A charming 4 bedroom cottage having been sympathetically extended and updated to provide comfortable accommodation throughout. Set in generous gardens with ample parking. Located just 2 miles from Crewkerne. EPC Band D
Ivy Cottage is a fine example of how an old farm cottage can be rejuvenated and enlarged without losing the sense of personality so often found in older properties. Significantly extended and refurbished under the current ownership, this fantastic property exhibits a wonderful blend of traditional cottage styling and contemporary facilities, creating a charming home which fits perfectly into the rural idyll in which it is situated without compromising on the convenience required by the busy modern family. Inside, the property is spacious and family-orientated throughout with beautifully proportioned rooms and a thoughtful balance of living and sleeping accommodation, resulting in sociable reception rooms which set an appealing environment for entertaining as well as a relaxing atmosphere for casual evenings in.
Despite the obvious practicality exhibited throughout the property, characterful features are plentiful with a complementary mix of materials sourced from the original cottage, including the stone used to build the fireplace and the beams in the master bedroom, and more recent additions such as the charming wooden internal doors and flooring. The atmosphere of the truly romantic English country cottage is enhanced by the sitting room fireplace which houses an impressive log burner, helping to create a glowing warmth when winter sets in. Similarly, the Aga, which occupies an inglenook in the kitchen, is a fantastic asset to the aura of a traditional country home whilst adding an element of modern quirkiness with it's distinctive purple colour.
Entering the property through the front door, it is plain to see that effective use of space was a key focus during the extension works: a spacious entrance hall is flanked by a cloakroom and a sizeable coat and shoe cupboard, providing the comfort facilities which are so often appreciated upon stepping through the door. From here the hallway splits giving access to the relaxing sitting room and the sociable kitchen, where there is plenty of space for a dining table as well as a study area in the nook beneath the staircase. The kitchen is fitted with traditional cottage-style units with integrated appliances including a fridge and a dishwasher and ample storage space, creating a farmhouse atmosphere with a fresh, modern feel. Additional reception space is provided by the conservatory which, with it's doors opening onto two sun terraces and three full walls of windows offering lovely views across surrounding paddocks, which are available to lease, sets the perfect scene for a bright and tranquil place to relax in all weathers. A further asset to the ground floor accommodation is a well appointed boot room which houses the domestic facilities required by the busy modern family, including spaces amongst built-in units for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a boiler room.
The first floor accommodation matches the ground floor in practicality, style and space, identifying this property as the well-rounded home required as part of a modern lifestyle. Four generous bedrooms, of which three enjoy double proportions, are arranged along a split landing with a family bathroom, fitted with a bath tub and a large double shower, easily accessible from bedrooms 2, 3 and 4. With a well appointed en suite bathroom and feature beams which were re-sited from the original cottage during the renovations, the master bedroom is full of charm with an air of slight seclusion from the rest of the first floor as a result of the split landing, making this a perfect room for the head of the family to achieve a sense of temporary separation, or for guests to enjoy some personal space, without being removed from the highly sociable aspects of this home.OUTSIDE
Ivy Cottage stands in a secluded, enclosed plot amounting to over 0.3 of an acre, much of which is laid to lawn thus offering a fantastic environment for dogs and children to spend time outdoors without concerns about security, The property is approached from the lane across a bridge spanning a tiny stream, which forms the boundary on three sides, leading through a 5 bar gate to a generous parking area for a number of vehicles. Tucked behind the property are two paved sun terraces with a sunny south-westerly aspect either side of the conservatory, providing excellent opportunities to relax or dine al fresco whilst enjoying a charming outlook across neighbouring paddocks.AGENT'S NOTE
The current owner rents an area of land adjoining the garden which is ideal for keeping horses or livestock, enabling a highly desirable rural lifestyle for our vendor. It is understood that there may be an opportunity for an incoming purchaser to continue or renew the tenancy of this land if desired.SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (Septic Tank). Oil fired central heating.SITUATION
Hewish is a charming rural community which enjoys a peaceful and secluded atmosphere yet enjoys close proximity to a wide range of amenities in the nearby town of Crewkerne, including a Waitrose superstore, various independent and national businesses, sports centre, swimming pool and general hospital. Crewkerne also enjoys excellent transport links with a mainline station offering direct rail services to London (Waterloo) and Exeter, and the A303 trunk road can be joined 7 miles distant.
Education is well catered for in the area with a variety of highly regarded state and independent schools nearby including Perrott Hill, Hazelgrove and Millfield at Street.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil Office, telephone 01935 475000.DIRECTIONS
From Crewkerne town centre, turn off the A30 onto the B3165 Hermitage Street, signposted to Lyme Regis. Continue along this road and leave Crewkerne, passing Maiden Beech School, and proceed along the B3165 for approximately 1 mile before turning right at the crossroads towards Hewish. Take the first available left onto Watery Lane and the entrance to the property can be found after the chapel on the right.