CHURCH FARM COTTAGE, CHURCH LANE, EAST LYDFORD, SOMERSET, TA11 7HD
A splendid four bedroom detached house with outbuildings and c. 4 acres of gardens, grounds and land.
Church Farm Cottage is an excellent family home with flexible accommodation including a sitting room, kitchen & dining room, snug, cloakroom, four bedrooms (two with en-suite) and a family bathroom. There’s annexe potential too thanks to the secondary kitchen, sitting room and bathroom which connects to the main house.
Outside there are beautifully tended gardens, a pretty courtyard, ample parking and several outbuildings including a timber open fronted barn, a summer house and potting shed.
About the area
East Lydford is a small Somerset village in beautiful countryside between the towns of Wells, Somerton, Glastonbury and Castle Cary. The villages of East and West Lydford are centred on the old Parish Churches and bridges over the River Brue and have a very active community with a good number of societies and organisations. Within a few minutes is a small local Budgens supermarket which also provides newspapers, off licence etc. There are many good pubs and restaurants in the area, the closest being the highly regarded Cross Keys pub within walking distance.
The major towns of the area being Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance and Castle Cary station (10 mins) has a main rail line to London. There are good state and independent schools close by including Keinton Mandeville C of E primary, Strode College, Millfield, Sherborne, Wells Cathedral, the Bruton schools, Downside and Hazlegrove.
Church Farm Cottage has been extended and improved greatly over the years. Keeping the charm of the original cottage by using local Blue Lias stone and a tiled roof, the extension has transformed the property into a superb home with living spaces perfectly designed for modern family life.
Most worthy of note is the kitchen and dining room, entered from the garden via the splendid bi-folding doors. The room is ideal for entertaining thanks to the open plan layout with kitchen work surfaces on one side, space for a large kitchen table in the heart of the room, and windows with a unique window seat unit spanning the entire length of the room on the other side. Beneath the window seats is further storage in addition to the ample cupboards and drawers in the rest of the kitchen. There is an integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher and electric Aga. There is a large 1 1/2 bowl Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine beneath.
The sitting room is another lovely light and airy living space having a triple aspect and two doors leading outside. Internally there is a stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Adjacent is the rear hall and w/c.
Off the kitchen is the snug which also has a fireplace and a window seat. Leading off the snug is the original entrance hall which connects the main house from the annexe.
The first floor of the main house is accessed from the oak staircase in the sitting room which leads up to a beautiful galleried landing. Either side of the landing are the guest and master bedrooms. The guest bedroom is a comfortable double room with a dual aspect, built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. The master bedroom is another impressive room within the extension which really has the wow factor. Bi-folding doors at the end of the room open out to a balcony with a perfectly framed view of the land and gardens. Internally there are built in wardrobes and access to the Jack and Jill style bathroom. The bathroom has a lovely traditional feel with a bath, basin, w/c and airing cupboard. If desired, the bathroom can also service the two bedrooms within the annexe.
The annexe offers up plenty of flexibility should a purchaser have a dependant relative or an independent teenager. There is a sitting room, kitchen, ground floor bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs with a separate staircase and external access from the main house.
Upon entering the grounds from the village lane, there is a parking area with ample room for several vehicles.
Enclosed by a low stone wall and sheltered by the house is a pretty courtyard laid to gravel. It is an ideal spot to grow some potted plants and immerse yourself in tranquil privacy.
The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and shrubs with several flower borders too. There are several patio areas, notably one outside the bi-folding doors of the sitting room and another surrounding the summer house by the pond. The gardens are fully enclosed with mixed hedgerows and post and rail fencing. The are also several well established with raised beds and a huge array of vegetables, a fruit cage and potting shed by the entrance to the field.
The paddock is level with good drainage, spanning approximately 3.5 acres. Within the field is the open fronted barn which has two vehicle ports and a lockable storage room. This could easily be converted in to stabling if desired, subject to obtaining any necessary consents. The field is also fully enclosed with vehicle access and post and rail fencing around the perimeter so it’s absolutely ideal if an owner wishes to have livestock or horses at the property.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Electric heating.
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