- 4 Bedrooms
- Grade II Listed
- Autonomous Annexe Potential
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Utility Room
- 0.3 acre Garden
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A fascinating Grade II Listed 4 bedroom former farmhouse set in more than a third of an acre of private gardens, additional stone outbuildings offering garage and workshop with permission for autonomous annexe, all within a central village location. EPC Exempt.
When picturing a period home, the image that comes to mind is one of a charming stone exterior with characteristic flagstone floors, Inglenook fireplace and stone mullion windows behind which are spacious, rooms full of historic features and family comforts. Sussex House not only matches this description but exceeds expectations by blending all of the best features of a lasting farmhouse built in 1627, with the many benefits of modern life, creating a home which is characterful, comfortable and convenient. The current vendors have invested heavily in the renovation of the property to include a new roof and oil fired boiler. The front door leads into the central hallway where the true character of the house is immediately evident. It has lime plastered walls leaving the original beams exposed, original flagstone floors, under stairs cupboard and stairs to the first floor. The sitting room is a lovely bright room as it is triple aspect. There is a large Inglenook fireplace housing a free standing wood burner, etched date mark within the exposed stone and beams. To the other side of the hallway is the dining room – another room full of character with another lovely fireplace with a free standing wood burner and pretty window seat to the front window.
To the rear of the property is the light and spacious farmhouse style kitchen with windows to two sides and ample room for table and chairs. It is fitted with a range of floor and wall units with work surface, 1½ bowl sink unit and integral dish washer, fridge and freezer. There is an Esse electric range cooker and fitted extractor hood and light above. The door to the rear leads to a utility area with sink unit and space and plumbing for white goods. Planning is also approved to extend the utility area and details are available on request. Finally to the ground floor there is a cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin.
Stairs to the first floor lead to a landing area with hatch to the loft and access to the 4 bedrooms. The three bedrooms to the front are all double rooms and are bright and cheerful. The fourth bedroom has a wardrobe and enjoys pretty views over the gardens to the rear.
Complementing the house are 2 outbuildings which offer excellent additional storage, currently utilised as a generous garage, workshop and garden store. Planning permission is approved to develop a two storey autonomous annexe. Dorset planning reference WD/D/19/001460.
All mains services less gas. Oil Fired Central Heating. Council tax band F.
Sussex House lies to the centre of the charming and popular village of Yetminster which is conveniently placed to the south of the historic abbey town of Sherborne and the local regional centre of Yeovil. The village has an unusual number of amenities including a church, a public house, several shops, a health centre, a primary school, a train halt and a bus service while Sherborne and Yeovil lie within comfortable motoring distance providing a comprehensive range of cultural, recreational and shopping facilities. Sporting, walking and riding opportunities abound within the area with many walks to be had from the village itself while the region is well known for its public and privately funded schooling. Communication links are good with the village station on the Weymouth to Bristol line, a main line station at Sherborne linking directly with London Waterloo with the road links along the A303 join at Wincanton giving swift access to London and the Home Counties along the M3, M25 route.
Sussex House enjoys large, East-facing gardens and grounds, much of which is arranged to the side and rear of the house. To the side of the property is a large area of gated driveway parking. A considerable asset to the property is the substantial, detached stone workshop/garage which is easily accessed from the walled parking area. This comprising a large, open-plan, double height workshop with mezzanine hay loft, this is a perfect place for classic vehicle enthusiasts, keen hobbyists or craftspeople to practise their art free from distractions. From the parking area an arched gate leads into the very attractive paved courtyard. There are stone walls with raised flower beds and a pretty in-built stone seat. From here is a covered porch and back door into the house.
A slope leads up to the outbuilding with planning permission for annexe use, currently used as a summer house, garden store and gardeners loo. Beyond this is the lawned garden and pathway with well-stocked flower beds to the side. This is a very pretty "cottage style" garden and it opens up to a large area with vegetable beds, mature trees and shrubs and a number of fruit trees to include apple, pear and quince. The garden is fully fenced and offers an excellent degree of privacy. There is a 5 bar gate at the top of the garden giving rear pedestrian/vehicle access from a lane that runs down the side of the house. Subject to consents this section of garden has potential self build infill opportunities.
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