Jessamine House comprises a delightful Grade II Listed attached period cottage of immense charm and character and which occupies a particularly attractive setting in the centre of this sought after village adjacent to the parish church. It offers the dual benefits of an attractive village location literally a stone's throw from the village shop yet backs onto open farm land and enjoys attractive rural views. The property is of considerable age and has grown and evolved over the years and now provides a well-appointed and comfortable family home. The current owners have obtained planning permission for the conversion of the garage/workshop to provide a separate dwelling which could be sold away separately. Alternatively it provides huge potential for those looking for a Studio or self-contained annexe or perhaps for those wishing to create a home office and work from home. It also provides the potential (subject to any consents) to provide a Holiday Letting Cottage. The property is well presented and has oil fired central heating.
In summary, the accommodation provides:
Panelled front entrance door opening into a large
Reception Hall with fitted shelving and built in shelved cupboard, one wall in exposed stone, staircase to first floor and glazed door opening onto the rear south facing garden
Living Room. A wonderful room of excellent proportions divided into sitting and dining areas with fireplaces at either end, one a particularly impressive Hamstone fireplace (closed) whilst the other has a brick surround with inset logburning stove. Two windows on the front elevations with window seats affording an attractive outlook towards the village church, built in cupboard and further understairs storage cupboard, four wall light points, glazed double doors open through to the
Garden Room/Study with large window affording an attractive outlook over the rear garden and open countryside beyond and with part glazed door on the side elevation opening to the rear flagstone terrace
Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Well fitted with a modern range of cream fronted base and wall mounted units with fitted work surfaces with inset one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, electric cooker point, space for fridge, former brick faced fireplace and window overlooking the rear garden
Utility Area with single bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboards below, plumbing for automatic washing machine, Worcester oil fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and central heating systems
Cloakroom with white suite comprising close coupled w.c., vanity basin with cupboard below
Stairs rise to the first floor
Landing with a wealth of cruck beams and built in storage cupboard
Bedroom 1 a good sized double aspect room with window on the front elevation with attractive outlook towards the church and further window on the rear elevation overlooking the rear garden and open farm land beyond, built in wardrobe, vanity basin with cupboard below, exposed cruck beams and ceiling timbers
Bedroom 2 another double room with window on the front elevation and built in wardrobe with shelf and hanging rail
Bedroom 3 with exposed ceiling timber and display ledge and window on the side elevation
Family Bathroom/Shower Room with white suite comprising panelled bath with shower screen and Triton Brazilia shower unit over, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., airing cupboard housing the lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater and shelving over.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
The property is approached from the village square through double wrought iron gates giving access to a tarmacadam driveway providing parking and pathway giving access to the front door. The front garden is lawned and bounded by flower and shrub borders with a stone wall forming one of the boundaries with the church. The majority of the garden lies to the rear of the property and enjoys an attractive south westerly aspect and is laid predominantly to lawn with immediately to the rear of the property a paved terrace providing an attractive sitting/dining out area. Within the garden there are flower and shrub borders and ornamental pond whilst at the end of garden can be found a productive kitchen garden area with soft fruit cage. For a property situated within the centre of the village, it enjoys a good deal of privacy and attractive views over the neighbouring farm land and churchyard. A separate driveway adjacent to the former village hall provides further extensive parking and gives access to the stone and tiled outbuildings. These have planning permission for conversion and extension to provide a characterful two bedroom single storey dwelling. We advise that the planning permission is enacted as the foundations have been placed for a detached garage. Planning Permission No 36/2007/010 and Listed Consent No 36/2007/009LB.
The outbuildings currently comprises two garages with double doors and adjacent workshop/store area. An opening in the rear of the garage leads through to a woodstore/freezer store which in turn has a pedestrian door opening to the garden. Please note that there are pedestrian rights of access across the front driveway for occupants of Long Cottage and The Stores and across the rear driveway for Long Cottage only.
Jessamine House enjoys a delightful and convenient setting in the centre of this sought after village. Stoke St Gregory is a particularly favoured village offering a thriving community with a shop, café, playing field with cricket pitch and tennis court, primary school, two public houses, village hall and church. The village is set on a ridge overlooking the rich Somerset Levels with many local walks and close to the renowned RSPB Reserve at West Sedgemoor and to the heronry at Swell Wood. The nearby village of North Curry additionally provides a post office and doctors' surgery, whilst the small attractive town of Langport is just 6 miles away. 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 southerly direction on the A358 heading towards Ilminster. At the Thornfalcon traffic lights turn left onto the A378 towards Langport. Turn left again signposted to North Curry. Proceed through the village of North Curry following the signs to Stoke St Gregory. On entering the village continue around the sharp right hand bend and continue past the playing field on your right. On reaching the sharp left hand bend the drive way to the property will be seen directly in front of you.