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Esker Cottage, Quab Lane, WEDMORE, Somerset
975,000
Esker Cottage is a stunning example of a large detached period property which has been extensively refurbished throughout by the current owners. The improvements to the accommodation are significant, including a new central staircase, a new master bedroom suite and the creation of a wonderful new kitchen breakfast room with bi-fold doors opening out to the rear garden. The roof was completely replaced at the front and refurbished at the rear in 2016. Located within walking distance of the village, this charming family home has been modernised and updated throughout, whilst retaining much of the character you would expect of a property dating back around 300 years. The spacious and versatile accommodation is also well suited to creating an annexe on the ground floor. In addition to the new kitchen breakfast room there is a larger than average utility room, a large sitting room and a family room. The first floor has the master bedroom suite including a dressing room and study area as well as an en suite. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor and another double bedroom with en suite on the second floor. Large and attractive gardens surround the property at the front side and rear and there is also a detached garage and off road parking.

Entrance

Day to day access is at the rear. One of the many excellent changes to the accommodation is the new reception hall. This lovely, light and spacious split level area has a ceramic tiled floor and a door into the DOWNSTAIRS WC. Stairs lead to the first floor accommodation with storage under.

Kitchen Breakfast Room

This stunning area is another result of the impressive changes to the layout of the accommodation. Now very much in keeping with modern family living, the kitchen area now measures 18' 11" x 16' 8" (5.77m x 5.08m) and has a range of hand made and painted wooden wall and base units. Unistone quartz work tops with an inset double Butler sink with mixer tap over. Gas Aga with an extractor and heavy wooden beam over. Integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer and a gas hob. The 'island' has a wooden work top with a breakfast bar on one side, plenty of storage and an integrated electric oven. Tiled floor with under floor heating. Recess down lighting and ample space for a dining room table and chairs. Windows to the side, two velux roof windows and bi-fold doors leading out to the rear garden.

Sitting Room

This charming, light reception room has two windows overlooking the front garden with windows seats and original working shutters. There is also a glazed door out to the front. Measuring 26' x 11' 2" (7.92m x 3.40m) with fireplaces at both ends of the room. A large, impressive Inglenook at one end and an open fire at the other flanked by cupboards and shelving in the alcoves. Wall lights, storage cupboard and a shelved wall niche.

Family Room

Another well proportioned reception room which measures 20' 7" x 19' 3" (6.27m x 5.87m at its widest points). Two windows to the side elevation, two storage cupboards and an original Aga, kept for decorative reasons, although thought to still be in working order. Wall lights.

Utility Room

This larger than average space measures 17' x 8' 8" (5.18m x 2.64m) and is fitted with a range of wooden wall and base units with work tops over. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Dual aspect with windows to the side and rear. Ceramic tiled floor, recessed down lighting and ample space for further freestanding white goods.<br/><br/>Agent Note: The utility room was the original kitchen and with the large family room next door which has its own access out to the lane, these two rooms could easily be converted into an annexe of some sort.<br/><br/>Back to the reception hall and stairs leading to the:

Landing

A door separates the landing area with the master bedroom suite at one end and the other two bedrooms on this level and the family bathroom at the other. At one end there is a window overlooking the rear garden and stairs leading to the second floor with two storage cupboards under. At the other is a large airing cupboard housing the wall mounted gas boiler and the hot water tank.

Master Bedroom Suite

A door from the landing leads into the DRESSING ROOM and STUDY area which measures 11' 6" x 10' 5" (3.51m x 3.18m). Ample space for freestanding wardrobes and a built in cupboard. Window to the front aspect with plantation shutters. This opens into the MASTER BEDROOM area which measures 13' 8" x 10' 10" (4.17m x 3.30m) and has a pair of windows to the front with village views and a deep storage cupboard.<br/><br/>Door to:

Master En Suite

Fitted with a large walk in shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC. Deep airing cupboard with a radiator and shelving. Double glazed window with etched glass to the rear, recessed down lighting and a chrome ladder style radiator.

Bedroom Two

Measuring 12' 8" x 12' 2" (3.86m x 3.71m at its widest points) with an exposed ceiling beam. Window to the front elevation with plantation shutters and a window seat.

Bedroom Three

Measures 13' x 8' 3" (3.96m x 2.51m) with a velux roof window to the rear aspect and a window to the side.

Family Bathroom

Fitted with a wood panelled bath with a shower and shower screen over. Pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC. Measures 9' 7" x 7' 3" (2.92m x 2.21m) with a wood panelled ceiling and a window to the side. Fitted storage cupboards.

Bedroom Four

A door from the landing and a turning staircase with a window overlooking the garden leads up and directly into another double bedroom. Measuring 17' 9" x 13' 1" (5.41m x 3.99m with some restricted head height) with two velux roof windows to the rear and a window to the side. The vaulted ceiling has exposed beams.<br/><br/>Door to:

En Suite Shower Room

A walk in fully tiled shower cubicle, wall hung wash hand basin and a low level WC. Exposed beams and plenty of space for storage including in the eaves.

Outside

One of the main features is the large gardens which surround this charming period property on three sides. The attractive front garden is part wall enclosed with a path from the lane leading to the original front door. Mainly laid to lawn with mature hedging at the front and a selection of trees along the boundary. This continues along the side of the house and opens out to the large rear family garden. Bi-fold doors from the kitchen open out to a large patio area which is enclosed by low level stone walls, a perfect space for entertaining. Steps lead up to the garden which includes a stone built shelter (previously an 'old piggery') with another seating area. A gate on one side leads to the gravelled drive and garage.

Garage and Parking

Detached stone built garage with a tiled roof and storage in the rafters. Measures 19' 8" x 13' 10" (5.99m x 4.22m) and fitted with an up and over door, power and light. Windows to the side and front. In addition there is a gravelled drive with off road parking for two cars.

Services

Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. The wall mounted gas boiler and hot water tank are in the airing cupboard on the first floor landing. There is also under floor heating in the kitchen breakfast room. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: G.

Location

For the purpose of planning your journey, the postcode for this property is: BS28 4AR.

About the Area

Wedmore is a thriving Village with a range of shops including a village store and newsagent, butcher and a chemist. There are a range of individual shops, boutiques, galleries, pub restaurants and tea rooms. Within easy reach there are a wide range of clubs and societies. Most cultural and sporting activities are catered for in the area. There are excellent state and independent schools locally including Wedmore First School Academy, Hugh Sexeys Middle School and the high performing Kings of Wessex Upper School. Local Independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield and the Taunton Schools. The property is within easy distance of the M5 and Highbridge &#38; Burnham railway station with regular trains to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Bristol international airport is approximately 17 miles north.