Contemporary light-filled living on the edge of a pretty village. Easily accessible with excellent road and transport links nearby, and a wealth of countryside to explore.
Constructed by a small local developer, South Harp View offers truly individual and very flexible accommodation with some lovely finishing touches creating a traditionally built but contemporary home. Whilst the house is located towards the edge of the village, it's in no way remote and enjoys a lovely view towards Ham Hill Country Park in the distance. Whether you are an extended family needing generous room sizes, or wish to retire to a lower maintenance property within easy reach of facilities, the property offers plenty of space and versatility for all stages of the home owning ladder. One of the first impressions of this property is that the large expanses of glass openings and bi-fold doors really make the most of the morning sun and the all-day light from the south side. Upstairs, excellent use of Velux rooflights and strategically placed windows also fill the top floor with plenty of natural light. The property has many extras, such as the use of bespoke oak joinery throughout, brushed steel sockets and switches in the kitchen, usb charging points, a Cat 5 wiring system and pir sensor lighting to cupboards and bathrooms all helping to set it apart from other properties.
On the ground floor the principal living space is a generous and sociable open-plan kitchen / living room. Large porcelain floor tiles work in perfect harmony with the underfloor heating which flows throughout the ground floor. The impressive kitchen was fitted by a local joiner with smooth flowing lines and high-quality appliances including a large Neff induction hob, and two ovens including combination microwave. There is also a full-length integrated fridge, freezer and a dishwasher set within the island unit, which also houses a Franke sink unit and oak breakfast bar set off by stylish triple lighting from above. Throughout the ceiling are recessed downlighters, adding to the clean lines. The spacious feeling of this room is further enhanced by the part vaulted ceiling adjoining the bi-fold doors whilst further light floods through from the generous adjoining dual aspect sitting room. With its own external bi-fold doors opening onto the private southerly facing garden, the sitting room can be completely closed off from the kitchen via glazed oak doors or opened up for entertaining.
Beyond the kitchen a separate utility room has a further sink unit and space for two further under-surface appliances and a handy downstairs cloakroom. To the other side of the kitchen the discreet rear hall incorporates the stairs, with a useful boiler room / store beneath with plenty of room for all the paraphernalia that comes with a family, room for coat storage and of course housing the wall mounted Worcester Bosch gas fired central heating boiler. The ground floor also boasts a versatile extra bedroom or reception room with its own en suite shower room and built in storage cupboard. This en suite is attractively fitted with attractive stone effect tiling and niches for storage and display. This would be a lovely play room, home office or ground floor guest room.
On the unusually spacious landing, thought has been given to every best use of space, with a bespoke oak bookcase to one side of the stairwell and the oak and glass balustrade adding to the flow of natural light from above. The double airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and associated equipment, and again uses oak doors to complement the oak used elsewhere. There is also room for laundry storage to one side. The spacious family bathroom to one side is beautifully fitted and includes a high-quality suite including separate bath, spacious walk in shower area with overhead shower and dual controls, and bespoke freestanding sink unit with oak worktop and attractive storage beneath. Alternatively, this room can open via an extra door into a very spacious bedroom to create a guest suite if you prefer. The generous under-eaves area has been utilised by creating a walk in his and hers wardrobe or storage area.
As you enter the master bedroom, an alcove has been fitted with more wide oak shelves perhaps for your choice of bedtime reading or favourite mementoes. The room has been designed so that prime position for your bed makes the most of the lovely easterly view towards the countryside. The open plan en suite shower room allows light to flood in from the south and is luxuriously fitted with a triple size shower enclosure including overhead shower and dual controls. The contemporary sink unit is fitted within solid oak worktops. Again, there is a sleek charcoal grey towel rail / radiator and attractive stone effect tiling. The third bedroom on the first floor is another generous double room with southerly outlook and fitted storage. Should a buyer wish to install more en suite facilities to this room, provisions have been made in terms of plumbing etc for this to be an easier install. Effectively this home could have four en suite bedrooms should you prefer.
The property is accessed off a quiet village lane, turning onto a private sweeping gravelled driveway. In turn the driveway leads to the Heritage oak open double garage / carport with power connected. To one side is a raised border with dwarf stone wall, laid to bark chippings with mature ash tree and shrubs. High quality stone slabs provide easy access all around the property on all four elevations, and extend into a pleasant sunny terrace area on the south side overlooking the main garden. To the rear there the path is covered by a timber arbour which could easily be altered into a useful covered walkway if you so wish. There is an outside tap at the rear of the utility room.
The village of Over Stratton has a well thought-of public house serving good food (The Royal Oak), and its own restaurant with accommodation which also supplies outside catering (The New Farm Restaurant). A well rated Pre-school runs at the Village Hall and various clubs and societies meet here regularly. The centre of South Petherton is less than a mile away and this picture postcard village has lots of village amenities including ofsted "outstanding" infant and junior schools, tennis courts and recreation grounds, co-op supermarket, post office and some small independent retailers.
The pretty market town of Ilminster is also nearby and offers a thriving range of mostly independent stores huddled around the Minster Church. It also boasts its own theatre, arts centre, tennis and bowls clubs, cricket club and town centre Tesco supermarket alongside other household names including banks and pharmacist. Within 7.5 miles is the market town of Crewkerne, with its Waitrose supermarket and mainline station (London Waterloo). Closer to home, the Trading Post farm shop and Railway Carriage café are very popular, and there is also an Indian / Thai restaurant, all located at Lopenhead.
The Berry's Superfast bus service to London Hammersmith stops by the Esso station on the edge of the village, near the junction of the main A303 London – Exeter trunk road approximately half a mile from the property. The beautiful Jurassic coastline of Devon and Dorset lies within c.20 miles, meaning a trip to the seaside is feasible in under 45 minutes.