Brimming with character, this natural stone cottage is believed to date back approximately 400 years. Once a blacksmith's cottage, the garage/workshop with its one metre thick stone walls, would have been the forge, which has had (now lapsed) full planning consent for conversion into a two storey annex. The property offers flexible accommodation and uniquely for a Bruton High Street property it has a good level of parking and a gated driveway.
Bruton is a vibrant Somerset town nestling in the foothills of the Brue Valley, surrounded by unspoilt countryside and is well renowned for its schools, artistic community and such notable restaurants as At The Chapel and The Roth Bar and Grill. The town has retained a charming character over centuries of changes from pre-Domesday to the present and is steeped in history. On nearby Creech Hill and Lamyatt Beacon there are recorded Celtic, Roman and Dark Age sites. The church of St. Mary originated in Saxon times. The Dovecote, the long buttressed wall in the street called Plox and parts of King’s school remain today as visible reminders of the Abbey. The Hauser & Wirth art gallery is situated towards the edge of the town and offers innovative exhibitions of contemporary art as well as educational programmes. On the outskirts of the neighbouring town Wincanton, the racecourse is the local home of National Hunt racing and golf courses are located at Sherborne, Wincanton and Wheathill. Bruton has a range of facilities including supermarkets, post office, health centre, dentist, library, schools, inns, churches, restaurants, takeaways and a railway halt. There is a mainline railway station at nearby Castle Cary with services to London Paddington and road links to the A303 and A37 are also close at hand. A range of additional facilities such as larger shops and banks can be found at the surrounding towns of Wincanton, Castle Cary and Frome while Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are all within 1 hour’s drive.
Outside: Double timber Gates with pedestrian access side gate that leads to the gravel driveway and gives access to the: -
garage/workshop: 6.2 m x 4.1m (18’ 7” x 12’3”) Power & plumbing for washing machine, electrical consumer unit. There is a soundproofed room to the rear of this space.
Studio/office/annex: Accessed from the driveway, a staircase leads to the landing with access to walk-in storage cupboard, doorway to:-
room one: 3.4 m x 3.1m (10’2” x 9’3”) Two Velux windows, strip light, power and telephone points, wall mounted storage heater, walkway through to:-
room two: 2.5 m x 2.38m (7’6” x 7’1”) With ceiling light.
Gardens: Arranged over two levels, lower terrace is mostly gravel, raised beds, paved patio, external lighting, outside tap, metal steps lead to the upper terrace, which is largely uncultivated, timber shed, fencing and far reaching views.
Accommodation: Timber front door with glazed panels leads to:-
sitting room: 4.27 m x 3.76 m (12’9” x 11’3”) Open fireplace with brick hearth surrounded by a timber mantle, sash window to front, cupboard for electricity meter and consumer unit, striped solid wooden floor walkway through to:-
dining hall: 3.4m x 2.75m (10’2” x 8’3”) Window to rear, ceiling light, tiled floor, stairs to first floor.
Family room: 4.89m x 2.75m (14’8” x 8’3”) UPVC double-glazed window & UPVC double-glazed double doors to garden, recessed halogen lighting x 6, wood burning stove on paved hearth.
Fitted kitchen: 2.86 m x 2.38m (8’6” x 7’1”) Ceiling light, tiled floor, a range of wall and floor mounted units with wood block work surfacing, splashback tiling, ceramic sink with mixer tap, electric cooker point, space for fridge & dishwasher.
Rear hall: 2.0 m x1.38m (6’0” x 4’1”) Radiator, tiled floor to match kitchen, obscured half glazed UPVC double-glazed door to rear, door to:-
bathroom: 2.20 m x 2.00m (6’7” x 6’0”) Radiator, tiled floor, wall mounted wash hand basin, freestanding bath with rainfall shower over, ceiling lights, obscured UPVC double-glazed window, extractor fan.
First floor: Stairs lead to the landing with loft hatch and ceiling light.
Bedroom one: 4.34 m x 2.77m (13’0” x 8’3”) Radiator, ceiling light, sash window to front, stripped wooden floor, staircase leads to:-
bedroom four/dressing room: 3.64 m x 2.98m (10’11” x 8’11”) electric points and storage cupboards.
Bedroom two: 3.41 m x 2.72m (10’2” x 8’1”) Window to rear, ceiling light, radiator, stripped wooden floor, boiler cupboard with combination gas boiler (installed March 2018) slatted shelving.
Bedroom three: 2.37 m x 2.63m (7’1” x 7’10”) UPVC double-glazed window to rear, ceiling light, radiator, stripped wooden floor.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment only with colbert-smith
Agent’s Note: All measurements are approximate and for guidance purposes only. Fittings, appliances and mains connections have not been tested and their fitness, therefore, cannot be warranted.
Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.