Address: Egton Bridge Cottage - Mill Dam
Postcode: BA10 0AU
Sale Type: Under Offer
Postcode: BA10 0AU
Sale Type: Under Offer
Egton Bridge Cottage is hidden away in a Conservation Area behind Bruton High Street, just a stone’s throw from the fashionable shops and cafes. Set up high behind the town, there are lovely outlooks of rooftops and trees. Built in 1830, the cottage has lots of character, with ceiling beams, nooks and latch doors. The cottage is double fronted with the front door in the middle. This opens into a cosy sitting room, double aspect, with oak flooring and beams. A deep chimney breast at one end has a wood burning stove and built-in cupboards and bookshelves on either side. The kitchen is fitted with modern units, and a chimney breast provides the perfect space for a range cooker. Whitewashed ceiling beams and slate flooring exude a country cottage feel. Windows to the front overlook the cottage garden and, to the rear, the kitchen opens through to a very light and airy dining room with French doors to the back garden. A planning application is currently in process to extend here to create a spacious kitchen-diner.
Stairs from the sitting room lead up to two bedrooms and a bathroom, all of which have vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. Both bedrooms have oak flooring; the main bedroom has a little en-suite loo and built-in wardrobes and bedroom two has a pretty fireplace. Both bedrooms have lovely outlooks.
Egton Bridge Cottage is approached along a footpath. A picket gate opens to a footbridge over the river Brue, with a charming view across the neighbouring property to ducks swimming on the water. A flagstone path, bordered by pretty cottage planting and a lovely old stone wall, takes you up to the cottage, where a paved dining area under a pergola is a tranquil spot to enjoy a summer supper outside. The garden is very private, wrapping around the cottage to the side and to the rear with planted borders and a lawn. A shed provides garden storage.
Bruton is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. The town has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including At the Chapel and The Roth Bar at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. An exciting addition to the high street is the restaurant Osip, recently opened and run by a Michelin starred chef. The town also has a doctors’ surgery, pharmacy, vet, library, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station and numerous independent shops. Bruton is only a 5 minute drive from the very pretty town of Castle Cary, which has a mainline railway station and the new hotel and restaurant The Newt (https://thenewtinsomerset.com/). The small market town lies in the heart of the Somerset countryside. It has many independent businesses including shops, boutiques and galleries and, at the weekly Tuesday market, local producers gather to sell their wares including organic vegetables, artisan bread, cheese, meats and fish. New restaurants have recently opened as well as a wonderful delicatessen, butcher and independent wine shop. Other amenities include nursery, primary and secondary schools, health centre, dental practice, library, post office, grocery stores, butcher, newsagent, chemist, pubs, restaurants and tea shops. Large supermarkets are located in Wincanton and Shepton Mallet which are both a short drive away. Gillingham (approx 20 mins away) has a Waitrose, as does Sherborne (30 mins away).
For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Yeovil are all within about an hour’s drive. The A303 (6 miles) provides a direct route to London via the M3 and there is a mainline rail service from Bruton/Castle Cary to London Paddington (approx 2 hours) and also the new train to Waterloo (Bruton). Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
There are excellent local independent schools within walking distance - King’s School Bruton and Bruton School for Girls, also the state boarding school - Sexey's, which has received the highest performing 6th form award in Somerset. Bruton has its own primary school and, in close proximity, are Millfield, Hazlegrove and All Hallows prep schools.
From the top of Bruton High Street (A359) at Mill Dam, proceed on foot and follow the footpath up hill and round to Egton Bridge Cottage on your right hand side.
Post code: BA10 0AU
What 3 words: less.sticking.occupations
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Bottled gas for cooker.
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- Secluded haven tucked away behind Bruton High Street
- Detached two bedroom cottage
- Lots of character
- Pretty gardens
- Planning application in process to extend
Guide Price £400,000enquire now