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Cops Cottage, Sparrow Hill Way, WEARE, Somerset
595,000
Cops Cottage is an attractive period property set in a slightly elevated position overlooking the popular village of Weare in a plot thought to be about an acre. This charming country cottage has been extended and improved over the years whilst retaining many period features and now provides spacious and versatile accommodation. This includes a relatively new fitted kitchen breakfast room, a study and a dual aspect dining room and snug. A real feature of this deceptively spacious family home is the triple aspect sitting room with doors out to the rear garden. Over two floors there are five bedrooms, a walk in wardrobe and three bathrooms, including the en-suite to the master bedroom. Outside there are two drives providing parking for several cars with one leading to the detached garage. The plot of around an acre includes well maintained and mature gardens arranged over different levels.

Ground Floor

From the drive the entrance is under a brick built porch with a tiled roof with storage seats either side. The heavy wooden front door leads in to the ENTRANCE HALL and into the oldest part of the property, thought to date back to the late 1800's. The entrance hall has a window to the front elevation, recessed down lighting and a door in to the DOWNSTAIRS WC. Immediately off the hall is the relatively new fitted KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM. Measuring 13' 8" x 13' (4.17m x 3.96m) this light and spacious dual aspect room has a range of wooden wall and base units with granite work tops over. A stainless steel double sink with mixer tap over. Double fridge and double freezer, Miele dishwasher and AEG double oven at eye level. The Neff induction hob has integrated extractor hood over. There is a second work top area with wall units above and below, a second sink and space and plumbing under for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a fitted window seat with ample room for a dining table. Double glazed windows to both sides and a door out to the courtyard garden. Extensive tiling to the water sensitive areas, recessed down lighting and a ladder style radiator. Also off the entrance hall glazed double doors lead in to the DINING ROOM and SNUG. This cosy dual purpose room which is part of the original property measures 21' 3" x 9' 4" (6.48m x 2.84m). At one end there is a wooden mantle piece with a Villager Esprit wood burning stove on a slate hearth with black marble surround and at the other there is ample space for a dining room table and chairs. Windows to both sides of the property and recessed down lighting. A door then leads out to the REAR HALLWAY. A turning staircase leads to the first floor. The STUDY measures 10' 3" x 10' 2" (3.12m x 3.10m) and has a large window to the side aspect and a door to the original larder. From the rear hallway stairs also lead to the raised ground floor and BEDROOM FOUR 13' x 8' 8" (3.96m x 2.64m) and BEDROOM FIVE 13' x 10' 8" (3.96m x 3.25m). Bedroom four has fitted wardrobes. Both have windows to the rear elevation and easy access to the SHOWER ROOM. This has a fully tiled double corner shower cubicle, a large vanity wash hand basin unit with storage under and a low level WC. Extensive tiling to the water sensitive areas, recessed down lighting, a white ladder style radiator and an extractor fan.<br/><br/>Back to the rear hall and the main staircase leading to the:

First Floor

The split level 'L' shaped LANDING has a glass panelled door and stairs up to the SITTING ROOM. This impressive triple aspect room measures 24' 5" x 16' 6" (7.44m x 5.03m) and is a real feature of this charming property. There is a window to the courtyard and two windows to the side as well as large French doors out to the rear garden. The centre piece of this lovely reception room is the marble mantle piece with a Universal Jetmaster open fire on a marble hearth. There is also access to loft space and under stairs storage. At the far end of the landing is the MASTER BEDROOM which measures 13' 8" x 13' 3" (4.17m x 4.04m). Another triple aspect room with a window overlooking the side aspect with views across the village, a window overlooking the courtyard and French doors out to the rear garden. Fitted wardrobes and a door to the EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM with a fully tiled double shower, vanity wash hand basin with storage under and a fitted counter top alongside. A low level WC with a concealed cistern. Recessed down lighting, velux roof window and a ladder style radiator. Extractor fan and extensive tiling to the water sensitive areas. Also at the far end of the landing is the WALK IN WARDROBE which has a selection of built in wardrobes and access to the loft space and window to the front. BEDROOM TWO measures 11' x 7' 5" (3.35m x 2.26m) with a window to the side aspect, eaves storage and a large airing cupboard with slatted shelving. BEDROOM THREE measures 10' 7" x 10' 2" (3.23m x 3.10m) and has fitted wardrobes and a window to the side elevation. The FAMILY BATHROOM has a panelled bath with a mixer tap over and a hand held shower attachment. Vanity wash hand basin with storage under and a low level WC. Extensive tiling to the water sensitive areas and an obscured double glazed window to the front aspect.

Outside

The garden and grounds are a real feature of this property and are thought to extend to about an acre. The current owners have landscaped the gardens to a very high standard. There are level lawned areas, ideal for families as well as seating areas in elevated positions to take in the stunning views. Throughout there are well established trees, shrubs and plants, all low maintenance. There is a vegetable garden with a selection of raised vegetable beds and outside the kitchen there is a courtyard area with steps up to the main garden.

Garage and Parking

There are two drives from the road. One is a gravelled area in front of the house with off road parking for two to three cars and ideal for day to day use. The other runs around the back of the property and leading through a five bar gate to the detached garage. Here there is off road parking for several cars and a turning area. The detached garage has an up and over door, power, light and measures 21' 1" x 12' (6.43m x 3.66m).

Services

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage and oil fired central heating and hot water. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: E.

Location

For the purpose of planning your journey the postcode for the property is: BS26 2LE. You will find our 'for sale' board outside.

About the Area

Weare is in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the south side of the Mendip Hills. The general area is well known for its leisure opportunities including walking, bicycling, riding, sailing and golf. There is also a leisure centre in Cheddar. Coupled with these facilities there is a church in the village and a selection of country pubs in nearby villages. The property is in the catchment area for Kings of Wessex in Cheddar, Hugh Sexey Middle School and the nearby first school in Weare. Wedmore, Cheddar, Winscombe and Axbridge are all within driving distance, where there are more shopping, social and recreational facilities. The cities of Bristol, Bath and Wells are all within driving distance, and there is access to the M5. Bristol International Airport is 9 miles up the A38.