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Sold STC Church Street, Lopen, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 Guide Price £699,950

  • Stags - Yeovil

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

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Bedrooms: 8

A wonderfully characterful home located near the centre of a popular village, benefitting from a self-contained one bedroom flat. Beautifully presented with endless period features. A total of 8 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and 3 bathrooms. Walled rear garden, workshop and studio. Grade II Listed.

THE PROPERTY

Character properties are abundant in South Somerset, yet it is rare to find such an outstandingly preserved example of a historical village home as Cross Tree House. Occupying a central position within the village of Lopen, this Landmark property with it's symmetrical stone facade is immediately endearing to all who visit with exciting surprises and beautiful features at every turn inside. Despite being so very pleasing to the eye, it is clear to see that modern convenience is well catered for without detracting from the quintessentially English aura, resulting in a delightful, friendly home with a personality of it's very own.

Justifiably Grade II Listed, the property is believed to date back to the 17th century when it was constructed as a farmhouse for a local estate. Later extensions and remodelling were since carried out, particularly in the 19th century with many typical architectural features from this period still in place including the bay windows and the arched front doorway. Superb flagstones or exposed floorboards can be found in every principal room, and there are beautiful fireplaces to be found, such as the impressive inglenook in the dining hall, which now houses an Aga with a fireside seat, and the simple yet classically elegant fireplaces found in the sitting and drawing rooms and Bedroom 2. The fixtures, fittings and scheme of decoration have all been carefully selected to complement the authentic styling with traditional kitchen units, classical bathroom suites and panelled interior doors. As such, the lasting impression upon becoming familiar with the property is one of being transported back in time without losing the benefits of a modern lifestyle.

The accommodation has a sociable emphasis, dovetailed with great comfort. Entering the property through the front door, you are met with a spacious entrance hall which gives a wonderful sense of arrival and leads to three reception rooms. The sitting- and drawing rooms are located at the front of the house whilst the expansive dining hall overlooks the rear garden, providing between them an appealing environment for family enjoyment as well as for entertaining. The kitchen can be found adjoining the dining hall, and is set out to ensure efficiency for the busy cook with plentiful storage, a large Belfast sink and spaces for appliances including a range style cooker. Alternatively, those who enjoy a sociable cooking experience could easily adapt the dining hall into a farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. Upstairs, the seven bedrooms found in the main house are arranged over two floors with 5 double bedrooms on the first floor, most of which benefit from built-in storage, along with a family bathroom and separate shower room. The top floor provides two further double bedrooms, serviced by a shower room. The domestic side of life is well provided for with a laundry room, utility/store room and cloakroom all found on the ground floor.

A considerable asset to the property is the flat which comprises; an entrance lobby with stairs to the central hallway, one double bedroom with a shower, a cloakroom and an open-plan living room with a kitchen area and cabin bed. With independent access from outside as well as a connection to the main house via the workshop, the flat offers comfortable and well presented accommodation suitable for a variety of purposes including great potential to realise a residential or holiday rental income, or for use in conjunction with the house in order to house dependent relatives, teenagers or guests.

OUTSIDE

Cross Tree House is blessed with excellent workshop- and studio space, ensuring that those working from home and keen hobbyists alike have somewhere outside the main body of the house to concentrate on their art free from distraction. Adjoining the house, and connected via the utility/store room, the workshop benefits from power and light, steps down to a wine cellar and direct access to outside at both the front and the rear, where there is an enclosed courtyard, . The studio can be found in this courtyard and, with multiple windows allowing natural light to flow in, this is a fantastic place for a home office or artist's studio.

Much of the garden is arranged to the rear of the property and, with a level lawn enclosed by a wall ensuring privacy from the public road as well as security for children and dogs, this is a fantastic family garden which offers wonderful opportunities to relax, dine and entertain out of doors. Amusement at any age is catered for with a delightful tree house for the youngsters and a hot tub for those seeking the perfect environment in which to unwind as well as a sun terrace adjoining the house. To the front the beautiful stone elevations and thatched roof are framed by a lawn with flower and shrub borders, surrounded by a manicured hedge, wooden gate and brick walls, making this magnificent home look the epitome of the charming country home which can be found behind the front door.

AGENTS' NOTE

The property is currently run as a successful self-catering holiday let, and there is the potential for an incoming purchaser to continue this business if desired, or to realise an income via bed and breakfast, with the self-contained flat representing ideal owner's accommodation.

 

Further photographs and information on the property and surrounding area can be found at www.crosstreehouse.co.uk.

SITUATION

The property is located in a designated Conservation Area near the centre of Lopen; a popular, rural village which is surrounded by some of South Somerset's most glorious countryside. There are ample opportunities for walking, riding, cycling and various other outdoor pursuits in the locality. The village benefits from a well regarded farm shop, The Trading Post, with attached restaurant which can be reached by a short walk along footpaths, and the neighbouring village of Merriott offers a choice of convenience stores, a petrol station, 2 pubs and various other facilities including butcher, pharmacy and squash club. Hinton St George, another neighbouring village, boasts an excellent dining pub, community store and tea rooms. Broader ranges of amenities can be found in Crewkerne, South Petherton and Ilminster, all accessible within 5 miles.

 

Education is well catered for in the area with a variety of state and independent schools nearby. Several of the neighbouring villages benefit from primary schools, and Perrott Hill, Hazelgrove and Millfield at Street are all within easy reach.

 

Transport links are good with the A303 trunk road accessible within a few minutes' drive and a mainline station in Crewkerne offering regular services to London (Waterloo) and Exeter. Slightly further afield, the M5 can be joined at Taunton (J25) and Taunton train station benefits from services to a broad variety of destinations.

SERVICES

Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas. Gas fired central heating. The front and ridge of the roof were both re-thatched in 2012.

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 take the second exit towards Ilminster town centre. Pass through the village of Watergore and at the next roundabout turn left towards Crewkerne. Enter the village of Lopen and take the left-hand turn into Church Street. The property can be found immediately on the left.

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

Neighbourhood average sold house prices

Detached
£346,667

Based on 6 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