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Towns End, Henstridge, Templecombe - £400,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A wonderful opportunity to purchase a large detached cottage with four double bedrooms, offering bright and flexible accommodation arranged over two floors and situated on the fringe of the lovely Somerset village of Henstridge. The cottage is within an easy walk to the facilities, which include a local shop with post office, two public houses, primary school and village hall and grounds that hosts a variety of events. We believe that the cottage dates to the 1800s with a side extension in the 1980s and has been a much loved family home to our seller for the last sixteen years. During this time it has been very well maintained and improved with new en-suite fittings, replacement kitchen units towards the end of last year as well as some recent redecoration. The cottage retains many character features, such as exposed stone walls, original fireplaces, wonderful old stone walls outside and benefits from good ceiling heights, uPVC double glazing and oil fired central heating. This lovely family home lends itself to housing multi generations, with adaptable room usage as well as providing plenty of space for an existing or growing family. A viewing is an absolute necessity to truly appreciate what this special home has to offer, not just for the inside space but also for delightful garden and its location. An early viewing is advisable to avoid missing out on the chance to own this charming home.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Panelled front door with inset two glass panes opens into the hall. Stairs rising to the first floor with large walk in storage cupboard to the side - fitted with ceiling light, coat hooks and shelves. Part glazed natural wood door opening to the dining room and to the:-

Living Room (4.85m'' x 3.12m'' / 15'11'' x 10'3'')

Boasting a double outlook with window to the front and double doors opening out to the decked seating area to the rear. Ceiling light. Radiator. Part wood panelled walls. Power, telephone and television points.

Dining Room (3.35m x 3.94m'' / 11' x 12'11'')

Measurement excludes the entrance to the kitchen - Window to the front aspect. Ceiling light. Picture rail. Central heating thermostat. Radiator. Power points. Feature fireplace with timber surround, tiled slip and hearth plus built in cupboard and shelf to one side of the chimney breast. Tiled floor. Opening and step down into the kitchen and

Sitting Room (3.91m'' x 3.94m'' / 12'10'' x 12'11'')

Window overlooking the rear garden and window overlooking the decked seating area. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Fireplace with timber surround and potential to re-instate as a real fire or for a burner. Built in shelves to either side of the chimney breast. Door to the walk in store, which is fitted with light, shelves, part wood panelled walls and laminate flooring.

Kitchen (4.29m'' x 2.41m'' / 14'1'' x 7'11'')

Enjoying a double outlook with window to the front with deep tiled sill and to the side aspect. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed timber lintels and stone wall. Power points. Fitted with a range of modern duck egg blue kitchen units consisting of soft closing floor cupboards, deep drawer unit, spice rack and deep store cupboard with shelves (recesses into the old fireplace/range position), plus eye level cupboards and shelves. Good amount of work surfaces with tiled splash back. One and half bowl sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Built in eye level double electric oven with storage cupboards above and below. Ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Slate effect vinyl flooring. Opening into the:-

Entrance/Boot Room

Door and window to the side. Recessed ceiling lights. Coat hooks. Exposed painted stone and brick walls. Power points. Space for a fridge/freezer. Built in storage cupboard. Original quarry tiled floor. Door to the:-


Obscured glazed windows to the side and rear. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a low level WC with dual flush facility and wall mounted wash hand basin with mono tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and vent for a tumble dryer. Tile effect vinyl flooring.

First Floor


Stairs rise up to a split level landing with window overlooking the rear garden and countryside in the winter months. Ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Access to the part boarded loft space with drop down ladder and light. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Electrical consumer unit. An original (unused) door to bedroom three, natural wood panelled doors to all rooms

Bedroom One (3.53m'' x 3.15m'' / 11'7'' x 10'4'')

Step up into the bedroom. Window to the rear with countryside view in winter. Ceiling light. Radiators. Power points. Built in wardrobes with hanging rails, shelves and overhead storage. Exposed floorboards. Part glazed door to the:-

En-Suite Shower Room

Obscured glazed window with deep sill to the front elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of large tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, vanity style wash hand basin with mono tap and tiled splash back and low level WC with dual flush facility. Tile effect flooring.

Bedroom Two (3.35m x 3.91m'' / 11' x 12'10'')

Step down and up into the bedroom. Window to the front. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Exposed floorboards and stone wall. Original black iron fireplace.

Bedroom Three (3.07m'' x 3.91m'' / 10'1'' x 12'10'')

Step down and up into the bedroom. Window to the side aspect. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Part wood panelled walls. Original fireplace with black iron insert.

Bedroom Four (3.38m'' x 2.39m'' / 11'1'' x 7'10'')

Window with deep sill to the front. Partly sloping ceiling. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Part wood panelled walls. Built in cupboard with hanging rail.


Step down from the landing. Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the rear elevation. Exposed beam. Recessed ceiling lights. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and the central heating programmer. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of freestanding vanity style wash hand basin with mirror over, bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, WC and shower cubicle with laminate panelled walls and choice of monsoon or hand held shower head. Tiled walls. Slate effect vinyl flooring with heating under.


Garage and Parking (5.36m x 2.97m'' / 17'7 x 9'9'')

The property is approached from the road on to a drive with space to park one car and leads up to the garage. This has an up and over door, fitted with light and power, work benches and window to the rear plus door to the side. (Approximate measurements).


A path from the drive leads along the front of the cottage to the front door and is shielded from the road by an old stone wall. The oil fired central heating boiler is located to the drive side of the cottage where there is a gate opening to the rear garden. The garden is partly laid to stone seating area with steps leading up to the lawn. There are beds stocked with variety of shrubs and flowers plus two apple trees. There is also a shed to the side of the house, summerhouse and outside tap with Butler style sink. The garden is fully enclosed, boasting a high degree of privacy and has a sunny aspect.


From Sturminster Newton

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights go over the bridge and turn right onto the A357. Continue on this road for about 5 miles and turn left for Stalbridge. Go through the town. The next village is Henstridge. The cottage is on the right hand side on after the traffic calming system. Postcode BA8 0RQ