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5 bedroom house for sale

Draycott Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4

£900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 17th Century
  • 5/6 Bedrooms (2 En-Suite)
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Utility
  • Sitting Room
  • Snug
  • Family Bathroom
  • Annexe
  • Period Features

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A most impressive and imposing 5/6 bedroom, circa 1700 Grade II Listed Priory. The Priory has tones of a Tuscan villa, oozing charm and character, grand entertaining spaces with period features at every turn. The property is approached by a sweeping driveway bordered by various mature trees. The property is a simply breath-taking country home with large original sash windows, a classic pillared entrance and all blushed with a Tuscan yellow exterior.

A most impressive and imposing 5/6 bedroom, circa 1700 Grade II Listed Priory. The Priory has tones of a Tuscan villa, oozing charm and character, grand entertaining spaces with period features at every turn. The property is approached by a sweeping driveway bordered by various mature trees. The property is a simply breath-taking, country home with large original sash windows, a classic pillared entrance and all blushed with a Tuscan yellow exterior.
Internally the property has been lovingly maintained with a definite sense of history and charm. Exposed oak flooring, original flagstone and open fireplaces adorn the property throughout. there are two entrance points, one to the main hall and one to the kitchen/breakfast room -with flagstone flooring with bespoke fittings designed in the 'farmhouse style' with ample dining space and access to the outside. There is also vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden a-frame adding to the character and style. The Dining Room is a quite spectacular entertaining space with 11 ft high ceiling, exposed oak floorboards, woodburner, corner fireplace all enhanced by the double sash windows flooding the room in light. To the very left of the property is the sitting Room - Classic and sophisticated with high ceilings a mottled marble surround fireplace with double sash windows. The 'Hall' has parquet flooring throughout with access to the courtyard garden and dining room as well as utility space and wine store.
The split level floor is approached by a sweeping shallow staircase creating a gallery effect over the hall leading to the landing and a bedroom come nursery. There is also a separate shower room and WC.
To the first floor are four magnificent bedrooms, retained as they would be from bygone days with exposed oak flooring and sash windows but with modern and contemporary touches creating beautiful sleeping quarters. All the bedrooms overlook the gardens with two benefitting from ensuite facilities (although one could be used as a separate family bathroom).
Extension/Annexe - Currently used as a home office with two good size rooms to the ground floor, one as a sitting room and the other as a study whilst to the first floor is another study space, bedroom as well as a shower room and WC. The whole space is extremely versatile and could be used as a formal office, traditional family annexe or a holiday cottage.

The Courtyard Garden is a real suntrap. Walled on all sides and laid to patio and gravel it is perfect for alfresco breakfast dining with three access points from the main residence. The sweeping driveway is laid to light gravel and surrounded by mature green flora giving it a Mediterranean feel. To the bottom of the driveway is a large welcoming forecourt leading to the property. There is a good size lawn situated to the front of the The Priory laid to grass. Intricate stone pathways leading from the garden and up alongside the drive way add another dimension and secluded views overlooking the garden and the main residence. The nature of the outside space provides a quiet and intimate environment and many views have changed little over the last 200 years. Parking for numerous cars can be accommodated on the forecourt and there is a double carport with a gym/study which provides another versatile space.

The Priory can be found at the lowermost point of its private Driveway. It is within a stones throw of the popular town of Shepton Mallet. A short drive takes you to the beautiful Cathedral City of Wells. Shepton Mallet and Wells both offer a fine range of amenities and facilities, there is nearby schooling at all levels, both state and private. Castle Cary train station is to be found to the south and where there is a direct service to London Paddington.

The Courtyard Garden is a real suntrap. Walled on all sides and laid to patio and gravel it is perfect for alfresco breakfast dining with three access points from the main residence. The sweeping driveway is laid to light gravel and surrounded by mature green flora giving it a Mediterranean feel. To the bottom of the driveway is a large welcoming forecourt leading to the property. There is a good size lawn situated to the front of the The Priory laid to grass. Intricate stone pathways leading from the garden and up alongside the drive way add another dimension and secluded views overlooking the garden and the main residence. The nature of the outside space provides a quiet and intimate environment and many views have changed little over the last 200 years. Parking for numerous cars can be accommodated on the forecourt and there is a double carport with a gym/study which provides another versatile space.

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30 July 2016

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