31 St James's Street is a beautiful period cottage built of hamstone and cobb elevations under a part thatched (front replaced in 2017) and part tiled (rear) roof. The property has undergone sympathectic refurbishment and now offers beautifully presented accommodation with period features associated with its age and the house is believed, in part, to date from the 15th century.
There are three good sized reception rooms with a kitchen/breakfast room to the rear and on the first floor are four bedroom (two of which have en-suite bathrooms). The property has gas-fired central heating with radiators and a particular feature is the large gardens.
On the ground floor the entrance door leads into a hallway with doors into the family room and dining room. The family room is dual aspect and features an open fireplace with stone surround. The dining room has an inglenook fireplace with open fire basket, bread oven and bressumer beam. Stairs to first floor with under stairs cupboard. A door leads into the sitting room which is most characterful, featuring a stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove, mullion window, exposed beams and window to the front with seat and shutters. To the rear of the property is a kitchen/breakfast room with a range of units and appliances to include electric oven, microwave, five ring gas hob and cookerhood. Windows overlook the rear garden. From the kitchen there is an inner hall with access into a shower room comprising wc and shower, utility room, rear lobby and a conservatory which has a tiled floor and double doors leading to the garden.
On the first floor is a spacious landing with fitted wardrobes, airing cupboard and two velux windows. The master bedroom is a double aspect room with pretty Victorian fireplace and built-in wardrobe. The en-suite comprises a tiled shower cubicle, wc and basin. The main guest bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a decorative fireplace. Built-in cupboard and en-suite bathroom comprising bath, wc, basin and bidet. There are two further bedrooms and family bathroom comprising bath and basin with an adjacent separate wc.
To the front of the property is a small garden and a driveway with double doors access into a garage, to the rear of which is a workshop. The principle gardens are to the rear of the property, adjacent to the house is a paved sun terrace which has a wide grass path leading to the main gardens which are laid to lawn. There is a variety of mature trees and shrubs and the gardens enjoy a great degree of privacy.
South Petherton is a popular village in South Somerset, offering and excellent range of amenities and many independent and local shops. There is a doctors surgery and community hospital, Ofsted outstanding school, community library, post office, pub and churches. South Petherton benefits from an active community, with many clubs and social events happening and opportunities to volunteer and become involved with the many activities on offer.