South Lane, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater

£495,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Quantock Side, the 64th house in the village, is a charming period house with substantial, private gardens, situated close to the centre of this highly popular village.

SITUATION

Quantock Side is situated close to the centre of the attractive and historical village of Nether Stowey which has a real sense of community. The village has excellent facilities including a farm shop, inns, church, book shop, butcher, medical centre, Post Office and primary school. Nether Stowey is nestled into the side of the Quantock Hills, the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England, offering excellent opportunities for walking, riding and other country pursuits.

Wide A roads provide rapid access to the M5 J23/24 or the comprehensive range of shopping, leisure, cultural and educational facilities of the large town of Bridgwater just eight miles away. The County town of Taunton lies nine miles away with its race course and county cricket base. A number of fine golf courses are within easy driving range. Both towns have mainline rail access to London with Taunton offering sub-two hour travel times.

DESCRIPTION

Quantock Side is a charming period house c1800 offering spacious, versatile accommodation. The house was restored some years ago to enhance many original features such as fireplaces, decorative cornicing and ceiling roses. The gardens, water garden and orchard were similarly restored. However, the house is now in need of some updating.

ACCOMMODATION

The property is approached from the village road via stone steps, which lead up to the covered porch and original front door with its working bell pull and further into the entrance hall. There is a study with a cast iron fireplace, with decorative cornicing as well as shutters to the front aspect. The dining room is another lovely room with a cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and a wood mantle piece over. Beside the fireplace there are recesses with cupboards and shelving. The wonderfully light and airy dual aspect sitting room features a beautiful fireplace with marble mantelpiece and surround as well as recessed display shelving below which are additional cupboards offering ample but unobtrusive storage. There is an additional door to the kitchen garden. The kitchen includes a range of eye and low level units, fitted appliances, single drainer sink unit and and plenty of work surfaces. An original bread oven provides unusual extra storage. There is a fine view of the walled kitchen garden with its raised pond, pots and beds for growing herbs and vegetables. Stairs lead from the entrance hall down to the good sized cellar with potential for a variety of uses.

On the upper floor, four double bedrooms are accessed from the large landing, bedroom 2 with its fitted cupboard being via a dressing room

ursery that would make an equally good additional study. The large master bedroom is fitted with built-in wardrobes and units, an en-suite bathroom with panelled bath, wash hand-basin and low-level WC. It offers extended views over the top kitchen garden, the private lower back garden and distant views over a few rooftops towards the coast adding further interest on a clear day. A light, family bathroom with panelled bath, basin and low-level WC offers the same inviting views.

OUTSIDE

The front of Quantock Side, features old stone steps through the small front garden bordered with wrought iron railings and established flowering bushes and boasts the stunning wisteria adorning the front of the property. In front of the house is a raised orchard containing a variety of mature apple, pear and plum trees. Rear views from the hallway invite you to a kitchen garden with its old stone walls, a functional well, raised pond and beds. Flagstones lead past a workshop and garden store through a wisteria covered gateway and past a water cascade that bubbles towards the feature water garden situated within the delightful main garden below. The large expanse of lawn is bordered with herbaceous borders and rose beds. A covered pergola offers a quiet seating area between large, productive kiwi and fig trees to complete this large sunny, private garden retreat/family space. Offset at the rear is further space with greenhouse, sheds and composting area. The separate garage lies a few yards along the village road.

DIRECTIONS

From the centre of Nether Stowey follow the A39 onto St Mary Street. Continue along St Mary Street before turning left onto Castle Street, then left again onto South Lane. Proceed along this road, where the property can be found on the left hand side.

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