Address: Orchard House - Butleigh
Postcode: BA6 8TH
Sale Type: Sold
Postcode: BA6 8TH
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryContemporary style living of an exceptionally high quality and set in one of the most desirable villages in Somerset. This property ticks all boxes, fabulous open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room which is definitely the hub of this home, a lovely double aspect drawing room with floor to ceiling sliding doors with views over the garden and a wood burning stove for cosy winter evenings, office, generous bedrooms, excellent bathrooms, gym, annexe bedroom/office and perfect size garden with views. In addition this house offers flexibility of use with the garage, gym and upstairs office having the potential to become a self contained annexe (subject to the appropriate planning permission) and a full alarm system.
The tone is set on entering through the impressive large hall with galleried landing and the ceiling heights throughout give a sense of luxury and space. As to be expected with a property of this calibre, there is an exceptional kitchen (John Lewis of Hungerford with Neolith Estatuario work tops), thoughtfully designed with plenty of storage (no excuse for mess!), ease of use, plus a hidden buffet area for breakfast and a larder cupboard as well as a Mercury Range Oven.
The house is flooded with light from the high quality sliding windows which give access to the large terrace overlooking the attractive and practical (plenty of space for kids to play sport) garden. If the wall of glass in the kitchen wasn't enough, there is a fabulous balcony off the master bedroom (panoramic views for morning coffee or an early evening drink) and Juliet balconies in two of the other bedrooms.
The property is situated on a quiet lane on the edge of the village of Butleigh. Entering the property through electric gates there is a resin bonded gravel driveway with parking for ample cars and a double garage. The front garden also has an area of lawn with sapling trees and flower beds. The rear of the property has a great size garden, mainly set to lawn with a large paved terrace with great views over open countryside. Tucked away in a corner is a substantial garden store built of brick but clad in timber with electricity and lighting. The whole of the gardens and grounds amount to just over half an acre.
Butleigh is surrounded by rural countryside, farmland and wooded hills with a myriad of footpaths over many miles for great country walks straight from the house. This popular village has a thriving shop and post office, an excellent pub, primary school and nursery and a very active cricket club as well as the “Drawing Room” tea room/café. Recently there has been a “Heritage Trail” retelling the history of the old properties within the village and all the stories that they have to offer.
For shopping, “Clark’s village” in Street offers a wealth of retail opportunities with more shopping and local amenities to be found in nearby Glastonbury, Somerton, Wells and Castle Cary. For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Yeovil are all within about an hour’s drive. The A303 that runs south of Butleigh offers direct road links to London and the South west.
There are good rail transport links to London from Castle Cary railway station, (just about 20 mins drive), which offers an excellent direct rail service to London Paddington in less than two hours. Also, Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
Nearby Glastonbury is 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.
Equally close is the picturesque town of Somerton, originally the county town of Somerset and before that, possibly the capital of Wessex. Its focal point is the wide 17th Century Market Square with a Buttercross in the centre. The parish church, dedicated to St. Michael, is quite plain externally but contains one of the finest wooden roofs in the county carved by the monks at Muchelney Abbey.
Somerton offers all the usual amenities of a market town and has a small independent supermarket.
Local independent schools include Millfield just 5 mins away with Wells Cathedral School, All Hallows and Hazlegrove prep schools and the various Bruton schools all within easy distance. State schools include St. Dunstan’s, Wells Blue and nearby Strode College
Services – mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
Tenure – Freehold
Directions - BA6 8TH – As you go along the Barton Road through the village of Butleigh, past the “Rose & Portcullis” pub, Orchard House can be found on the left hand side.
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- Very desirable village location
- Stunning contemporary home of over 4000sqft
- Fabulous views across farm land to the Mendips
- Six bedrooms and five bathrooms
- Gated property with garaging and gym
- Great garden of approx 0.5acres
- Underfloor heating, engineered oak flooring throughout the ground floor
- 5 minutes of Millfield Senior School & 15 minutes of Millfield Prep School
- Annexe potential
Guide Price £1,375,000enquire now
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