An exceptionally attractive detached Grade ll Listed Cottage dating back to the 16th century and is situated in the heart of the most desirable village of Isle Abbotts.
- Private Parking
This immaculately presented property has in recent years undergone a fully comprehensive refurbishment and upgrade with great attention to detail, using original materials to now offer a very comfortable four bedroomed home, filled with a wealth of charm and character. The house sits well within its gardens and further grounds extend to approximately one acre enjoying a wonderful secluded position with far reaching views across open countryside.
Cuffs Orchard is approached from the lane across a granite set entrance with solid oak gates opening onto a gravelled drive and turning area. The drive continues beyond the house to a further parking area with access to a single garage and workshop.
Front porch under a thatched bonnet hood enters through a substantial Oak door into an impressive reception hall with exposed timbers and a vaulted ceiling. Travertine tile flooring extends throughout the ground floor. The main Oak staircase leads up to the first floor. Beyond is a downstairs bathroom complete with a freestanding roll top bath, large walk-in shower and basin inset over a wooden vanity unit. The main sitting room is spacious, light and airy including three leaded light windows two with window seats and views out to the front. An attractive inglenook fireplace with stone hearth houses a wood burning stove and large Bressumer Oak beam over. The dining room with exposed timbers and beams offers an excellent entertaining space which opens into the snug with an attractive stone surround fireplace featuring a wood burning stove and display niche to one side. A large leaded light window with seating under allows ample light in and a front door leads out to a further thatched bonnet hood porch. The snug leads into the kitchen. This offers a range of handmade bespoke solid Oak wall and base units complete with granite work surfaces providing excellent storage. This also includes a Belfast butlers sink, an integrated dishwasher and electric oven. A two-oven oil fired Aga completes the layout. A small lobby area with side door leads out to a terrace, gardens and workshop.
Following the main stairs up to a stunning galleried landing featuring detailed timbers and exposed beams all beautifully finished with handcrafted plastering.
The far end leads into the first guest double bedroom with high ceilings, exposed timbers and alcoves either side of a chimneybreast, ideal for storage. Bedroom 4 being slightly smaller again includes detailed timbers and a high ceiling (currently used as a home office). Following along into an inner landing incorporating a range of fitted under eaves storage.
A second guest double bedroom offers a pretty leaded light window, high ceilings detailing exposed timbers and space for a free-standing wardrobe. At the end, the principle bedroom is light and spacious with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, it also features an original stone surround fireplace. A surprisingly spacious en-suite bathroom with Travertine flooring includes a large walk-in shower, free standing roll top bath, pedestal basin and a range of built in storage and airing cupboards.
GARDEN & GROUNDS
The formal gardens are situated mainly to the front of the property. Pretty lavender beds border the cottage. Across the gravelled drive is the main lawn area featuring a stone-built Koi pond with waterfall. This in turn leads to a formal box hedged area with a sun terrace and pergola providing a wonderful outside entertaining space enjoying the gardens and views.
To the far side of the garden is a superb kitchen garden including a range of raised borders filled with an assortment of soft fruit and vegetables. A five-bar gate leads into the paddock. A duck pond can be seen at the far end. To the side are two greenhouses and further storage sheds. The grounds are used for grazing including a wildflower meadow.
Detached single garage and workshop at the end of the gravel drive.
Isle Abbotts is a highly regarded popular rural village with a thriving community to include a village hall and church. It is located within easy access to the town of Ilminster being 5 miles to the north and Langport being 7 miles. The picturesque County town of Somerset, Taunton, offers an excellent range of shops, independent restaurants and cafes and highly regarded state and independent schools. From Taunton there is a fast rail service to London Paddington and both Bristol and Exeter international airports are within an hours drive.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating and Aga.
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