The Property Merifield House is a fine Grade II listed hamstone house dating back to 1643 with a predominately thatched roof (tiled to the rear elevation). The property originally a period farmhouse, has subsequently been turned into a wonderful family home. The property has inherent charm and character that one associates with a country dwelling as well as having versatile and spacious accommodation including a lovely self-contained annexe.
The property has been in the same ownership for many years and overtime has been sympathetically renovated with a host of period features including stone mullion windows, fireplaces, flagstone floors, exposed stone walls, ceiling beams and window seats. The property benefits from gas fired central heating.
On the ground floor the entrance door leads into the hall with a door to the rear garden, storage cupboard and cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. From here doors lead to all the reception rooms. To the front is a living room/snug with multi fuel stove and exposed floorboards. There is a separate dining room with a fireplace (not currently in use) and bay sash windows. Also in the front of the property is a drawing room which has a beautifully carved hamstone fireplace housing a multi fuel stove, flagstone floor and window seat. To the rear is a further sitting/family room with a further multi fuel stove and a lovely kitchen/breakfast area which is two rooms, the breakfast area has a fireplace with Rayburn, flagstone floor, beamed ceiling and exposed stone wall. This leads through to the kitchen overlooking the garden and fitted with handmade wooden units, Belfast sink, multi fuel stove, stable door to the rear and useful walk in pantry/utility area. On the first floor is a spacious landing with built in storage and views over the grounds and surrounding countryside towards Ham Hill.
There are five bedrooms, the master has built in cupboards aswell as a dressing room and ensuite bathroom, with rolled top freestanding bath, separate shower, WC, wash hand basin and exposed floorboards. The four remaining bedrooms are good sizes some with fitted wardrobes and enjoying the views. There is a further shower room fitted with a modern contemporary suite including semi-quadrant shower cubicle and wash hand basin. Opposite the shower room is a separate WC.
The annexe was formally a Cider house and has been lovingly restored to create a super one bedroom selfcontained annexe, which has its own front and rear doors and gas central heating boiler. Internally there is an open plan kitchen/living area on the ground floor with exposed ceiling beams, exposed hamstone wall and fitted wall and base units with sink. To the rear is a garden room.
On the first floor is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
From the village lane is vehicular access onto an extensive driveway, which in turn leads to the detached double garage and additional single garage, all with power and light connections. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the property are formal gardens with a large patio area laid approx. 2-3 years ago and covered area which in turn leads to a lawned garden bordered with a range of mature shrubs and flowers and a central pathway leading to steps up to the remainder of the garden which is again laid to lawn. Beyond here is an established vegetable garden and access into the paddock area which sits to the rear and side of the main garden and could offer scope for development subject to the necessary consents. To the front of the property is a small garden area enclosed by natural stone walling with shallow steps to the front door and separate access to the annexe.
Mains drainage, water and electric. Gas fired central heating.
South Somerset District Council
Main House: Band G
Annexe: Band A