Tuckaway, Combe St Nicholas

Guide Price: £485,000

Agent: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Agent's Tel: 01460 238382

This characterful period cottage occupies a secluded and peaceful position away from the hustle and bustle of 21st-century living, yet it is within a mile of the highly-desired and thriving village of Combe St Nicholas, while the market towns of Chard and Ilminster are both about five miles away.

The three-bedroom, detached house, named Tuckaway, is located in an elevated position and benefits from outstanding long-range views across unspoilt countryside.

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Inside, the stone-built cottage is presented to a high standard and sympathetically blends a wealth of original character with modern living fixtures and fittings including the recent installation of an air source heat pump. Period features are in abundance and include exposed beams, open fireplaces and leaded windows.

The house is comfortable and welcoming, and approached through a bright entrance conservatory with lovely countryside views. This leads to a charming sitting room with a deep inglenook fireplace and log burner, a timbered ceiling and lovely oak flooring. A cosy snug also sits on the ground floor and a light and airy u-shaped kitchen with classic cream-coloured units and wood effect work surfaces.

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On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, each with splendid views of the countryside, and a recently re-fitted bathroom.

Outside, the well-established garden has been planted beautifully with a wealth of flowering shrubs, well-stocked borders, an area of lawn and peaceful seating areas. A former well is a good point of interest and there is a garden studio.

To the front, double gates open to a gravel driveway and a very generous single garage.