The Cedars is an elegant townhouse, Listed Grade II. The house is a mix of ages and architectural styles, with the older parts dating from around 1830 and extensions at the rear dating from the 1890's with a distinct Arts & Crafts feel; particularly in the part panelled dining room with large fireplace, a carved wooden archway on the first floor and a wood inglenook in the library. The mix of styles combine well and as a result The Cedars is an individual house of great character and charm and which has been a much loved family home for the last 66 years. Period features abound, such as panelled doors, picture rails, tall wainscots and decorative architraves together with excellent ceiling heights and sash windows. A large reception hall with open fireplace welcomes you in, giving an indication of the size and scope of the accommodation. There is a comfortable library with large inglenook fireplace and a range of bookshelves, making this an ideal family sitting room. A bay window with double doors opens to a large conservatory with French casements to the garden. The drawing room has superb proportions and a large bay window with French doors to the garden, giving this room a Regency feel. The dining room also has a French door to the garden, together with a carved fireplace surround and is a large room ideal for entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room has a good range of cupboards and drawers as well as a walk-in larder, and French casements to the rear courtyard. There is also a utility room and cloakroom whilst stairs from the hall lead down to a wine cellar with bins.
Stairs rise from the reception hall lead to a split level landing leading to the bedroom accommodation which comprises 5/6 bedrooms a small bedroom adjoining bedroom one could be used as a dressing room as well as two bathrooms. The majority of the bedrooms overlook the garden. There is a large attic with windows at the front of the house.
The Cedars is a lovely family home, close to the town centre and with a private and secluded garden, parking and garage. It is a house that would be an ideal 'forever home' to bring up children and live comfortably for many years as indeed it has been for the last 66 years.
To one side of the house is a high stone wall and at the western end of this are timber double gates electrically operated which open to a long driveway which is shared with 3 other properties. There is a stone and tile garage/workshop with mezzanine storage, light and power. The garden lies to the west of the house and is secluded and private. The garden is mature and extremely well stocked with a variety of shrubs and herbaceous plants as well as a superb Wellingtonia, a Cedar and a Ginko. Adjoining the kitchen/breakfast room is an enclosed courtyard with steps leading up to the garden and a paved terrace adjoins the drawing room.
The wall fronting the street has some architectural artefacts set in it, believed to have come from Old Sherborne Castle when it was sacked by Cromwell's army during the Civil War. The exterior of The Cedars has recently been repainted.