Don’t we all love a house with a history? It makes such a great tale to tell over a glass of wine, and perhaps stirs the imagination when you are lying awake at night listening to the creaking of an old property.
Symonds & Sampson in Beaminster are proud to offer Hunter’s Hatch in South Perrott. Dating back to the 17th century, local folklore suggests the fugitives from the Monmouth Rebellion hid in the house for a safe haven. The original house was 3 cottages, and over the years has been tastefully converted to form a substantial 5-bedroom house with a separate 1-bedroom annexe, although the ‘L’ shaped layout offers a degree of versality to make best use of the space to suit the buyers’ requirements. Bursting with character throughout, the house retains many original features with beautiful open fireplaces, window seats, exposed beams, a bread oven and original windows.
Hunters Hatch won’t disappoint outside either, with grounds extending to 0.89 of an acre, including a double garage/workshop, pretty conservatory complete with vine, and areas of formal and vegetable garden with an orchard beyond. Interestingly, the orchard, lying furthest from the house, is on a 300-year lease, with 80 years to run. There is no evidence that the rent, of one peppercorn, has ever been paid as the leaseholder is unknown.
Caroline Childs-Chaffey of Symonds & Sampson’s Beaminster office can tell you more about this fine house, which has just come onto the market with a Guide Price of £650,000. Contact her on 01308 863100.