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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Barton St David, Somerset, TA11

Guide Price £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Detached Home
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms and Cloakroom
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Beautiful Landscaped Garden
  • Detached Outbuilding
  • Carport & Parking

Full description

A charming detached character home with 4 double bedrooms and versatile accommodation in a popular village location. Beautiful landscaped gardens with views over adjoining countryside. Useful stone outbuilding, carport and parking. EPC Band E.

The Property - Greenland Cottage is the type of property which lives up to and surpasses it's name; the property is surrounded by beautiful countryside with much "green land" to be seen from many of the windows, yet this fantastic home supersedes every expectation of the traditional cottage with healthy ceiling heights found throughout the spacious and versatile accommodation, which includes up to 5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms, whilst still retaining the charm and character of a period building. Dating back to 1845, the property was once believed to have been owned by a stonemason, owing to the various pieces of ornamental stone found during excavations of the garden; many of these have been incorporated into the subsequent enlargement of the property to create fascinating window frames, carvings on external walls and even an ammonite near the apex of the outbuilding. Under the current ownership the property has undergone a variety of alterations, including complete landscaping of the gardens and re-decoration inside, all of which were carried out with sympathy to the building's character in order to produce a fantastic family home with a personality of it's very own.

Character features abound both inside and out, with more recent additions to the property's personality thoughtfully chosen and designed to complement the history and age of this home, including bespoke kitchen units believed to have been handmade by a previous occupier. Wooden internal doors and tiled or flagstone floors in many locations have been used to great effect, and beautiful fireplaces in both the sitting room and the snug add to the overall atmosphere of cottage comfort within these family-orientated rooms. Despite its age and attractive Blue Lias stone elevations, the property is not listed and therefore enjoys the enormous benefits of uPVC sash windows in several locations and gas fired central heating. Another key feature of the property which adds to the overall charm are the stunning views which can be enjoyed from many locations throughout the house and garden, with landmarks between Castle Cary and Glastonbury visible.

Internally, the accommodation is arranged to ensure that a comfortable environment is available for all occasions, from sociable gatherings and day-to-day family life to times when a more peaceful, cloistered setting is required. The heart of this home is undoubtedly the kitchen/dining room which, with it's bespoke units, gas fired Rayburn (with a range-style cooker also available) and stained glass internal window, creates an aura of rustic charm. Having been enlarged over time, the generous dining area is a highly sociable space which, with it's large windows ideally placed to enjoy the views, is perfect for informal meals and family dinners. A variety of welcoming reception rooms ensure that a wonderful space is available whatever a particular day holds; a house for all seasons, Greenland Cottage benefits from a beautiful sitting room which, with it's abundance of natural light, window seat and fireplace with inset multi fuel burner, speaks of sumptuous surroundings for informal entertaining as well as a charming space in which to relax at any time of day. The garden room is another calming space which, with double doors leading directly out into the garden, enables a highly desirable indoor/outdoor lifestyle when weather allows, whilst the snug is the perfect place in which to recline and enjoy a sense of tranquility without being far removed from more sociable areas; located near the centre of the house, this room benefits from a flagstone floor and an open fireplace, ensuring a charming, warm space which truly lives up to the name "snug".

Bedroom space is well thought out with 4 generously proportioned rooms arranged on the first floor including a master bedroom suite complete with built in storage, wonderful views and an en suite bathroom. The three further bedrooms each enjoy double proportions with one fitted with built in furniture including a desk and shelves with a cabin bed, making this an ideal children's room. Also on the first floor is the family bathroom which reflects the character found throughout much of the property, particularly the wash hand basin which is set in a fantastic wooden and tiled vanity unit. For those desiring ground floor sleeping accommodation, or simply requiring a fifth bedroom, the study is an ideal candidate which could easily be adapted to form a spacious bedroom benefitting from easy access to the ground floor cloakroom. Additionally, this room benefits from a door leading out to the rear garden, making this an excellent opportunity to create a semi-independent living space or annexe in conjunction with the garden room. Those working from home or requiring a removed study space are catered for by the study which, accessed from the snug, is a splendidly secluded place in which to work without losing touch with the sociable feeling of the rest of the property.

Outside - Amongst the changes made to Greenland Cottage under the current ownership, it is clear to see that a great deal of thought and loving care has been put into designing and landscaping a wonderful garden which is full of exciting surprises and charming historical touches. Arranged into a variety of rooms, the front garden perfectly frames the pretty stone cottage facade with established beds stocked with a wide selection of flowering and leafy plants. Moving through the garden away from the house, the garden seamlessly transforms from rose, wisteria and clematis-covered pergola to smooth lawn to a vegetable garden area before culminating in a marvellously secluded woodland room which, with it's heritage Cherry Plum tree and beautiful views across the adjoining fields, is a lovely place to relax out of doors.

The rear and side gardens are arranged in a courtyard style with a paved sun terrace adjoining the rear of the property providing a fantastic place for al fresco dining and entertaining. The care lavished upon the front garden is continued at the rear, where a delightful sunken garden has been created with a former South London street lamp as a focal point and centrepiece. With the external wall of the outbuilding adjoining a gate, the gardens are fully enclosed ensuring security for children and dogs. Parking is provided by a gravelled area, part of which forms a carport, and the outbuilding offers excellent storage and workshop facilities with power and light, a stable door to the front and a pedestrian door to the rear garden.

Situation - Barton St David is a popular village within South Somerset which enjoys a friendly and active community and benefits from amenities including a characterful pub, village hall, church and a variety of teams, clubs and societies. The neighbouring village of Keinton Mandeville has a shop and a pub, and Somerton and Street are both 5 miles distant with a broader selection of shopping, leisure and health care amenities.
Education is well catered for in the area with the sought-after Millfield School within easy reach; the school bus stop for which is close to the property. Alternatively, there are a variety of well reputed state and independent schools within the area including a nursery school in the village.
Transport links are good with the A37 and A303 both easily accessible and a mainline station at Castle Cary offering direct rail services to London (Waterloo). Bristol can be reached by road in around an hour, and Bristol Airport is around 45 minutes distant.

Services - Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating.

Directions - From Yeovil follow the A37 to Ilchester and join the A303 towards London. At the Podimore Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A37 towards Bristol and at the Lydford Crosskeys crossroads, turn left towards Keinton Mandeville. Pass through the village and turn right towards Barton St David. Continue along this road and the property can be found on the right hand side by the turning into Blind Lane.

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