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3 Bedroom Detached House

Poachers Cottage


An attractive period property situated in an idyllic rural setting, just outside the village of Mark. This charming early 1800s detached home retains many period features and many of the rooms are dual aspect with countryside views. Three dual aspect double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate, recently refurbished, shower room. The garden is divided into private sections, or 'garden rooms'. On the other side of the house there is a single garage with off road parking in front. In addition, there is a further land on the opposite side of the road which is fenced and gated and provides further parking.

Council Tax Band: E (Sedgemoor Disctrict Council)
Tenure: Freehold


Entrance Hall
A hardwood front door opens up in to the entrance hall with stairs leading to the first floor. A stripped pine door opens into the:

Sitting Room w: 4.06m x l: 4.09m (w: 13' 4" x l: 13' 5")
This dual aspect reception room has wooden double glazed windows to the side and front, with wonderful countryside views, with a wood burner stove on a slate hearth and a picture rail. Off this room at the side is the:

Study w: 2.54m x l: 2.97m (w: 8' 4" x l: 9' 9")
Equally well suited as the fourth bedroom, there is a window to the side as well as one to the front aspect with views.

Family Room w: 2.29m x l: 4.14m (w: 7' 6" x l: 13' 7")
This charming room has a wooden double glazed window to the front elevation taking in the lovely open countryside views, with a dado rail and a wood burner stove on a raised tiled hearth.

Kitchen / Dining Room w: 5.13m x l: 8.1m (w: 16' 10" x l: 26' 7")
Recently opened up to create a large open plan kitchen/diner with French doors leading out to the garden. The kitchen has an inset Butler sink, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and ample space for a free standing fridge freezer. Recess with space for a range style cooker with a tiled splashback. There are further fitted kitchen units and worktop space and windows to the sides and rear and a terracotta tiled floor throughout. A door at the far end of the kitchen leads out to a useful rear lobby area with a deep storage cupboard under the stairs. The small utility area has space and plumbing for a washing machine with shelving over. Off the kitchen another door leads out to the rear entrance hall with a door out to the garden and a door to the downstairs WC.


The split level landing area has access to a part boarded loft space. Storage cupboard with slatted shelving. Window to the rear aspect.

Bedroom One w: 4.06m x l: 4.09m (w: 13' 4" x l: 13' 5")
The first of three dual aspect double bedrooms with attractive views. A pair of windows to the side and a window to the front elevation. Cast iron fireplace (not in use).

Bedroom Two w: 2.77m x l: 4.17m (w: 9' 1" x l: 13' 8")
Original exposed wooden floorboards, a cast iron fireplace (not in use) and a fitted cupboard. A window to the side and one to the front taking in the attractive countryside views.

Bedroom Three w: 2.67m x l: 3.58m (w: 8' 9" x l: 11' 9")
A window to the side aspect and one to the front with views. Exposed and polished wooden floorboards.

Bathroom w: 2.29m x l: 3.56m (w: 7' 6" x l: 11' 8")
Freestanding cast iron roll top bath. Central mixer tap with a hand held shower attachment. Vanity wash hand basin with storage under. Low level WC and a towel radiator. Exposed and painted wooden floorboards and wooden double glazed windows to the side and rear.

Shower Room w: 1.57m x l: 2.64m (w: 5' 2" x l: 8' 8")
Recently refurbished fitted with a large walk in rainfall shower, butchers block with wash hand basin and mixer tap over and low level W.C. There is a glazed window to the rear aspect and exposed and painted floor boards.


The gardens are a real feature of this charming home. and lie principally to the side of the property. Divided into sections, each area is private with mature hedging on one side and open countryside of the other. Two sections are mainly laid to lawn with mature planting. Another has a large patio area providing a lovely setting for outside entertaining. At the end there is a small 'V' section of woodland. On the opposite side of the house there is a long strip of land alongside a rhyne. This area currently provides an additional area for parking, with the remainder of the area left to trees and mature hedging.

Garage and Parking w: 2.4m x l: 4.3m (w: 7' 10" x l: 14' 1")
At the side of the house there is a single garage with an off road parking space in front. Further parking for several vehicles is available on the land opposite which is fenced and gated.

Services & Location
Mains electricity and water. Oil fired boiler and private drainage (new recently installed water treatment system). The council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: 'E'. The postcode for the property is: TA9 4PG.

About the Area
Mark is a very popular village, about three miles due west of Wedmore. There are two pubs, a village store and post office, a garage (with fuel pumps), a Church and a village hall. There is also a handy farmers merchant/hardware store. It is a very active community which also has a park, football field, bowls club and a cricket ground. The property is situated in the acclaimed Cheddar Valley catchment area including the state schools: Mark First School, Hugh Sexey Middle School in Blackford and the Kings of Wessex School in Cheddar. There are also excellent independent schools nearby including Millfield, Wells Cathedral and Sidcot. Access to the motorway M5, Junction 22 is only 10 minutes away.

Northwick Road EPC


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