7 Bedroom Cottage For Sale
DESCRIPTION A charming old manor house with colour washed elevations under a tiled roof. The house is believed to date back as far as the 1400s and includes latter additions, it is believed to have been a manor house belonging to the Abbey at Glastonbury. The current vendors have lovingly maintained and improved the house, and have retained many of the features of the period including inglenook and stone fireplaces, flagstone and oak floors throughout most of the ground floor.
ACCOMMODATION The accommodation is arranged over two floors, the main entrance hall is approached from the rear of the house which has half oak panelled walls and flagstone floors that open out onto the kitchen area and leisure suite. The principal reception rooms are to the front of the house overlooking the garden. The sitting room has a beautiful inglenook fireplace with heavy beam over and inset cast iron grate and flue. Either side of the inglenook are fitted display shelves with fitted cupboards under. The dining room has an open fireplace with blue lias stone surround and beamed ceiling and behind the two reception rooms is an inner hallway providing access to the rear garden, cloakroom and door to the kitchen/diner. The kitchen/diner is a striking room with vaulted ceiling in parts and has a mixture of contemporary and original features. The units are black high gloss floor mounted units with solid oak work surfaces with inset sink and drainer. To one side of the units is an original walk-in larder. To the back of the kitchen is a dining room which is an unusual feature with oak panelled walls, display recess and window overlooking the entrance hall. Adjacent to the kitchen is the utility/shower room, a living room with door to the garden and raised area which was once used for the cider press.
To the side of the entrance hall is a utility/shower room featuring a flagstone floor with shower unit and hand wash basin, fitted cupboards with a washing machine, tumble dryer and cloak cupboard. A door leads through this room to the annexe. There is an oak staircase leading to the mezzanine with roof light and stable door leading out onto the rear courtyard. This area could be used as a rental or holiday accommodation or home office.
On the first floor there are six bedrooms, the master bedroom having a dressing room and built-in wardrobes. There are two bathrooms next to each other, one with fitted shower unit.
OUTSIDE There is a cottage garden enclosed by low stone wall, mature eucalyptus and gravelled path leading to the patio perfect for alfresco dining which is laid to a natural flagstone area. The barn measures 25' x 14'8' on the ground floor and has a first floor measuring 17' x 14'8'. This provides garaging and double doors leading out onto the cul-de-sac. The garden is predominately laid to lawn and surrounded by well stocked planted herbatious borders and includes a number of other trees. To the rear of the house there is an enclosed courtyard laid to natural flagstone surrounded by stonewalling, planted borders with water feature and entrance door to one side.
LOCATION The Cottage is situated in the older part of Woolavington facing south over its own gardens. The village of Woolavington has the benefit of two village stores one with a post office, doctor's surgery, pharmacy, primary school, village hall and church. It lies approximately two miles from the access to the M5 motorway at Junction 23. This junction provides access to Bristol to the north, Taunton and Exeter to the south and also the main centre of the country, London. There is also a high-speed train service operated from Highbridge, Bridgwater and Taunton to London Paddington in approximately one hour and forty minutes.
The village of Woolavington lies on the slopes of the Polden Hills which is a range of hills running more or less east west. To the west, within about five miles, is the town of Bridgwater whilst to the east of Woolavington is Street and Glastonbury.
These towns provide multiple shopping and schooling facilities, e.g., Bridgwater College (Beacon College), Millfield Public School and Equestrian Centre, Kings College, Queens College, Taunton School and Clarks Village which is a popular outlet centre.
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