4 bedroom detached rural cottage for sale
Hardway, Near Bruton £475,000
- Bathrooms: 2
- Bedrooms: 4
- Reception rooms: 3
- Property age: Georgian
- Floor size: 121.00 sq m
SUMMARY A delightful Period Cottage set in half and acre and originally dating from 1760 with later additions. The property is located in an idyllic rural location away from the road with views towards Alfred’s Tower. The property requires a program of modernisation but offers huge potential for anyone seeking a project or as a long term family home.
DESCRIPTION A delightful period cottage dating from 1760 with later additions. The property offers a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking for a renovation project in a delightful rural setting situated at the end of a long driveway away from the road.
The property is entered via a small porch that leads into the main living room. This room is dual aspect and benefits from the original 18th century inglenook fireplace with the remains of the original stone steps to the side and the original bakers oven within. Stairs lead up to the first floor with an opening leading to an inner hall and the remainder of the downstairs accommodation. The kitchen faces to the front with a range of kitchen units, sink and cooker point. The dining room benefits from windows to the front and French doors leading out to the side. Completing the downstairs accommodation is a triple aspect garden room with a door to the front and a downstairs bathroom. On the first floor there are three generously proportioned double bedrooms as well as a fourth bedroom that has been opened up to the landing but could have the wall reinstated should a potential buyer wish to do so.
Outside the garden comprises approximately half an acre with an open aspect to the west with views across farmland towards Alfred’s Tower. There is a sizeable workshop to the rear of the site with full power, lighting and a water supply. There is also a further open garage located towards the front of the site.
SITUATION Hardway is a small hamlet located close to the ancient Saxon town of Bruton. Bruton is rich in heritage with the river Brue passing through the town which provides a variety of everyday amenities including a doctor’s surgery, a pharmacy, butchers, general stores and a post office. The population is around 2,500 and Bruton boasts an up and coming reputation with a recently built art centre.
Other towns within commuting distance from the property include the Georgian City of Bath, trendy Frome and the regional centre of Yeovil. The Cathedral City of Wells and the historic town of Sherborne with its famous Abbey and Castles are also nearby. There are excellent Schools in the area with a primary school in Bruton. State secondary schools include King Arthur’s in Wincanton and Ansford School in Castle Cary, as well as the highly regarded Sexey’s School in Bruton itself. There are also a number of independent schools nearby including the Bruton Schools and the schools at Sherborne.
There are excellent communications with the A303 within 15 minutes drive providing good road access to London and the South West. There are also excellent rail links with stations in Bruton, Castle Cary and Templecombe. Bristol and Bournemouth Airports are also within a comfortable driving distance.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Services: Mains Water, Oil Central Heating, Electricity & Private Drainage System.
Council Tax Band: F
Council Authority: South Somerset District Council – 01935 462462
Caution: NB All services and fittings mentioned in these particulars have NOT been tested and hence we cannot confirm that they are in working order
Energy Performance Certificate:
Rated E ~ View at www.chaffersestateagents.co.uk
AGENTS NOTE There is an infrequently used public footpath that skirts along the eastern edge of the site. This is currently open but could easily be fenced off should the buyer wish.
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