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Linden Cottage is a beautifully restored, extended, detached, double-fronted, period, natural stone house situated in a highly sought-after, village address within walking distance of the village centre and village pub. The property is situated in lawned gardens of approximately 0.16 acres backing on to open fields. The rear garden enjoys a lovely south-facing aspect. At the front of the house, there is private driveway parking for five to six cars or more leading to an attached garage/workshop. The main house has been extended and fully restored to an exemplary standard throughout with tasteful decoration, making the most of the beautiful, original period features including flagstone floors, exposed beams, exposed internal stonework, open fireplaces, window seats and multi-pane windows. In addition, the current owner has added a contemporary twist with quality Sisal floor coverings, some under floor heating, bespoke, period-style double glazing, secondary glazing, a bespoke ‘Shaker-style’ handmade kitchen, oak flooring, contemporary log burning stove, some vaulted ceilings with exposed trusses and stylish bathrooms. The property also boasts an oil fired radiator central heating system. The well laid out, flexible accommodation extends to 2127 square feet and enjoys a good level of natural light via dual aspects. It comprises entrance dining hall, sitting room, inner hall, open-plan farmhouse kitchen / breakfast room, home office and utility room / shower room with WC. On the first floor there is a landing area, large master double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and south-facing rural views, three further double bedrooms and a first floor, luxury family bathroom. There are also two sizeable loft areas. There are superb countryside walks from the front door as well as riding opportunities with bridleways and countryside footpaths nearby the property. It is also a very short walk to the village pub and church! The historical Roman village of Ilchester, approximately 1.5 miles away, provides a range of useful local amenities, including: restaurants, petrol station, village shop and post office. The house is a short drive to the picturesque Abbey town centre of Sherborne with a coveted boutique high street and bustling out and about culture, markets, cafes, Waitrose store, restaurants, world famous private schools, breath-taking abbey building and mainline railway station making London Waterloo in just over two hours. This breath-taking property is perfect for those aspiring family buyers looking to settle in their ideal West Country home making the most of the cheap mortgages available at the moment, cash buyers looking for somewhere as a pied-a-terre or home to settle in, in this fantastic address or investors looking for a lucrative buy-to-let / holiday let option. VACANT. NO FURTHER CHAIN.
Stone pathway leads to oak storm porch, outside light, multi-pane double glazed and panelled door leads to reception 1 / dining hall.
RECEPTION ONE / DINING HALL – 15’ Maximum x 14’2 Maximum
A beautiful room enjoying a wealth of character features including flagstone floors, exposed beams, stone fireplace recess with cast iron multi-fuel burning stove with brick paved hearth, multi-pane period window to the front enjoys views across the front garden to hills and fields beyond, period style radiator, latch cottage doors lead to reception room two / sitting room and inner hall.
RECEPTION TWO / SITTING ROOM – 16’7 Maximum x 12’5 Maximum
Another beautiful reception room, two multi-pane windows to the front (one double glazed) flagstone floor, exposed beams, fireplace recess with brick paved hearth, TV point, window seat, latch door leads from the sitting room and from the inner hall to home office.
HOME OFFICE – 14’5 Maximum x 9’4 Maximum
Flagstone floors, exposed beams, inset feature ceiling lighting, period style radiator, period style double glazed window to the side. Staircase rises to the first floor, door leads to the rear, entrances lead to inner hall and kitchen / breakfast room.
INNER HALL – 7’7 Maximum x 8’2 Maximum
A flexible, useful space, flagstone and brick flooring, exposed beams, inset feature ceiling lighting, latch door leads back to reception room one / dining hall. Entrance leads to kitchen / breakfast room.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM – 17’5 Maximum x 15’4 Maximum
A magnificent room enjoying a light, multiple aspect with period style double glazed windows, two to both sides and two to the rear enjoying views across the rear garden to fields immediately beyond enjoying a sunny southerly aspect, a range of high quality bespoke, Shaker-style kitchen units comprising solid oak work surface with ceramic Belfast sink with mixer tap over, a range of drawers and cupboards under, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, large Rangemaster range-style electric double oven and hob with Rangemaster cooker hood over, oak flooring, inset feature ceiling lighting, exposed beams, TV point, double multi-pane double glazed period-style French doors open onto the rear garden enjoying a sunny south facing aspect and rural views, latch door leads from the inner hall to the utility room / shower room.
UTILITY ROOM / SHOWER ROOM – 8’4 Maximum x 6’7 Maximum
Fitted low level WC, glazed corner shower cubicle with wall mounted mains shower and rain shower over, exposed beams, period style double glazed window to the side, period style radiator, flagstone and brick flooring, oak work surface with ceramic Belfast sink with mixer tap over, cupboard under, space and plumbing for washing machine and space for freezer.
Staircase rises from the boot room / playroom to the first floor landing. Sisal flooring, exposed beams, oak floorboards, ceiling hatch and ladder to loft storage space with electric light and power connected, cottage-style latch doors lead off the landing to the first floor rooms.
MASTER BEDROOM – 15’2 Maximum x 17’6 Maximum
A breath-taking main bedroom enjoying a full vaulted ceiling with exposed oak trusses and purlins. This room enjoys a light multi aspect with double glazed Velux ceiling windows to both sides and large feature period style double glazed arched window to the rear enjoying lovely countryside views and a sunny south facing aspect, period style radiator, feature spotlighting, TV point, oak flooring.
BEDROOM TWO – 14’8 Maximum x 13’7 Maximum
A second generous double bedroom enjoying a light dual aspect with multi-pane window to the front, secondary glazing and period style double glazed window to the side enjoying countryside views, antique elm floorboards, period style radiator, brick fireplace recess with flagstone hearth, TV point.
BEDROOM THREE – 14’9 Maximum x 12’ Maximum
A third generous double bedroom enjoying a light multiple aspect with multi-pane period window to the front, secondary glazing, lovely countryside views, period style double glazed window to the side enjoying countryside views, period style radiator, pine floorboards, TV point, brick fireplace recess with flagstone hearth.
BEDROOM FOUR – 12’ Maximum x 8’8 Maximum
A fourth double bedroom, double glazed period style window to the enjoying views across fields, period style radiator, antique elm floorboards, exposed beams, feature spotlighting, TV point.
FIRST FLOOR FAMILY BATHROOM – 11’10 Maximum x 8’5 Maximum
A luxury period style white suite comprising ceramic pedestal wash basin, double sized glazed shower cubicle with wall mounted period style chrome shower and rain shower over, glazed screen, period style high level flushing WC, free-standing cast iron roll-top bath on ball-and-claw feet with mains shower tap washstand, double glazed period style window to the side, exposed beams, feature spotlighting, period style heated towel rail radiator, oak flooring, mains connected, illuminated and heated wall mirror.
The level plot and gardens extend to approximately 0.16 of an acre. Driveway access comes from the country lane leading to a tarmacadam driveway and turning bay providing off-road parking for four cars or more. Driveway and front garden give a depth of 50’ from the country lane. The driveway leads to attached garage.
ATTACHED GARAGE – 14’10 Maximum x 9’7 Maximum
Double timber garage doors, light and power connected, rafter storage above, double glazed window to the rear, personal door to the rear.
At the front of the property is a generous lawned garden giving a good depth from the road. The front garden is screened by mature trees and hedges, stone patio area and pathway leads to oak storm porch leading to the front door. Side area houses oil tank, encased oil boiler, outside tap and composter.
At the rear of the property, there is a generous lawned garden measuring 52' x 57' enjoying a sunny south facing aspect with post and rail iron fence, giving glorious rural views directly over fields and pretty, thatched cottages, outside lighting.
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