The Cottage is situated on the edge of the village, adjoining farmland whilst also being within a very short walking distance of the main amenities within the popular village of Bishops Lydeard. These include two Public Houses, several shops including a tea room, a doctor's surgery, a pharmacy, a garage, a church, the famous West Somerset Railway, a Primary School, a Pre-school and the property is located within the catchment area for Kingsmead School where a free bus service is available. The village lies approximately six miles from Taunton, where access to the mainline railway station can be found as well as the M5 Motorway via junction 25. The property is also located close to the Quantock Hills, which is the first area of outstanding natural beauty, Exmoor National Park and is a short drive to the coast. The cottage was built around 1750 as part of the Lydeard House estate of sandstone and slate, in a conservation area. There is a football club, scout hut, butchers, dentist, newsagents, hairdressers, Co-op food store, library, estate agents, community/sports hall, Chinese takeaway and vets. There is an industrial estate housing award winning Quantock brewery, country stores and clothing and farm shop/deli.DESCRIPTION
Gardeners Cottage is a charming home, which used to be part of the Lydeard House Estate. This cottage has been renovated by the current owner and includes many character features including inglenook fireplaces, beamed ceilings and a courtyard garden. There is a stunning self-contained one-bedroom annexe, which has been recently converted but the majority of the build is new and was completed in 2018, it has been unoccupied since this time and is set within separate cottage style gardens.ACCOMMODATION
Gardeners Cottage has a bespoke oak studded front door to an entrance lobby with a door to the sitting room, which centres upon a inglenook fireplace with an exposed stone surround, a heavy beam over, inset wood burning stove, three wall lights and has a fitted carpet. There is a front aspect window with views out to the courtyard. The dining room also includes an inglenook fireplace with exposed brick and stone surround. There is a slate floor, lighted glass shelved drinks/glasses cabinet recessed in wall, a three way ceiling light fitted with shades and a stable door that leads to the porch. A door provides access through to the fitted kitchen, which includes a range of Howden oak fronted base units with a work surface, a pull-out larder and an inset one and a half bowl sink unit. There is a stainless-steel sink, a fitted double fan oven, an electric induction hob, which was re-modelled three years ago, a slate tiled floor, marble tiles surround to work surfaces and stainless-steel splashback for hob and sink. There is space for a fridge, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and a stable door that leads to the utility room. The utility room has a slate floor, a teak block work surface, a Belfast sink and one unit with a drawer. There is space for a freezer, a tumble dryer, space and plumbing for a washing machine, there are two Velux windows and a door out to the courtyard. The porch, which is currently used as a cloakroom and storage has original flagstones with arched half glazed wooden double doors leading to Lydeard House garden for access only for external maintenance. On the first floor there is a fitted carpet throughout (except the bathroom, which has painted floorboards). There are three bedrooms, the master bedroom having an en-suite shower with a shower, a WC and a sink. There are two further double bedrooms, bedroom three provides loft space above the bedroom and bathroom and is currently used for double office space or as a exercise room. There is a separate bathroom finished in a period style with a free-standing roll top bath, a WC and a sink.OUTSIDE
The property is set off the highway via a short communal path, with a gate that leads to the front courtyard, which is laid to gravel and provides a charming space for entertaining. Within the courtyard there are stone raised beds and a store that is used to house the drainage pump, which facilitates initial waste drainage from the three properties. The pump is owned, serviced, managed and financed by Wessex Water. The remaining space is currently used for useful storage including re-cycling bins. There is a communal path, shared only by the three properties within the walled boundary and is owned in part by each property. Steps lead up to the main area of the south facing garden, which is laid to lawn, boarded with an assortment of shrubs and leads to the self-contained one-bedroom annexe.ANNEXE
The Annexe is of sandstone construction under a slate roof and was built and completed in 2018 to a particularly high standard. The property includes an open-planned living area with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of cream shaker style wall and base units with work surfaces including an electric hob with extractor over, a sink, plumbing and space for an electric washing machine, a built-in oven, space for a fridge/freezer and there are exposed wooden floors that lead through to the living area. The washer/dryer, slim line dishwasher and fridge/freezer are all included in the price. Double part glazed wooden doors provide access to the main bedroom with a part vaulted ceiling, exposed timber, Velux windows, exposed wooden floors and a window overlooking the garden. There is a fitted bathroom suite with a roll top claw foot bath, a double shower cubicle, a wash basin and a WC. Outside there is an area of lawn, which provides an excellent space for outdoor seating and entertaining and includes a 6 x 4 painted garden shed with connection points for external clothes driers, posts and hooks for a hammock.DIRECTIONS
From Taunton take the A358 in a Northernly direction towards Williton and Minehead. Take the second turning into the village and follow this road into Gore Square. Turn right and continuing down through the village, passing the garage and then the church on your left. Then take the next left onto West Street, where the entrance for the property can be found on the right-hand side just after the butchers. An iron gate and a footpath lead to the cottage. It is advisable to park on the road by the butchers. Please note there is no allocated parking that goes with the property or on surrounding roads so you can park anywhere. There is also garaging available via a private rental for two single, locked garages adjacent to Hair Shack hairdressers located at TA4 3AT.