St. James Street

South Petherton, TA13 5BS

Guide Price

£325,000

1222 sq.ft.

A rare opportunity to acquire a unique Grade II listed building in the heart of this picture postcard village, currently arranged as a beautifully refurbished shop premises on the ground floor, and characterful apartment above.

A rare opportunity to acquire a unique Grade II listed building in the heart of this picture postcard village, currently arranged as a beautifully refurbished shop premises on the ground floor, and characterful apartment above.

The Property
The Little Thatch shop is somewhat an iconic building with the village and over the years has been successfully run as a fashion boutique, charity shop, florist and homewares shop. Of late, the ground floor has been beautifully improved retaining all the character of the original building but creating a well modernised retail space with glass entrance vestibule, flagstone flooring and attractive wood panelling. The main shop area has a superb former inglenook fireplace and a further retail area to the other side with excellent window space to both areas. At the rear is a lobby with hanging / storage space and a door opening into a rear store with solid sink unit and tiled work surfaces. Beyond this is a newly fitted kitchenette / utility area for the shop, with a range of contemporary gloss units including floor and wall mounted storage cupboards and work surfaces with single bowl half drainer sink unit, electric hot water unit, and recessed downlighters to the ceiling. Two rooflights let in plenty of natural night and a door opens to the courtyard, also thereby providing access for the apartment. To one side of the kitchenette is a ground floor WC for the shop premises.
The access for the apartment is through the rear courtyard and kitchenette, where a doorway opens from the rear lobby into the stairwell leading to the first floor.

The apartment has a great deal of period charm and very much feels like a country cottage in miniature. The stairwell opens into an open plan landing area with kitchen / breakfast room, fitted with a range of units and incorporating space for an electric cooker. A wall mounted gas boiler to the side provides central heating and hot water. A window overlooks the church and village to the rear. To one side of the landing is a bathroom with panelled bath and electric shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin. There is a cosy living room with views over the pretty village street and a separate dining room / bedroom 2, also with a pleasant outlook. On the second floor, the main bedroom lies in the attic space and has windows to the front and rear. Being some 23? in length, one level can be used as a separate sitting area or snug, leaving the other end free for bedroom furniture. There is storage under the eaves.

Outside
From the pavement a solid timber door opens into a paved courtyard area with plenty of room for pots and a bistro set perhaps. The stable door then leads into the kitchenette / utility at the rear.

Agents Note
The property is located in a designated conservation area and is a Grade II listed building.

Business Rates
Please contact the office for further information.

VAT
Unless otherwise stated all prices and rents are quoted exclusive of VAT. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the incidence of VAT in respect of any transaction.

At no time have we undertaken a structural survey and services have not been tested.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as necessary as to the structural integrity of the premises and condition / working order of services, plants or equipment.

Local Authority
South Somerset District Council 01935 462462

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