Shyners Terrace, Merriott, Somerset

Guide Price: £400,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent’s Tel: 01460 200790

This spacious five-bedroom period property occupies a quiet, tucked-away position at the top of a no-through lane in the popular village of Merriott, close to Crewkerne.

The three-storey house, named Greystones, requires some improvements but it is brimming with character and offers generous room sizes and lovely high ceilings.

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Little is known about the history of the house, but it is believed to have been one of the first homes built in Shyners Lane with a terrace of Victorian cottages added sometime later. It was clearly the 19th-century home of someone of good status within the village, with its granite and marble tiles, fireplaces, mullioned leaded windows and art nouveau details. The proportions are grander than many of the other smaller Victorian cottages in this area, with good ceiling heights throughout and accommodation that is adaptable for the modern family.

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Inside, the sitting room is very traditional in its feel with a large ornate fireplace, ceiling roses and original parquet flooring. The adjacent dining room/study is equally characterful, while the family room or second living room is graced by an original black marble fireplace and pretty period cornice. The classic kitchen is fitted with a range of white modern units and worktops and has a super walk-in pantry.

On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a mullion leaded window and heritage style suite including a freestanding claw foot bath. The principal bedroom has a double aspect with views over the village and a cast iron period fireplace. There is also a separate cloakroom and a useful separate shower room.

On the second floor, there is a generous bedroom with a mullion window and ample under eaves storage.

Outside, the rear garden offers plenty of potential for keen gardeners. It features a shaped area of lawn, several well-established shrubs and trees, and a pathway with low stone walling.

There is ample parking space for several vehicles on the tarmac driveway.