This picturesque cottage is perfect for those who love the charm of old and the convenience of new. Aptly named Chipley Cottage, after the village carpenter who resided here in its early years. Our clients have carried out an accomplished and sympathetic renovation retaining its character and heritage at heart, an eye for the detail and a dedication to quality joinery and fittings can be found throughout the cottage altogether giving a warm and welcoming feel. Beautiful exposed beams, parquet flooring and deep sills in the central reception hallway set the scene for what is to come. From here a staircase ascends to the first floor and solid oak doors lead off to the ground floor accommodation. The formal dining hall has original features including flagstone flooring, lead panelled windows and stained glass. A superb inglenook fireplace with exposed natural stone, complete with bread oven can be found in the sitting room, the solid oak flooring continues through an opening at one end into a further snug/reception room.
The bespoke handmade kitchen includes stunning granite worktops and a range of high end fitted appliances. An opening will lead you through to a spacious conservatory with a feature covered well, a wonderful addition to both the cottage and kitchen having a marvellous pull out larder and attractive views across the garden, accessed via central French doors and a side door. A great entertaining space and breakfast room, a perfect place to start the day. A convenient shower room and utility room are also located on the ground floor. On the first floor the main bedroom is light and spacious with feature window seats and a built-in cupboard. The room can easily accommodate a king-sized bed and additional furniture. To complete the internal accommodation there are two further double bedrooms and shower room, recently fitted with a tasteful suite and tiles.
The property is complemented by a large traditional cottage garden, offering a private and peaceful setting which is well stocked with a wide variety of established shrub borders and mature fruit bearing trees including olive, quince, cherry, yew and maples. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with pathways leading through the garden. From the garden, far reaching views can be enjoyed across open countryside towards the Mendip Hill range. A long block paved driveway is accessed from the front of the property through a five-bar gate, sweeping behind the lawn to the garage/carport and provides ample parking space for multiple vehicles. The garage is complete with up and over door to the front and power and lighting. Ripe for conversion this could also provide further accommodation (subject to planning permission) if desired.
The property is situated within the popular Polden Hill village of Catcott which has local amenities including primary school, church and two public houses. The thriving town of Street is 6.5 miles and offers a good range of facilities including Strode College, Strode Theatre, both indoor and open air swimming pools and complex of shopping outlets in Clarks Village. Street is also the home of the renowned Millfield Senior School. Catcott is 29 miles from Bristol International Airport, 37 miles from the City of Bristol and 22 miles from the County Town of Taunton.
From Street take the A39 towards the motorway passing through the villages of Walton and Ashcott. After approximately 5 miles turn right signposted to Catcott. On reaching the crossroads, King William Inn opposite, continue straight over into King William Road. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the junction and then the first right at the monument into Brook Lane.