A 3 bedroom house with garage, outbuildings and paddock with glorious views situated in a peaceful yet accessible location.
Three Bedroom house with scope for refurbishment/redevelopment
Slightly sloping 2.5 acre paddock with outbuildings
Quiet yet accessible location
Far reaching view
Wincanton is 4 miles north. Castle Cary is 8 miles to the north. The Abbey town of Sherborne is 7 miles miles west. A303 trunk road 2 miles, which links to the M3 and London within about 2 hours drive. Mainline trains: Templecombe (2 miles) or Castle Cary to London Waterloo in 2 hours. international Airports: Bournemouth, Exeter, Bristol all within 1¼ hours.
Situated off a quiet country lane, The Hollies has superb views over the north western fringe of the Blackmore Vale with views towards Alfred’s Tower. An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty little has changed since Thomas Hardy immortalised it as the Vale of the Great Dairies. Despite its tranquil surrounds the area’s major towns are easily accessible; Wincanton being the nearest offers a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities whilst Sherborne is famed for its Abbey and schools and is regarded as one of the most attractive towns in Dorset.
Of note are the excellent selection of schools in the area including Sherborne Boys, Girls and Prep, St Anthony’s Leweston, St Marys Shaftesbury, Bruton, Bryanston, Millfield and Milton Abbey. Independent schools details www.isc.co.uk. The Gryphon secondary school in Sherborne is highly regarded. State schools information www.somerset.gov.uk.
LOCAL, SPORTING & RECREATIONAL
Plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities in the surrounding beautiful rolling countryside. Racing is at Wincanton and Taunton. Hunting is with the Blackmore amp; Sparkford Vale. Numerous golf courses within motoring distance. Sailing, sea fishing and water sports on the World Heritage Designated Jurassic Coast (location of the 2012 Olympics). For further tourism and leisure information see www.visit-dorset.com.
The Hollies was constructed in the 1950s and provides a spacious and versatile family home ripe for refurbishment or redevelopment. Constructed of rendered elevations under a clay tiled roof the property extends to some 1349ft2 (125m2 [GEA]. The property is in need of some redecoration. A gated driveway offers parking for several cars with a single attached garage. To the back of the property lie the two large outbuildings and slightly sloping paddock.
• Hallway • Cloakroom • Larder • Kitchen • Living Room • Dining Room • Store Room • Family Bathroom • 3 Good sized Bedrooms • Single Garage
GARDEN, PADDOCK & OUTBUILDINGS
• Gated and hedged entrance from the lane • South facing lawned front garden • 2 Large Agricultural buildings (12m x 12m and 30 x 10m approx.) • Hard standing parking area for several cars and lorry turning circle • Garden shed • Fenced and hedged sloping paddock leading down to a brook • Separate paddock access from the lane
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South Somerset District Council. Tel: 01935 462 462. Somerset County Council. Tel: 0845 345 9166.
The property is accompanied by an EPC. Further details are available from the sole agent.
Band D, £1,453 payable 2013/4.