Attractive ‘Arts & Crafts’ 3 Bed Cottage, Quiet Location, Chilcompton

Attractive ‘Arts & Crafts’ 3 Bed Cottage, Quiet Location, Chilcompton
Listing ID: HPBA34HX10W-C
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
October 12, 2017


This terrific period cottage, circa 1890, is an absolute gem! Not only does it instantly feel substantial and traditionally built but it is beautifully well presented with a host of character features, spacious and light and has high ceilings throughout.

This wonderful home offers three Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom on the first floor, with a ground floor comprising Hallway, Shower/Cloakroom, Kitchen and open plan Lounge/Dining Room.

Originally part of the Downside Abbey estate the property was acquired and completely refurbished to an extremely high standard during 2008. Features such as the impressive stone mullions and window frames, original skirting and wooden interior doors, stone porch canopy and fireplaces have all been retained.

Located just off Rock Road, the property is positioned in an elevated spot and is approached via steps leading to the front garden, 9.0mtrs x 7.5mtrs (plus 2.6mtr dense hedge boundary), from which there are easterly views across open farmland towards Downside Abbey. Immediately under the stone porch canopy is an oversized front door leading into…

Hallway; light and airy with stone tile effect flooring, bespoke timber shoe cabinet and coat hanger with over-shelf, doorways to Shower/Cloakroom and Dining Room, carpeted stairs leading to first floor.

Shower/Cloakroom, 1850mm x 1930mm; concealed cistern w.c., basin and shower cubicle with mains pressure shower. Finished with travertine floor and wall tiles, concealed cistern wall hung w.c. and hand basin. Mains pressure shower within fully tiled cubicle. Inset down-lighters. Extractor fan.

Lounge/Dining Room, overall 6750mm x 4340mm (narrowing to 3300mm); dual aspect open plan room with two defined and distinct areas. At the Dining Room end there is a three panel double glazed and leaded window with original stone mullion and frame with views across open fields. The Lounge area benefits from a beautiful wood burner from Dartmoor’s Dean Forge installed 2016, built-in bespoke timber cabinets and shelving feature each side of the chimney breast, a large four panel double glazed window with original stone mullion and frame looks into the rear garden. Original period internal door leads to…

Kitchen, 4600mm max x 2010mm; soft close Farrow & Ball painted wall and base cabinets with laminate worktop over, electric oven, gas hob, newly installed extractor hood, s/steel sink with mixer tap, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, u/stairs cupboard/larder, gas combi boiler fitted 2016, stone tile effect floor, rear aspect double glazed window into rear garden with stone mullion and frame, back door exiting to side of property.

The stairs leading to the first floor have a quarter landing and at the top of the stairs there is a two panel leaded double glazed window with stone mullion and frame allowing light to cascade onto the stairs and landing. With the exception of the Bathroom, the entire first floor is carpeted.

Master Bedroom, 4080mm max x 3600mm; rear aspect double room with original victorian cast iron fireplace, bespoke built-in wardrobe, triple panel double glazed window with stone mullion and frame.

Front Bedroom, 3540mm x 3740mm; front aspect double bedroom with views towards Downside Abbey & School, original victorian cast iron fireplace, triple panel leaded double glazed window with stone mullion and frame.

Bedroom Three, 2650mm 3340mm max (inc. wardrobe recess of 1130mm); side aspect room with with deep fitted sliding wardrobe doors, two panel double glazed leaded window with stone mullion and frame, access to attic space.

Bathroom, 2280mm x 2960mm; w.c., basin, bath with shower mixer tap, part ceramic tiled wall, timber effect laminate floor, side aspect window with stone mullion and frame.

Attic; Double insulated, boarded, loft ladder

The front garden is completely enclosed with a combination of picket style and lap fencing and has a natural hedge to the front. There is a side gate leading to the rear garden. At the far end of the private rear garden a gateway leads to driveway parking for two cars. The back garden combines hard and soft landscaping, wood-store, shed, victorian style timber greenhouse/potting shed, lawn with block paved footpath, a selection of fruit trees, shrubs, border planting and veggies. There is an outside tap and security lighting to the rear, side and front of the property.

Access to the private driveway parking is via Westmead; the properties’ own quiet, private cul-de-sac.

General; Gas C/H, all mains services and drainage are connected. Council Tax is Band D. There is a security alarm.

Chilcompton is an attractive and popular village with great catchment schools, pubs, co-op grocery store and post office. Surrounded by beautiful Mendip countryside but still within easy reach of commercial centres at Bath, Bristol and Wells, and only 35-minutes cross country drive from Bristol Airport.

Chilcompton is an excellent choice if schools are a strong factor for you; the village has its own Nursery (The Mill) in the grounds of the outstanding St Vigor Primary School. For older families The Blue School at Wells is also in catchment, with Norton Hill, Midsomer Norton, also being very close by. Public schools in the area include Downside and Wells Cathedral.

Dimensions shown herein are generally at eye level and include window recess. Floor area dimensions should be clarified prior to arranging carpets or planning furnishings. Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct and to communicate all that this property has to offer accurately. No liability for any error is accepted.


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