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Sold North Street, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 Guide Price £595,000

  • Stags - Yeovil

    4-6 Park Rd, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DZ

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Bedrooms: 4

A unique home located in a semi-rural position on the edge of South Petherton, yet within easy walking distance of amenities. Outstanding eco features, bespoke fittings and versatile accommodation. Generous gardens of 0.75 of an acre, garage and workshop. EPC Band C.

THE PROPERTY

Since the Code for Sustainable Homes was introduced in 2007, the property market has become familiar with the ways in which modern technology, coupled with time-honoured building techniques, can be used to reduce the environmental impact of a home, yet rarely are so many eco-friendly features combined in a single property as can be found at Jacks Field. Constructed in 2007 under the exacting eye of the current owners, this superb modern home was devised with the needs of a busy family in mind yet with a clever strategy at every turn to lower the environmental consequences of day-to-day life. The result is an endearing, stylish home with well proportioned rooms and stunning bespoke features which offers the opportunity to lead a green lifestyle without compromising on the many benefits of modern convenience and comfort.

Internally, the accommodation has been thoughtfully laid out to ensure comfortable surroundings for a variety of purchasers. Much of the ground floor is arranged as an open plan family room with a fitted kitchen and bi-folding doors connecting to the conservatory, allowing these two spaces to be interlinked or separated as required. Also on the ground floor is the master bedroom which, with an en suite bathroom and dressing room and a door directly to the garden, is a fantastic set up for anyone requiring step-free living accommodation, or semi-independent housing for teenagers or relatives. The first floor comprises three well proportioned bedrooms and the family bathroom, all arranged around a central landing. Domestically the property benefits from excellent storage, including eaves cupboards in the three bedrooms upstairs, and there is a utility/laundry room with an adjoining cloakroom on the ground floor.

Individuality is a word that springs to mind upon entering the property and taking in the charming bespoke features found within. Approaching the front door, you cannot fail to notice the stained glass panel which welcomes you into the porch, after which you will no doubt notice the tiles stretching throughout the hallway which were reclaimed from a pub. Moving through the property into the family room, the floor changes to attractive Ash boards which are complemented by a statement kitchen in a bold plum colour, equipped with the usual modern appointments. Even the shape of the windows, particularly on the first floor, is individual with glazing into the apex of the dormer windows; a feature which provides a wealth of natural light. Another appealing feature of the property is the edge-of-village location which, with open fields adjoining the garden, creates a sense of countryside living yet with amenities only a short walk away. Lovely countryside views can be enjoyed, particularly from the first floor.

Jacks Field was built in a Passive House style with the orientation of the house carefully thought out to take advantage of natural heat from the sun. The property is therefore inherently designed to retain heat or keep cool, depending on the time of year, with a heat exchange air filtration system in place to ensure a constant cycle of fresh, clean air which helps to create a healthy, temperature controlled environment inside. Alongside the Eco credentials of the building itself, the property is equipped with a plethora of energy and water efficient systems including rainwater harvesting, biomass-fired central heating, Solar water-heating panels (supported by a back boiler in the log burner) and photovoltaic panels, which we understand generate plenty of electricity to cover the domestic usage and provide an income from the National Grid. Other ecologically friendly measures include a copse planted in the garden with the intention of providing a constant source of firewood, which can be quickly seasoned in a purpose built log kiln, and a reed bed waste water drainage system which helps to reduce water bills even further, with the surplus clean water flowing into a pond which attracts a wide variety of wildlife to the garden.

OUTSIDE

Jacks Field enjoys a large, varied plot amounting to just over three quarters of an acre, much of which lies behind the property in a two-part rear garden. The section of garden abutting the house is arranged into soft tiers, maximising the enjoyment of this space for outdoor relaxing, dining and playing. Security for children and dogs is ensured with gates to both sides of the property and a fence dividing this upper area from the rest of the garden which slopes gently down to a wooded brook area and features the firewood copse, a designated vegetable garden, netted fruit canes and chicken coops as well as an expanse of lawn. Parking is well provided for at the front of the property with a turning area for a number of vehicles. A detached garage and workshop adjoin the parking area, complete with power and light and there is also a log store and a firewood drying kiln.

SERVICES

Mains water, drainage and electricity in place. Photovoltaic panels generating electricity on garage roof and solar water heating panels on house roof. Biomass/solid fuel boiler and back boiler in wood burner for hot water and heating. Rainwater collection system.

SITUATION

The property is located on a no-through road on the fringe of the popular village of South Petherton with a broad variety of day-to day amenities within easy walking distance as well as an active and friendly community with many clubs and societies profiting from various communal halls. The David Hall is well known nationally as a Folk Music venue and has a fortnightly film show. Amenities within the village include a community hospital, doctor's surgery and 2 pharmacies, Post Office, library and mini supermarket as well as 1 pub/restaurant (neighbouring villages such as Over Stratton also have well reputed dining pubs), 2 cafes and a variety of other local shops including a butcher, baker, greengrocer and delicatessen.

 

Road links are good, with the A303 trunk road within easy reach and the nearest motorway junction at Taunton (J25 of the M5). Mainline train stations in Yeovil and Crewkerne offer regular rail services to London (Waterloo) and Exeter, facilitating travel to and from the South East and South West, whilst Taunton Station enjoys links with a variety of destinations including London (Paddington), Bristol, Birmingham, The North and Scotland.

 

The Jurassic Coast is easily accessible and the Olympic Marina at Portland is approximately an hour's drive away. Leisure opportunities within the local area include walking and cycling through the beautiful countryside surrounding South Petherton, and Ham Hill Country Park is a short drive away. The commercial centres of Yeovil and Taunton are both within easy reach, offering a wide variety of shopping and leisure facilities including cinemas, restaurants, cafes and bars as well as the County Cricket Ground and Racecourse in Taunton.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil Office, telephone 01935 475000.

DIRECTIONS

From Yeovil take the A303 towards Exeter and at the Hayes End roundabout turn right to South Petherton. Take the road ahead at the first mini roundabout then at the next mini roundabout turn left and continue on this road through the centre of the village. By Coke Memorial Methodist Church turn right onto North Street and the property can be found on the right hand side after approximately 200 metres.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

Neighbourhood average sold house prices

Terraced
£203,217
Semi-detached
£259,000
Detached
£336,792

Based on 23 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • Stags - Yeovil

    4-6 Park Rd, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DZ

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01935 321902