Chantry Cottage is a stylish and well located character property with a wealth of period features with the original brick cottage dating from the 1860s. In the early 2000s the property was developed to create a wonderful two storey extension with brick and timber banding. The current owners fitted a new hand built Shaker style kitchen taking full advantage of the aspect and open plan feel with the family room connecting. The property currently has two staircases to the two first floor landings and of particular note are the wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and wooded areas beyond including Batcombe and Melbury Bubb. The property provides a perfect blend of both period and contemporary detail including exposed brick and stonework, fine oak doors and period style secondary glazed windows.
The property can be entered via the original front entrance which leads to an open plan dining room with large brick fireplace with double woodburning stove open through to the sitting room flanked by cupboards and staircase leading to the first floor. The dining room opens to the sitting room at the far end with bookshelves either side of the brick fireplace. From the dining room an oak door leads to the inner hall with attractive stone flooring leading through to the utility room with wooden worktop incorporating 1.5 bowl sink, plumbing and space for washing machine, built in cupboards and WC. From the hall a further door leads to the wonderful open plan family room with ceramic tiled floor, large windows and French doors giving panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. A staircase leads to the first floor and opens to the kitchen breakfast room with door to outside, range of Shaker style hand built units with granite worktops and part wooden built in drainer with double Butler sink, large Stoves double oven range with six ring induction hob and warming plate, all with Stoves extractor hood above.
A staircase off the dining room leads to the first floor with open plan landing area leading to the full height bedroom with exposed beams and door to bedroom 5, again with full height ceiling and served by a shower room with walk in tiled shower, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. From the family room a second staircase flanked by exposed timbers and brick leads to the second landing with three further bedrooms leading off including a spacious family bathroom with panelled bath and attractive tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. Of particular note is the master bedroom with full height ceiling, built in cupboards and wonderful views over fields and the surrounding countryside.
The gardens and grounds are well established and have been beautifully landscaped with traditional style paving and low level brick retaining walls and are well stocked with a variety of plants and shrubs bordered from the lane with established hedging. At the front adjacent to the parking area timber fencing with timber gates leads to a further gravelled area with timber garden shed adjacent and gravelled path flanked by an area of lawn leading to the terrace adjacent to the kitchen breakfast room and family room. To the front of the older part of the house is a further area of lawn and an oil tank and leads around to a small kitchen garden with greenhouse and box hedging which in turn leads to the attractive brick paved terrace taking full advantage of the rural location.