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Fascinating house with annexe and 1.5acres in Pilton.

OIRO £779,000 Sold
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Address: Culverwell House - Top Street Pilton
Town/City: Shepton Mallet
Postcode: BA4 4DF

County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold
Ref: #7138915

Property Summary

One of the most attractive houses in the very popular village of Pilton. Set in approx. 1.5 acres this fascinating house with it’s stunning interior is tucked away down a private lane.

Culverwell House , Pilton, Somerset, BA4 4DF

The Property

Owned by two generations of one family for over 50 years, Culverwell House has been allowed to retain its character and period features which provide a backdrop for the current owners clever sense of style. Some of the best aspects of the house are the numerous period fireplaces, original wood floors and flagstone study.

The main part of the house was built circa 1820 and the new open plan reception room with galleried bedroom was converted from an adjoining barn in the last ten years, but with its exposed stone wall and oak flooring it fits seamlessly with the main part of the house. This new addition has its own shower room (and heating system) and so adds to the flexibility of how the house can be used.

No part of this house has been left without care and attention, so even the lovely old stone greenhouse is stylishly decorated to be used a summer dining room.

This attractive house is complimented by its pretty garden with flower arches, beds that are well stocked with shrubs and flowers and areas of lawn, all surrounded by paddocks, an orchard and mature trees making this a very private garden.

Culverwell House sits high up on the side of the Pilton Valley, so there are great views of big skies, green fields and the occasional rooftop.


The property is approached via a small private lane off one of the main streets in the village; hence most villagers don’t even know it is there.

Pilton is a very sought after village. Notable for its pretty stone cottages and rolling hills and of course Glastonbury Festival (a bonus of living in the village is that you get free tickets).

A very active village, it has numerous clubs, a playgroup, a bus to a local primary school, very smart village hall (which hosts the Post Office), playground, playing fields with clubhouse and a public house. There are many events throughout the year, but most notable is the very well attended September Pilton weekend  including village flower show and fete, barn dance, tug of war, cricket match and ‘fun sports day’ (see www.piltonvillage.co.uk).

There are superstores, a supermarket and regular farmers market at nearby Shepton Mallet. Only 5 miles away is the  beautiful historic Cathedral City of Wells which has regular markets, a Waitrose, plus two other supermarkets, plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, independent and national stores, plus all the amenities that you would expect from a small town. Twenty minutes away is the very fashionable small town of Bruton which has the very popular restaurant/coffee/bread shop called ‘At the Chapel’ and the world famous Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery. 

Bristol and Bath and Frome are all within approximately an hours drive and a mainline station with trains to London Paddington, is situated less than 5 miles away at Castle Cary, with further mainline stations at Yeovil, Bristol and Bath. Bristol International Airport, which offers long-haul flights, is 16 miles away.

Local schools

There is an excellent range of both state and independent schools in the area including Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Blue School Wells, Strode College in Street, All Hallows, Downside, the Bruton Schools and numerous local primary schools.



Mains water and electricity. Private drainage and oil-fuelled boiler.

Tenure - Freehold

Local Authority - Mendip District Council

Viewings - By appointment only

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The Seller has listed the property on the Gazeal platform providing the Buyer with the following benefits:

1) Transparency - Free legal pack available to Buyer to view (2) Speed - Contracts issued and conveyancers instructed same day as Buyer's offer accepted (3) Certainty - Seller bound to price agreed with Buyer (where chain free) and reduces risk of gazundering. Please contact us for further information. www.gazeal.co.uk


On the A361 on the edge of the village with the Public House on your left, continue in the direction towards Shepton Mallet. Take the second turn on the right called Top Street. Continue along here for about 200m and you will see a small steep lane on the right called John Beales Hill, just after this where the line of houses on the left finishes there is a tall hedge, turn up this small lane and continue past the first turn off it and follow it around all the way to Culverwell House.

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: 7138915
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • In the heart of the village, but with secluded situation
  • Views over open countryside
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Large partly walled private garden with paddocks and orchard
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Basement (tanked) workroom/studio
  • 5 bedrooms, two with lounge areas
  • Family bathroom and shower room with WC. Downstairs WC and boot room
  • Very pretty part stone greenhouse often used as a dining room accessed from the house via a verandah
  • Stone workshop with clay roof tiles and large wooden doors
OIRO £779,000
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