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Longcross, Zeals, Warminster - £450,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A wonderful semi detached character home with three double bedrooms, boasting delightful views over the adjoining countryside and situated in a rural but not isolated location between the village of Zeals and the town of Mere. Zeals has a church, public house and small shop which provides every day essentials, a little further on at Bourton there is a petrol station with attached shop. Mere in the opposite direction benefits from a primary school, museum, library, doctor's surgery, dentist, post office and fire station. A short drive away, in Gillingham is a mainline train station. We believe that the original cottage dates to the 1880s and has benefitted from recent additions over the years. This charming cottage has been a very much cherished and enjoyed home to our sellers for about two years. During this time it has been well maintained and improved with redecoration and external landscaping. The cottage retains many character features, which include exposed ceiling beams and stone walls, deep window sills and a fabulous inglenook fireplace. To cater for modern day expectations, the cottage benefits from double glazed windows in an attractive lattice finish, heating provided by a contemporary heat source pump and wholly owned solar panels that provide an income. A viewing is an absolute necessity to truly appreciate this delightful home and how easily it will meet the needs of many potential buyers.


Ground Floor

Kitchen/Dining Room (5.66m'' x 3.25m'' / 18'7'' x 10'8'')

Maximum measurements - Composite front door to the side opens into the combined kitchen and breakfast room. Enjoying a double outlook with two windows to the side and window to the front - all with deep sills. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with corner carousels, pull out spice rack, drawer unit, larder style cupboard and eye level cupboards and cabinets with counter lighting under. Generous amount of wood work surfaces with matching upstand. Double Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Double built in eye level electric oven with storage above and below. Induction hob with extractor hood over. Built in dresser style shelves. Tiled floor. Steps rising to the:-

Inner Hall

Recessed ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Step down into the utility and latch door to the:-

Study Area (2.54m'' x 2.87m'' / 8'4'' x 9'5'')

Exposed ceiling beams. Wall lights. Power points. Wood flooring. Latch door to large walk in storage area with ceiling light, coat hooks and shelves. Opening to the dining area and part glazed door with full height window to one side opening to the:-

Sitting Room (3.23m'' x 4.42m'' / 10'7'' x 14'6'')

Lantern style roof light and tri-folding doors opening to the rear paved seating area. Recessed ceiling lights. Power points. Television connection. Wood burner. Wood flooring with heating under.

Dining Room (4.14m'' x 4.22m'' / 13'7'' x 13'10'')

Window with deep sill overlooking the frontage. Exposed ceiling beams. Carbon monoxide detector. Ceiling and wall lights Power points. Inglenook fireplace with Bressummer beam and stone hearth plus multi fuel burner. Recess fitted with shelves and floor cupboard. Wood flooring with heating under. Stair rising to the first floor with recess beneath.

Utility and Rear Lobby

Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Power points. Fitted with wall cupboards, wood work surface with space and plumbing under for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Double cupboard housing the boiler (air sourced heating pump system) and hot water cylinder. Tiled floor. Door to the cloakroom and the rear porch with window and part glazed door to the rear porch, fitted with coat hooks, electric heater and tiled floor.


Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Low level WC with dual flush facility. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise up to the landing. Access to the loft space housing the solar panel system. Ceiling light. Exposed timbers and some stone wall. Power points. Latch doors to all rooms.

Bedroom One (4.29m'' x 3.30m'' / 14'1'' x 10'10'')

Window to the front with some countryside views. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space with drop down ladder. Exposed stone wall. Radiator. Power points. Large walk in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves - plumbing ready to create an en-suite if required.

Bedroom Two (3.15m'' x 3.38m'' / 10'4'' x 11'1'')

Window with deep sill overlooking the frontage. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Over stairs cupboard fitted with hanging rail.

Bedroom Three (2.92m'' x 2.87m'' / 9'7'' x 9'5'')

Window with deep sill and with view over the rear garden and neighbouring countryside. Part vaulted ceiling. Exposed ceiling beams. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.


Window fitted with plantation style shutters and overlooking the rear garden and countryside beyond. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Tiled recess. Fitted with a stylish contemporary suite consisting of double ended bath with freestanding swan neck mixer tap and hand held shower, low level WC with dual flush facility and bathroom cabinet over, table top oval shaped wash hand basin with freestanding mono tap and large walk in shower with rainfall shower head and tiled walls. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled floor.


Garage and Parking (5.18m x 3.51m'' / 17' x 11'6'')

To the front of the property there is a gravelled parking space and the drive to the side leading to the five bar gate, which opens to the private drive for the property where there is space to park two cars. The larger than average garage has an electric remote controlled up and over door, fitted with light and power, window to the rear and side plus personal door to the side opening to the rear garden.


The front garden has been landscaped for easy maintenance and planted with a variety of shrubs - enclosed and retained by low stone walls. Immediately to the back of the house there is a paved seating area, which opens out to a large lawn. Behind the garage there is a greenhouse and beds planted with flowers and shrubs plus a water feature. Shallow steps rise to a further paved seating area, which enjoys a fabulous view over the adjoining field and woodland.


From Gillingham

Follow the road down the High Street until you reach the junction. Turn right and as you approach the 'co-operative roundabout', take the first exit heading towards Mere. At the next roundabout proceed straight over. Continue through Milton on Stour heading towards Mere. At the end of the road turn left and proceed under the A303 and take the next left. The property will be found a short distance on the right hand side. Postcode BA12 6LJ