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Fabulous family home in pretty village

Guide Price £850,000 Sold
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Address: Millstream House - Mill Lane Shapwick
Town/City: Bridgwater
Postcode: TA7 9ND

County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold
Ref: #10719148

Property Summary

Millstream House is situated in an enchanting and peaceful spot in the rural village of Shapwick. Its next owners will enjoy a beautifully presented and stylish contemporary family home with traditional touches that enhance its unique appeal. The property is overlooking fields and set on the edge of this popular Somerset village. The house has been carefully refurbished, but there is potential for further development (subject to any planning requirements) to develop the very large barn that comes with the house.

Visitors are welcomed through the five barred wooden gate onto a golden gravelled driveway bordered by a pretty Magnolia tree and Laurel hedging to the front. An attractive canopied porch featuring oak posts sets the tone for the quality and style inside the property. The main living area has been beautifully designed and is spacious and light. An open plan kitchen dining and sitting room flow on from each other with folding doors opening up the back of the house to the garden in summer with a traditional wood burning stove making the sitting room area cosy and warm in the winter. A combination of engineered oak and reclaimed pine floor boards feature on the ground floor with underfloor heating in the dining and snug area. The distinctive hand crafted kitchen units are of solid wood construction and topped with granite. The double Belfast sink and smart white tiling add a vintage touch to the soft grey colour palette of the units. This open plan area is perfect for day to day family living as well as providing a very impressive space for entertaining. The practicalities are well provided for too, with a boot room, downstairs cloakroom and utility room all perfectly placed off the kitchen, with a door opening out onto the side of the house, perfect for unloading a shop. A separate living room and study lead off left and right from the entrance hall, both with far reaching views over the open fields which lie across the lane to the front of the property. On the first floor there are four attractive, light and airy double bedrooms and a single room, leading off a galleried landing. Two of the doubles, including the master bedroom, feature en-suite shower rooms. The family bathroom is contemporary and light with the traditional touch of painted floorboards. This is a home to move into and start enjoying, viewing is highly recommended.


Millstream House is surrounded by its own plot. The house is approached from a quiet country lane with the gravelled driveway providing parking for several cars. To the right of the house the driveway continues on past the house through double wooden gates to the attractive wooden clad garage which can be opened up at both the front and the back. A patio area joins the rear of the house to the approximately quarter acre of garden which is laid mainly to lawn with attractive planted beds defining the area. A barn, formerly the tractor shed for the farm land on which the house is built, lies at the end of the garden. This building is 39 x 23 feet in dimension and offers a wonderful mix of uses including the potential to convert into ancilliary accommodation subject to the usual consents. The barn provides a really wonderful juxtaposition between the contemporary and the traditional and is swathed in Virginia Creeper providing unrivalled autumn colour. The Mill Steam gently wends its way through the end of the garden providing a lovely backdrop of sound. The current owners have constructed a stunning garden room to the left of the barn which the stream flows underneath. This provides the perfect spot as a base for entertaining in the garden or to sit and relax with afternoon tea or an evening glass of wine. A red grape vine creeps up the pergola to the right of the barn where an apple and pear tree add to the charm of this very attractive and low maintenance garden. There are footpaths from the property across the beautiful Somerset countryside with Loxley Woods nearby offering hiking trails amongst 21 hectares of ancient woodland with wildlife and spring blooming Bluebells.


Shapwick lies to the west of Street with great access to the M5, is close to the Polden Hills and on the Southern edge of the Somerset levels. The Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve is nearby where the beautiful starling murmurations can be seen. Nearby, the thriving town of Street offers a wide variety of retail opportunities including Clarks Village and the usual selection of supermarkets. Recreational facilities include two swimming pools and Strode theatre. Local pubs include the Ashcott Inn and Ring ‘O’ Bells in Ashcott, the Crown Inn and the King William Inne in Catcott. Transport links are good with the A39 leading to the M5 just 8 miles away. Shapwick is well situated for Glastonbury (approx 7 miles) a town that is steeped in history going back to the legends of King Arthur. There was a Celtic monastery here in 500AD, which during the next 1000 years evolved into one of England’s wealthiest and influential Abbeys. The magnificent Glastonbury Abbey ruins and the famous Glastonbury Tor attract tourists to the town and so although small, it is a thriving town and it is well served by markets and a huge range of festivities. It is one of the few towns that has managed to shun many of the main chain stores whilst still providing all the necessary shops, restaurants, cafes, doctors, pharmacies, dentists, a wealth of clubs and sporting facilities and supermarkets.

For shopping, “Clark’s village” in Street offers a wealth of retail opportunities with more shopping and local amenities to be found nearby as well as in Glastonbury, Somerton and Wells. For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Yeovil are all within about an hour’s drive.

There are good rail transport links to London from Castle Cary and Bridgwater railway stations, (just about 20 mins drive), which both offer excellent direct rail services to London Paddington. Bridgwater also has an excellent hospital and access to the M5. There are Airports in Bristol and Exeter offering connections within the UK, Europe and beyond There are primary school in the village of Catcott (2 miles) and local state secondary schools and colleges can be found at Street (Strode College). Glastonbury and Bridgwater (Bridgwater College) as well as the excellent independent schools which include Millfield Senior and Prep School and Wells Cathedral School. Shapwick School, an independent school specializing in dyslexia closed in March but plans have been approved for a new Dyslexic school at Etonhurst, a boarding house formerly owned by Millfield School. Additionally there are many independent schools in Taunton and Downside and All Hallows prep school is within easy reach.

Directions TA7 9ND - Travelling from Street on the A39 after you leave Ashcott take the right hand turn onto Shapwick Hill. Continue onto High Lane and turn right onto Mill Lane. Millstream House can be found on the right hand side a short way along Mill Lane.

Services - Oil fired central heating, mains drainage, mains water and electricity

Council Tax - Band F


Local Authority - Sedgemoor

Tenure – Freehold

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Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, in accordance with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If there is any point, which is of particular importance to you, please obtain professional confirmation. Alternatively, we will be pleased to check the information for you. These Particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements quoted are approximate. The Fixtures, Fittings & Appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. No guarantee can be given with regard to planning permissions or fitness for purpose. Photographs are provided for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale. Energy Performance Certificates are available on request.

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  • Ref: 10719148
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Peaceful rural location
  • Contemporary property with traditional touches
  • Five light and airy bedrooms two en-suite
  • Open plan kitchen/living/dining room
  • Separate living room and study
  • Multipurpose large barn with potential to convert
  • Attractive low maintenance garden
Guide Price £850,000
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