THIS modern yet traditional Hamstone property sits in a quiet, tucked-away location close to the parish church in the pretty village of Merriott, just two and a half miles away from Crewkerne.

A well-respected local builder constructed the house in 2001, yet it has a traditional period design with cottage-style windows and an attractive porch that echoes the ecclesiastical roots of the property.

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Inside, the dwelling is spacious yet cosy and it is well presented throughout. The light-filled sitting room has a double aspect and a focal fireplace with an oak mantel, a Hamstone hearth and a multi-fuel stove. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room has a classic look and is fitted with a range of pale-coloured units and several integrated appliances, while the separate dining room overlooks the rear garden and would make an ideal family room or study.

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On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a large family bathroom with a panelled bath and a separate quadrant shower cubicle. The principal bedroom benefits from fitted wardrobes and cupboards, an ensuite shower room, and splendid views of the countryside. The small fourth bedroom would also work well as a study or hobby space.

Outside, pretty, well-established gardens circle the property and back onto a former orchard. The rear garden has a large patio and a lawn edged with mature shrubs and trees including plum and cherry, plus there are well-stocked flower beds and a central herbaceous border filled with colourful sun-loving perennials.

There is a kitchen garden with raised vegetable beds and plenty of fruit including James Grieve and Red Devil apple trees, currants, gooseberries and raspberry canes. A summerhouse is a welcome bonus, and it is strategically placed to make the most of the afternoon and evening sun.

There is ample parking space on the gravelled driveway that leads to a large single garage.

Church Street, Merriott

Guide Price: £650,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790