Former saddlery “TARDIS” house for sale for £450k

The house was used to repair horse-riding gear before cars became popular.

By Chloe Shakesby   |   Property writer   |
Saturday 25th June 2022 2:30 pm
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Govett’s used to be the village saddlery, but is now a five-bedroom house. (Nest Associates )

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This former saddlery no longer houses riding equipment but offers up plenty of space and charm - and could belong to you for £450k.

Govett’s, in Milverton, was once the village saddlery, where horse riders would buy new harnesses and saddles or bring old ones to be repaired.

Horses were the primary form of transport in the UK until the first cars were introduced in the 1890s, so the saddlery would likely have been one of the busiest stores in the village.

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The living room contains a restored inglenook fireplace. (Nest Associates )

The property has recently been refurbished and though modernised, retains much of its original structure.

The lounge contains original beams across the ceiling and features a fully restored inglenook fireplace, while the kitchen and diner space includes bifold doors out onto a decking area.

There are five bedrooms and two bathrooms, with Anglican sash windows and traditional radiators throughout the house.

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The unique building has five bedrooms. (Nest Associates )

Outdoors, the house is framed with wisteria, with a walled garden, terrace and top deck.

The property’s current owner said: “The place is deceptively large. It’s a TARDIS”.

Govett’s has been brought to market by Nest Associates, which has it listed at a price of £450,000.

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Another of the house’s modernised spacious bedrooms. (Nest Associates )

Charlie Last, of Nest Associates, said: “The current vendor has bought this property to life.

“The detail and fantastic finish really does show! The property is incredibly deceiving from the front and the space it has to offer is great.

“One of our favourite rooms is the kitchen/diner with bifold Crittall doors opening right up to the outside decking area which would make an excellent alfresco dining space.

“We love the village and its close-knit community; we are also very fond of the local pub and shop which stocks lots of local produce.

“It would be remiss of us not to mention the gorgeous wisteria that frames the outside of the house, giving it the perfect look of an English village house!"

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