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Zeals, Warminster - £385,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A fabulous chance to purchase a detached two double bedroom stone cottage in need of some refurbishment, sitting in about a quarter of an acre and presented to the market with the bonus of no onward chain. The cottage enjoys an elevated position part way up a no through drive in the pretty Wiltshire village of Zeals and boasts wonderful countryside views towards Duncliffe Hill. The village lies in between Gillingham, Mere and Wincanton and has a public house and small shop providing every day essentials. The neighbouring village of Bourton has a petrol station with convenience shop, public house and primary school. Little is known of the history of the cottage but It is believed that it was affiliated to one of the 'big houses' in Bourton and used to home members of staff. It has been owned by the current sellers for over thirty years as a successful rental property and retains character features, such as, exposed timbers, deep window sills and fireplaces. To cater for modern day expectation the cottage benefits from uPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating and septic tank. The property provides typical cottage accommodation with a light interior and offers the scope to modernise to one's own taste, plus there is potential to create a study or third bedroom on the landing and there is plenty of room to extend if required (subject to the necessary permissions). This delightful cottage must be viewed to truly appreciate what it has to offer and how it would lend itself to a host of buyers needs as well as its' location, which is ideally placed with easy access to the A303 linking the West Country and London plus there is a mainline train station at Gillingham, just a few miles away.


Ground Floor


Part glazed door opens into a useful porch with coat hooks. Timber door with frosted pane glass opens into the dining area.

Sitting Room (3.43m'' x 4.11m'' / 11'3'' x 13'6'')

Window with deep sill overlooking the garden and countryside in the distance. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beam. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Television connection. Open fireplace with timber mantel, stone slip and hearth. Dividing shelves and storage cupboards. Stairs rising to the first floor and opening to the:-

Dining Area (3.38m'' x 3.30m'' / 11'1'' x 10'10'')

Window with view over the front garden and countryside and slim seat under. Exposed ceiling beam. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Fireplace with wood burner and quarry tiled hearth. Door to the understairs storage cupboard. Timber door and a few step down into the:-

Kitchen (2.97m'' x 1.88m'' / 9'9'' x 6'2'')

Window with deep sill to the side enjoying view over the garden and countryside and part glazed door to the front. Ceiling light. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Central heating programmer and thermostat. Power points. Fitted with a range of kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers and eye level cupboards with open ended display shelves. Good amount of wood effect work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Space for a slot in cooker. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a fridge/freezer.

First Floor


Stairs rise up to a large galleried landing with window with deep sill overlooking the garden and countryside in the distance. Ceiling lights. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Power point. Deep storage cupboard fitted with shelves.

Main Bedroom (3.48m'' x 2.59m'' / 11'5'' x 8'6'')

Window with outlook over the garden and countryside. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom Two (3.00m'' x 2.31m'' / 9'10'' x 7'7'')

Window with deep sill to the front overlooking the garden and countryside in the distance. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Television connection.


Window with deep sill to the front aspect. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beam. Fitted with a suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin and tiled splash back, low level WC with dual flush facility and bath with electric shower over. Part tiled walls.


The Grounds

Double gates with a side pedestrian gate opens from the lane to the cottage's grounds, which are laid to lawn with a plot size extending to about quarter of an acre. The property enjoys some lovely views over countryside to Duncliffe Hill.


From Gillingham

Head towards Mere via Peascemarsh. Turn left at Milton on Stour - just before Milton Lodge heading to Silton and Bourton. At the next junction turn right heading out of Bourton to Zeals. At the sign for Zeals, the property will be on the left hand side. Postcode BA12 6NE