An exceptionally charming detached period cottage, offering flexible and versatile accommodation, enjoys open countryside views and sits well within glorious gardens and grounds.
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Plum Tree Cottage is a very attractive centuries old, detached cottage. The property sits well within a very generous plot size including established attractive gardens and grounds that surround the house to offer immense charm and character throughout. The property is beautifully presented and is well maintained by its current owners, providing superb flexible and versatile accommodation which offers purchasers a further opportunity to extend if so required (subject to the necessary consents). Whilst enjoying a more rural situation the property offers easy access to the major road networks in addition to the nearby market towns being only a short distance away.
Plum Tree Cottage has an appealing frontage and is approached off the road along a grass edged drive leading through a private gated entrance on to a gravelled drive, opening out to a large parking and turning area, offering space for several cars.
The main footpath leads along the front of the property to the front entrance. An attractive entrance hall displays wonderful detailing of the exposed honey stone walls and original timbers which have been carefully restored. A very attractive sitting room with beautifully restored ceiling timbers offers a peaceful and relaxing space and includes many original features with a pretty cottage window, with seat, that allows an abundance of natural light in. An inglenook fireplace with original detailing includes a stone surround with exposed timbers and a Bessemer beam houses a wood burning stove. The garden room beyond provides a further reception room enjoying all year-round southerly sunny aspect looking out to the terrace and garden. (A useful small storeroom to the side). The dining room is another well-proportioned reception room with dual aspect allowing ample light in. The main feature is an inglenook fireplace incorporating an impressive large woodburning stove. Wonderful, exposed timbers add to its continued charm and character. Excellent storage is found behind hand crafted oak doors, with shelving, is also available A spacious kitchen/breakfast room includes a comprehensive range of wall and base kitchen units all finished in attractive light oak. A Nobel range oven and separate halogen hob completes the arrangement. Ample space for a large breakfast /farmhouse table is available to the side. This leads into an impressive utility room filled with a range of storage and washing facilities with further cloak and boot storage and access out to the rear garden. A cloakroom with cubicle shower is at the end.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms. A spacious principal bedroom includes a range of fitted storage wardrobes. Study/office space/bedroom 4 with a large airing cupboard. A fully fitted family bathroom with a store cupboard completes the upstairs arrangement.
The property has been beautifully maintained by the current owners who have carefully restored all the original timbers and beautiful oak doors making this a very special
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The property is approached from the road along a private drive opening out to gravelled parking and turning area. As the property is set well back from the road it offers a very desirable approach and frontage to the house. A large detached double garage constructed of timber under a tiled roof is set to the side offering excellent covered parking for two cars with ample boarded storage above. An attached garage to the main house allows a further opportunity to extend the current accommodation to potential purchasers.
The rest of the front garden area is laid mainly to lawn with established attractive herbaceous borders edging the main pathway, offering a wealth of attractive colour and interest throughout the summer season. Mature hedging and established ornamental trees offer a degree of privacy. Following around the side of the house is a fenced vegetable garden and green house. This leads around to a secluded and private rear garden with a paved terrace area offering an excellent outside entertaining space. A lawned area edged by ornamental trees and shrubs provides further interest and colour. A separate sitting area is set to the side with a wisteria covered pergola which enjoys a southerly aspect. A useful wood store with access round to the front completes the outside arrangement.
Plum Tree Cottage occupies a rural location surrounded by open farmland, however, the property is well placed, despite enjoying a rural location, being located between the villages of Ilton and Barrington, which between them provides amenities to include primary school, pub, church, village hall, garage and playing eld. The property is about 1.75 miles from the A358 which provides fast and convenient access to Ilminster and the A303 to the south and Taunton and the M5 motorway to the north.
SERVICES AND LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Somerset District Council. Council Tax Band E. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating.
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