A hidden gem in the very pretty village of Batcombe, Shepton Mallet | Lodestone Property

A hidden gem in the very pretty village of Batcombe, Shepton Mallet

£550,000 Sold
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Address: Spring Cottage - Batcombe
Town/City: Shepton Mallet
Postcode: BA4 6HD

County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold
Ref: #7173068

Property Summary

A pretty detached cottage in one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in Somerset. Spring Cottage is set in a secluded south facing garden with garage and off street parking. This property is not listed and is in need of some updating.

The Property

Spring cottage is in one of the prettiest lanes in the very desirable village of Batcombe. It is a particularly private property being set well back from the lane in a walled garden. This lovely cottage has all the character of a stone cottage, but because it is not listed it has the benefit of large windows and several of the rooms are dual aspect, making this a very light filled house. The accommodation is well proportioned and flows well and most of the windows overlook the pretty south facing garden and hills beyond. Spring Cottage would benefit from some upgrading (unless you love an avocado bathroom).

This property has the feeling that it has been a much loved home. It has a lovely bright sitting room with a wood burner and views over the garden, a very good sized dining room, a snug/office with fireplace, a kitchen which leads to a utility area with door to garden . There are three principal bedrooms which all have lovely views to hills beyond and at the rear of the house is a small fourth bedroom/study.

The mature and very private garden is a particular feature of this property as it offers all you would expect of a country cottage with mature trees, well stocked borders, a lawn area, paved terrace, a pergola with climbing roses and all set within a lovely old stone wall. To the rear of the house is a greenhouse, stone outbuilding and the property also has a good size garage.


Spring Cottage has a truly idyllic location being set in the village of Batcombe which is definitely one of the prettiest villages in this part of Somerset and it is made even more desirable by the fact that it is well away from main roads, set amongst rolling hills and tree lined valleys. This unspoilt valley is rightly designated a Conservation Area.

Although a very quiet location, Batcombe is an active village with an excellent public house which organises village events, a smart and busy village hall that does cinema nights, a lovely village playground and a stunning village church.

Local shopping can be found at the new 'Notting Hill' also known as Bruton town (about 5 miles away) that has the renowned 'At the Chapel' restaurant and cafe, several other restaurants and cafes , numerous independent shops and the world famous Hauser and Wirth Gallery. About 8 miles away is the larger town of Frome that is famous for being a creative hub, plus having all the usual amenities expected in a town including Sainsburys, a cinema, schools and a local train station. For more serious shopping and business, Bath is approx 20 miles way. About 6 miles away is the local town of Shepton Mallet that holds regular farmers markets and has several supermarkets and a shopping park that has some large chain stores.

Babington House private members club with restaurants, cafes, pools, cinema, spa, gym, cricket, tennis etc is about 15 minutes away.

Batcombe is about 5 miles from Castle Cary mainline railway station (London Paddington in under 2 hours) , Gillingham station about 15 miles away has a direct service to London Waterloo plus Bristol airport is about 25 miles and the A303 is about 9 miles away.


This area has an excellent range of both state and independent schools. In Bruton there is a primary school, plus Sexeys state run boarding school (which takes day pupils too) and two very good independent schools namely Kings Bruton and Bruton School for girls. Two particularly good local prep schools are All Hallows and Hazlegrove and the nearby village of Upton Noble has a village school. Other notable schools in the area are Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Millfield, Strode Sixth Form College, Sherborne Schools and the Bath schools are also within easy reach. 


Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating and new septic tank.



Local authorities

Mendip District Council 


By appointment only




On entering Batcombe with the church and pub on your right hand side , continue down the lane and turn right at the junction by the church. Continue past the turn to Mill lane and the post box and continue for a few hundred yards and the property will be found on the right hand side hidden behind a wall opposite Truncheon House. There is  a name plate.

In accordance with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. The information provided by Lodestone in these property details are to the best of their knowledge and are as accurate as possible.

  • Ref: 7173068
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Pretty south facing walled garden
  • Not listed
  • Porch
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Snug/ office
  • Kitchen leading to utility area and cloakroom
  • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • 3 further bedrooms and family shower room
  • Garage and off street parking
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