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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Baileys Lane, Batcombe (Westcombe) , BA4


Property Description

Key features

  • Detached House
  • Village Location
  • Eco Friendly
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Two Receptions
  • Double Garage
  • Double Glazed
  • Gardens Front, Rear & Side
  • Air Source Central Heating

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
A unique individually designed light and airy four bedroom detached house situated in the delightful conservation village of Westcombe just a short drive from Evercreech, Shepton Mallet and Frome.
The accommodation consists of entrance porch, 16ft living room with log burner, dining room, kitchen, separate utility area and cloak room. Upstairs consists of two double bedrooms and two large single rooms with plenty of storage throughout. The bathroom was refitted some years ago and has a useful separate shower cubicle. Other benefits include air source heating and double glazing that was replaced in 2011. A double garage, parking and gardens to front side and rear. The house boasts an air-source heat pump system which combined with the roof-mounted solar panels, make it eco-friendly and comfortable to live in as well as having a negative energy cost.

Local Area
Located within the sleepy hamlet of Westcombe, nestling on an elevated position on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset . It is popular for those looking for a country way of life, such as rambling, hacking and many more outdoor pursuits. The picturesque village of Batcombe, approximately half a mile away, offers a superb Public House with home cooked fare, church, village hall and an active community and is located two miles from the busy and thriving town of Bruton. Fashionable Bruton, but steeped in history, is an ancient Somerset town nestling in the foothills of the Brue Valley surrounded by unspoilt countryside. It has retained many of the historic values from pre-Doomsday to the present day. There is a selection of facilities, such as post office, shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst Castle Cary, a pretty market town, lies some 6 miles away. Castle Cary enjoys many businesses catering for everyday needs such as library, doctors, dentist, health centre, post office, restaurants, public houses and coffee shops. There are many major routes, such as A303 to Exeter and the home counties, A37 to the historic City of Bath and Bristol (with its own airport) and motorway connections making the south west easily accessible and commuter viable. There is an Intercity 125 mainline station to London/Paddington at Castle Cary and the Waterloo line is located at Templecombe some 10 miles away. There is a wide selection of highly regarded Independent and Community schools, such as Hazelgrove in Sparkford, All Hallows in Cranmore, Millfield in Street, Cathedral and Blue Schools in Wells, with Bruton offering King's, Sexey's and Bruton School for Girls.

DIRECTIONS : Proceed from Castle Cary towards Evercreech on the A371 and at the Pecking Mill proceed into the town and left at the T junction. Turn right at the Post Office onto Queens Road and continue through Stoney Stratton, following signs for Batcombe. At next T junction bear left rising into Westcombe.

Entrance Porch
5' x 5'
Hardwood front door. side aspect double glazed window. Tiled floor. Wooden glazed internal door.

With a large storage cupboard with hanging space for coats, additional understairs storage cupboard. Doors off to living room, kitchen, cloakroom and dining room. Radiator.

Living Room
16'4" x 13'01"
A large 16ft living room with glazed double doors to the dining area. The room has two double glazed windows to the front aspect and two high level feature circular windows each side of the fire place. The focal point of the room is fireplace containing a log burner. There are wall lights on two sides of the room.

Dining Room
9'04" x 10'01"
Located to the rear of the property with double glazed windows looking out onto the rear garden. Glazed doors to through to the living room. Door to hallway. Radiator. Wall lights on one wall.

13' x 8'05"
Fitted with a range of base and eye level units. Double glazed windows to the front and side aspect make this a bright room. Space for a fridge and cooker. Tiled floor. Sink with mixer tap. Well provided with electrical sockets. Radiator. Doors to the hallway and utility room to the rear.

Downstairs Cloakroom
Hand wash basin. W.C. Rear aspect obscure double glazed window. Radiator.

Utility Room
6'04" x 8'05"
Solid wood stable door to the side aspect. Stainless steel sink. Space for a slim-line dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The current owner also has a chest freezer in the utility room. Tiled floor. Rear aspect double glazed window. Radiator.

With two double glazed windows to the rear aspect. Hardwood banister to staircase.

Master Bedroom
13'11" x 15' widest
A large and light master bedroom with windows to the front and side aspect. A large fitted wardrobe. Radiator.

Bedroom Two
11'08 x 11' widest
Again a light double bedroom with fitted wardrobe. Double glazed windows to the side and rear aspects. Radiator.

Bedroom Three
7'04" x 11'08"
With fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Front aspect double glazed windows.

Bedroom Four / Study
6'08" x 11'05"

Currently used as an office. Rear aspect double glazed window. Radiator.

Panel enclosed bath. Part tiled walls. W.C. Hand wash basin. Separate shower cubicle with thermostatic shower. Side aspect double glazed obscure window. Extractor and radiator.

Double Garage
20 ft. square with block hard-standing to the front. Mezzanine level over for storage. Mains power and lighting. A planning application was passed in 2005 to redesign the garage to form an extension to the house, but this has now lapsed.

Front Garden
Mainly laid to lawn with beech hedge fronting lane, apple trees and shrub borders.

Rear Garden
A secluded walled rear garden. Mainly laid to lawn with shrub borders. Greenhouse with power outlet and space for a vegetable patch. Patio area. Two outside water supply taps.


The property is situated in the picturesque hamlet of Westcombe, set amongst stunning and unspoilt countryside on the edge of the Mendip Hills. The area is renowned for country pursuits and the nearby village of Batcombe offers a thriving village community with a 400 year old public freehouse, together with a Grade 1 listed church and village hall. The village features predominantly in Candida Lycett-Green's recent book 'Unwrecked England'. Nearby Evercreech offers everyday facilities, with a wider range of amenities being found in Castle Cary or Bruton.
There is a good selection of schools in the area including Kings and Sexeys at Bruton, Wells Cathedral and Blue School, Hazelgrove and Millfield. Castle Cary has a main line rail link to London Paddington. The A303 trunk road can be joined at Wincanton and Bristol International Airport is within easy reach.

Travelling south from Shepton Mallet on the A371 turn left towards Evercreech on the B3081. In the centre of Evercreech turn left to Stony Stratton from where you will find signs to Westcombe.

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Added on Rightmove:
18 March 2016


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