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North Cheriton, Templecombe - £825,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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HOUSE WITH LAND - A fabulous opportunity to purchase a substantial, individually designed detached family home sitting in grounds extending to about two acres and boasting the most splendid views over the adjoining Somerset countryside. This handsome stone property is twenty years old and has been the very much cherished and enjoyed family home to our sellers since new. During this time it has been exceptionally well maintained, keeping up to date with current trends and evolving into a contemporary home offering nearly 3000 sq ft (271 sq m) of living space with an easy to use, bright and free flowing layout. The property benefits from uPVC double glazing throughout, oil fired central heating and is presented to the market with the bonus of no onward chain . This property is an excellent home for those seeking a rural life with plenty of space for an existing or growing family and offers a wealth of choice as to how it is used - a great start for a taste of the 'Good Life' as a small holding for self sufficiency (currently registered), an equestrian home or for a family who are looking for country living where outside space is essential. Is is absolutely vital that this home is viewed to really see how it would satisfy many potential buyers needs.

Energy Efficiency Rating C - Council Tax Band E - DRAFT DETAILS

The Property

Inside Accommodation

The accommodation consists of spacious and welcoming reception hall, large sitting room with fireplace and burner plus sliding doors opening to semi circular steps leading down to the garden and boasting fabulous far reaching views. Double doors from the sitting room lead to a generously sized conservatory, again with views and doors to the alfresco dining area plus a door to the kitchen/breakfast room, which is fitted with a range of bespoke country style soft closing kitchen units, ample work surfaces and a central island with granite top. The kitchen is also fitted with some integrated appliances and an oil fired Aga that can be used for heating and cooking. In addition, there is also a formal dining room, office, utility and cloakroom, on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a roomy part galleried landing with feature arched window to the front, family bathroom, six generously sized bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms. All rear rooms enjoy splendid countryside views.


The Garden

To the rear of the property there is a large garden, mostly laid to gently sloping lawn and edged by mature shrub and flower borders. Steps rise from the lawn to a generously sized paved sun terrace with an alfresco dining area beneath a pergola. To the side of the house there is a further paved area where the boiler is located and concealed oil tank. There is also an access to storage under the conservatory. To the front of the house there is a large gravelled drive partly enclosed by an old stone wall and providing space for three to four cars. The whole plot extends to about a 3rd of an acre.

The Land

The land is situated at the end of the garden and accessed via a pedestrian gate or a five bar gate and is laid to pasture with a water supply. The land, including the orchard extends to about 1.7 acres and could achieve organic status as no chemicals have been used. A gravelled drive to the side of the house provides direct access to the field and has a right of way over it for the neighbouring property.

The Orchard

The orchard is accessed from the field via a five bar gate and planted with a variety of berry bushes and fruit trees, including apple, pear and plum. There are raised planters ready to grow your own vegetables and a large poly tunnel. In addition, there are a range of outbuildings, which include a greenhouse, shed and chicken coop. There is also a water supply


North Cheriton

The property is situated in the pretty village of North Cheriton, which lies about three miles from both Templecombe and Wincanton. This tiny rural village is made up of mostly stone cottages and boasts a strong community with life centred around the grade II listed church or the village hall, which host a variety of events and is available for hire. Schooling for all ages is within easy reach with a primary school at Horsington, Sexey's and Kings at Bruton and private schools also in Sherborne, which is only six and half miles away. Just three miles away is the town of Wincanton which offers excellent communication links with easy access on to the A303 linking London and the South West of England. Also three miles away in the opposite direction is the mainline train stations at Templecombe - again linking the West Country and London and further stations at Castle Cary and Sherborne - both six and half miles away. Wincanton offers good shopping facilities from major supermarkets such as Lidl and Morrisons, in addition the town centre has many independent shops from butcher and bakers to jewellers and hardware store. There are many choices of takeaway providers, public houses, schools catering for all ages and there is a doctors surgery. The Abbey town of Sherborne benefits from Waitrose and Sainsbury supermarkets. Places of interest around the area include the famous Wincanton Race Course and the Stourhead House and gardens and Bruton is home to the world-class Hauser & Wirth gallery and arts centre as well as The Newt with its magnificent gardens and woodland. There is something for everyone.


From Wincanton

Leave Wincanton on the A357 heading towards Templecombe. Turn right onto the B3145 sign posted Sherborne. The property will be found on the right hand side after about a mile and a half -opposite the triangle and turning for North Cheriton. Postcode BA8 0AD