Floorplan for Shepton Mallet, Downhead

2 Bedrooms Semi Detached House - For Sale Downhead, Shepton Mallet
Asking Price £525,000

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905 Downhead is a pretty, two/three bedroom 1890s cottage with a wealth of original features and a large garden set in a peaceful location in the hamlet of Downhead. Sold with the benefit of no onward chain.

Key Features

  • Delightful Victorian Cottage
  • Peaceful Location on Edge of Hamlet
  • Two/Three Bedrooms
  • Plenty of Original Features
  • Large Garden
About the property:

A two/three bedroom Victorian semi-detached stone cottage that has been refurbished over the past ten years to provide a characterful home with many original features retained such as quarry tiles and polished floorboards. Peacefully situated within a generous plot on the edge of the pretty hamlet of Downhead, it offers an idyllic country retreat yet within easy reach of nearby amenities.

About the inside:

The covered porch invites you into the cottage with the light filled dual aspect kitchen/dining room to the right featuring the original quarry tiles on the floor. Thoughtfully laid out with a modern shaker style fitted kitchen and a built-in pantry, there is plenty of room for a large table overlooking the front garden. A step down to the rear of the cottage is a useful storage area and the back door. The third bedroom, or study, enjoys french doors onto the rear garden and benefits from an en-suite bathroom with space and plumbing for a washing machine. The spacious sitting room to the front features a woodburnng stove and original floorboards. From here stairs curve up to the first floor and into a large shower room with tradtional style pedestal wash hand basin and WC. The principal bedroom has stripped floorboards and a feature fireplace, and the bed postioned to take in the views to the front. There is smaller single bedroom also to the front.

About the outside:

Set back from the lane the driveway offers parking for several vehicles. The lawned garden is mostly to the front and attractively planted with a range of flowers and shrubs and a vegetable plot. Directly in front of the cottage is a secluded area dedicated to outdoor seating. To the rear is a smaller area of garden with a patio and shed. Beyond the fence and trees there is open farmland which provides lovely views in winter and welcome shade in summer, and is a haven for wildlife.

About the area:

Downhead is a pretty hamlet located between the market towns of Frome and Shepton Mallet which provide a range of independent shops, restaurants and theatres. Local primary schools can be found in nearby Leigh on Mendip and Stoke St Michael and the renowned private school All Hallows nearby in Cranmore. Bath (15 miles), Bristol (25 miles) and Wells (10 miles) are all within reach, and Frome, Bruton and Castle Cary offer direct rail links to London.