Guide price £675,000
Wren Cottage, which is listed Grade II, is a detached property of rubble stone construction with ham stone details under a clay tiled roof. Built in the mid-19th century, originally as a pair of cottages, the property was later converted to a single dwelling, with further additions added to the south side. While the cottage would benefit from some updating, there have been improvements, with a new roof being added in 2014. A new driveway in 2016, plus a modern oil tank and some updated electrics and plumbing. The property is entered via an attractive plank and muntin door with glazed panel which gives access to the entrance vestibule with side aspect window and coat cupboard. Following on is the hallway, off which is the rear aspect dining room with shelved alcoves. Adjacent is the sitting room with windows overlooking the pretty garden. An open fireplace with stone surround, mantel and hearth, provides a central focal point and assures a cosy atmosphere. Following on is the sunroom with a large expanse of southwest facing windows and front aspect glazed door to the garden. From the hallway, there is access to the cloakroom with skylight, and beyond is the double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with plenty of space for a table and chairs. There are painted timber base and wall units with rolled edge worktop with inset sink with mixer tap over and fully tiled splashbacks. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and under counter refrigerator, there is also a free-standing electric stove with extractor over. A door leads to the integral garage with utility area providing a worktop with inset sink and under counter washing machine, tumble dryer and floor mounted Boulter boiler. There is an up and over door, plus a further part glazed personal door to the garden. From the hallway, stairs rise to the first-floor landing with airing cupboard and loft hatches. There are two double bedrooms, the principal having two sets of built-in wardrobes and a good sized en-suite bathroom. There is a further single bedroom or useful study, plus a family shower room. The cottage is set well back from the village lane and is approached via double wrought iron gates, opening to the private driveway, parking and integral garage. The mature and very pretty gardens lie mainly to the front and sides of the cottage and are a real feature, having been nurtured and well kept. There is a substantial area of lawn, together with a wide range of mature shrubs, well stocked flower beds, with spring bulbs and mixed borders, which ensure colour and form all year round. A variety of carefully selected trees including silver birch, mixed conifers, a wellingtonia and a flowering cherry, provide shade and interest. Paved pathways meander their way around the cottage leading to a further area of lawn, well screened by tall conifer and laurel hedging and providing the ideal spot to while away the afternoon with a book and perhaps some alfresco dining. Established, scented winter flowering jasmine, climbing rose and a honeysuckle adorn the front, rear and side of the cottage. There are paved areas to the rear and side of the property, giving access to a discreetly placed coal bunker. Beyond is a further area of garden with two timber sheds and modern oil tank, partially hidden behind a timber trellis with climbing rose and clematis. All in all, this is an attractive stone cottage with charming gardens providing a wonderful opportunity for the new owner to put their own stamp on it, and there is no onward chain. Trent is a small, pretty village set amidst rolling, unspoilt countryside. Centred around the manor house and the lovely old medieval parish church of St Andrew. Much of the village and the 2,100 acres of rolling farmland surrounding it, are protected by the Ernest Cook Trust. The village is well provided for with a primary school and a highly regarded public house, the Rose and Crown Inn, and is conveniently located for Sherborne, Yeovil and the county town of Dorchester. There are good, local transport links with regular rail services from Sherborne to Waterloo 2 ¼ hours and from Castle Cary to Paddington 1 ½ hours. Bristol, Bournemouth and Exeter airports are all about an hour's drive away.
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