Location: Little Butts is situated in the Parish of Horsington which is in a Conservation Area surrounded by unspoilt farmland and with predominantly period stone properties in the neighbourhood. Road and rail communications are excellent with direct access onto the A357 to the south and with the A303 (connecting London and the West Country) to the north. Less than a mile away is Templecombe with its doctors’ surgery, post office/shop and mainline train station to London Waterloo/Exeter. Wincanton is a short drive away and provides a comprehensive range of amenities as do the nearby historic Abbey town of Sherborne and the market town of Shaftesbury. Of note is the excellent choice of State and Private schools in the area including Sherborne Boys, Girls and Preparatory schools, Wells Cathedral School, Millfield, Hazelgrove and Bruton.
Canopy storm porch to front door and:
Entrance hall: Cupboard housing electric trip switches and stairs to first floor.
Sitting room: 14’6” x 12’ A cosy room featuring an open fireplace with painted wood surround and mantle, fitted fireside shelving, window seat overlooking the front garden, radiator, fitted cupboards with shelving, door to small study (6’6” x 4’9”) with fitted desk, shelving and window to rear aspect.
Kitchen: 12’ x 10’9” (narrowing to 8’9”) Ceramic sink set into a tiled working surface with cupboard below, further matching wall and base units with a drawer line and tiled working surface over, metro style tiled splashback, window to front aspect and opening to:
Breakfast room: 12’3” (narrowing to 9’7”) x 10’ Oil fired Rayburn Nouvelle range which also supplies central heating and hot water, window to rear aspect and wall light points.
Dining room: 14’6” x 12’5” A light and airy room featuring an open Victorian fireplace, wood flooring, radiator, window seat to front aspect, wall light points and French doors to:
Conservatory: 13’5” x 10’2” This enjoys a pleasant outlook and access to the garden. Tiled floor, light and power.
Utility room: 13’2” x 5’6” Butler sink set into a solid wood drainer with fitted cupboards below, tiled working surface, space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, tiled floor, recess for full height fridge/freezer, downlighters, window to rear aspect and doors to garden and cloakroom.
Cloakroom: Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, tiled floor, plumbing for shower (not connected).
From the entrance hall stairs to first floor.
landing: Exposed timbers and painted wood panelling.
Bedroom 1: 15’9” (max) x 13’1” Dual aspect window to front and side aspects, radiator, exposed timber, walk-in wardrobe, hatch to loft and door to:
En-suite bathroom: Bath with electric shower over, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled to splash prone areas, heated towel rail, linen cupboard and extractor.
Bedroom 2: 12’3” x 9’10” Radiator, wall light point, door opening to a Juliet balcony, alcove with fitted shelf and walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving.
Bedroom 3: 12’1” x 9’ Cast iron fireplace with timber surround and mantle, radiator, window to front aspect, exposed timbers and vanity unit.
Bedroom 4: 8’10” x 8’9” Radiator and window to front aspect.
Bathroom: Bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled to splash prone areas, painted floorboards, exposed timbers, window to front aspect and airing cupboard housing hot water tank and hatch to loft.
An attractive front garden being mainly laid to lawn with established shrub and flower borders and fronted by a natural stone wall. The garden then extends to the side of the cottage where there is a pleasant seating area and access to the conservatory and utility room. Again this area is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and an apple tree. A brook runs just beyond the cottage with the bank interspersed with apple trees.
Agents note: A paddock (approximately 1.6 acres) with access via a five bar gate with a useful timber shed and stable (16’6” x 10’6”) with a concrete base and water supply is available by separate negotiation.
Services Mains water, electricity, drainage, oil fired central heating and telephone all subject to the usual utility regulations.
Council tax band: D
viewing: Strictly by appointment through the agents.