8 Shapwick Road Westhay, Glastonbury £420,000

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  • Lovely period extended cottage, affording a peaceful location between Glastonbury and Wedmore
  • There are four good bedrooms, with the master bedroom having the original exposed wooden beams
  • Also, having three reception rooms with a cosy sitting room, dining room and study
  • Fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces and integrated appliances
  • Good enclosed rear garden and patio
  • Detached garage with ample parking and space for a caravan or boat
  • Oil fired central heating and double glazing

Blacksmiths Cottage is an extended period cottage, affording an abundance of light, character and space, coupled with a lovely enclosed rear garden, garage and parking.



Ground Floor

From the entrance hall with oak floor and stairs rising to the first floor. There are three reception rooms on the ground floor, beginning with the sitting room on the left being a warm and cosy room courtesy of the feature fireplace and inset 'Franco Belge' stove. There is also a window to the front with window seat. On the right is a study and moving down the hall, on the right is the utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine, which in turn opens into the cloakroom, here there is the airing cupboard which houses the oil fired central heating boiler. On into the kitchen, which has been substantially updated with a range of wall, base and drawer units, having granite work surfaces over, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also space for a range cooker, plus window and barn door to the rear garden. A further door opens into the dining room, having a flagstone floor and French doors that open onto the patio.

First Floor

On the first floor there are four good bedrooms and a bathroom, all having matching oak doors off the landing. The master bedroom is beautifully presented with the original, restored and exposed oak beams, window to the front with window seat and door to the en-suite shower room. Also at the front is bedroom two, being open to the eaves also having a window to the front. Bedrooms three and four are at the rear, both having windows with views overlooking the garden and to the countryside beyond. Finally the family bathroom comprises a white suite with a panelled bath and shower over, wash hand basin and a WC.


From the front of the house, a wide gate opens to a path leading into the rear garden. Being well proportioned, a paved patio extends from the rear, before opening out onto the lawn. This benefits from a series of mature shaped flower and shrub beds, with a footpath leading to the foot. To one side is a timber garden shed and then an oil tank, before the path extends down to the detached single garage. This has an up and over door with storage available at the side. There is also parking for a minimum of three cars, with ample space to park a caravan or boat.


Westhay is a rural village 5.5. miles from Glastonbury and 4 miles from Wedmore. The village has a pub, farm shop and garage, whilst the neighbouring village of Meare provides an outstanding (ofsted) primary school and farm shop. Both villages have an active community, including a film club and several fund raising events. The surrounding Somerset countryside is picturesque and with its many nature reserves is popular with walkers and naturalists. Glastonbury, home of Millfield Junior School (Edgarley), provides an interesting choice of shops, a Morrisons Supermarket and choice of pubs and restaurants. the charming city of Wells is only 11 miles and the town of Street 7 miles. The larger centres of Bath, Bristol and Taunton are 32, 28 and 26 miles, Bristol International Airport is 21 miles and Junction 22 of the M5 motorway is approximately 11 miles.


On entering Glastonbury on the A39 from Street/Bridgwater, at the main roundabout (B & Q on the left) take the second exit onto the by-pass. Continue straight ahead at the first roundabout and at the next roundabout take the first exit signposted to Meare/Wedmore. Proceed through the village of Meare and into Westhay. Upon entering the village, follow the road until the left hand turn for Shapwick Road, whereby Blacksmiths Cottage can be found on the right hand side.

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Name Location Type Distance
8 Shapwick Road Westhay
Glastonbury BA6 9TU
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: AIG1969