A delightful detached period cottage situated in an idyllic rural setting along a country road just under one mile from the pretty village of Horsington. The cottage is believed to have origins dating back to the 17th Century with a later two storey extension added to the rear providing additional living accommodation. A light and airy lounge/dining room features an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, window seats and exposed timbers. There is a separate cosy sitting room with double doors opening to a sun lounge enjoying a lovely outlook over the garden. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of modern units, Rangemaster Encore Deluxe induction cooker flanked by a granite work surface, and an opening leads through to a pleasant breakfast/morning room which also provides access to a useful mezzanine floor. There is also the benefit of a shower room on the ground floor. From the inner hallway stairs rise to the first floor with three double bedrooms and stylish family shower room. In recent years the current owners have greatly improved the property by installing a new central heating system (2018), upgrading the private drainage to a modern treatment plant (2019), new consumer unit (2018) and replacement windows. A section of agricultural land was also purchased which greatly enhances the garden. During 2014 the previous owners installed photovoltaic panels and a solar thermal system providing hot water (mainly during the summer months), and an income from a feed-in tariff.
Adjacent to the side entrance porch is a herringbone brick driveway which leads to a detached garage with an attached log store and field shelter. A paved seating area featuring a garden well extends to a large expanse of lawn providing a delightful setting for the property with a wooded backdrop all enclosed by stock fencing.
LOCATION: Hearne Cottage lies just under a mile from the popular village of Horsington which provides a primary school and church. The larger village of Templecombe provides further local amenities including a mainline railway station with a regular service to London/Waterloo. To the north, the A303 can be joined at Wincanton which in turn, gives excellent road access to the South West and London and the South East via the M3 and motorway network. Other towns within easy driving distance include the historic Abbey town of Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Blandford and the regional centre of Yeovil to the west. The property is surrounded by delightful countryside and wooded areas, with the fields predominantly used for pasture grazing and provides many opportunities for walking and riding. As well as the local primary school, the property is well located for excellent schools in both the private and state sectors.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating and telephone all subject to the usual utility regulations.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: F
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment through the agents.Read more
|DELIGHTFUL PERIOD COTTAGE||DETACHED|
|SITTING ROOM||LOUNGE/DINING ROOM|
|GARDEN ROOM||THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS|
|TWO SHOWER ROOMS||DELIGHTFUL COUNTRYSIDE SETTING|