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Address: Verrington Lodge Barn - Verrington
Postcode: BA9 8BN
Sale Type: For Sale
Postcode: BA9 8BN
Sale Type: For Sale
This beautiful and spacious converted barn lies in a peaceful, rural setting near the fashionable town of Bruton and very close to the larger town of Wincanton.
It's light and generous rooms offer flexibility, with great entertaining spaces and capacity for family life. It has been converted to a high standard with Indian slate and oak flooring, oak ceiling beams and latch doors. There is heating underfloor throughout the ground floor, and within the eaves of the first floor. A Large entrance hall leads to a very spacious kitchen with room for an enormous table as well as comfy sofas – perfect for large gatherings of family and friends. Grey-blue cabinetry with black granite complements the slate floor, and there is a beautiful black Lacanche range cooker with a gas top. French doors open out to a terrace with views of the garden. Off the kitchen is a utility/laundry room with masses of storage space and a stable door to the garden. The sitting room is extremely spacious and light with a stunning contemporary gas fire and French doors to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a large snug/office, a very generous double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a downstairs loo.
An oak staircase with attractive iron bannisters leads up to a very spacious and light landing, with ample room for an office or a large sofa, and deep built-in cupboards. The expansive master bedroom has deep eaves cupboards with oak doors and lovely views of the garden. There are three further bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The barn is Grade II listed by association, being formerly a part of Verrington Lodge.
A gravel drive provides ample parking for several cars and wraps around the barn. There is an electric car charging point here. A wide sweeping lawn slopes gently down to deep banks planted with shrubs and enclosed by stone retaining walls. The lawn borders fields at the top part of the garden and from here there are wonderful views over the Somerset countryside. Three terraces offer a choice of places for summer lunches outside, and there is a contemporary water feature as well as a pond.
*Applicants should be aware that planning has been passed on a nearby field. More details can be obtained from the agent.
The town of Wincanton is an appealing Somerset town bordering the counties of Dorset and Wiltshire. It is in an elevated position overlooking the area of outstanding natural beauty, Cranborne Chase. Local amenities on your doorstep include a butcher, artisan baker and fruit & veg shop, wine shop, Post Office, library, antiques shops, cafes and eateries. There is also a leisure centre in Wincanton with gym and swimming pool as well as a private club, Holbrook House, which features a pool, gym classes, spa and more. The town has a thriving community with the monthly Seed Market with local produce, crafts and entertainment. Lynn Franks recently moved to Wincanton and opened the vegan Seed Cafe and hub with a shop and yoga classes. There is also the Bootmakers Workshop with crafts for both children and adults with a wood-fired pizza. The town has its own ballet and dance studio, an active library as well as a community centre at the Balsam Centre which has a busy schedule of classes and groups.
Wincanton is a 10-minute drive from the fantastic offerings of Bruton which is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. It has a very fine old church, Grade I listed alms-houses and is home to several well-known restaurants, “Osip”- the newly crowned Michelin star restaurant, “At the Chapel” and “The Roth Bar” at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery, plus there are the local pubs. The town also has a doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, vet, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station, numerous independent shops and a train station. Further local attractions include Stourhead House and gardens, The Newt gardens and restaurant and spa hotel (Castle Cary).
Wincanton is also approx 15 minutes from the pretty market town of Castle Cary (mainline train station) and 20 minutes from the attractive Dorset town of Sherborne. The A303 offers an easy drive to/from London (approx 2 hours’ drive). Other local attractions include Longleat (25 minutes), a number of National Trust properties including Stourhead (a 10 min drive), and approximately an hour's drive from the beautiful Dorset coastline featuring some of the best beaches in the country (including Burton Bradstock, Lyme Regis, Poole and Studland). There is a Waitrose 10 minutes away in Gillingham or at Sherborne and a superb local farm shop and restaurant at Kimbers (5 minutes away). There is also the renowned Wincanton racecourse and a pretty local park, Cale Park, which features a playground, cafe with 'mini town' for children and the pretty river Cale which runs through to the countryside behind Loxton House. Wincanton is just over an hour south of Bristol and about 45 minutes from Bath. The popular town of Frome is about 25 minutes away. Schools The town features two good primary schools and a secondary school, the secondary school at Gillingham is a 10-minute drive away. Wincanton is of close proximity to a number of private schools including King's Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Hazlegrove, Sherborne and Port Regis.
Post code: BA9 8BN
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Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil (LPG for cooker and fire)
South Somerset District Council
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- Stone barn conversion in lovely rural setting
- 5 bed/ 3 bathroom
- Peaceful no-through lane
- Large garden backing onto open countryside
- Ample parking
- Wonderful Views
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