Town/City: Nr Bruton, Wincanton
Postcode: BA9 8JB
Sale Type: Sold
Manor Barn is justifiably a Grade II listed property.
The original barn dates back to 1789 and was converted in the early 1990s to create a luxurious 5 bedroom house with an attractive and spacious annexe, all set in particularly beautiful gardens.
Certainly not the average barn conversion, the house has been carefully constructed using handmade oak windows in the principal rooms, elm doors, reclaimed oak flooring and restored flagstones. It has the quality and style of a period property with the space and light of a newer house. Most notable is the magnificent galleried hall with a wall of glass overlooking the attractive landscaped gardens and unspoilt surrounding countryside.
A covered walkway links the kitchen to a 40 foot long detached games room with oak flooring, exposed beams, a wood burner and French doors to the courtyard. There is definitely potential here to create more substantial annexe accommodation subject to planning consents.
The gardens have been carefully landscaped and are an important feature of the property. The land of about an acre consists of two terraces, one next to the kitchen with a rose-clad pergola and another accessed from the drawing room. There are formal areas to the garden consisting of topiary gardens, well-stocked flower and shrub borders, large areas of lawn surrounded by ornamental trees, fruit and vegetable beds and an area of natural woodland.
There are extensive buildings outside consisting of a large garage that was built for a car enthusiast, plus an attractive pantile -covered outbuilding which provides four open bays.
Castle Cary 3 miles, Bruton 2 miles, Gillingham 12 miles, Bath and Bristol both 30 miles
Manor Barn is set in small cluster of properties in a peaceful location on the edge of the village of Shepton Montague, well away from any main roads and with far reaching views over the gently undulating Somerset countryside. The village is home to a popular local pub The Montague Inn. Nearby Bruton offers a wide range of shops, restaurants including the award-winning ‘At the Chapel’ and a good selection of independent retailers. Bruton is also home to the strikingly innovative art gallery Hauser & Wirth, with a bar, restaurant and an exquisite garden, which hosts various cultural events throughout the year.
Castle Cary is a very pretty local town with a thriving high street . To the north of Shepton Montague is the cathedral city of Bath, offering a comprehensive range of cultural, shopping and entertainment facilities including several theatres, a cinema and the historical Roman Baths.
Castle Cary has a mainline railway station with direct trains to London Paddington (1hr 50mins), and Gillingham offers direct services to London Waterloo (2hrs). Communications by road are excellent with the A303 (3 miles south) providing a link to the M3, M25 and London, or to the West Country.
Manor Barn is well located for shooting, walking and riding with several bridleways directly accessible from the property. Racing opportunities are within easy reach: Wincanton racecourse is 5 miles away whilst other nearby courses include Bath and Salisbury. A range of watersports is available on the Dorset coastline which can be accessed via the A37. The renowned Babington House Private Members Club, the country branch of Soho House, is close by and offers many recreational facilities.
Please see this property on www.lodestoneproperty.co.uk for more information on local amenities.
There is a wide range of highly regarded schools in the locality, including state schools at Bruton and Castle Cary and notable independent schools namely King’s School Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Hazlegrove, Port Regis, Sherborne, Sherborne Girls, All Hallows Preparatory School, Wells Cathedral School, St Mary’s Shaftesbury, Downside and Millfield.
Local Authority – South Somerset District Council
Viewing- By appointment only
Directions- from Bruton on the A 359 take the left turn signposted to Shepton Montague. At the pub take the left turn, then the first left, then second on the right just after the sharp bend.
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.
- 5 bedroom house with annexe
- High quality barn conversion
- Period features with modern amenities
- Light filled hall with stunning galleried hallway
- Approx 40 ft attractive annexe
- Landscaped garden (approx 1 acre) incl formal gardens & woodland
- Peaceful location away from main roads
- Edge of popular village near Bruton and Castle Cary
- Excellent garage and outbuildings
- Potential for annexe to be further developed with planning consent
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