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Lambe House has been created by the skilful conversion of the original Village school, which has a rich and interesting history dating back to the 1730's involving a local benefactress Mary Lambe after whom the house is named. The house provides particularly spacious and well appointed accommodation full of charm and character. The conversion has been carried out in such a way so as to retain many of the original period features and provides extremely light and airy accommodation with large rooms with high ceilings and four double bedrooms. A particular feature of the property is the large vaulted sitting room with original wooden flooring and a vast glazed window flooding the room with natural light. The property is offered in excellent order throughout, with a modern kitchen and bathrooms and both a wood burning stove and gas fired central heating. The accommodation could easily be adapted to provide an annexe with its own separate entrance if so required. The property is set on a generous sized plot with a delightful garden and views both over the village and to the open countryside at the rear. There are two paved terraces, a large insulated workshop with power and various garden sheds. There is off road parking for four to five cars.
In summary the accommodation comprises:
Entrance lobby with original brick tiled floor and vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers
Sitting Room part vaulted and with gallery over. A particularly light and airy double aspect room with large window flooding this room with sunshine, exposed original timber floor, glass fronted woodburning stove set on original stone slab and raised snug/study area.
Inner Hallway with balustraded staircase to the first floor with understairs storage cupboard, further built in cloaks cupboard with shelf and hanging rail
Dining Room. Another well proportioned double aspect reception room with double glazed windows overlooking the rear terrace
Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Another good sized and well proportioned room fitted with original wooden flooring, a modern range of cream shaker style units with beech block worktops with inset one and a half bowl china sink, Kenwood Rangemaster with electric ovens and five ring gas hob with extractor over, built in dishwasher and fridge, shelved pantry.
Side Entrance Lobby with door to side pathway and further built in shelved cupboard
Laundry Room with tiled work surface with inset one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboards below, plumbing for automatic washing machine, wall mounted Worcester gas fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and central heating systems with Hive installed
Utility Room with tiled work surface with inset single bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, door through to
Shower Room with white suite comprising shower enclosure with Triton shower unit, adjacent cupboard housing a factory insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater
Cloakroom with white suite comprising close coupled w.c. and wash hand basin
N.B. If so required the dining room, utility room and shower room could be utilised as an annexe with its own separate entrance.
Galleried Landing currently utilised as a Study/Library Area
The main staircase from the middle of the house gives access to a landing with hatch to extensive loft space accessed by a loft ladder and which is part boarded with Velux windows, light and power. Shelved airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater.
Bedroom 1 a beautifully proportioned double aspect room with vaulted ceiling and with double glazed windows overlooking the rear garden. On two levels with a raised dressing area with built in wardrobes, double glazed Velux windows with fitted blinds.
Bedroom 2 also with window overlooking the rear garden, exposed roof timbers, double glazed Velux window with fitted blind.
Bedroom 3 with exposed roof timbers, double glazed Velux window with fitted blind.
Bedroom 4 with exposed roof timbers and double glazed Velux windows with fitted blinds.
Main Shower Room with double walk in shower enclosure, vanity basin with cupboards below, close coupled w.c., heated chrome towel rail, under floor heating, with plumbing for full size bath if preferred.
Guest Shower Room with corner quadrant shower unit with Mira shower, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., heated towel rail, under floor heating, double glazed Velux roof light.
The property is approached from the road through twin five bar gates opening onto a driveway shared with The Old Schoolhouse and giving access to a tarmac parking area in front of the property with space for four to five cars. Also situated at the front of the property is a stone and slate building which is Grade II Listed and is the former fire engine house to the village and which now provides excellent dry and secure storage. Gated pathways to either side of the property give access to the rear garden where can be found a large paved terrace providing an attractive sitting/dining out area and with raised pond, outside lighting and tap. Situated on the east side of the property can be found a number of outbuildings including a covered log store, recycling area, potting shed and further garden store with fitted bench, Belfast sink with cold water supply, electric power and lighting connected. From the terrace a flight of steps gives access to a further paved terrace with adjacent raised vegetable beds. There is vehicular access to this area of garden so there is the potential to provide further off road parking if so required. The remainder of the garden is lawned, bounded and interspersed by shrub borders and with large timber framed workshop with insulation and power, as well as two further timber framed garden sheds. The rear of the garden backs onto open countryside and is mostly enclosed mature hedging offering a real sense of space and privacy. There are attractive views across the village towards the parish church.
Lambe House occupies a particularly attractive location set on the edge of this sought after village, within walking distance of all amenities. Milverton provides a thriving village community with many local clubs, organisations and amenities to include shop, post office, village hall, social club to the playing fields/cricket club, parish church, award winning pub and primary school. The larger town of Wellington is about four miles away and provides further amenities, including supermarkets and cinema. On the outskirts of the town can be found Junction 26 of the M5 Motorway. The County Town of Taunton is about 8 miles away providing further extensive amenities together with excellent schools in both the state and private sector. Exeter and Bristol are within commuting distance and both have airports.