Cobbleside is a particularly handsome village house with a wonderful Georgian façade and is accordingly Grade II Listed. It is believed that the house dates from the 16th century and has been enlarged and remodelled during the Georgian and Victorian periods. The property now offers a stylish blend of period detail with contemporary fixtures and fittings. The various architectural styles are evident within the property including elegance from the Georgian period with large beautifully proportioned reception rooms, an elegant galleried hall with impressive staircase, interesting plasterwork and pretty sash windows, together with Inglenook fireplaces and exposed beams from earlier times. In recent years the house has been sympathetically improved and updated and is offered in excellent order throughout with gas fired central heating.
The accommodation comprises:
Pillared front entrance porch with panelled front entrance door opening into a particularly spacious
Reception Hall with sash window on the front elevation with shutters and window seat, tiled floor continuing through to the
Galleried Staircase Hall with a magnificent balustraded staircase rising to the first floor and doors opening to the rear garden. Door to cellar and understairs storage cupboard.
Shower Room with white suite comprising vanity basin with cupboards below, close coupled w.c., shower area with screen, leaded window overlooking the rear garden with fitted shutters.
Cloakroom with white close coupled w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin.
Drawing Room a magnificently proportioned reception room with tall ceiling of 9'6" and lit by two large sash windows on the front elevation with original shutters. This room centres upon an open fireplace with Adam style overmantel complemented by ornate ceiling cornicing, six wall light points
Study also with an ornate Georgian fireplace with fitted shelving to one side, sash window with shutters on the front elevation with window seat, fitted corner shelving
Sitting Room/Family Room another well proportioned room with two windows on the front elevation with fitted shutters and panelled surround, marble faced fireplace, built in glass fronted bookshelving to one side with cupboards below, matching archway to the other side of the chimney breast, four wall light points
Dining Room believed to be the oldest part of the house and another good sized reception room with impressive inglenook fireplace with inset woodburning stove with cupboards to either side, leaded window with shutters and window seat overlooking the rear garden
Kitchen/Breakfast Room recently refitted by the current owners and now providing a great living and entertaining space and divided into kitchen and dining areas with the dining area being lit by a large Velux rooflight and further Mullion and leaded window overlooking the rear garden, fitted seating with storage below, tiled floor continuing through to the kitchen area. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with a range of white fronted base and wall mounted units with slate work surfaces with inset one and a half bowl composite sink and inset Neff induction hob with cooker hood over, built in twin Neff ovens and separate microwave and warming drawer, built in fridge and freezer and Neff dishwasher, part glazed door to rear garden, attractive gothic arches through to the dining area and further gothic arched door opening through to the
Utility Room with fitted work surface with inset sink and cupboard below, plumbing for automatic washing machine and plumbing for dishwasher, built in broom cupboards, door to
Cloakroom with white close coupled w.c.
A superb easy rising balustraded staircase lit by a large sash window overlooking the rear garden provides access to the first floor galleried landing which in turn leads through to the inner landing
Master Bedroom a particularly large bedroom with two sash windows on the front elevation with fitted shutters, ornate Georgian fireplace, extensive moulded plaster ceiling cornicing, four wall light points
En Suite Bathroom/Shower Room with modern white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash hand basin with built in cupboards to either side, separate shower enclosure, close coupled w.c., electric underfloor heating
Bedroom 2 with two sash windows with shutters on the front elevation and window seats, wall light point
Bedroom 3 again with sash window and shutters on the front elevation, ornate fireplace, built in wardrobes, two wall light points
Bedroom 4 situated above the drawing room and of wonderful proportions and with two sash windows on the front elevation, cast iron fireplace with marble overmantel, Egg & Dart ceiling cornicing, fitted shelving
En Suite Shower Room with walk in shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., shelved walk in wardrobe, electric underfloor heating
Bedroom 5 situated in the oldest part of the house with a wonderful vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and with two leaded windows with shutters and window seats overlooking the rear garden
En Suite Cloakroom with white close coupled w.c. and wash hand basin, fitted cupboards to either side of the chimney breast
Shower Room/Wet Room fully tiled with twin wash basins, close coupled w.c., shower enclosure, shelved linen cupboard, leaded window overlooking the rear garden
Cellars comprising two rooms, one housing the gas fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and central heating system, the other used as a workshop/log store with original wine bins.
The property is set back from North Street behind a raised cobbled pathway and the front elevation features a magnificent Wisteria whilst an archway to the side of the property provides pedestrian access to the rear garden. The property is owned by a garden designer and accordingly it has been professionally landscaped and is stocked with an abundance of specimen shrubs and plants. Immediately to the rear of the property there is a paved terrace with inset flower and shrub beds and provides an attractive sitting/dining out area. This area is enclosed on three sides by walling and provides a most private sun trap. An ornamental pond forms a central focal point to the terrace. Steps descend to give access to the remainder of the garden which is predominantly lawned and again bounded by well stocked flower and shrub borders and features a magnificent copper beech tree. Situated at the end of the garden there is a pergola/rope walk with Wisteria and a further area of lawn enclosed by hedging and trellis fencing providing an attractive 'secret garden'.
Cobbleside occupies a particularly charming setting in North Street, which is commonly regarded as the most sought after address in this popular village. North Street was known until 1877 as Young Street, after the famous scientist, mathematician and physician, Dr Thomas Young who was born in the street. North Street is within the Milverton Conservation Area, designed to protect its exceptional character. The houses within the street were included in the first tranche of buildings to be listed in the county. The house stands back from the roadway, behind a cobbled pavement and the property has an attractive north south aspect and enjoys delightful views over its walled gardens. Milverton is designated as a Somerset Heritage settlement and offers a thriving community which includes a shop, pub, doctor's surgery, post office, church, primary school and numerous active societies. The country towns of Wellington and Wiveliscombe are also close by and offer further extensive amenities. Set within unspoilt rolling Somerset countryside, Milverton is close to many areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty including the Brendon, Blackdown and Quantock Hills, all providing endless walking and riding opportunities. The Exmoor National Park is also within half an hour's drive. Taunton the county town is some 8 miles to the east and is well known for its excellent independent schools and is also home to the Somerset Cricket Ground. Golf is available at Oake Manor Golf Club about 3 miles away.