This centuries old semi-detached cottage offers accommodation of immense charm and character, including three inglenook fireplaces and numerous exposed timbers and beams. The property is several hundred years old, believed originally to be two cottages which have been amalgamated and extended to provide a very comfortable four bedroom home. The majority of the property is double glazed, has electric heating and three woodburning stoves.
In summary, the accommodation comprises: Glazed front entrance door opening into enclosed Entrance Porch with tiled floor and further glazed door opening into the
Sitting Room, a room of immense charm and character with a wealth of exposed ceiling beams, inglenook fireplace with inset woodburning stove, oak panelling to dado rail height, fitted shelving, electric night storage heater
Dining Room, another well proportioned reception room, again enjoying a wonderful southerly aspect with window seat and affording southerly views towards the Blackdown Hills. A wealth of exposed ceiling timbers, inglenook fireplace with inset glass fronted woodburning stove
Family Room again of immense character with inglenook fireplace with inset woodburning stove with copper canopy, two windows provide a lovely outlook over the garden, tiled floor, exposed ceiling beams, secondary staircase to first floor, archway through to
Kitchen fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with cream finish with roll top work surfaces, with inset one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, space for gas cooker, plumbing for automatic washing machine, shelved larder unit, walk in shelved pantry with cold shelf and further fitted shelving
Bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled w.c.
Rear Entrance Porch with fitted shelving and part glazed door to garden
Bedroom 1 a large double room with beamed ceiling, night storage heater and window on south elevation with window seat with southerly views, built in cupboard
Bedroom 2 another double room with southerly aspect with views towards the Blackdown Hills, chimney breast with inset display niche and fitted shelf to one side and further tiled surface with inset sink
Bedroom 3 another double room with window seat affording a lovely view over the garden, chimney breast with fitted display ledge, night storage heater, wash hand basin.
Bedroom 4 a single room again enjoying a southerly aspect, built in double wardrobe with hanging rail
Shower Room with suite comprising shower enclosure with Bristan shower unit, vanity basin with cupboard below, close coupled w.c., built in shelved linen cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater
The gardens are very much a feature of the property, have been beautifully landscaped and are stocked with an abundance of specimen shrubs and trees designed to provide colour and interest throughout the year. A pedestrian gate from the lane opens onto a paved terrace providing an attractive sitting/dining out area bordered by stone walling with inset flower beds. The majority of the garden lies on the east side of the property and here can be found areas of lawn, again bounded by flower and shrub borders. The garden includes a number of useful outbuildings including a Garden/Store Room enjoying an attractive westerly orientation with views towards the Blackdown Hills, adjacent open fronted Loggia/fernery providing a further attractive sitting/dining out area part covered and with lovely southerly views. Further Summerhouse enjoying a wonderful southerly aspect again with views towards the Blackdown Hills. Situated at the rear of the property can be found a further area of lawn and area of paving, lean-to fuel store. Situated beyond the cottage can be found an off road parking area for two cars and a detached Garage
Rose Cottage occupies an attractive south facing position on the fringe of this sought after village situated in a "no through lane" away from passing traffic. Kingston St Mary is a popular village which offers a thriving community with local amenities to include a highly regarded primary school, church, village inn, village hall, playing field and garage. It stands at the foot of the Quantock Hills which have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and they provide miles of footpaths and bridleways. Taunton is about 3 ½ miles to the south and provides comprehensive facilities with, in addition to a good range of shops, excellent schools within both the state and independent sectors, a theatre, county cricket ground, racecourse and a main line rail link to London (Paddington). The M5 (J25) is accessed on the eastern side of town and close to this junction there is a large out of town shopping and leisure complex.
Leave Taunton in a northerly direction heading towards Kingston St Mary. On reaching the village, proceed into the village and turn right at the village green into Church Lane. Continue past the church on the left hand side and take the next turning right into an unmarked lane. Rose Cottage will be found as the second property on the left hand side. Continue past the property and a parking area will be found on the left hand side. Alternatively for a first visit, park in the church car park on the right hand side (immediately opposite the church).