Roche Bridge Cottage is a large detached property conveniently situated close to the centre of Somerton. This former farmhouse dates from the 17th century and still retains some attractive period features including large inglenook fireplaces, beamed ceilings and ledge and brace latch doors. The substantial accommodation comprises two sitting rooms, dining room, study and kitchen/breakfast room. Also on the ground floor there is a utility room and two cloakrooms. The first floor can be accessed from three staircases with master bedroom suite including bathroom and dressing room, there are also two further bedrooms and bathroom. The property occupies a stunning private plot with attractive landscaped cottage gardens totaling approximately 0.4 acres with various outbuildings and detached double carport.
Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are all connected. Council tax band F.
Somerton was the ancient Capital of Wessex in the 8th century and a former market town. It then became the county town of Somerset in the 13th/14th Centuries. The town offers a good level of amenities including a wide range of independent shops, churches, medical and dental surgeries, a bank, library and primary schools. There is an excellent choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants and a varied programme of social events. The Old Town Hall now houses the ACEArts Gallery and craft shop which presents a varied, stimulating programme of exhibitions and related events throughout the year. A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in the County town of Taunton to the west or Yeovil to the south. The mainline railway stations are located in Castle Cary, Yeovil and Taunton. The town is also within easy reach of the A303 for access to London and the South West. The M5 can be joined at junction 25 (Taunton) or junction 23 (Bridgwater).
16' 1'' x 15' 2'' (4.91m x 4.62m)
Heavy timber entrance door leads to the sitting room with two windows to the front, two radiators and corner storage cupboard with shelving. Large inglenook beamed fireplace housing cast iron stove and large storage cupboard to side. Door and turned stairs lead to the first floor.
Second Sitting Room
15' 2'' x 14' 4'' (4.63m x 4.37m)
With two windows to the front, two radiators and recess with cupboard and shelving. Stone beamed fireplace and exposed ceiling beams. Door and turned staircase to the first floor.
With window to the rear and glazed door to the rear garden.
With window to the side, low level WC and wash hand basin. Radiator.
6' 11'' x 6' 7'' (2.11m x 2.00m)
With window to the rear, radiator and tiled floor. Ceramic sink unit and space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
15' 8'' x 7' 3'' (4.78m x 2.20m)
With French doors to the garden. Radiator and built in cupboard.
With window to the rear, low level WC and wash hand basin.
With stairs to the first floor and radiator.
21' 4'' max x 15' 7'' max (6.50m max x 4.74m max)
With window and French door to the front. Two radiators, exposed ceiling beams and under stairs cupboard. Stone fireplace housing gas coal effect fire.
19' 5'' x 12' 0'' (5.92m x 3.65m)
With large window to the rear over looking the garden. Range of base and wall mounted kitchen units with work surfaces over. Space for fridge, dishwasher and cooker, fitted extractor hood over. One and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Radiator.
With stable door to the rear garden. Wall mounted gas boiler providing hot water and central heating.
16' 1'' x 15' 8'' (4.90m x 4.77m)
With two windows to the front and roof window to the rear. Exposed roof trusses and two radiators. Built in wardrobe and storage cupboard.
8' 6'' x 8' 6'' (2.60m x 2.60m)
With window to the front. Built in cupboard and built in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.
8' 6'' x 6' 7'' (2.60m x 2.00m)
With roof window to the rear. Bathroom suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with mains shower and screen over. Radiator.
15' 3'' x 8' 2'' (4.65m x 2.48m)
This bedroom can be accessed from the dressing room or by the stairs from the sitting room. With window to the front and built in storage cupboard. Radiator.
From the inner hallway stairs lead to the landing with roof window to the rear. This bedroom area suits guests having its own stair access and facilities.
With roof window to the rear, low level WC and wash hand basin. Corner shower cubicle with mains shower. Radiator.
17' 1'' x 9' 5'' (5.20m x 2.88m)
With two windows to the front, two radiators and built in wardrobe. Built in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. This room was previously two bedrooms and could be easily re-instated if required.
Vehicular gates to the side of the property give access to the driveway and ample parking area. To the right of the drive there are various farm outbuildings including:-
17' 3'' x 8' 10'' max (5.25m x 2.69m max)
With doors to the front and pedestrian door to the side. Power and light connected. The garage may only suit a small car or motorbike.
5' 5'' x 5' 0'' (1.65m x 1.52m)
Stone Wood Store
5' 0'' x 4' 3'' (1.52m x 1.30m)
21' 8'' x 12' 3'' (6.60m x 3.73m)
Constructed of part block and glazing with a polycarbonate roof. Stone floor and power connected. This building has a mature grape vine and makes a useful garden room, greenhouse and potting area.
Double Car Port
17' 6'' x 16' 2'' (5.33m x 4.94m)
Oak framed car port with pitched tiled roof.
The whole plot extends to approximately 0.4 acres, the gardens are beautifully designed with various working areas. Best described as mature, well stocked cottage gardens offering an excellent degree of privacy. There is a large lawned area with a raised gravel dry garden, a mature hedge provides a screen with path leading to the wild/nature area with various fruit trees and shrub borders. A box hedge encloses the vegetable garden with raised beds and West facing stone boundary wall has further fruit trees. Also screened from the house is a chicken enclosure, composting area and timber garden shed.