Brake Cottage is a thoughtfully restored 18th century semi-detached cottage with abundant storage. Set back from the road in a quiet position yet in the centre of Hallatrow, this property comes to the market for the first time since 1973.
The accommodation flows well from the sunny entrance hall (with stable door and built-in book shelves).
The kitchen has electric oven and hob, wall cupboards, larder & base units, Worcester Bosch wall-mounted boiler, room to eat and plumbing for a dishwasher.
The spacious dining room has exposed beams, two large windows and a fitted bookcase. The well-proportioned, cosy sitting room has exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace (with wood-burner) and is wonderfully light with four windows. Stairs lead to the landing.
The main bedroom has commodious hanging space and an airing cupboard. The second double bedroom has two cupboards, one with hanging space and one with shelves.
The bathroom has a white suite with a shower over the bath, a lit mirror and towel rail. One cupboard is plumbed for a washing machine and a second provides space for cleaning materials/vacuum etc.
Gardens & Grounds
Paved seating areas at front & side, security light, sheltered south facing square walled garden and a garden box for tools.
The driveway forms part of the property with rights of way for the other three cottages in the settlement.
The property is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Hallatrow, located at the foot of the Mendips between Bath, Bristol and Wells. There is a pub/restaurant, the largest second-hand bookshop in England and a thriving community.
The area has many footpaths along the river Cam and through the nearby ancient woods boasting stunning countryside walks. High Littleton (of which Hallatrow is a part) has a Post Office/newsagent, general stores, hairdresser, excellent primary school, church, excellent fish & chip shop and recreation ground.
The surrounding area has farm shops, golfing at Farrington Gurney, a weekly farmers market in Wells, Frome and Shepton Mallet. sailing at the Chew Valley Lake. There are leisure centres at Chew Magna, Farrington Gurney and Midsomer Norton and the largest tennis club in the Bristol & Avon League at Bishop Sutton.
High Littleton, Clutton & Farrington Gurney primary schools have excellent reputations and are close by. Secondary schools include Norton Hill, Writhlington and Chew Valley. In the private sector nearby are All Hallows Cranmore, Wells Cathedral School, Downside and Millfield besides all those in Bath and Bristol.
The Georgian city of Bath and the regional centre of Bristol are within close commuting distance, from where excellent train services run to London Paddington (approx. 1hr 30 mins). Bristol International Airport is 12 miles away (just under 30 mins drive).
TENURE -The property is of freehold tenure with vacant possession upon completion.
OUTGOINGS - Council Tax – Band D
SERVICES - Mains water, mains drainage, gas and electricity. Gas fired central heating.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS - All those items usually regarded as retained to the Vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale, although some may be available to the purchaser if required at valuation
PUBLIC AUTHORITIES - Bath and North East Somerset Council Tel: 01225 477000.
POSTCODE - BS39 6ED
VIEWING - Strictly by appointment with the Vendor’s Agent, Killens Telephone 01749 671172
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE - Rated E. View at www.killens.org.uk
From the A37, take the A39 for Bath at the traffic lights - after Temple Cloud if coming from the north or after Farrington Gurney from the south. Proceeed half a mile precisely to the centre of Hallatrow. The shared driveway to the cottage is immediately after the finger post sign at the beginning of Harts Lane (beside Horsechestnut tree).
Postcode: BS39 6ED for Satellite navigation.