Tolleys House, Lydmarsh, Chard

Guide Price: £695,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790

This picture postcard thatched cottage occupies a spot on an idyllic country lane, in the small hamlet of Lydmarsh, close to the market town of Chard. The cosy home is packed full of character and surrounded by beautiful mature gardens on a plot of around 0.53 acres.

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It is believed that the origins of the Grade II listed cottage date back to the 15th Century, and there is plenty of evidence of its age with an abundance of period features such as inglenook fireplaces (one with a former bread oven), window seats, exposed beams and stonework.

In more recent times the current owners have remodelled the kitchen, family bathroom and have also installed an ensuite shower room.

Inside, an impressive dining room is dominated by a large inglenook fireplace, with a wooden chimney, and many exposed beams and uprights. The main sitting room is tastefully decorated and is particularly light and airy, offering a pleasant room to relax whilst in front of an open fireplace. The kitchen is traditional in style with lovely flagstone flooring, oak units, granite work surfaces and an oil fired Rayburn.

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The first-floor landing is split level in nature and leads to the two main double bedrooms and a third smaller bedroom. The family bathroom and an ensuite shower room are presented to a high standard of specification with stylish fixtures and fittings.

Outside, there is a delightful rear courtyard, formal lawns, a paved seating area and a recently created cottage garden. Beside the lawned garden is a small paddock with a twin stable block and store. Other outbuildings include a characterful former barn, now used as a garden store and a workshop, and a timber framed carport.