to several different rooms which are partly open plan linked by both doors and archways and all having flagstone floors and ceiling beams.
The first room is ideal as a sitting room and has a fireplace with a wood burner stove, alcoves with shelves and cupboards and french windows with shutters looking into the garden.
Again leading off the hall is a comfortable snug with an inglenook and a wide archway into the dining room. This also has a fireplace with a wood burner, 2 deep store cupboards and a door into the large front porch with double french doors to the garden.
An archway from the dining room leads into the quite splendid 21ft. x 19ft. kitchen and breakfast room which has large windows and sliding door to the garden terrace, a limestone tiled floor and a galleried landing above the breakfast area with a velux roof light above. There is plenty of space for a table, chairs and sofas.
The room is well proportioned and fitted and equipped to a high standard. There are wall and floor units, a large matching island with breakfast bar, extensive drawers and cupboards, a carousel corner unit, larder unit and a twin bowl sink. Appliances include an electric hob, double oven, American style fridge/freezer and a dishwasher.
An oak door leads into a well fitted utility room with units, sink and space for a washing machine and a dryer. There's also a back door and a door into a cloakroom with hand basin and wc.
In the entrance hall is the original staircase and there is also a staircase in the kitchen. On the first floor the landing links the staircases and bedrooms. The master suite is part of the new building and has a large bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and a large walk in closet. It also has an en suite bathroom with a tiled floor, hand basin, wc, bath and a walk in tiled shower area.
There are 4 other bedrooms (of which 3 face south) and a bathroom with a tiled floor, hand basin, wc and a tiled walk in shower area.
A door on the landing leads to a staircase into the attic which is part boarded.
Flanking the front courtyard is the old dairy which is now a large boiler room which houses the central heating boiler and also provides plenty of storage space. Adjacent is an open fronted double car port. Other useful outbuildings include a timber garden shed (room for the ride on mower), a garden store and a greenhouse.
The front of the house is very attractive with magnolia, clematis, ivy and climbing roses and the various garden doors open to paved and brick terraces which are perfect for al fresco dining and relaxation. Beyond are mature gardens with well stocked flower and shrub beds, brick paved paths and mature trees including a walnut, weeping willow, Scots Pine magnolias and hollies.
There are and two orchard areas with apple, apricot, greengage and pear trees and a well fenced vegetable garden with the garden shed.
Beyond the vegetable garden is a copse mainly of ash, which in turn leads to a paddock with access to the lane.
The lasting impression of the property is a charming, warm and sunny home with an equally charming English Country Garden.
About the area
Moorlinch is believed to come from the Saxon name for pleasant hill and stands on the southern slopes of the Polden Hills in the Sedgemoor district. Once held by Glastonbury Abbey it is now a pleasant village with a parish church, an outstanding pub and an arts & craft centre. Other local facilities are available at Ashcott 2.5 miles with a wider range available in Street. There is a regular bus service for Street and Bridgwater and the M5 is just 10 minutes away.
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From Sainsburys in Street take the A39 towards the M5. Continue for 5 miles and take a left turn signposted Moorlinch. Continue down hill for about half a mile and take the first right onto Tapmoor Lane just before a row of houses (on the right). Continue for a third of a mile and the property is on the left hand side.