Downs Cottage is a charming detached period property with rendered elevations under a slate roof and the original cottage dating back to the 1800 s. The property has recently been extended and renovated and has beautiful yet flexible accommodation laid out over two floors. There are a number of lovely period features and delightful views over the gardens and grounds. The property has a new oil fired central heating system, new roof, electrics and double glazed windows throughout.
An oak framed storm porch leads into the entrance hall with useful storage cupboard, oak flooring and doors to a further inner hall and second reception room, with exposed beams, French doors to the garden and a central fireplace with oak surround which houses a wood burning stove serving both the second reception room and sitting room. There is a door through to the sitting room which enjoys a triple aspect and again has exposed beams and oak flooring. The kitchen/breakfast room is part of the extension completed in 2017 and offers a wonderful living space. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of modern wall and base units with granite worktops, integral dishwasher, Central Island with breakfast bar and space for an American style fridge/freezer and range cooker. From here double doors open into the family room which has French doors to the front garden. Also on the ground floor is a useful utility room with space and plumbing for appliances and door to the garden, along with a cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.
On the first floor are four double bedrooms. The master enjoys a triple aspect with a semi-vaulted ceiling, dressing room and en-suite shower room with modern fittings. There are three further bedrooms, the second and third bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and fitted wardrobes, along with a beautiful family bathroom with exposed beams, freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.
The property is accessed via a private driveway with 5 bar wooden gate opening onto an extensive parking/turning area, which in turn leads to a detached double garage. There are grounds surrounding the property and the current owners have done a wonderful job of landscaping the gardens. To the front there is a gravelled area with circular pond and paths to the front door and to the newly laid patio area accessed from the family room. There is an area of garden to the front which is laid to lawn with a useful timber shed. There is a wooded area on one side of the driveway useful for keeping the owner in wood for the stove and a fenced paddock on the other side.
To the rear of the property is a newly laid terrace providing a lovely secluded area for seating and the garden slopes from here and laid to lawn with mature trees. Beyond the garden area is a number of fenced paddocks. There is a chicken run, large wood store and animal shelters.
Please be aware there is a public footpath that runs across the front paddock and wooded area (rarely used)
Private Water from Cricket St Thomas Estate, Septic Tank Drainage, Mains Electricity and Oil Fired Central Heating
South Somerset District Council
Council Tax - Band G
Energy Efficiency Rating
Rating - D