REF: 101148018791

Lower Downside

Guide price 335,000 Freehold Sold Subject To Contract


  • Detached Victorian house
  • Dual aspect sitting / dining room
  • Separate living room
  • Kitchen with Rayburn
  • Utility room and cloakroom
  • Three double bedrooms with feature fireplaces
  • Family bathroom
  • Sunny garden to front
  • Rear courtyard with two useful outbuildings
  • Driveway parking and extensive outside storage
Property Description
A rare opportunity to purchase a delightful and most attractive detached Victorian house, situated in an elevated position on the outskirts of town. Formerly two cottages, the property offers finely proportioned accommodation including three double bedrooms, a sunny garden and driveway parking.
DESCRIPTION A rare opportunity to purchase a delightful and most attractive detached Victorian house, pleasantly situated in an elevated position within Lower Downside, on the northern outskirts of town. Dale Cottage, formerly two quarry cottages, offers nicely proportioned accommodation and retains many characterful features, including feature fireplaces in all the bedrooms. In addition, the property benefits from driveway parking, extensive outside storage and a sunny garden.

A door to the front of the property opens into an entrance hall, which leads into a living room which includes a central fireplace with inset multi-fuel burner and into the kitchen. The farmhouse style kitchen is fitted with a range of hand-painted floor and wall units, Herringbone floor, stainless steel drainer sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, space for free standing cooker and inset solid fuel Rayburn (also used for central heating). Located off the kitchen is a utility room, which incorporates the hot water cylinder, space for fridge freezer and door out to the rear courtyard. An opening from the kitchen leads into the superb 25' sitting / dining room, also presented with an attractive fireplace and multi-fuel burner. This lovely dual-aspect reception room offers plenty of space for a good size table and chairs and includes a beautiful bespoke dresser unit, an enclosed staircase to the first floor accommodation, cupboard under and door into the ground floor cloakroom/WC.

The first floor enjoys lots of natural light and provides three double bedrooms, two of which benefiting from a built-in wardrobe and each with a feature fireplace. The family bathroom is fitted with a matching white suite comprising panelled bath with shower over and tiling around, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. There is a further feature fireplace and large built-in linen cupboard, also found in the bathroom.

OUTSIDE The property is accessed via a shared driveway (with one neighbouring property) directly from Waterloo Road, with right of access to an area of off road parking for several vehicles. Found next to the parking area are various very useful outside stores, private to Dale Cottage. A pathway to the side then gives access to the front and rear of the property, plus a timber framed lean-to (accessed externally only). The sunny garden is located at the front of the house, predominantly laid to lawn with established borders, section of patio for a table and chairs, covered bench and vegetable patch. Additional side access continues to the rear courtyard, which is undercover and incorporates the 'Bio-Flame' wood pellet boiler, with accessed into two superb stone outbuildings, ideal for a workshop or just for further storage.

LOCATION The historic market town of Shepton Mallet is located in the Mendip district of Somerset, five miles east of Wells, England's smallest city. Both the City of Bristol and the picturesque City of Bath, a World Heritage Site, are located just 18 miles away and easily accessible. Shepton Mallet itself offers a range of local amenities and shopping facilities including a large supermarket, leisure centre, lido with fitness centre, a choice of pubs and restaurants, dentists and doctors and a Grade I Listed church. Shepton Mallet is also home to Kilver Court, a superb designer clothing outlet. As well as good state schools, both primary and secondary, there are also many highly-regarded independent schools (Prep & Senior) within easy reach, such as All Hallows Prep School, Downside School, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield School. For those travelling by train, Castle Cary station (which has direct services to London Paddington) is situated only six miles away.

AGENTS NOTE When viewing the property, please continue up the driveway (look out for the white stones and sign for neighbouring property, Lower Downside House), then park at the top.

Viewing Please contact our Shepton Mallet Office on 01749 372200 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property or require further information.
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