The Briars Cottage, 42 Brent Street, BRENT KNOLL, Somerset
Offers over†£300,000
The Briars Cottage is thought to be the oldest cottage in Brent Knoll and dates back to the late 1600's. This charming two/three bedroom detached property is conveniently located in the village and offers buyers an ideal opportunity to update and improve a unique period home. Set in a wide plot there is also the option to extend on either side or both, subject to the necessary planning consent. The current accommodation includes a galley kitchen, a sitting room, a very spacious dining room and a study which could be used as a third bedroom. On the ground floor there is also a double bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs there is a spacious double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling. Outside the wide and private rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with established borders. There is also a detached garage and off road parking. The property is offered with the benefit of no onward chain.


3' 11" x 2' 11" (1.19m x 0.89m) From the driveway a double glazed door leads in to the entrance porch where there is space for coats and bags with a further door leading in to the:


6' 4" x 13' 2" (1.93m x 4.01m) Windows to the side and front elevations. Range of wooden wall and base units with work tops over. Inset double sink units with mixer tap over. Integrated gas hob and double oven. Space for an under counter fridge and space and plumbing for a washing machine etc.<br/><br/>Door through to the:

Dining Room

16' 10" x 9' 9" (5.13m x 2.97m) A very spacious and light reception room with a part vaulted ceiling, a fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and a large window to the side of the property. It also has a small window to the garden. A staircase leads to the first floor bedroom.<br/><br/>Door leads into the:

Sitting Room

16' 8" x 12' 7" (5.08m x 3.84m) Another well proportioned reception room but with the cosy feel you expect from a cottage. Dual aspect with a window to the front elevation and large French doors opening out to the rear garden. Stone built fireplace with a gas fire on a stone hearth. Exposed ceiling beams.<br/><br/>Door to:

Study or Bedroom Three

7' x 12' 10" (2.13m x 3.91m) Triple aspect with windows to the front and rear and a door leading out to the side of the garden which would have been the original front door. Gas fire. Equally well suited as a ground floor bedroom, if required. <br/><br/>Back to the dining room and a door to the:

Ground Floor Bedroom (Bedroom Two)

10' 10" x 8' 11" (3.30m x 2.72m) Another light room with windows to the front and side aspects of the property as well as a door leading out to the garden. Exposed ceiling beam.<br/><br/>Also located off the dining room is the:

Ground Floor Bathroom

Bathroom suite consisting of a low level WC, panelled bath, wash hand basin and a bidet. Windows to the front and side aspects of the property.<br/><br/>From the dining room stairs lead up the first floor with a door leading straight in to:

Bedroom One

16' 8" x 12' 7" (5.08m x 3.84m) This large and light double bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling beams. Again, another dual aspect room with windows to side and rear elevations. Built in wardrobe and ample space for plenty of additional bedroom furniture.


An impressive wide plot with a private garden on one side and to the rear and mainly protected from the road by a mature hedge. Mainly laid to lawn with a patio and a selection of mature borders, there is ample space on either side of the cottage offers plenty of potential to consider extending and improving the property (subject to the necessary planning consents), whilst retaining a good size private rear garden. The garden can currently be accessed from the drive as well as the study, sitting room and also bedroom two.

Detached Garage and Parking

19' x 11' 2" (5.79m x 3.40m) A detached garage to the side of the property. Fitted with power, light and shelving there is a remote controlled electric up and over door. Plenty of space for storage and a window overlooking the garden. In addition to the garage there is off road parking for at least three cars.

Services and Location

Mains gas, electricity and water. Private drainage. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: D. For the purpose of planning your journey the postcode for this property is: TA9 4DT. You will find our 'for sale' board outside.

About the Area

Brent Knoll is a charming village with a strong community. Within a few minutes walk are a well regarded primary school, 14th century church, village hall, post office, public house and store. Conveniently located for the A38 with easy access to Bristol and the motorway network with the M5 only 1.8 miles away. Bristol Airport is approx 14 miles away. There is a choice of excellent independent and state secondary schools nearby.