A beautifully presented single storey family home located in a glorious rural setting. 5 generous bedrooms, master en suite, and a family bathroom. Kitchen, dining room, sitting room and a stunning conservatory. Generous, landscaped gardens, parking and garage, EPC Band E
Talisman Cottage is a fantastic rural property which offers the very best of countryside living whilst enjoying all the comforts, convenience and style of a modern home. The property began life in the 1750s as a barn and livestock shed which was converted and extended in the 1980s to create the spacious, family-orientated home seen today. Having been under the current ownership for nearly 2 decades, the property has been beautifully maintained and is presented to an exceptional standard inside and out. With extensive gardens amounting to approximately 0.7 of an acre and generous, well-proportioned rooms, this delightful home has much to offer a discerning buyer and can easily be adapted if necessary to suit a broad variety of requirements.
Internally the accommodation is arranged in a simple, classical layout with all the primary rooms accessible from a central hallway. Three reception rooms work seamlessly to provide a wonderful setting for every occasion, from relaxing and enjoying the views during the day in the conservatory to a smart evening dinner in the dining room. The sitting room is a comfortable and tranquil place with double glass doors to the garden and a charming stone fireplace; the ultimate environment in which to unwind in any season. Similarly, the conservatory is perfectly appointed with double glazed windows and doors as well as ceiling and window blinds to enable year-round enjoyment of the beautiful outlook across the garden to the fields beyond in this most welcoming of rooms. Double doors from both of these reception rooms enables a free flow of indoor/outdoor living when weather allows, making this a superb property for those with active children and animals as well as anyone who likes to entertain large crowds or dine al fresco.
A theme of light and fresh decoration has been used throughout which perfectly complements elements of the original barn which remain in place at the front of the property, particularly in the kitchen where exposed ceiling timbers and a fascinating "port hole" style window in the apex of a double height ceiling. Smart wooden kitchen units beneath granite work surfaces create a sense of a traditional farmhouse kitchen whilst providing all the facilities expected by the modern cook including an induction hob, integrated dishwasher, electric oven and separate combi oven/microwave and a breakfast bar which features the same granite used for the worktops. Socially, the kitchen lies open via an archway to the dining room which is a lovely setting for everyday family meals and more special occasions alike.
Unusually for single storey properties developed from historic barns, Talisman Cottage enjoys a healthy divide between living and sleeping accommodation with 5 generous bedrooms located at the far end of the central hallway. Three of the bedrooms enjoy built in wardrobes with the two remaining bedrooms connected by sliding doors, allowing them to be interlinked to create one larger space or separated as desired. The master bedroom is a particularly fine room with the same high ceilings and exposed beams that can be seen in the kitchen. From here double doors give direct access to the garden and there is also a large en suite bathroom. Found between the living and sleeping accommodation areas, the family bathroom has been thoughtfully and luxuriously fitted with an attractive white suite and is fully tiled with underfloor heating. Domestically, there is a utility room which, with fitted cupboards, offers excellent storage as well as the usual plumbing for laundry facilities, and a cloakroom can be accessed from the central hallway, which also benefits from built in storage.OUTSIDE
Talisman Cottage occupies a large, primarily level plot which borders open fields and thus enjoys a great degree of privacy. Landscaped by the current owners with great care and attention, the garden is primarily laid to smooth lawn with established flower and shrub beds, a variety of mature, productive fruit trees and a centrepiece of a paved terrace complete with water feature. Two summer houses, one surrounded by a sun deck, offer a choice of outlooks when sheltering from strong sunshine, and there is also a useful storage building/workshop with two stable doors. In short, the property is set up to offer a marvellous lifestyle to those who love to spend time out of doors, whether the aim is to relax in the privacy of the gardens or flex green fingers to maintain what has already been established with the possibility of creating further outdoor facilities, such as a vegetable garden, if desired. Parking is well provided for with a paved, gated driveway offering space for a number of vehicles, abutting which is a detached double garage with an electric up-and-over door.SITUATION
The property is situated on the fringe of Yeovil Marsh, a small village which enjoys a rural setting and proximity to the town alike. Within Yeovil amenities include a choice of supermarkets, high street and out-of-town retail options a leisure park and district hospital.
Transport from the area is good with the A37 and the A303 trunk roads both within easy reach. Bus services pass by the property, offering public transport into Yeovil from which a variety of further flung destinations can be reached with train stations in Yeovil offering direct links with London (Waterloo), Exeter, Bristol and Bath.
Education is well catered for with a variety of state and independent schools nearby including Sherborne Schools, Hazelgrove and Millfield at Street.SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). LPG gas fired central heating.VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil Office, Telephone 01935 475000.DIRECTIONS
From Yeovil take the A359 Mudford Road towards Frome and before leaving the town turn left onto Combe Street Lane then turn right after a distance onto Marsh Lane. Follow this lane towards Yeovil Marsh, leaving the town, and at the end of the road turn right. The property can be found after a short distance on the right.