Fairhaven has been beautifully resorted to an exceptionally high standard by the present owners to create a spacious and comfortable family home with generous gardens. The property enjoys an elevated position within 50 yards level walk of Mere's bustling town centre.
On entering the property via the attractive wooden painted front door you immediately see the quality of the works which have been carried out. The hallway is a light room with travertine floor tiles, painted stair case and useful under stairs cupboard. The sitting room is a charming room with feature fireplace and slate hearth creating a cosy focal point and fireside alcoves. This double aspect room enjoys views to the front and rear garden. The dining room is another well-proportioned room with feature fireplace and original slate surround. The kitchen is a wonderful family room, well equipped and fitted with a bespoke Charles York hand painted solid wood floor and wall cupboards with matching drawers and trim, cornice and plinth, pewter handles, glazed display cabinet, double bowl Villeroy and Bosch china clay sink with swan neck mixer taps.
There are french doors leading out to the rear garden, completing the kitchen is a very useful walk-in pantry.
The charm continues upstairs to the light spacious landing where you will find the master bedroom with period feature fireplace and two further double bedrooms and a luxury family bathroom.
Outside the gardens lie to the front, side and rear of Fairhaven and is generous size extending to approximately 0.2 of an acre. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub beds and borders which provide interest and colour throughout the seasons. There is a parking bay to the side of Fairhaven. There is potential to create a driveway and erect a garage subject to new planning permission ( PP had previously been granted )
The house lies within walking distance of Mere village centre where there is a range of services and facilities to cater for most everyday requirements including a Co-op convenience store, post office, electrical retailer, hairdressers, restaurants, public houses, primary school, church, butcher, pharmacy, Doctor's surgery, vegetable and flower shop and library. The village is conveniently located to access the A303 and at nearby Gillingham (3 miles) there is a mainline railway station serving London Waterloo.
Mere is a popular town located within a conservation area and within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the small and attractive town offers a variety of independent shops, several popular public houses, hairdresser and a Co-op supermarket. The nearby town of Gillingham offers a Waitrose amongst other supermarkets, opticians and dentists. The attractions at Longleat House and the National Trust gardens at Stourhead are both less than 15 miles away.
The pretty market town of Bruton is close by and is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. The town has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including “At the Chapel” and “The Roth Bar” at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. The town also has a doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, vet, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station and numerous independent shops.
Communications are excellent; the A303 trunk road, providing access to the M3 and London, is 2 miles to the north. Mainline railway stations are at Gillingham 4 miles (London Waterloo 1 hour 58 minutes) and Westbury 14 miles, (London Paddington 1 hour 20 minutes). In additional there are twice daily coach services to London from Wincanton.
The area offers a number of well-known state schools at all ages including the highly regarded secondary school in Gillingham. Independent schools in the area include Kings Bruton, Hazlegrove, Bruton School for Girls, Port Regis, St Mary’s Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Millfield, Downside, Clayesmore, Hanford, Bryanston and Milton Abbey.