1 Market House, Market Place, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AS   01258 473030   | 2 The Centre, High Street, Gillingham SP8 4AB   01747 824547

Wincanton - £625,000 For Sale


Property Details

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An exciting chance to purchase a striking four double bedroom detached family home, presented to the market with no onward chain and offering substantial accommodation in excess of 2200 square feet (108 sq m), which is in need of some renovating and general maintenance. This handsome property sits in grounds approaching half an acre, boasting an ideal location in a semi rural but not isolated position, on the edge of Wincanton Racecourse - just a mile from the town of Wincanton. It enjoys beautiful views across the Blackmore Vale countryside and towards Stourhead and King Alfred's tower. Bruton is five miles away with three highly rated schools, the world-class Hauser & Wirth gallery and arts centre, plus popular eateries. As well as proximity to the A303, there are mainline rail links from Gillingham, Templecombe, Castle Cary and Bruton.

We believe that this lovely property dates to the early 1900s and has been the much loved and enjoyed home to our sellers for the last twenty years. During this time some external repointing has been done as well as a chimney stack rebuilt and all the windows (except for the porch) have been replaced with double glazed windows (mainly sash). The property benefits from oil fired central heating. This comfortable and charming home has well proportioned bright rooms with high ceilings offering flexible usage plus an easy to use layout that will certainly tick the box for many potential buyers and must be viewed to really recognise what it has to offer and what one can do to make it one's own as well as to appreciate its situation.

ACCOMMODATION

Ground Floor

Rear Porch

The main entrance used is to the side/rear of the property. Part glazed door opens to the porch with windows to the side and rear. Wall lights. Tiled floor. Door to the utility and an original door with large glass pane opens into the:-

Reception Hall

Coved. Smoke detector. High level electric meter and fusebox. Wall lights. Two radiators. Dado rail. Power points. (There are currently two telephone lines to the property). Sash window to the side and the original main door opening to the front of the property. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under. Panelled doors to all rooms.
[NOTE: There appears to be a tiled floor under the carpet – full extent and condition unknown.]

Sitting Room (4.78m'' x 3.68m'' / 15'8'' x 12'1'')

Enjoying a double aspect with sash windows to the side and rear. Ceiling light with decorative rose. Decorative frieze. Radiator. Power and television points. Original style open fireplace with decorative surround and stone hearth.

Study (3.23m'' x 3.35m / 10'7'' x 11')

Boasting a double outlook with sash windows to the side and overlooking the front garden. Ceiling light. Coved. Radiator. Power points. Open fireplace with decorative surround and floor cupboards and shelves to either side of the chimney breast.

Drawing Room (6.25m'' x 3.38m'' / 20'6'' x 11'1'')

Double aspect with sash windows overlooking the side and front gardens and double doors with full height matching windows to either side opening to the side garden - all enjoying countryside views. Decorative coving. Wall lights. Two radiators. Power points. Television connection. Open period fireplace with surround, hearth and fender. Panelled door to the:-

Dining Room (4.14m'' x 3.35m / 13'7'' x 11')

Sash window enjoying a view over the side garden and countryside in the distance. Ceiling light with decorative rose. Coved. Wall lights. Dado rail. Radiator. Power points. Fireplace with wood burner and arched recess fitted with shelves to one side of the chimney breast. Wood flooring. Panelled door to the:-

Kitchen (3.45m'' x 3.40m'' / 11'4'' x 11'2'')

Window to the rear porch and window to the side with view over the garden and King Alfred's tower in the distance. Tongue and groove ceiling with ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of rustic style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, some with drawers, separate drawer unit and open ended display shelves and eye level cupboards, cabinets and shelves plus open ended display shelves. Generous amount of wood block work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Double ceramic sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Built in electric oven and (bottled) gas hob with extractor hood over. Space for a fridge/freezer. Tiled floor. Part glazed door to the:-

Utility

Window overlooking the rear garden. Ceiling light. Oil fired central heating boiler and programmer. Coat hooks. Power points. Fitted with floor cupboards and work surface plus eye level cupboards with open shelves. One and half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for other appliances. Tiled floor. Door to the rear porch and latch door to the:-

Cloakroom

Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Part tiled walls. Low level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator. Tiled floor.

First Floor

Landing

Stairs rise up to a half landing with sash window to the side enjoying views over the Blackmore Vale countryside and towards Wincanton and returns to a part galleried landing. Ceiling lights. Access to the good sized loft space with potential to develop, if required and subject to the permission. Coved. Dado rail. Radiator. Power points. Sash window at the end of the landing with outlook to the rear and race course.

Bedroom One (4.85m'' x 3.51m'' / 15'11'' x 11'6'')

(External remedial work done - inside in need of repair). Enjoying a double aspect with sash window to the side and rear with countryside and race course views. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom Two (4.42m'' x 3.51m'' / 14'6'' x 11'6'')

Maximum measurements - Sash window to the front with wonderful countryside views. Ceiling light. Coved. Radiator. Power points. Two built in wardrobes with hanging rail, shelf and overhead storage cupboard.

Bedroom Three (3.33m'' x 2.82m'' / 10'11'' x 9'3'')

Measurement to front of wardrobes - Sash window to the front with views over the Blackmore Vale. Ceiling light. Coved. Radiator. Power points. Two built in wardrobes with hanging rail, shelf and over head storage cupboard.

Bedroom Four (3.30m'' x 3.51m'' / 10'10'' x 11'6'')

Window to the side with views over the garden to Stourhead in the distance. Ceiling light. Coved. Wall shelves to one side of the chimney breast. Radiator. Power points.

Bathroom One

Window to the side with rural views. Ceiling light. Coved. Wall mural following the race course around the room. Part tiled and part wood panelled walls. Radiator/heated towel rail. Fitted with a suite consisting of bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves.

Bathroom Two

Windows to either side. Recessed ceiling lights. Access to the loft space over the utility. Radiator. Combination radiator/heated towel rail. Fitted with a vanity style wash hand basin with tiled top and shaver socket to the side, tiled shower cubicle, bath with mixer tap and shower attachment and low level WC. Part tiled walls.

Outside

Garage and Parking

At the back of the garden there is a double sized timber garage with two up and over doors - in need of maintenance - parking for two cars in front and further parking to the side where there is also a timber outbuilding.

Garden

The garden enjoys a good degree of privacy and a sunny aspect and is laid to lawn offering a blank canvas for landscaping to one's own taste.

Directions

From Wincanton Town Centre

Take the Bruton Road from the town centre one way system (B3081). After passing Whitehall Garage (on the right) proceed up the hill and take the lane on the left towards the top of the hill (normally signposted Racecourse Stables). The property will be found on the right hand side.

From Bruton

Take the B3081 to Wincanton and keep to the right when the B3081 splits to left for Shaftesbury and Gillingham. Passing Wincanton Racecourse (on your right), the property will be visible straight ahead. Continue on the B3081 and, just as the road begins to descend, turn right (normally signposted Racecourse Stables). The property will be found on the right hand side.