Shurton, Stogursey, Bridgwater, TA5


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A charming period cottage situated in the pretty hamlet of Shurton. Attractive gardens, parking and carport.

Bishops cottage is a double fronted period residence situated at the end of a row of 4 properties on the edge of this desirable hamlet. We believe the property dates back to the 16th century in part, with later additions in the 19th century. Character features have been retained throughout the property and these include; exposed stone walls, heavy beams from old ship timbers, beautiful inglenook fireplaces, bread oven, salt/spice niche and window seats. Along with the many period characteristics of Bishops Cottage, there are modern day comforts to include; double glazing, electric underfloor heating in the kitchen, utility and bathroom, lpg gas central heating and solar panels.

The well-presented accommodation is arranged over 2 floors and briefly comprises; a heavy old (possibly original) front door opens into a welcoming hallway with reception rooms either side, both with attractive fireplaces and woodburners and overlooking the pretty front garden. The property benefits from 2 staircases, accessed from each of the reception rooms. The kitchen is located at the rear of the property, well-fitted with a range of contemporary units and tiled work tops, including a built-in oven with slide and tilt door and induction hob over. There is a good size utility with Belfast sink and plenty of space for appliances, a rear door opens to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with modern white suite to include bath and separate shower cubicle. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms; two with built in storage and all three having views over the pretty gardens.

The property is approached over a small ford and onto a shared driveway providing vehicles access for only one other property and pedestrian access for the other cottages. There is parking to the front along with a carport. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs and plants and a lovely Laburnum tree. The rear garden is a good size and is well-stocked with an abundance of shrubs, fruit trees to include apple and plum, a bay tree, feature arch with roses and wisteria, along with productive vegetable plots. There is an outside covered seating area and timber garden shed, a Victorian working lampost, greenhouse, covered Well, small garden pond and an old stone 'privy'. At the bottom of the garden is a large timber outbuilding with power and light.

An early viewing is strongly recommended to fully appreciate this charming property in a picturesque setting.

Forming one of a row of period cottages the property occupies an edge of hamlet location in the picturesque Somerset countryside. The village of Shurton has a local pub and within a short distance is the larger settlement of Stogursey offering local shops, church, primary school and garage. The town of Bridgwater lies approximately 8 miles distance and the county town of Taunton can be reached over the Quantock Hills. Both towns provide multiple shopping a schooling facilities. Access to the M5 motorway can be gained at junction 23 and junction 24 at Bridgwater with Taunton having a mainline railway to London Paddington. To the west of the property lies the Quantock Hills which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and where many footpaths and bridleways can be enjoyed.

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Greenslade Taylor Hunt - Bridgwater

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