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Middle Street, Shepton Beauchamp, Ilminster
Offers in excess of £595,000 | 3 bedrooms | 0.35 acres

Property features

• Private village location
• Beautiful character cottage with garaging
• 2 Receptions rooms and superb kitchen/dining room
• Cross passage hall, shower room and utility
• Principal bedroom with en-suite shower room
• 2 Further double bedrooms and bathroom
• Wonderful private gardens and grounds

DESCRIPTION
Martlets is situated in an elevated position within the village and comprises a Grade II Listed stone and rendered cottage set beneath a mainly thatched roof. It enjoys a wealth of character features associated with a house of this age, including extensive wall and ceiling timbers, inglenook fireplaces, leaded windows and window seats. It is offered in wonderful decorative order throughout and enjoys beautiful landscaped gardens backing onto fields.

LOCATION
This ever-popular village provides an active and friendly community with a broad range of events and clubs to suit various interests and a healthy range of amenities including church, village hall, primary school, village shop/Post Office, pub/restaurant and hairdressers. The neighbouring town of Ilminster offers a good range of day-to-day facilities and is within 4 miles. The A303 trunk road is a similar distance. The major town of Yeovil is within 13 miles and the county town of Taunton 15 miles, both with mainline railway stations to London.

ACCOMMODATION
A solid oak door protects the entrance lobby, with flagstone floor, glazed door opening into the cross passage hallway, again with flagstone flooring and superb timber door to utility room comprising single drainer sink, tiled flooring, well and Camray oil-fired boiler. Vaulted ceiling with 2 Velux rooflights, mezzanine storage area and stable door to garden. Adjoining shower room with shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. To the front of the cottage is a study/potential 4th bedroom, with tiled floor and exposed beams. Inner hallway, again with flagstone floor, stairs rising to first floor with cupboard under and bespoke cupboards and drawers. The adjoining sitting room is centred on a wonderful inglenook fireplace with inset wood burner and heavy beam over. Window seat, exposed beams and glazed door leading into the kitchen/dining room, another beautiful room with recessed fireplace with inset wood burner and heavy beam over, window seat, exposed beams and complemented by a modern kitchen comprising 1½ bowl Belfast sink with adjoining granite worktops and an excellent range of floor and wall-mounted cupboards and drawers. Everhot 3-oven cooker with induction hob. Separate halogen hob and integrated fridge and dishwasher, larder cupboard.

On the first floor there is a split-level landing. The principal bedroom enjoys wonderful views from 3 aspects, together with a sealed fireplace, wall timbers and fitted wardrobes. En-suite shower room comprising large walk-in shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Further bedroom with window seat to front. Family bathroom comprising panelled bath with Victorian shower attachment, tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and low level WC. Airing cupboard with pressurized hot water cylinder and slatted shelving. The 3rd bedroom enjoys a view over the rear garden with large walk-in cupboard and further storage cupboard.

OUTSIDE
A block paved driveway provides parking and turning together with access to a garage approached through metal up and over door and connected with power and light. A pathway leads up into the garden and further pathway leads to the front door, bounded by a lawn and protected by a low hedge. There is also a wonderful wisteria to the front elevation. To the side of the property a wrought iron gate gives access with useful log store. The rear gardens are an absolute delight and have been beautifully landscaped with paved patio with various stone walls, external electric socket and steps up to a paved sun terrace with adjoining pond with water feature and wrought iron railings. Steps, with outside lighting, rise to a further lawned area bounded by stone retaining walls and topiary hedge and archway, festooned with jasmine, leads to the top lawn, which backs onto open fields. There are attractive herbaceous borders and a range of trees, including a magnificent magnolia, apple and mature ash. A most productive kitchen garden and concealed outbuildings hidden behind trellis work covered in a grapevine and comprising metal shed with lean-to, wooden garden shed and oil tank.

SERVICES
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Oil-fired central heating.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the vendor's selling agent, Stags Yeovil Office
Tel: 01935 475000

DIRECTIONS
From the Hayes End roundabout on the A303, near South Petherton, head towards Seavington St Michael. Follow this road for approximately 1 mile and at the next mini-roundabout at Lopen Head, continue straight on towards Ilminster then turn immediately right, signposted Shepton Beauchamp. Pass over the Ilminster Bypass and after approximately 1 mile turn right, signposted Shepton Beauchamp. On entering the village continue along into Middle Street, whereupon Martlets will be seen on the left-hand side.
 

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