East Cottage, Top Street, PILTON, Somerset
East Cottage is a stunning 18th century cottage which has been completely refurnished throughout by the current owners. Modernised throughout with sophisticated rustic theme this classy period cottage is set in an elevated position in a quiet, sought after village location with wonderful views. Exposed brick, concrete floors and timber details, give this cottage a modern country style, all charming details highlighted in the superb ratings currently seen on AirBnB. The accommodation includes a lovely open plan living, dining and kitchen area with doors out to the private garden where you take in the stunning views. There are also three double bedrooms and a lovely bathroom. This attractive property is also well suited to investors who will be interested to know that there is scope to extend the cottage (STPP) which will help increase the already lucrative holiday letting income. This includes a huge premium during the Glastonbury Festival which is within walking distance. The new owners will be entitled to free Glastonbury Festival tickets!! Offered chain free, this property is one which really must be seen to be appreciated.


From the lane steps lead down to the storm porch and wooden front door. This leads into an entrance lobby with space for coats and muddy boots. A further wooden door takes you in to the:

Open Plan Living, Dining Room and Kitchen

This wonderful open plan living space measures and impressive 21' 5" x 16' 2" (6.53m x 4.93m) and highlights the quality refurbishment work carried out by the current owners, modernising this perfect modern living area with a classy rustic theme. The kitchen area is fitted with a Belfast sink and drainer unit with storage under. Fitted worktop with a dishwasher under. Space alongside for an electric cooker with a fitted stainless steel extractor hood over. Fitted with floor to ceiling storage along one wall with a recess for a fridge freezer. Ample space for a dining table and chairs. Very much split into different living areas with the kitchen and dining area on one side and a sitting area on the other. Exposed ceiling beams throughout, painted concrete flooring and a feature brick built fireplace centrally positioned in the sitting room area. French doors lead out to the patio with a further wooden door with a window alongside, also taking on the south facing views. Cast iron radiators and storage under the stairs.

Outside Utility Area

Accessed from the patio area this utility space has space and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Along with the patio this could easily be incorporated into an extension of the rear of the property which would include a more substantial utility room and downstairs WC (STPP).

Bedroom One

A charming double bedroom which measures 14' 5" x 11' 6" (4.39m x 3.51m). Cast iron fireplace (not currently used) and a window to the rear overlooking the garden and taking in the stunning views. Exposed wooden floorboards and ceiling beams. Fitted cupboard which houses the pressurised hot water cylinder.

Bedroom Two

Measures 11' 2" x 9' 2" (3.40m x 2.79m) with exposed wooden floorboards and exposed ceiling beams. Also facing the rear elevation and enjoying the stunning south facing countryside views.

Family Bathroom

Recently refitted and including a wood panelled bath with a mixer tap and hand held shower attachment over. There is also a fitted shower and curtain over. Pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and a towel radiator. Measures 6' 9" x 6' 1" (2.06m x 1.85m) with exposed wooden floorboards and wood panelled walls. Recessed down lighting and a small eye level window with obscured glass to the front aspect. <br/><br/>Back down to the kitchen area and stairs leading up to:

Bedroom Three

This versatile room is currently set up as a third double bedroom and measures 9' 11" x 8' 10" (3.02m x 2.69m). Also well suited as a play room, TV room or as a study. Exposed wooden floorboards, ceiling beams and a window to the front elevation.


The south facing rear garden can be accessed from the open plan living space with French doors stepping out to the patio area. The layout, privacy and views make this a perfect area for entertaining. The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with established borders along both sides. There is also a productive apple tree, a stone built store and a further seating area at threw far end where you can relax with a drink to enjoy the stunning countryside views. At the front there are steps down to the storm porch and front door. There is an area alongside the property with space to park a car. There is further on road parking, if required.

Services and Location

Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired boiler (outside and floor mounted) replaced in 2018. Council Tax band through Mendip District Council is: 'TBC'. The postcode for the property is: BA4 4DF.

About the Property

East Cottage is an 18th century semi-detached cottage. The current owners have refurbished the property throughout including a new boiler and internal pipework in 2018. New radiators throughout with cast iron Paladin fittings downstairs. The new 210L pressurised hot water cylinder is set up to allow conversion to solar energy. Rewired throughout in 2012. Fully boarded loft space with extra insulation and ventilation. The loft could also be converted into extra accommodation (STPP). In addition, new owners might want to consider extending out from the open plan living space to incorporate the outside utility area (STPP). Chimney has been swept and tested and is ready for a wood burner, if required.

About the Area

The property is on Top Street, a very desirable quiet lane in an elevated position on the outskirts of the village. Pilton is a very sought after village. Notable for its pretty stone cottages and rolling hills and of course FREE Glastonbury Festival tickets!! A very active village, it has numerous clubs, a playgroup, a bus to a local primary school and a very smart village hall which includes a Post Office. There is a playground, playing fields with clubhouse and a public house. Nearby there are various supermarkets and shopping and amenities on a larger scale can be found in Glastonbury, Street, Shepton Mallet and Wells. Trains to London Paddington, is situated less than 5 miles away at Castle Cary, with further mainline stations at Yeovil, Bristol and Bath. Bristol International Airport, which offers long-haul flights, is 16 miles away. There is an excellent range of both state and independent schools in the area including Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Blue School Wells, Strode College in Street, All Hallows, Downside, the Bruton Schools and numerous local primary schools.