The property is believed to date back to the 1600s as part of the Longleat Estate. The rear section of the house is thought to have been added in the 1800s with the most recent additions being made in 2016. To the front of the house you find The Obelisk, which occupies the former spot of a medieval market cross. This was once the site of a Saxon period town centre.
Step through the bespoke front door which has been crafted from mahogany and painted an attractive shade of green. The flooring is laid with beautiful flagstones which continue through some of the rest of the ground floor rooms. Stairs lead to the first floor and a door leads into the kitchen.
11' 11'' x 10' 4'' max (3.63m x 3.15m)
A beautiful cottage style kitchen with tasteful modern wall and floor units complimented by oak work surface and tiled splash back. Set into the units you find a Belfast sink and a fantastic range style cooker with stainless steel cooker hood over. Space is provided for a fridge-freezer and there is room for a breakfast table. A quirky alcove provides the perfect spot for stowing away your cook books whilst an under stairs cupboards serves well as a pantry. The flag stone flooring continues through this room which also has a peppering of exposed beams across the ceiling, two pretty sash windows and an impressive log burner effect gas fire. A door leads to the dining room and step takes you to the rear hall.
15' 7'' max x 10' 5'' plus recess (4.75m x 3.17m)
This beautiful dining room boasts lots of stunning features. The beautiful wooden floor boards, exposed brick and stonework work well with a lovely wooden wall and beams across the ceiling. The stand out feature of this impressive room is the gorgeous open fire with flag stone hearth and large bressummer beam. Set into the chimney recess you find a built in cupboard whilst two sash windows to the front provide great natural light.
13' 8'' x 12' 5'' max (4.16m x 3.78m)
Found to the rear of the house is a great living room which again features lots of exposed wood work including flooring, lintels and a large beam. Set into the fireplace you find a wood burning stove with the chimney recess utilized as wood storage. Two windows to the rear enjoy a pleasing view of the garden and a door leads to the rear hall.
Rear Hall & Cloakroom
A useful lobby area which has a cupboard housing the central heating boiler. The flagstone flooring returns in the rear hall and continues through the downstairs cloakroom. The cloakroom has a low level WC and a small window to the rear. The rear hall opens into the additional reception room.
Additional Reception Room
13' 4'' x 8' 9'' max (4.06m x 2.66m)
A modern extension to the property which was added in 2016, this extremely useful room boasts lots of natural light thanks to a lantern roof and stylish grey French doors onto the garden. Currently in use as a playroom, this could work well as a home office, gym or suit many other purposes. A door leads to the utility room.
6' 4'' x 6' 11'' max (1.93m x 2.11m)
Also forming part of the extension, this provides this very old house with great modern convenience. Modern fitted wall and floor units provide extra storage and have work surface over and tiled splash back. There is an additional stainless steel sink with mixer tap over as well as space for a washing machine and another appliance. A door to the side serves as an alternate entrance.
First Floor Landing
Arriving upstairs you find the landing with doors to each of the bedrooms and the bathroom. Even the landing features exposed beams and there is access to the front portion of the loft.
13' 9'' x 10' 1'' (4.19m x 3.07m)
The main bedroom boasts large wooden floor boards and an impressive vaulted ceiling with gorgeous A-frame beam. An electric fire takes its place recessed within a painted brick wall and a window to the rear enjoys a lovely view of the garden. There is a hatch providing access to what remains of the boarded rear loft section.
15' 7'' max x 10' 9'' (4.75m x 3.27m)
Another great sized bedroom which features lots of beams and a pretty sash window with secondary glazing. As well as a built in wardrobe, there is also a built in cupboard making use of the chimney recess and a further alcove that could serve as space for a desk or further wardrobes if required.
12' 0'' x 10' 9'' max (3.65m x 3.27m)
With the beautiful stonework on show along one wall, this is another great sized room that features a secondary glazed sash window, built in wardrobes and a further built in cupboard providing lots of storage.
4' 10'' x 8' 9'' max (1.47m x 2.66m)
As this room is adjacent to the main bedroom, this small bedroom would work well as a nursery or dressing room. That said, there is room for a single bed and there is a small built in cupboard.
A spacious bathroom with a white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a P shaped bath with both mixer tap and shower over. The bath features a tiled splash back and there is traditional wood panelling. This room is also where you find the airing cupboard which is home to the hot water tank.
To the side of the house you find an area of paving which has gated access to the road and features a covered bike store and bin store area. A path leads to the side door and continues to the rear garden. The Westerly facing rear garden enjoys afternoon sun and boasts a combination of paved and decked patio abutting the property. The garden is largely laid to lawn with a bark play area and attractive raised beds. Securely enclosed with a perimeter wall, the garden also features external lighting.
On Street Parking
Although there is no allocated parking, on street parking is available first come first served along Vicarage Street and Emwell Street. There is also on street parking along Silver Street (daytime restrictions apply).
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