A wonderfully spacious property located at the heart of this popular village. 4 double bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room and 2 bathrooms. Charming terrace garden and rear courtyard. Off road parking for 1 small car. EPC Band D
Priory House is a wonderful attached property which offers a discerning buyer the chance to obtain a spacious but easily maintained home at the heart of a popular village. From the outside, it is easy to mistake this superb home for a terrace of three cottages, yet once inside the scale of the accommodation on offer is immediately apparent with the rooms on both floors arranged in a smoothly flowing layout and the enormous benefits of a delightful terrace, a rear courtyard and off-road parking for 1 small car. Believed to be over 200 years old, Priory House was formerly used as a restaurant with a first-floor apartment above before being converted to a purely residential home around 8 years ago. The property remains a landmark within the village owing to the full-sized shop windows which are still in place overlooking High Street, with charming wrought iron grilles ensuring privacy for the inhabitants of Priory House.
Under the current ownership, the property has been beautifully maintained and is presented in excellent order throughout. The two reception rooms, which interlink through glazed double doors, offer great scope for a number of configurations, ensuring that the ideal space can be found for any occasion. At present, the two "wings" of the horseshoe-shaped living room are arranged as a dining area and a snug for independent relaxation, and the sitting room, which has an ornately carved fireplace fitted with an electric fire as a centrepiece, is appointed as an elegant and expansive space, perfect for entertaining as well as for day-to-day enjoyment. Both reception rooms link to the kitchen where fitted units, a separate larder and a central island/breakfast bar ensure plentiful storage and work surface as well as spaces for the usual appliances. Furthermore, the kitchen is serviced by a separate scullery offering additional storage, preparation and washing-up space. The ground floor further benefits from a cloakroom and a large cupboard, formerly the restaurant ladies and gents, which can both be accessed from the sitting room.
On the first floor, the scale of the sleeping accommodation complements the ground floor perfectly. The four generous double bedrooms are all of a similar size with stand-out features to be found in each, allowing an incoming purchaser to choose a master bedroom based on their preference, be it the ample storage found in bedrooms 1 and 2, the characterful fireplace and window seat in bedroom 3 or the dual aspect windows in bedroom 4. Also on the first floor is the study/5th bedroom which is ideal for use as a child's bedroom, playroom or home office, and there are two family bathrooms, the larger of which is luxuriously appointed with a free standing bath, WC and wash hand basin with plenty of space available for a dressing area. Domestically, there is a laundry room on the first floor in which there is plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The boiler is also housed here.OUTSIDE
To the side of Priory House is a delightful terrace which can be accessed from the sitting room as well as through a side gate. Primarily laid to gravel with flower and shrub beds, including a variety of mature bushes and ornamental trees, this is an easily maintained, enclosed space, perfect for enjoying coffee, drinks and meals al fresco.
From the front, double gates lead through an archway to a rear courtyard in which there are two sheds. There is space beneath the archway to park one small car.AGENTS' NOTE
Two neighbouring properties have right of way across the rear courtyard.
We understand from the vendor that correspondence has been obtained from the council in support of reducing the size of the shop windows.SITUATION
The property is located in a Conservation Area at the heart of historic Stoke-sub-Hamdon which rates among South Somerset's most appealing villages. There are a broad range of amenities within the village including a number of shops (including a convenience shop opposite the property), doctors and dentists surgeries, a choice of pubs and a memorial hall. The village can be found at the foot of Ham Hill Country Park where fantastic walks can be enjoyed.
Transport links are excellent with the A303 trunk road accessible within 1 mile. Train stations in Yeovil offer regular services to London (Waterloo) and Exeter from Yeovil Junction and Bristol and Bath from Yeovil Penn Mill.
Education is well catered for with a primary school within the village and the local secondary school, Stanchester Academy 1 mile away from the property. The area is also home to a variety of other highly-regarded state and independent establishments including Perrott Hill, Hazelgrove and Millfield at Street.SERVICES
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. 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 A3088 towards Exeter and before reaching Cartgate Roundabout turn left towards Stoke-sub-Hamdon. Turn right at the end of the road to continue towards Stoke-sub-Hamdon and proceed through the village. The property can be found on the right hand side adjacent to the North Street turning.