Guide price £825,000
Mallow Cross, built in the 17th century, is a Grade II listed gem situated within an idyllic village location. It boasts a timeless allure, constructed with Petherton stone under a slate roof with elegant mullion windows being a classic example of its time. The kitchen, with tiled floor, exudes a rustic charm that harmonises perfectly with the wooden units and worktop, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. There is an oil-fired green Aga, a separate electric oven and ample space and connection for a dishwasher and washing machine. Beyond the kitchen lies a dual aspect snug room with window seats and a working fireplace with slate mantel over, making this an ideal informal living space. The large sitting room, also boasting dual aspect views and an open fireplace, is positioned at the front of the house with a southerly aspect and is an ideal room for entertaining family and friends. A delightful dining room, with sprung wooden floors, has a further fireplace with wood burner, original bread oven, window seats and a door leading out to the sheltered walled garden and terrace. It is a truly wonderful room perfect for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. The four generously proportioned bedrooms and family bathroom are on the first floor, each with fitted cupboards offering excellent storage. Worth a special mention is the dual aspect principal bedroom which has an abundance of natural light, delightful views of the garden and a beautifully renovated ensuite with a waterfall shower. All things considered, Mallow Cross is the perfect home for families or perhaps those looking for generous living space. OUTSIDE The property is approached from West Lane via a five-bar gate and a gravel drive leading to a parking area for several cars. To the side of the drive is a large double garage with power, lighting and charging point with a convenient mezzanine providing some very useful additional storage. The south facing front lawn is enhanced by lime trees and the gardens to the rear feature a red-brick and stone wall that exudes character and offers a striking backdrop to the climbing roses. The well established kitchen garden, nestled within trimmed box hedges, is full of an array of vegetables, including butternut squash, courgettes, beans, onions and leeks, perfect for those with green fingers. Borders are well stocked with a plethora of plants and shrubs including a variety of roses, lavender, hydrangeas, buddleia, fuchsias and sedum, ensuring this is a beautiful garden full of year round colour and interest. The stone log store and potting shed are useful additions to this overall fabulous garden. LOCATION A handful of villages surrounding South Petherton are well known for their beauty and West Lambrook is no exception. The delightful village of South Petherton has a variety of traditional shops as well as the South Petherton Community Hospital. The larger centres of Yeovil, Sherborne and Taunton are within easy reach with excellent communication links to the A303 (predominantly dual carriageway to the M3 and London) as well as the M5. Train links are from Taunton or Castle Cary to London Paddington or Yeovil/Crewkerne to London Waterloo. SPORTING & RECREATION The area is well provided for with bridleways, quiet lanes and footpaths. Fishing and sailing (by permit) at Sutton Bingham Reservoir near Yeovil and the Jurassic coast is just over 20 miles away. Racing at Wincanton, Salisbury and Taunton. Numerous golf courses including Wheathill and Yeovil. Theatres in Bath, Yeovil, Bristol and Salisbury. The Newt Country Estate and Bruton are also just an easy drive. EDUCATION There are a number of highly regarded schools for children of all ages in the area, including the South Petherton Church of England infants and pre-school, a Montessori pre-school at Over Stratton, Kingsbury Episcopi Primary and South Petherton. Independent schools at Millfield, Sherborne and Bruton.
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