A charming and spacious character cottage located in the heart of Hardington Mandeville. Versatile accommodation including 5/6 bedrooms, 2/3 reception room and kitchen/breakfast room. Lovely mature gardens to front, side and rear. Photovoltaic panels. EPC Band D.
Cherry Tree Cottage is a delightful period home which offers spacious and well-proportioned accommodation, surrounded by attractive, established gardens. The property is believed to date back to the mid-19th century and was once home to the village school mistress, owing to it's proximity to the former school (now the village hall) which is of a similar age. As is typical of properties from the Victorian era, high ceilings, large windows and charming character features such as picture rails can be found within, creating a sense of light and air whilst retaining a traditional cottage appeal. Over time, the property has been sympathetically enlarged yet attention has been paid to ensuring that the modern parts of the house blend seamlessly with the original rooms, including some excellent examples of how traditional building materials can be re-used in a more modern setting. Having been under the same ownership for almost 30 years, the property has been lovingly cared for and thoughtfully improved, including the recent installation of uPVC double glazing and photovoltaic panels.
The ground floor accommodation is arranged in a classical cottage layout with up to three versatile reception rooms available. Of particular note is the sitting room which enjoys a beautiful tiled fireplace with a logburner, wooden floorboards and specially-made shutters, making this a charming and characterful place to relax. With space for a central breakfast table, the kitchen is family-orientated with fitted units providing ample storage and spaces for the usual domestic appliances, including concealed slots for a dishwasher and fridge. The kitchen is connected to the dining room which, with a flagstone floor and a glass door to the garden, is a lovely place for entertaining. A further asset on the ground floor is the utility room which is equipped with plumbing for laundry facilities as well as a larder cupboard, and also benefits from a WC and shower.
The sleeping accommodation is laid out over the first and second floors, with 5 well-proportioned bedrooms available. On the first floor, a central landing gives access to three double bedrooms and a generous single, which is currently used as a study, as well as the family bathroom. The second floor comprises a wide landing, a hobby room and bedroom 5, which enjoys fantastic, far-reaching views across the surrounding countryside. A degree of flexibility is provided on the ground floor, where the third reception room is currently arranged as bedroom 6 which, used in conjunction with the shower and WC in the utility room, offers single storey living. Alternatively, this room could also lend itself to use as a second sitting room, home office or play room, or could even be connected to the dining room, from which is it separated by a stud wall, to make a large entertaining space spanning the full width of the cottage.OUTSIDE
Cherry Tree Cottage is surrounded by established, well stocked gardens which have been lovingly tended by the current owners for almost three decades. The front garden is arranged as a traditional cottage garden, framing the characterful stone elevations of the house, with an area of kitchen garden in the corner. A pathway leads through a gate to the rear where a smooth, mature lawn and a "good life" plot can be found, offering the chance to achieve a degree of self-sufficiency and realise an indoor/outdoor lifestyle.SITUATION
Hardington Mandeville is a friendly and sought after village in which amenities include a pub, post office, church and an active village hall, with a variety of clubs and societies operating in and around the village. There are lovely walks in the area, including to Hardington Moor National Nature Reserve with its seasonal displays of primroses, cowslips and orchids. The village also has a large and very well equipped Community Field. Slightly further afield, Yeovil benefits from a healthy range of shopping, leisure and health care facilities including a choice of supermarkets, high street and out-of-town retail, restaurants, pubs and bars and a district hospital. Also within easy reach are Crewkerne and Sherborne which both have Waitrose supermarkets along with a range of independent and national businesses.
Transport links in the area are good with two mainline train stations in Yeovil offering rail links with London (Waterloo) and Exeter from Yeovil Junction and Bristol and Bath from Yeovil Pen Mill. The A303 trunk road can be joined within 7 miles drive from Hardington.
Education is well catered for with a variety of state and independent schools within easy reach including Perrott Hill, The Park, Sherborne schools, Hazelgrove and Millfield at Street.SERVICES
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Night Storage heating. Underfloor heating in the kitchen. Bottled LPG for cooking. Photovoltaic panels.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil office, Telephone 01935 475000.DIRECTIONS
From Yeovil follow the A30 towards Crewkerne and turn off left shortly before the BP filling station, travelling towards Hardington. Follow this road into Hardington Mandeville and proceed through the village, passing the shop, and the property can be found on the right adjacent to the church.