Property of the day: A perfect family home with spacious living in a very peaceful location
Fox Grant, Sherborne
Devercy was originally converted from three ham stone workers cottages and later extended in the 1970s. More recently an annexe was added to create additional living.
Director at Fox Grant, James Law said: “It is rare for a property like this to become available as it ticks many boxes. It has character charm, great views, a quiet no through road and an amazing spacious annexe, yet it’s close to everywhere.
“The annexe provides multi generational living, an income, the ability to work from home or a large family space. It’s the house that keeps on giving.”
The property is accessed via a gated ‘no through’ lane, placing it in an ideal peaceful location which is still easily accessible to the A303, Yeovil and Sherborne.
It is a charming and quirky property which beautifully marries traditional period ham stone architecture with contemporary living in a modern extension.
As you enter the house an impressive porch flows through to a breakfast room which has a ham stone fireplace and log burner. This leads into the kitchen which has wonderful views across the countryside to Montacute House. The kitchen follows through to a utility and into a garden room. From the garden room you can access the large sitting room which boasts a further ham stone fireplace with wood burner, ideal for winter evenings. Completing full circle, the sitting room leads to the dining room, which heads back to the breakfast room.
On the first floor, there are five bedrooms and a dressing room. The master bedroom has an en suite with a bath, and the family bathroom is also on this floor. The second bedroom leads out to a balcony which is perfectly positioned to catch the evening sunshine.
The annexe is a detached building set over two floors. On the ground floor is a living room with a pull down bed and a marvellous garden room which benefits from spectacular views over the open country. There is also a kitchen and shower room on this floor. Upstairs there is a further bedroom or office space. James said: “An annexe provides multi generational living, pooling resources is becoming more common as is working from home.”
Outside the property has a wooden clad garage, it has separate access and could also make a fine home office. The gravel driveway provides ample parking.