DESCRIPTION A charming grade ll listed character cottage with a one bedroom annexe set in 3/4 of an acre. The original part of the house is believed to date back to the 1600's with an extension in recent times providing additional living accommodation along with a large vaulted master bedroom.
Approaching the property from the parking area is a pathway that meanders to the oak framed garden room to the front which acts as a large entrance hall or an area to sit and enjoy the south facing aspect over the gardens. Upon entering the house is the sitting room which features a stunning open inglenook fireplace with wooden beam above along with mullioned windows offering views over the garden. The kitchen comprises a range of traditional solid wood units, a 'Rangemaster' cooker, Belfast sink and electric induction hob. A large pantry can be found in the kitchen which provides additional storage if required. The dining room features a 'Morso' wood burner inset to a stone and brick chimney. The room can comfortably accommodate a table for eight to ten people whilst having the benefit of French doors out to the garden and a charming window seat. From the dining room are two further reception rooms, one being used as a study with a dual aspect and the other also having a dual aspect being used as a music room. On the ground floor are two sets of facilities, one being a bathroom with a bath, toilet, basin and heated towel rail and the other being a wet room with shower, toilet, bidet and basin.
The first floor is arranged in two sections with separate staircases. The master bedroom having its own staircase leading to a beautifully designed vaulted room with a dual aspect, exposed beams and gorgeous views over open countryside. A second staircase winds up a spiral staircase to two further double bedrooms, one leading from the other both with lovely views over the gardens, mullion windows with window seats and one having an original fireplace.
ANNEX Separate from the property and with its own access is a picturesque one bedroom detached annex. The cottage which has been beautifully designed would make for a perfect space for friends, family or as a fantastic holiday let with its own private gardens. The property features a large vaulted open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with wood burner, solid oak flooring, exposed beams, French doors to the garden and kitchenette with ample storage. Adjoining the main living room is a good sized double bedroom with ensuite facilities such as a toilet, wash hand basin, shower and heated rail.
OUTSIDE The gardens surrounding the property have been well tended and enhanced over the years. Throughout the garden are several seating areas with a patio area which would be perfect for outside furniture and entertaining. The garden has an array of shrubs, perennial planting, roses, established and unusual trees, lawn and gravel paths that lead through different areas to the annex at the top, or down to the vegetable patch and wild flower meadow. Within the garden are several sheds used for storage and wood with an old stone barn providing space for the oil tank, previously used as an outside toilet. At the foot of the garden is a homemade treehouse which will remain with a path leading to the kitchen door.
LOCATION Gurney Slade is a small Mendip village approximately four miles north east of the Cathedral City of Wells and five miles north of Shepton Mallet. The village benefits from a village hall, public house, village church, café/bistro and play park. There are also good bus links (the 173 passes every hour).
The picturesque City of Wells is located in the Mendip district of Somerset. Both the City of Bristol and the Georgian City of Bath, a World Heritage Site, are located just 20 miles away and easily accessible. Wells itself offers a range of local amenities and shopping facilities with four supermarkets (including Waitrose), leisure centre, a choice of pubs and restaurants, dentists and doctors, two churches and both primary and secondary state schools. 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.
HEATING Oil fired central heating
SERVICES Electricity and water are connected. Sewage is via a septic tank.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel: 0300 303 8588
COUNCIL TAX Band 'E'
EPC RATING Rating not required for listed buildings
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel: 01749 676524
DIRECTIONS From Wells take the B3139, signposted to Bath, continue for approximately 4 miles to Odd Down Crossroads. At the crossroad turn right onto the A37, Marchant's Hill, continue for approximately 800m and take the next right into Portway Lane. The property can be found a little further along on the left.