Bishopston, Montacute, Somerset, TA15

Sold ££700,000

Key Features

Grade II listed former Vicarage
18th Century building
Potential to extend into former stable
Central village location
Hamstone fireplaces
Exposed beams
Separate cottage ideal for holiday let

About This Property

This magnificent, Grade II listed former vicarage, dating back to the 17th Century set within stunning walled gardens, also benefiting from a former stable and separate cottage, offering the potential for additional income as holiday lets or annexes.

The Old Vicarage dates from 1650 and is Grade II listed. The majority of the main house was built circa 1720 and the architecture is Georgian in character. All of the rooms are well proportioned with plenty of natural light.

The front aspect of the property presents an imposing Georgian style ‘double front’, constructed of local Hamstone under a tile roof with original mullion windows. On entering through the wooden door, you are welcomed in to the grand entrance hall, a large and light space with exposed wooden beam, mullion windows, with window seats and a stunning Hamstone fireplace offering a beautiful centrepiece ahead of the wide dark wood staircase, leading to the first floor. Under the stairs there is a storage cupboard, where the trapdoor leading to the cellar is also located.

To the East of the hallway is the sitting room, offering fantastic light through the South facing mullion windows with secondary glazing internally, exposed beams and inglenook fireplace, with wood burner inset. To the West is the drawing room, with mullion windows to the front and side aspects, exposed beams, serving hatch through to the kitchen, a TV point and a beautiful Hamstone open fireplace surround and hearth.

Beyond the drawing room is the kitchen, with window offering views out to the courtyard. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall, base and drawer units with work surfaces over, tiling to splash back, double drainer, stainless steel double sink unit, space and point for electric cooker, plumbing and space for a dish washer, space for fridge/freezer and a walk in pantry with window to the side.

Opposite the entrance to the kitchen are two doors, the first leads to the cloakroom, with opaque window to the side aspect. White suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, tiling to splash back, a triple length walk-in shower; mains connected, heated towel rail. The second door leads you into the dining room, offering exposed beams, fitted cupboards, fireplace (currently covered) and French Doors leading to the gardens.

At the Northern tip of the main house, a door gives access to a porch area, leading to the utility/boiler room with plumbing for washing machine and housing the boiler system. A door provides access to the court yard, where separate entrances to the garage, former stable and separate cottage are also located.

The grand dark wood staircase in the entrance hall leads to the first floor landing with mullion windows to the rear and side (L Shaped) and feature ceiling beams. At the Western end of the first floor is the first bedroom, with windows to the front offering views to St. Catherine’s Church, Montacute and a further window to the side aspect, built-in double wardrobe, feature ceiling beam, washing area with pedestal wash hand basin, strip light and tiling to splash back. At the opposite end of the landing (East) is the second bedroom with windows to the front offering views of the church, fitted cupboard and feature ceiling beam.

Bedroom three to the North of the house, has windows to both sides, one with a window seat, offering views over the gardens, fitted bedroom dresser and drawers and exposed ceiling beam. The fourth bedroom offers views to the church through the South facing window to the front and benefits from a built in wardrobe and exposed ceiling beam. Also on the first floor is the family bathroom, with window to the side aspect comprising white suite of cast iron bath, wash hand basin, radiator with heated towel rail and access to loft space along with the separate WC with window to the side aspect and low level WC

Also accessed from the court yard is a separate cottage, constructed of Hamstone under a tile roof. At the top of the cottage is a Coat of Arms, notably the Phelips Coat of Arms, signifying that a member of the Phelips family of Montacute occupied the property during its time as a vicarage. The cottage offers an almost ready-made holiday let. The cottage is entered directly into the main living space, currently comprising of mullion window to the East side, exposed beam, Hamstone fireplace and stairs leading to the first floor. This area has the potential to be a perfect weekend holiday home, with space for a comfortable seating area, fireplace and small kitchenette. The stairs lead to the first floor, offering a bedroom, lit with windows to both sides, benefitted from a stunning vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, exposed Hamstone walls and glazed door leading to a pretty Juliette balcony. Also on the first floor is an ensuite shower room, comprising modern white suite of low level WC, wash hand basin with vanity unit under, light, shaver point, heated towel rail and corner shower cubicle. This separate property offers incredible potential for year-round income.

To the North of the property is a former stable, which has been partially converted by the former owner. The rooms, with separate access from the courtyard and gardens, currently comprise a former workshop (25’4” x 16’6”) and a generous loft space (31’0” x 16’6”). The previous owner had planned to integrate the additional space into the main house to offer a generous extension, however, there is incredible potential here to add a separate living space that could be used as a holiday let or annexe (subject to planning consent) and could generate a substantial sum of money, particularly over holiday periods, when Montacute House is visited by a large number of tourists.

The property is situated close to the heart of the popular village of Montacute, home of the National Trust owned Montacute House. The village itself justifiably lies within a conservation area and benefits from amenities including a shop, post office, pub and hotel, church and village hall. The commercial centre of Yeovil is just 4 miles away with a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities on offer. Transport links are good with the A303 trunk road just 2 miles distant and train stations within Yeovil offering regular rail services to London (Waterloo), Exeter and Bristol.

The property can be approached via a gated pathway enclosed by natural stone walling with the gardens predominately located to the front and side. The gardens to the front of the property are mostly laid to lawn with established planted borders and a stone path. To the side, the garden offers large, separated areas of lawn, patio, vegetable patch and a small walled off area, bordered by well-manicured hedges.

The rear of the property is accessed via double opening doors and a personal door leading to a courtyard area, offering off road parking for a number of vehicles along with private access to both the former stables and separate cottage. The courtyard also leads to a large double garage with electric double roller door, power and light.

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