4 Bedroom Cottage For Sale
DESCRIPTION Tucked away, just moments from the village green, is this stylishly renovated cottage. The pretty, yet unassuming exterior, belies the stunning accommodation within. Gruffy Cottage is believed to have originally been three cottages, dating back approximately 200 years, and the present owners have created a home with the perfect balance of traditional features with a stunning industrial, contemporary twist.
Upon entering the property, stone steps lead to the large open plan kitchen/dining/family room. This room really has the "wow" factor with exposed wooden ceiling joists at varying angles, industrial style lighting and oak 'Karndean' floor. A stunning kitchen island with honed granite worktop is at the heart of the property. Modern vertical radiators free up wall space while there's plenty of room for a large dining table and a comfortable seating.
The kitchen itself comprises in frame kitchen units with soft close drawers, all painted in Farrow and Ball 'Pitch Black', a Smeg range cooker with 6 burner LPG gas hob and electric oven, a dishwasher, fridge, Belfast sink and space for a wine fridge. The room is complimented with stylish lighting giving a real homely feel. From the kitchen are French doors leading out onto the large patio area, with garden beyond, an ideal for entertaining. To the rear of the kitchen is a large walk-in pantry, with barn style roller door, which has ample shelving and space for a fridge freezer.
From the entrance hall, a passageway leads to the left into a study area with two large built-in cupboards and a glazed door leading out to the garden. It is presently being used as a gym but could be used as a home office. The utility room is situated off this room and has a stylish Belfast sink and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Leading from the family room, up a small set of stairs, is the Guest Suite. This is a generous double bedroom with, wooden floors, wooden pillar and en-suite shower room comprising toilet, washbasin and shower cubicle. Accessed from the dining area is the snug, ideal for relaxing in the evenings and complete with a multifuel woodburner to further enhance that cosy feel. This is a deceptively large room and has plenty of space for a couple of large comfy sofas. Two smaller reception rooms can be found directly off the main kitchen area, one being presently set up as a playroom and the other being used as a library with built-in under stairs storage. Both rooms have space for a desk or sofa and offer versatility.
From the library, a door leads to a further set of stairs up to two further double bedrooms and a bathroom. The first of these bedrooms is a very generous double with a window and three roof windows allowing plenty of natural light, two alcoves and a vast space for wardrobes and a desk. The second of these bedrooms is still a great size double with plenty of room for storage. A bathroom services these two bedrooms, with stylish tiles, a vertical radiator, toilet, washbasin and bath with waterfall shower overhead.
To the rear of the Kitchen is a cloakroom, again with barn style rolling door, along with an oak door leading to the generous master suite. The master bedroom, feels like a bespoke hotel suite, with dual aspect windows framing views over the garden and a dividing wall making a corridor to the dressing area and ensuite bathroom. Deep exposed ceiling joists maintain the character in what is actually a new extension. The master bathroom is a great space to wind down with a freestanding bathtub, separate shower, twin washbasins, toilet and exposed copper pipework, again adding to the industrial vibe.
From the dining area, a door leads to the large double garage. It is currently being used as a workshop and storage area, and the 'attic' space offers scope for additional storage,
Gruffy Cottage also benefits from solar panels which are fully owned and last year produced plenty of electricity along with an additional income of approx £1000.
OUTSIDE To the front of Gruffy Cottage is a parking area for two or three cars and access to the garage. To the rear, at the bottom of the garden, is a further parking area with access to the garden via a metal gate.
The rear garden is cleverly divided into three areas, the first being a large patio with space for an outdoor furniture and entertaining which benefits from outdoor sockets. Secondly, there is a large area of lawn, edged by mature trees, with room for a trampoline and lastly a large well stocked vegetable garden.
It is an attractive and practical layout, there's even an outdoor sink with hot and cold water should you need to wash your dog after a muddy walk. In addition there's a useful greenhouse and lovely dividing stone wall between the lawn and vegetable garden. Steps at the rear lead to further the parking spaces and views over the popular Village Green and Ancient Priddy Sheep Hut
LOCATION Priddy is a popular Mendip village situated approximately 4 miles from Wells. The village boasts a Church, two public houses, a primary school and is famed for its annual village fayre and folk festival.
Nearby, the picturesque City of Wells offers a range of local amenities and shopping facilities with four supermarkets (including Waitrose), as well as twice weekly markets, cinema, leisure centre, a choice of pubs and restaurants, dentists and doctors, several 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 twelve miles away. Both the City of Bristol and the Georgian City of Bath, a World Heritage Site, are located just 20 miles away and easily accessible
HEATING LPG gas fired central heating and multi-fuel woodburning stove
SERVICES Private drainage, mains water and electricity along with solar panels generating electricity and an income
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel: 0300 303 8588
COUNCIL TAX Band 'D'
EPC RATING To follow
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel: 01749 676524
DIRECTIONS Proceed out of Wells on the A39 Bristol Road. After approximately three miles, turn left signposted Priddy and continue until reaching the village. Proceed through the village passing 'The New Inn' public house on the left. As the road forks at the village green take the left hand fork into Coxton End Lane then take the first left into The Batch. Gruffy Cottage is the second property on the right.
No EPC available for this property
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Guide Price £585,000