Floorplan for Shepton Mallet, Downside
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5 Bedrooms Detached House - For Sale Lower Downside, Shepton Mallet
Asking Price £750,000

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A delightful four/five bedroom detached cottage with lots of character features and a large cabin in the garden.

About the property:

Downside Cottage is situated in a rural location on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet, this delightful character cottage was originally three cottages built in the 1860's and now thoughtfully converted into one, offering spacious accommodation with plenty of period features including inglenook fireplaces and exposed beams, generous outside space with a gravelled drive, and with the benefit of a peaceful conservatory, a large heated cabin in the garden, and solar panels generating useful income for the new purchasers.

About the inside:

The front door opens into a spacious dining hall which enjoys hardwood floors, exposed beams, stone feature inglenook fireplace with bread oven, and the staircase rising to the first floor. From this central room, a door leads into the fitted kitchen with utility and downstairs cloakroom beyond. On the other side, the dining hall opens into the comfortable sitting room which benefits from an open fire and a pretty leaded bay window overlooking the garden. A doorway leads through to a reception room currently used as an office, which then leads through to the conservatory which is a lovely light filled and peaceful room, ideal as an additional office or gym.

Upstairs, the landing leads to four of the five bedrooms and the family bathroom. Bedroom four is currently set up as a small office and bedrooms two and three are good sized double rooms. The spacious family bathroom has a freestanding roll top bath and separate shower. The principal bedroom is dual aspect with polished hardwood floors, a generous en-suite bathroom and access into bedroom five, previously used as a nursery but would now make an ideal walk-in dressing room.

About the outside:

Wrought iron gates invite you into a sweeping gravelled drive which leads around the raised lawn to the large timber cabin. The cabin is made of 45mm treated Scandanavian pine and has power, light and electric storage heating and would make an ideal studio, games room or workshop. There is also planning permission in place for a large 9-metre x 6.3-metre barn/store.

The raised lawn is bordered by stone walls and features a beautiful Acer tree in the centre. The rest of the garden is enclosed by mature trees, shrubs and climbing roses.

The solar panels were fitted several years ago and the new purchaser would benefit from the income selling excess power back to the grid.

About the area:

Shepton Mallet is a vibrant and historic market town which has a heritage dating back to Roman times. The River Sheppey runs through the town and the Mendip Hills, which as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) lies to the north. The town has a wealth of retail outlets including independent boutiques, cafes and bars. The Charlton House Hotel & Spa is nearby with its award-winning restaurant in an elegant country house. Many cultural events are held throughout the year including the Lantern Festival, The Snowdrop Festival and the annual Carnival. The iconic town of Glastonbury is only six miles away, and the energetic cities of Bristol and Bath, easily accessed via the A37, are both under an hour away with excellent rail links to London. Castle Cary provides the closest rail links and is only 7 miles away. The A303 and the M4 are easily accessible and there are air links via Bristol Airport.

Additional information.

The property has a 4KW solar PV system on the roof which was installed 12 years ago and attracts the highest 45p per unit tariff.

This produces an income of approximately £2000 per year with 13 years left on the current agreement. This agreement is transferable to a new purchaser and statements from Good Energy can be supplied.


Useful information:
Postcode: BA4 4JX
Council Tax: F
EPC rating:
Viewings strictly by appointment with the vendors selling agents Killens 01749 671172

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