Manor Cottage comprises a delightful Grade II Listed semi-detached character home which has been beautifully maintained by the current owners and is offered in excellent order throughout. It exhibits many wonderful period features typical of its age, including an impressive inglenook fireplace within the living room and a wealth of exposed timbers. These period features combine well with contemporary fixtures and fittings, including a well fitted kitchen/dining room which enjoys an attractive outlook over the rear garden. The property provides spacious living accommodation with a large living room currently configured to provide sitting and dining areas, a sitting room/snug, a family room/bedroom 4 and a large bathroom/shower room. On the first floor there are three bedrooms two of which are intercommunicating. The property has oil fired central heating.
In summary, the accommodation provides:
Entrance porch with front entrance door opening into the
Living Room. A room of immense charm and character with large inglenook fireplace with inset fire basket and canopy over. Spiral staircase to one side, exposed ceiling timbers, built in shelved drinks cupboard, two windows on the front elevation, door through to
Kitchen/Dining Room refitted with a range of hand painted base and wall mounted units with granite work surfaces with inset twin bowl china sink and further inset Siemens induction hob with cooker hood over, further built in electric double oven, plumbing for dishwasher, plumbing for automatic washing machine, tiled floor throughout, door to
Rear Porch/Boot Room with Camray II oil fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and central heating systems, space for tumble dryer
Sitting Room/Snug with French doors opening onto the rear garden. Door through to
Bathroom/Shower Room of a very good size and recently fitted with a modern white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., double shower enclosure with Mira Escape shower unit, linen cupboard with fitted shelving and electric heater, traditional Victorian style heated towel rail
Family Room/Bedroom 4. A large double room with windows on the front and side elevations
Bedroom 1 (approached via Bedroom 3). A double aspect room with windows on the front and rear elevations, exposed roof timbers, attractive views to the rear with glimpsed views of the Quantock Hills
Bedroom 2 with window on the front elevation with window seat and further window on the side elevation with attractive outlook towards the village, hatch to loft space
Bedroom 3 An intercommunicating room with door to Bedroom 1 and window on the rear elevation with views to the Quantocks
The gardens have been equally well maintained and are beautifully stocked with numerous specimen shrubs and trees. The rear garden is laid predominantly to lawn, bounded and interspersed by well stocked flower and shrub borders and being enclosed by panelled fencing and mature hedging, it enjoys a good deal of privacy. Immediately to the rear of the property there is a gravelled sitting/dining out area. A privet hedge forms a divide between the lawned garden and kitchen garden. The kitchen garden area includes a wire netted vegetable garden area with fruit trees and fruit bushes. Here also can be found a timber garden shed. This area of garden adjoins open farm land and has wonderful views towards the Quantock Hills.
To the side of the property can be found a recently constructed garage with to the rear a very useful storeroom which also could be utilised as a home office (subject to any necessary consents) if so required. It is cavity constructed and has an excellent range of built in shelved cupboards and with electric panel heater. It is also alarmed. The garage has timber double doors, a very useful mezzanine loft store area, electric light and power connected and is also alarmed.
Manor Cottage occupies a particularly attractive setting in the centre of this sought after village within walking distance of all its amenities. Halse is a particularly active and sought after village with amenities to include popular pub, village hall and parish church. This village lies close to the larger village of Milverton with good local amenities, including doctors' surgery, convenience store and primary school. Taunton the county town is readily accessible and provides comprehensive facilities, with in addition to a good range of shops, excellent schools within both the state and independent sectors, racecourse, county cricket ground and a main line rail link to London (Paddington). The M5 (junction 25) is accessed on the eastern side of the town and close to this junction there is a large out of town shopping and leisure complex.
Leave Taunton in a north westerly direction on the A358 heading towards Bishops Lydeard and Minehead. On the outskirts of the village of Bishops Lydeard turn left signposted Halse and Ash Priors. Proceed over Ash Priors Common bearing left and following the signs to Halse. Proceed into the village of Halse passing the pub on your left hand side and continue through the centre of the village and shortly after the "Fiveways" junction, the property will be found on the left hand side.