Brook Cottage occupies a delightful south facing position in the Quantock Hills with, as its name implies, a small brook running through the gardens. This characterful cottage exhibits many wonderful period features typical of its age including a wealth of exposed beams and a particularly impressive inglenook fireplace. The kitchen/Breakfast room is well fitted with a number of custom built units. The main rooms enjoy a southerly aspect overlooking the gardens. On the first floor are 3 bedroom and a bathroom/shower room and there is also a very useful attic store room. It is offered with a good parcel of land and a number of useful outbuildings.
In summary, the accommodation comprises:
Stable front entrance door opening into the enclosed
Entrance Porch with further glazed door opening to the
Kitchen/Breakfast Room recently refitted with a range of ivory base and wall mounted units with fitted worktops with inset one and half bowl composite sink, built in Leisure range style cooker with five ring electric hob and with two ovens below, tiled floor throughout, former fireplace, plumbing for dishwasher
Living Room a characterful double aspect room enjoying a wonderful southerly aspect with French doors opening to the paved terrace and garden, large inglenook fireplace with inset Villager woodburning stove with bread oven to one side, log storage area, wealth of exposed ceiling beams
Landing, airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater and shelving
Bedroom 1 a good sized double room of immense character with exposed ceiling timbers and window overlooking the front garden, built in desk/shelving, built in wardrobe
Bedroom 2 with exposed ceiling timbers
Bedroom 3 with exposed floorboards
Bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath with shower screen and separate shower unit over, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., tongue and groove panelling to dado rail height
Attic Store. From the landing staircase gives access to a very useful attic with double glazed roof light, undereaves store cupboards
The gardens enjoy a wonderful southerly orientation and immediately outside the property can be found a paved terrace providing an attractive sitting/dining out area. The remainder of the garden is lawned, bounded by flower and shrub borders and includes a stream . A brick paved driveway provides parking and turning space and gives access to a very useful range of outbuildings, including a former double garage now converted to provide garaging/workshop. Further outbuildings include a detached office/store with electric light and power connected, gardener's w.c. and laundry room. Situated at the rear of the garage/workshop is a former stable now providing a very useful store room. The paddock is situated on the other side of the brook and a driveway gives access to a further parking and turning area and here can be found further outbuildings, including a log store, mower store and garden shed. Within the paddock area there is a productive kitchen garden area with aluminium framed greenhouses. The paddock is also part planted with fruit trees.
Brook Cottage is situated in the small hamlet of Lower Merridge which is situated in the heart of the Quantock Hills which are designated An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They provide miles of footpaths and bridleways ideal for those with walking and riding interests. The village of Spaxton is nearby and has a community run shop, pub and primary school. Bridgwater and Taunton are both readily accessible being about 7 miles away