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Address: The Old School - Church Street, Babcary
Postcode: TA11 7DT
Sale Type: Under Offer
Postcode: TA11 7DT
Sale Type: Under Offer
The Old School, built from blue lias stone, is a secret gem situated in the heart of the pretty and popular village of Babcary. Steeped in history and dating back to the mid 1800s this property is bursting with character and original period features and is an absolute feast for the eyes. Formerly an old school in 1841 the Rev William Hamilton paid a princely sum of £7. 2 shillings and was later to become the village hall of Babcary.
As a charming residential property, with total privacy, it offers three bedrooms, three spacious receptions, two bathrooms and a glorious garden, exquisitely planted with an abundance of mature and thriving flora. A wonderful kitchen/diner overlooks the rolling Mendip hills and includes an adjoining generous sized pantry with a flagstone floor. Beautiful oak floorboards continue throughout the kitchen and on into a reception area with glazed doors leading out onto an immaculate lawn. The dining room is a breath-taking, double vaulted room, creating a perfect setting for entertaining in high impact style. The same dramatic ambience continues on into the drawing room, again double vaulted with beams and gothic stone mullion windows. Natural light fills this this impressive room with its original herringbone flooring and a wood-burning stove for warmth creating a fabulous place to relax and unwind.
Two double bedrooms, one with a spacious en-suite and double French doors, can be found on the ground floor. A sweet little wooden staircase leads up to a charming third double bedroom in the eaves of the property – a wonderfully peaceful space with far reaching views.
The current owners are professional gardeners and 17 years of careful, thoughtful and expert planting has created the most wonderful gardens, including an orchard of apples, pears, plums and figs. The scents of flowers and shrubs fill the air in this magical and ever-changing garden. There is a pretty little stone outbuilding which is perfect for storage and a workshop and is attached to a double garage with pitched roof.
The property is perfectly situated in the heart of Babcary, one of the most charming villages in Somerset. Village life is vibrant and there is a tangible sense of community spirit. It is well known for its excellent pub (The Red Lion), its playing fields with public tennis court and its 14th century church. Local amenities include a convenience store and a petrol station 2 miles away and further retail therapy can be found in the nearby market towns of Somerton, Castle Cary and Sherborne.
Transport links are excellent with Castle Cary’s mainline station just 15 minutes away, and the A37, providing easy access to Bristol and Bath. The A303 with direct access to London and the South West is a few minutes’ drive.
Excellent local state and independent schools include; Keinton Mandeville Primary School, Ansford Academy, Strode College, Hazelgrove, All Hallows Prep, Millfield and the Bruton schools.
South Somerset District Council, Council Office, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT
From the A303, turn North onto the A37 at the Podimore roundabout (west of Wincanton and east of Yeovil). Continue for approximately 3 miles. Turn right into Babcary, continue down the lane and, just before entering the village, The Old School will be seen on the left, after the right-hand bend.
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- Unique, historical village property
- 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
- Desirable village with community spirit
- Plenty of original, period features
- Excellent transport links
- Award winning pub within walking distance
- Fabulous mature gardens
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