Guide price £575,000
Dating back to 1825, this immensely appealing unlisted four bedroom cottage is a characterful property under a tiled roof, built from soft honey coloured Hamstone, typical of this area. Mouse Cottage has clearly undergone a fastidious and sympathetic programme of works, with attention to detail, resulting in a truly lovely home. The spacious entrance hall leads via double doors to a newly tiled dining room, with space for a large table and chairs. The bright, well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room with tiled floor has a range of shaker style wall and base units under a wooden worktop, a with 1 ½ bowl ceramic sink, a NEFF triple oven, integrated microwave, gas hob with an impressive bressummer beam above and a SMEG dishwasher. The breakfast bar provides the ideal space for informal dining and is further enhanced by the general contemporary styled neutral décor of this modern kitchen. The conservatory that opens to the garden area, is an excellent additional space for teenagers to hang out or the family to relax in. The spacious sitting room benefits from an impressive stone fireplace with a large wood burner, wooden shelving, and newly fitted carpet. The exposed beams throughout the downstairs give the property a great sense of history and character. There are four double bedrooms on the first floor, two with Hamstone windowsills and one with a newly decorated ensuite shower room. Worth a special mention is the large family bathroom with a free-standing bath and large waterfall shower, Bluetooth mirror with built in speakers and attractive wooden built in cupboards, further enhancing the pleasing contemporary feel, whilst retaining its traditional charm. OUTSIDE To the side of the property is a driveway leading to a parking area for 2 cars with a garage/store with concrete hardstanding which could have a variety of uses. The majority of the gardens lie to the rear, having been attractively landscaped with well stocked beds and borders providing year round colour and interest, along with a charming, mature Handkerchief tree. To the front of the property there is a small, gravelled area bordered by railings. SITUATION This part of south Somerset is rightly regarded as one of the finest areas in the South West, as the undulating hills and valleys give way to the wilder, and more dramatic scenery of West Dorset to the south. Bower Hinton, a hamlet lying to the south of Martock, comprises at its heart mainly period houses and cottages. Most of the hamlet is designated a conservation area in which a policy of strict planning control has ensured that it has changed little over the years. However, the excellent Hollies Hotel, Rose & Crown public house and the popular Old Dairy Cafe, certainly give this traditional village something to shout about. In nearby Martock there is a Doctors, Dentist and a Co-op convenience store. Further afield, there is an excellent farm shop at Crewkerne which is a fifteen minute drive, and where there is also a good range of everyday facilities including a Waitrose Supermarket and a swimming pool and fitness centre. Communications to the area are excellent, the A303 lies about 0.25 miles to the south and is predominately dual carriageway to the M3, London to the east and Exeter to the west. There is a mainline station at Yeovil (Waterloo about 2 hours 25 minutes) and Castle Cary (Paddington 1 hour 40 minutes). Junction 25 of the M5 is within easy reach at Taunton. Rail connections are also available at Crewkerne (Exeter/Waterloo line) or Taunton (Penzance/Paddington).
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