- A delightful and beautifully presented Grade II listed thatched property set in two acres of attractive grounds
- Stunning one bedroom detached annexe, ideal for families coming together, nanny accommodation or providing an income
- Work from home or have a hobby that takes up lots of space? Ample outbuildings, workshops and garaging provide further interest and opportunities
- Recently modernised by our clients to include attractive and stylish bathrooms, kitchen and utility
- Fabulously spacious sitting room with charming ceiling beams and inglenook fireplaces at either end
- Ticking all the boxes for a family home - four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, two formal reception rooms, home office, utility, ground floor cloakroom and playroom/snug
- Large patio terrace, formal gardens, orchards and masses of parking.
- An absolute must view to appreciate all that is on offer here
A delightful and beautifully presented Grade II listed thatched property set in two acres of attractive grounds in the favoured village of Compton Dundon. Offering much more than meets the eye including a stunning detached annexe in addition to a variety of useful outbuildings, workshops and garaging. Viewing is a must to appreciate all that this property has to offer.
The Old Tavern is a Grade II listed thatched house originating in the 1600's and for much of the intervening period a tavern known as the Hare & Hounds, occupying a prominent position on the way to Somerton from the historic town of Glastonbury. The property is detached and presents attractive lias stone elevations beneath an enveloping layer of thatch set within approximately two acres. Many of the rooms feature exposed timbers particularly the sitting room with a charming beamed ceiling, stone spiral staircase and two inglenooks.
Entering the property from the rear elevation through a conservatory hall where doors lead off to the sitting room and kitchen. Fitted with an attractive range of base, wall and drawer units with oak effect worktop surfaces and contrasting tiles, integrated dishwasher and space for a Range cooker and wine cooler. Stylish wood effect floor tiles continue into the dining room, utility room and cloakroom. The utility, fitted with matching kitchen units has space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and tall fridge and freezer. The spacious home office/studio also has a door out to the side of the property. The dining room can accommodate a generous sized table and leads into the sitting. A concealed staircase rises to the guest suite complete with ensuite shower room and airing cupboard. The sitting room is as charming as it is spacious with a large Stovax wood burner set in an inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and flagstone hearth. A snug/playroom completes the ground floor rooms. A spiral stone staircase rises to the first floor landing where matching oak doors open off to three double bedrooms and a beautifully appointed family bathroom. All having characterful sloped ceilings and exposed beams. Bedroom two benefits from an ensuite, built in wardrobes and an outlook over the garden.
The detached annexe, extended by our clients provides beautifully presented accommodation. Accessed through an attractive oak entrance door into a charming sitting room with oak flooring, vaulted ceiling, exposed stone walling and multi fuel stove set back in an inglenook. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with white high gloss base, wall and drawer units with oak effect work tops and built in appliances. The master bedroom suite includes built in wardrobes and a modern bathroom.
Arriving at the property the initial driveway provides ample parking where double gates give access to the detached annexe and the main house and a five bar gate opens to a long driveway leading past the first of the outbuildings known as the Stables ending just before the orchard in front of a range of garage/workshops which have power, light and water. All areas of the grounds link neatly with each other, providing easy access for maintenance. Extending from the main house and around the annexe is a fabulous patio terrace, continue onto the formal garden which is laid to lawn with flowerbeds, a variety of mature trees and an enclosed garden pond. This part of the garden is bordered by mature hedgerow, with an opening into a second lawned garden. Follow the garden around and you will come to an orchard comprising 15 trees (mainly cider apple) and second orchard with 25 assorted fruit trees. Measuring approximately 2 acres in total.
Compton Dundon, a favoured village situated south of Street and nestled in picturesque countryside beside the Polden Hills. The property is well placed to enjoy the many attractive features Somerset has to offer. Perfect for keen walkers the popular The Polden Way is on its doorstep offering stunning landscapes and wildlife. An active village including a pub, the Castlebrook Inn, a village hall and Church. The thriving town of Street provides an excellent range of shopping facilities, prestigious Millfield School, as well as Crispin secondary school, Strode Sixth Form College, indoor and open air swimming pools, a theatre and choice of pubs and restaurants. The country town of Somerton is nearby, a popular market town with plenty of facilities. The neighbouring county of Dorset is similarly attractive and offers a beautiful coastline, with Lyme Regis being with 35 miles. Street (Millfield School) 2 miles, Somerton 3.5 miles, Taunton (County Town) 21 miles, Bristol 35 miles, Bath 32 miles, Castle Cary Railway Station (London Paddington) 13 miles, A303 Podimore Junction 7 miles.
Proceeding from the town of Street follow the B3151 towards Somerton. After approximately 2.5 miles you will arrive at Compton Dundon, opposite the garage. The Old Tavern will be found on the left hand side just before a left turn and the War Memorial.