Address: Tilleys Barn - East Compton
Town/City: East Compton
Postcode: BA4 4NR
Sale Type: Under Offer
Town/City: East Compton
Postcode: BA4 4NR
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummarySituated in the charming rural hamlet of East Compton just a short distance from the sought after village of Pilton and about a ten minute drive from Wells, Tilley’s Barn is a beautiful Grade two listed stylish property.
As the name suggests, was formerly the hay barn for East Compton House and now provides a unique and beautifully presented home offering flexible accommodation within a generous area of garden which new owners can enjoy making their own. There is the added benefit of a lovely paddock just across the lane, comprising approximately one acre of meadow and two acres of woodland. In its south facing position, the original two storey barn has been joined on either side by sympathetically constructed single storey additions which now enclose its own courtyard on three sides. From the moment you enter the reception hall the wow factor is clear, this space is generous light and welcoming with a stairway leading up to the first floor and the current owners excellent eye for interior design is evident throughout. Off the entrance hall to the left a lovely double aspect sitting room leads on through to the stylish prep-kitchen adjacent to the magnificent main kitchen and dining area of the property. Exposed painted timbers in the apex of the roof combine perfectly with the contemporary style here and the use of quartz topped units and large marble topped island unit with space for a large dining table and sofa make this an exceptional space for entertaining. There is a door out into the south facing courtyard for easy al fresco dining and drinks on a summer evening. The practicalities are catered for adjacent to the prep kitchen with two pantries, one sharing a bespoke sliding door with the downstairs cloakroom. From here there is access to the garden on the north side of the property.
Returning to the reception hall, off to the right, two double bedrooms share a beautiful contemporary shower room and all have windows out over the rear garden area. From the second ground floor bedroom a third room currently used as a study leads off and from here double doors open into open fronted loggia which looks into the front courtyard. There is huge potential around how these rooms could be used, one possibility being to make a bedroom suite with dressing room and to separate the suite from the main house for family or paying guests. Access to the loggia offers wonderful, sheltered outdoor space and the combined effect is evocative of an Italian holiday spot.
Stairs lead up from the reception hall to a beautifully spacious and light galleried landing, here there is a reminder of the original use of the property with a large door that can be opened to access the external steps on the north side. Not required for storing the hay anymore but a great way to get furniture into the first floor. On the left a stunning triple aspect master bedroom is joined by a very spacious second, double aspect bedroom. A stylish bathroom with freestanding bath has double access for serving both bedrooms. Tilley’s Barn is an absolute treat and opportunities to acquire unique properties such as this are rare, viewing is highly recommended.
Tilley’s Barn is situated on a quiet country lane and enclosed by its own defined stone built boundary. There is the potential on the north side to create private access and to construct garaging for which planning permission has historically already been granted. Currently access to the property is via a charming driveway shared with East Compton House which brings visitors in to park on the south side and to the main entrance. Impressive old Beech tree’s stand guard at the entrance to this driveway and open fields make this a delightfully rural spot. The gardens are casual and relaxed offering the potential to create something magical. Structure already exists with some lovely established shrubs and beautiful silver birch trees. The courtyard at the front south facing side of the property is spacious and sheltered and with the open fronted loggia offers the perfect place for entertaining and for children to play. Within the loggia there is a matching storage shed and workshop. Across the lane from the property is it’s own delightful paddock, this is Swallows and Amazon’s territory with an acre of meadow leading to two acres of woodland planted by the Woodland Trust. A perfect spot for camping parties, a small flock of sheep or a small pony that could make use of the field shelter that is here too.
Tilley’s Barn is located amongst a collection of houses tucked away in this idyllic quiet hamlet just a short distance of the sought after village of Pilton - notable for its pretty stone cottages and rolling hills and of course Glastonbury Festival (a bonus of living nearby 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) and a convenience store, 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).
The historic city of Wells, just 10 minutes’ drive away, offers a wide variety of independent shops and all the usual attractions of a market town. At the very heart of the city is the medieval Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Vicars’ Close, "thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited street in Europe". Wells is also rich in culture; concerts are regularly performed in its cathedral and there are regular shows and comedy nights in the Little Theatre. The Wells Literary Festival and its food festival are increasing in popularity each year and attract thousands of visitors.
For more variety, the pretty market towns of Castle Cary and Bruton are close by and offer a range of boutique shopping as well as a good choice of pubs and restaurants. Bruton has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including “At the Chapel” and “The Roth Bar” at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery whilst Castle Cary boasts “The Newt”, the newly opened 5 star hotel and spa.
In addition to the wide range of local facilities, Yeovil, Bath and Bristol are all within reasonable driving distance.
There is a choice of excellent local primary and secondary schools within a small radius. Nearby private schools, include Downside, Wells Cathedral School, Millfield, Kings Bruton and Bruton School for Girls and All Hallows Prep School.
Transport links are excellent with a mainline rail service from Castle Cary to London Paddington taking 90 minutes on the fast train as well as good access to the A303. Bristol Airport (40 minutes) and Exeter Airport (70 minutes) both provide connections within the UK and to many international destinations.
Mains electricity and water, private drainage and oil fired boilers.
Local Authority - Mendip
Council Tax - Band G
Tenure - Freehold
Directions BA4 4NR
Please do not follow your Sat Nav as the house cannot be accessed from A361. Please follow directions as follows: From the south on edge of Shepton Mallet on A37 turn left just after The Highway Man Inn into Ridge Lane. After approx. 1 mile turn left into Compton Lane (No Through Road). Go through the pillared gateway and Tilleys Barn can be found on the left hand side.
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- Unique grade two listed barn conversion
- Idyllic rural position very close to Pilton
- 4/5 bedrooms with flexible use
- Beautiful design led interior
- Three acre paddock comprising meadow and woodland
- Stunning kitchen / dining room
- Exceptional triple aspect master bedroom
- Perfect for entertaining indoors and out
- Plenty of parking with potential for garaging
Guide Price £895,000enquire now
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