Advantagously available with no onward chain and vacant possession
1960's Architect designed detached home enjoying bright, airy and generously proportioned accommodation
Excellent entertaining space with mid-century modern features, large kitchen and utility room
Boasting two/three reception rooms, three/four bedrooms, two bathrooms and working from home space
Superb sized garden affording tremendous scope to extend/improve (STPP and consents), ample parking and garage
Desirable village location positioned in a quiet no through road
This generously proportioned detached home covers almost 2,000 sqft and was built in the 1960âs, an individual Scandinavian style build, enjoying an open feel, high ceilings, low pitched roof and large windows to maximise light, all typical architectural features of its time.
The accommodation whilst considered dated is neatly presented and boasts some fabulous original mid-century modern interiors that are both practical and beautifully made. Ticking many âmust haveâ boxes, this versatile home offers tremendous scope to extend and/or improve, great entertaining space, two/three reception rooms, three/four bedrooms, two bathrooms, utility room, ground floor cloakroom, working from home options, ample parking, garage and superb wrap around garden.
A large storm porch shelters the main entrance door, providing cover to remove muddy boots before you are welcomed in the entrance hall, from here doors lead off to a cloakroom, garden room and office and the principal reception room, a fabulous âLâ shaped room affording a dual aspect and access on to the garden, cosy up next to the wood burner in the lounge or come together around the table in the dining area which features an original built in solid wood dresser accessed from sides in the dining area and kitchen, there is also a floor to ceiling adjustable shelving unit. Continue into the kitchen/breakfast room which affords plenty of storage units, ample worktop space, two sinks, room for freestanding appliances and at the centre space for a table and chairs. The utility room is also a decent size with sink, units, space for freestanding appliances, store cupboard and door out to the garden. If required, the garden room and office would make an excellent ground floor bedroom with potential to add a ground floor bathroom as conveniently positioned next to the utility and cloakroom.
From the dining area, another 60âs feature is the âUâ shaped open tread staircase with metal balustrades and wood clad walls bringing you up to a very spacious first floor landing which is flooded with natural light and offers a lovely study or reading space. High angular ceilings and floor to ceiling windows give a bright airy feel. There are two generously proportioned bedrooms, one having large built-in wardrobes with drawers, shelves and hanging space, the other has the benefit of an en-suite shower room. There is a family bathroom and third bedroom with built in wardrobe and overhead storage cupboards.
Occupying quarter of an acre plot (approximate measurements taken from Google Earth) the property provides a sunny aspect and good degree of privacy. Approached via Vicarage Lane, a quiet no through road, a five-bar gate opens onto a sweeping drive providing parking and turning space on the lead up to the garage which is fitted with up and over door, power, light and pedestrian door to the side. The front garden is laid mostly to lawn with a patio extending from the front elevation where sliding doors give access from the dining area and a sun canopy provides shade over, the garden is edged with established flowering shrub borders which continues around to the front and side of the property where there is plenty of space for refuse and additional storage. The rear garden is a fantastic size separated from the front by a mature hedge with archway through to an expanse of lawn with deep established borders. There is also a lovely variety of mature trees including a Rowan tree, plum and apples trees.
The property is situated in the desirable Polden Hill village of Shapwick which is set amidst scenic Somerset countryside, great for walkers and keen bird watchers alike. Shapwick boasts an active and friendly village community, fabulous Cricket Pavilion and recreational ground and St Marys Chruch. Excellent primary schooling can be found in the neighbouring villages of Catcott and Ashcott and the thriving town of Street, home to renowned Millfield School and Clarks Shoes, is within approximately 5 miles with with its comprehensive range of shops, bank and the Clarks Village Outlet shopping, sporting and recreational facilities including both indoor and open air swimming pools and Strode Theatre. The nearest M5 motorway interchange at Dunball, Bridgwater is within 8 miles with Bristol, Bath and Taunton 38 and 23 miles distant respectively.
From Street proceed on the A39 towards Bridgwater. Pass through the villages of Walton and Ashcott and shortly after passing the Albion Inn on the left, turn right signposted to Shapwick. Follow the road down the hill into the village taking the first right turning into Vicarage Lane where the property will soon be identified by our For Sale sign on the left-hand side.
Note to Purchaser
This timber framed home is deemed non-standard construction, buyers requiring a mortgage are advised to seek advice from a broker about lending options.