Rural detached 4 bed gem requiring renovation in Lamyatt. | Lodestone Property

Rural detached 4 bed gem requiring renovation in Lamyatt.

Guide Price £650,000 Under Offer
enquire now
  • Make Enquiry
  • Floorplan
  • View EPC
Address: Brook Cottage - Lamyatt
Town/City: Bruton
Postcode: BA4 6NP

Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref: #10541493

Property Summary


Brook Cottage is a rare find. Completely unspoilt by the modern world, it retains all of its original character and wonderful features - beautiful blue lias flagstones, wide elm floorboards and panelling, deep window seats and inglenooks. Very spacious and light, with all reception rooms and its four bedrooms having a southerly aspect and all with lovely rural views across the garden (site approaching a third of an acre) to open pasture. With some sympathetic renovation this cottage could become an exceptional character home. Please note the property is NOT listed.

Formerly two or three cottages, one room leads to another and there are two entrance doors to choose from as well as an entrance through the garage at one end. To start here, a door from the garage leads through into a utility room and downstairs shower room. A little corridor then leads along to a lovely square, flagstoned hall, with a huge inglenook with elm lintel, a bread oven and an antique stove. A little lobby has a stable door to outside, and an elm latch door in one corner hides the staircase. In the other corner is a door to the kitchen, completely unfitted, with lovely flagstones and a beautiful elm panelled wall enclosing a walk-in pantry and deep understairs cupboard. Then through to a spacious dining room, with another huge inglenook in an exposed stone chimney breast and the central entrance door to the cottage. And finally to the end, a large sitting room, with lovely mellow flagstones and another stone inglenook with a woodburning stove.  All of these rooms are sunny and light and have pretty windows looking out to the garden, with deep sills and window seats.

Upstairs a pretty landing takes you to the four bedrooms - lovely rooms with wide elm floorboards and deep window seats and quirky nooks in the thick stone walls.  All generous in size, very sunny and light, and with idyllic rural views across the garden and stream to the meadow where sheep graze.  The bathroom is long and narrow and typically old fashioned and there is a deep airing cupbard.


Brook Cottage has its back to the lane through the village.  There is a double garage, with windows and power, at one end, and at the other, a space to park several cars.  A pathway leads round to the front of the cottage and to a large, secluded garden.  Lovely and natural, a wildlife haven with native hedging and trees around a wide lawn with a huge weeping willow tree in the middle.  A stream runs along the width of the garden at the boundary.  An idyllic setting, the garden looks across the stream to a grassy bank rising to a meadow where sheep graze.



Lamyatt is an exceptionally pretty village and its friendly and active community is host to a wide variety of events that include an annual fete, pilates classes and an annual Shakespeare outdoor production The town of Bruton, three miles away, is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. It has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including At the Chapel and The Roth Bar at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. An exciting addition to the high street is the restaurant Osip, recently opened and run by a Michelin starred chef. The town also has a doctors’ surgery, pharmacy, vet, library, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station and numerous independent shops. Bruton is only a 5 minute drive from the very pretty town of Castle Cary, which has a mainline railway station and the new hotel and restaurant The Newt ( The small market town lies in the heart of the Somerset countryside. It has many independent businesses including shops, boutiques and galleries and, at the weekly Tuesday market, local producers gather to sell their wares including organic vegetables, artisan bread, cheese, meats and fish. New restaurants have recently opened as well as a wonderful delicatessen, butcher and independent wine shop. Other amenities include nursery, primary and secondary schools, health centre, dental practice, library, post office, grocery stores, butcher, newsagent, chemist, pubs, restaurants and tea shops. Large supermarkets are located in Wincanton and Shepton Mallet which are both a short drive away. Gillingham (approx 20 mins away) has a Waitrose, as does Sherborne (30 mins away).

For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Yeovil are all within about an hour’s drive. The A303 (6 miles) provides a direct route to London via the M3 and there is a mainline rail service from Bruton/Castle Cary to London Paddington (approx 2 hours) and also the new train to Waterloo (Bruton). Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.


There are excellent local independent schools within walking distance - King’s School Bruton and Bruton School for Girls, also the state boarding school - Sexey's, which has received the highest performing 6th form award in Somerset. Bruton has its own primary school and, in close proximity, are Millfield, Hazlegrove and All Hallows prep schools.


Post code: BA4 6NP

What 3 words: postcard.broad.verve


Mains electricity and water, oil, private drainage

Council Tax

Band F

Local Authority 

Mendip Council



EPC rating 

Viewing by appointment only

Every care has been taken with the preparation of these details, 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.  These details do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.  All measurements quoted are approximate.  Photographs are provided for general information and cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale.  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.  Energy Performance Certificates are available on request.


Lodestone Property | Estate Agents | Sales & Lettings

Wells |Bruton |Shaftesbury

  • Ref: 10541493
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Site approaching a third of an acre
  • Wonderful unspoilt stone cottage requiring renovation
  • Original character intact
  • Idyllic setting in rural village
  • Large secluded garden
  • Parking for several cars and double garage
Guide Price £650,000
enquire now

Thinking of buying
or selling?

Contact us