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Award winning converted Barn in historical village

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Address: The Barn, - Higher Farm Barns, Chilton Cantelo
Town/City: Nr Sherborne
Postcode: BA22 8BE

County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold
Ref: #9968228

Property Summary

This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a beautiful and award-winning barn conversion which was formerly the threshing barn for the main farmhouse. A local, renowned and much revered developer, Ian Penrose, converted the barn in 2003 and received a Bronze Award by the National Heritage in recognition of his exceptional quality of conversion. Surrounded by history, beautiful buildings of note and positioned in an idyllic setting this five-bedroom property is the perfect family home offering generous accommodation with excellent proportions. An abundance of floor to ceiling windows allow for un-interrupted natural light throughout the entire property and are all hard wood double glazed and tinted, maintaining a comfortable temperature during both summer and winter.

The kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of this home and overlooks both front and rear of the property. A utility room is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen as is a spacious dining room. A handsome pair of oak doors open up into the generous sized sitting room with its fabulous, double aspect, floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows creating a wonderfully light and bright space to relax and enjoy the views.  An Inglenook fireplace surrounds a wood-burning stove creating the focal point of the room.

Upstairs is a long, wide landing again with floor-to-ceiling windows maximising natural light and leading to four double bedrooms, two with en-suites, a family bathroom and a study.


The property is approached along a gravelled driveway culminating in a turning circle with a magnificent horse chestnut tree at its centre.  The driveway continues to the right of the property into a walled parking area with a garage block and carport and beyond to the entrance to a small orchard and kitchen garden.   The house itself is surrounded by further stone walling with a mixture of lawn, terrace, mature trees wit a quintessential vista of the church spire.


Chilton Cantelo is a small village with plenty of history and period properties including Chilton Cantelo House (a former private school).  Close by are the neighbouring villages of Queen Camel and Marston Magna home to health centres, local pubs, a post office and schools.  The beautiful city of Sherborne is approximately 15 minutes to the East and offers a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities.


Within a five-mile radius there are seven primary schools in the local neighbouring villages.  Secondary schools include the Gryphon School in Sherborne and private schools, Hazelgrove Prep, Sherborne schools, Millfield are all easily accessible.

The mainline rail serve from Sherborne to London Waterloo is approximately 2hrs 15 and from Castle Cary to London Paddington is approximately 1hr 30.  The A303 is approximately 4 miles and is the direct route East and West with links to the M5 and M3.


Mains water, electricity.  Oil-fired central heating



Council Tax Band G

Local Authority 

South Somerset District Council


BA22 8BE

At the Sparkford Roundabout take the A359 towards Sherborne.  Pass through Queen Camel and Marston Magna.  Turn right after the Marston Inn towards Chilton Cantelo.  Turn right at the crossroads and then left into the drive shared with Higher Farm.  Bear right towards Higher Farm Barns and continue to the turning circle and the Barn stands proudly behind.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances in these details are approximate and the text, photos and floor plans are for general guidance only.  Prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves and Lodestone Property cannot guarantee any matters relating to planning permission.  No fixtures and fittings or apparatus has been tested and any furniture and fixings not itemised in these particulars may be removed by the vendors.  PLEASE NOTE THAT LODESTONE HAS LOTS OF PROPERTIES WHICH ARE BEING DISCRETELY MARKETED ONLY ON OUR WEBSITE

  • Ref: 9968228
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Unknown

Property Features

  • Award winning Barn Conversion
  • Pretty village setting surrounded by period properties
  • 5 Bedroom family home
  • Walled garden and orchard
  • Excellent transport links
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