A charming detached cottage with 3 double bedrooms, located in a rural position on the edge of Lopen. Mature, secluded gardens, parking and car port. Various outbuildings including an office/workshop and summer house. Character features and gas central heating. EPC Band F.
Beauregard is a delightful detached cottage which occupies a generous, sunny plot in a rural position on the edge of Lopen. Believed to date back to the 1860's, this property exhibits some charming characterful features inside and out including striking fireplaces, flagstone floors in the sitting room and exposed floorboards upstairs, creating a country cottage atmosphere. However, the low ceilings and small dark rooms often associated with period cottages are not found here; instead, Beauregard offers a sense of space and air owing to high ceilings and more than one window in most rooms to take best advantage of the sunny aspect and far-reaching vista. Standing centrally within established and varied gardens, the property gives a feeling of great privacy and seclusion with the enormous benefit of easy access to transport links and a farm shop and a pub within walking distance, making this an ideal home for those who prefer to "get away from it all" without needing to stray too far from the beaten track.
Internally the accommodation is well proportioned with rooms arranged in a smoothly-flowing classical layout. On the ground floor there are two charming reception rooms, both of which benefit from feature fireplaces with an open fire in the sitting room, and the kitchen which is fitted with a range of traditional wooden units (free standing units may also be available by separate negotiation) and space for a range style cooker. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, one of which enjoys a shower and wash hand basin, and the family bathroom which is fitted with a modern white suite and gives access to the airing cupboard. The domestic side of life is well provided for with a utility room connected to the kitchen via a covered walkway and a lobby with adjoining cloakroom accessed from the kitchen. Storage is well provided for with a large walk-in cupboard beneath the stairs which can be accessed from the dining room.
A further asset to the property is the range of timber outbuildings which can be found within the grounds, offering excellent outdoor storage as well as opportunities for those working from home or requiring space for hobbies to achieve a degree of separation from the house. The largest is currently utilised as an office with a workshop area; benefitting from power, light and a charming outlook across the garden, this is a fantastic place for independent study. There is also a delightful summerhouse which is well placed to enjoy views across the garden, creating the perfect excuse to entertain, dine or relax outside whenever weather allows. Storage is ample with a container, a shed and a car port arranged at one end of the garden.OUTSIDE
Beauregard stands near the centre of a generous, mature garden which is orientated to offer a private, sunny aspect. Within the garden there are a number of "rooms" which provide a beautiful place to enjoy the sun (or shade) at various times of day, nestled among well-stocked borders of mature flora, and a particular feature is the fish pond which is surrounded by a paved sun terrace. The property is separated from the lane by an established hedge ensuring great privacy as well as security for children and dogs.
Parking is well provided for at the property with a shared driveway giving access to a private, gravelled parking area with space for a number of vehicles. From here the carport, shed and container can be accessed.SITUATION
The property is located just outside the village of Lopen; a popular, rural village which is surrounded by some of South Somerset's most glorious countryside. There are ample opportunities for walking, riding, cycling and various other outdoor pursuits in the locality. The village benefits from a well regarded farm shop, The Trading Post, and the neighbouring village of Merriott offers a choice of convenience stores, a petrol station, 2 pubs and various other facilities including butcher, pharmacy and squash club. Dinnington and other nearby villages have excellent pubs. Broader ranges of amenities can be found in Crewkerne, South Petherton and Ilminster, all accessible within 5 miles.
Education is well catered for in the area with a variety of state and independent schools nearby. Several of the neighbouring villages benefit from primary schools, and Perrott Hill, Hazelgrove and Millfield at Street are all within easy reach.
Transport links are good with the A303 trunk road accessible within a few minutes' drive and a mainline station in Crewkerne offering regular services to London (Waterloo) and Exeter. Slightly further afield, the M5 can be joined at Taunton (J25) and Taunton train station benefits from services to a broad variety of destinations.SERVICES
Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage (septic tank). 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 A303 towards Exeter and at the Hayes End Roundabout take the second exit towards Ilminster Town Centre. Pass through the village of Watergore and at the next roundabout take the first turning left towards Crewkerne. After the first right-hand bend, take the first right towards Dinnington and the property can be found on the right opposite the turning into Kitchen Lane. Parking can be found on the right shortly before reaching the property.