Postcode: BA11 5ER
Sale Type: Sold
Honeypot Cottage, dating back to 1810, is a charming semi-detached property situated in a beautiful rural setting. Formerly part of the Longleat Estate the property enjoys fabulous views and is surrounded by an abundance of wildlife all set in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB ) There have been sightings of several rare species of birds and occasionally, with the wind in the right direction, the lions of Longleat can be heard roaring in the distance! Over the years the current owners have lovingly updated the property and incorporated modern technology such as remote controlled appliances and integrated charging sockets. The property has been doubly soundproofed on either side of the dividing walls ensuring zero noise pollution from either of the dwellings. Planning permission has been granted to extend this property further and architects drawings are available to view.
The front door leads into a hallway off which there is a spacious family bathroom comprising of a traditional bath, shower basin and loo. A excellent sized pantry is perfectly positioned next to the entrance to the kitchen which has recently been refurbished in handmade, traditional style, units with solid beech worktops. There is plenty of storage with wall and floor units and integrated appliances consisting of dishwasher, combination Microwave , fridge and a large range cooker. From the kitchen, a pretty stained glass door leads into a spacious dining room with wonderful reclaimed French oak flooring. The focal point is a beautiful, ornate, reclaimed mantlepiece surrounding the multi fuel wood burner which is flanked by two, floor to ceiling, handmade dressers. The window overlooks the rear garden with views of the woodlands surrounding the cottage. From the dining room a dual aspect sitting room is entered via another stained glass door. Large french doors open out onto the front garden and a sizeable picture window overlooks the back creating a naturally floodlit space and is a perfect place to relax and unwind. The original front door of the property serves as an access to the rear garden and is a useful space to store outdoor clothing.
Upstairs there are three sizeable double bedrooms all with impressive far reaching views. The largest bedroom was previously two rooms, therefore the cottage could easily become four bedrooms if one wished to replace the partition wall.
Two additional rooms have been attached to the property which are currently being used as a laundry room and office. The laundry room is fully equipped with storage units, sink, power points and plumbing for appliances. The office has telephone and internet points and two windows which overlook a paddock and a stunning oak tree.
There is also a large attic space that can be converted and is currently fully insulated and boarded
A private gravel driveway offers parking for several cars and a larger than average garage/workshop which offers further parking, plenty of extra storage space, power points and overhead lighting. The substantial garden wraps around the house and is a combination of lawn, flowerbeds, mature shrubs and fruit trees and backs onto open fields creating total privacy. A pretty summerhouse overlooks the rear aspect and is a perfect spot to witness the sunrise. There is also a pretty seating area where you can see Deer in the nearby paddock as you watch the sunset and amazing walks can be had in the surrounding fields that are owned by the Duke of Somerset!
Honeypot Cottage is in the hamlet of West Woodlands four miles from the fashionable market town of Frome which offers independent shops, restaurants, supermarkets, a cinema and hosts a popular monthly Artisan market. Bruton is a short distance away where the world renowned “Hauser and Wirth” art gallery and the notable “At the Chapel” restaurant can be found. The revered country club, “Babington House”, is a 20-minute drive and known for its peace and tranquillity.
West Woodlands is within easy commuting distance of the exciting, vibrant cities of Bath and Bristol. Westbury, Warminster, and Castle Cary stations provide rail services to London Waterloo and London Paddington, whilst the A303 (M3) provides good road access to London and the wider motorway network. Additionally, the A36, M4 and M5 are all within easy reach.
Local primary schools can be found in the nearby villages. Oakfields and Selwood Middle Schools are in Frome, as is Frome Community College for students aged 13 to 18. In nearby Bruton there is Sexey’s (a state boarding and day school) as well as the Independent schools; Kings Bruton and Bruton School for Girls. Other nearby independent schools include All Hallows and Downside.
Leaving Frome on the B3092 head towards Gillingham and Stourhead. Follow the road into the village of West Woodlands. Continue past St Algars Farm on your right and Honeypot Cottage is the next property on the right before the oak tree.
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- 3 bedrooms
- Recently refurbished
- lovely views and country walks
- Near the Longleat Estate
- Useful external office
- Plenty of parking
- Large Garage
- Opportunity to extend
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