Higher Cottage is a detached period cottage which has been skilfully and sympathetically extended and refurbished to create a beautifully presented, versatile family home, with a delightful blend of traditional features and modern amenities. The accommodation centres around a lovely kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, which is the hub of the house and is complemented by a delightful sitting room with woodburning stove, atmospheric dining room and study. On the first floor there is a master bedroom with en suite, three further bedrooms and bathroom and the property has the benefit of oil fired heating.
Higher Cottage is situated in delightful gardens enjoying a high degree of privacy and a southerly orientation. The plot extends to approximately ½ acre and incorporates a stunning detached oak framed building, offering accommodation comprising living area with mezzanine and shower room. There is a detached double garage, cart shed, hay barn, two loose boxes and tack room.
The accommodation comprises:
Entrance door to
Reception Hall with stairs to first floor, slate floor and understairs storage cupboard
Sitting Room with a feature inglenook fireplace incorporating woodburning stove with hearth and bread oven, exposed beams, two bespoke wooden double glazed windows providing window seats to the front elevation.
Dining Room. This is a lovely atmospheric room suitable for dining or used as a versatile living space
Study with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden, fitted bookshelves
Kitchen/Breakfast Room which is clearly the hub of the house and is well suited to a modern family lifestyle and complemented by a black two oven Aga, slate floor, Belfast sink, dual aspect windows, space and plumbing for dishwasher, French doors leading out into the garden, built in pantry and door to
Utility with single drainer stainless steel sink unit, stable door to garden, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, window, slate floor, cupboard incorporating oil fired boiler
Shower Room with shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., slate floor, window
There is a generous landing area with two skylights
Bedroom 1 with dual aspect windows overlooking the delightful gardens, built in wardrobe and with an
En Suite with corner shower cubicle, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, tiled floor, skylight
Bedroom 2 with dual aspect windows and overlooking the gardens, built in wardrobe
Bedroom 3 with window overlooking the gardens, storage cupboard
Bedroom 4 with window overlooking gardens, large built in wardrobe
Bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, tiled floor and splashback, window
The property is approached from the lane onto a hardstanding providing off road parking which gives access to the detached double garage, with lean-to cart shed and open fronted shelter. A gate gives access to the equestrian facilities, which provides two loose boxes (12' x 12') and tack room with lighting, electric points and automatic water feeders. The garden wraps around the property and is laid principally to lawn with shrubs and trees and there is paved outside dining/seating area, fowl enclosure and raised kitchen garden planters.
The detached oak framed building provides a lovely amenity and offers an open plan living area with windows overlooking the gardens, woodburning stove, vaulted ceiling, with staircase to mezzanine area and there is a shower room with corner shower, low level w.c., circular sink, slate floor and window.
Higher Cottage is situated in the small hamlet of Westowe which is ideally located for convenient access to the nearby village of Lydeard St Lawrence. Within the village there is a primary school, parish church and village hall and there is easy access to a substantial network of footpaths and bridleways. In Bishops Lydeard there are local facilities and amenities, including doctors' surgery, convenience store, garage and public house. Taunton, the County Town, provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities as well as a main line railway station and M5 Motorway interchange.
From Taunton proceed in the north westerly direction on the A358 towards Williton. At the end of the Bishops Lydeard bypass and just past the turning to Cedar Falls Health Farm turn left towards Raleighs Cross and Lydeard St Lawrence on the B3224. Continue along this road for approximately two and a half miles and turn right where Lydeard St Lawrence is signed. Proceed down into the village and continue past the village hall on the left hand side and take the turning left to Westowe. Continue on this road into the small hamlet of Westowe and the property will be found on the left hand side.