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Wincanton, Somerset, BA9

££1,250,000 Guide

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

An extended, spacious and beautifully presented detached house pleasantly situated within the sought-after village of Pen Selwood. This attractive period home offers a total plot of approx 1.70 acres and includes five bedrooms, a fabulous open-plan kitchen/dining room, a separate paddock and surrounding gardens with superb views.
Believed to once be one of three 'Ale Houses' found in the village in the late 19th Century, 'Rest & Be Thankful' has been thoughtfully extended and provides well-proportioned living accommodation over two floors. Notably improved by the current owners over the last 18 months, the property would appeal to a variety of purchasers.
The property isenteredvia a porch, with an inner door through to a traditional entrance hall which incorporates a downstairs WC and access out to the side garden. The hall leads into two dual-aspect reception rooms; a sitting room with an attractive stone fireplace and an inset wood burning stove, plus a separate living room (also with a wood burning stove), which is particularly generous in sizeand continues through to the kitchen/dining room. This impressive room, which includes a double height picture window to the front, enjoys plenty of natural light and provides the property with a wonderful space for families and for entertaining. The contemporary kitchen has been finished to a high standard, offering a range of floor and wall units with decorative tiling between, as well as a large central island with additional cupboards and granite worksurfaces. The fridge, freezer and dishwasher are all integratedand there is a freestanding Mercury gas/electric range cooker included. From the kitchen, there is a staircase to the first floor,a stable door to the front and internal access into the garage, which has an electric door and houses the boiler for the LPG-fired central heating.
Upstairs, a landing runs the width of the property and has two sets of French doors to the rear, one with a Juliet balcony and another leading out to the rear garden, which elevates behind the house. There are five bedrooms, four of which are located in the original part of the residence and are served by a well-appointed family bathroom. One of the main selling points of this wonderful home is the spacious Master bedroom,which has a vaulted ceiling, built-in wardrobes (also found in two of the other double bedrooms) and a stylish en-suite bathroom with a roll-top bath and a fully tiled, walk-in shower. Completing the first floor accommodation is a further WC.
Off-road parking is available in front of the garage and on a driveway to the side of the house, which is gated and can accommodate several vehicles. There is an excellent timber outbuilding, which offers four useful outside stores, as well as a large greenhouse. The surrounding gardens, which include a pretty area of enclosed garden to the front and an extensive section ofground to the rear and sides, measure just over half an acre (incl. the property). Mainly laid to lawn with various sections, the established rear garden includes a wood-fired hot tub, a summerhouse and a delightful patio seating area, perfect for al fresco dining. A small gate from the top of the garden then opens out to an agricultural track behind the house. A right of access across this track allows entry into a neighbouring paddock, which measures approx 1.10 acres and benefits from far-reaching countryside views.
Pen Selwood is a small and pretty village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located 4 miles north-east of Wincanton and close to the Somerset border, adjoiningthe counties ofWiltshire and Dorset.The villageitself has a 15th Century church (St. Andrews), a village hall and offers superb rural walks.
Nearby Wincanton is a small and thriving Somerset town lying just north of the A303. The town offers a wide range of everyday amenities including two major supermarkets, a local Co-Op Food, a public library, a Post Office, a health centre, primary and secondary schools, pubs, cafes and eateries. 'The Newt in Somerset' with its fabulous hotel, restaurants and gardens is just a short drive away along with the fashionable town of Bruton, home to Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a pioneering world-class art gallery. The charming market town of Castle Cary is only 15-20 minutes drive away and provides a further selection of amenities and independent shops, as well as an mainline train service to London Paddington. Other railways links are easily accessible from Gillingham (Dorset), Bruton and Templecombe.

Tenure: Please confirm with Cooper and Tanner whether this property is freehold or leasehold




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