THIS well-appointed character cottage occupies a slightly elevated position in the old part of Woolavington, a small village dating back to Saxon times situated along the western edge of the Polden Ridge.

The period property, named The Old Bakery, is well located with open lovely views over farmland and the Polden Hills, while all the amenities of Bridgwater are close by, being only five miles away.

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The original cottage was built around 300 years ago, of locally mined blue lias stone, with later construction during the Victorian times. The property remained as the village bakery until the latter part of the 20th Century when new premises were built nearby. The Old Bakery is now truly retired and now has become a comfortable, warm and inviting home.

Inside, the living room is light, spacious and cosy with a charming fireplace with a bread oven, exposed beams and artisan porcelain floor tiling. From the living room, there is a bright dining area and then, a recently re-fitted kitchen with a classic look featuring an extensive range of dark-coloured units, oak worktops and plenty of space for appliances.

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On the first floor, there are two good-sized double bedrooms and a single that would also work well as a home office. This level is served by a family shower room.

Outside, the enclosed rear garden faces south so in good weather it is bathed in sunshine all day. This outside space has been thoughtfully landscaped and features two good-sized limestone patio areas and steps that lead to a small lawn surrounded by a wealth of mature shrubs and plants. The side of the garage backs onto the garden and has a charming pergola next to it that adds interest. The garage could be used as a workshop or hobby room.

There is enough parking space for two vehicles on an attractive block-paved driveway.

Crancombe Lane, Woolavington

Guide Price: £400,000

Agent: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Agent's Tel: 01278 425555