This elegant, honey-coloured, period cottage occupies a prime position in the pretty and thriving village of Martock, within easy reach of both Yeovil and Taunton.

The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside rich in pathways and spots for recreational activities such as the nearby Sutton Bingham Reservoir, which hosts a range of water sports.

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The charming, four-bedroom, Hamstone house is believed to have been built circa 1750, and over the years it has been lovingly renovated to create a homely and comfortable property that is full of character. The Grade II listed house is presented in excellent decorative order with tasteful fixtures and furnishings that complement the age of the house, yet also have a modern, contemporary twist.

Inside, the cosy sitting room has a dual aspect with leaded windows flanked by shutters and a focal fireplace that houses a wood burner. The separate dining room is an equally charming space with a wide fireplace and a gas wood burner, while the third reception room would work well as a home office or hobbies room. The kitchen/breakfast room is beautifully appointed and features an Aga, a beamed ceiling, marble work surfaces, and a doorway leading out to the garden courtyard.

Somerset County Gazette: Pictures: Symonds & Sampson, Yeovil

On the first floor, there are five bedrooms and a family bathroom decorated in period style with a claw-foot bath and separate walk-in shower. The principal bedroom leads to a dressing room that could be used as a fifth bedroom or nursery. The loft has a generous boarded space running the width of the property which may offer scope for development, subject to planning permissions.

Outside, an attractive brick paviour courtyard sits at the back of the house and is planted with a wealth of mature shrubs providing privacy and seclusion. The enclosed garden store is a handy addition while a rear gate provides access to a double garage.

At the front, there is a small, cottage garden with wrought iron fencing and a gate leading to the front door.

Hollyhocks, Martock

Guide Price: £500,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson, Yeovil

Agent’s Tel: 01935 423526