5 bedroom detached house for saleParbrook, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6
Sold STC £1,795,000
- Gardens and grounds just over 2 acres
- Located on edge of charming village
- Potential self contained area
- In all, approx 3,910 sq ft
- Unspoilt views to the Tor
- Triple garage/workshop
- EPC Rating = F
A beautifully appointed former parsonage situated in an
attractive rural hamlet within sight of Glastonbury Tor
Parbrook is a charming hamlet situated well away from busy roads and benefiting from beautiful countryside and rural surroundings. The village of Baltonsborough is a short distance away and enjoys the amenities of a popular village school and playgroup, shop, church and public house. The countryside in the area provides excellent recreational and sporting facilities with golf courses nearby at Castle Cary and Wells, national hunt racing in Wincanton and sailing at Chew Valley Lake. The surrounding countryside is excellent for walking and riding. The region is well known for its excellent selection of schools in both the private and public sectors, in particular Millfield School (within 7 miles), Wells Cathedral School, Kings Bruton and Sherborne School for boys and girls.
Parbrook benefits from good links with the A303, which offers a direct route to the M3 and London beyond. Bristol Airport is approximately 24 miles away. The property is situated about 6.5 miles south of Shepton Mallet, an ancient market town and modern industrial community, nestling in a fold towards the western edge of the Mendip Hills. Castle Cary to the south-east is a delightful market town with a mainline railway line to London Paddington (journey time from approximately 90 minutes). The Georgian city of Bath is within 28 miles and is famous for its Thermae Spa, retail experiences, fine dining and theatres. It is also the home of Bath Rugby.
Parbrook Lodge is a fine example of a former parsonage built in the late 19th century with blue lias limestone elevations, dressed stone mullion windows and a clay tile/slate roof. There is an attractive Virginia creeper to the eastern elevation which, in the autumn, turns a rich red adding to the grandeur and spectacle of the home.
The beautifully appointed accommodation runs to approximately 3,910 sq ft and is arranged over two floors, predominantly accessed off a welcoming entrance hall with feature fireplace and a corner staircase to the first floor. The reception rooms each feature an attractive fireplace with bespoke detail, wooden floors and tall windows that flood the rooms with natural light. The dining room also boasts an impressive fireplace with inset wood burner providing the perfect setting for entertaining. There is a study towards the rear of the home with useful fitted shelving and views to the rear towards Glastonbury Tor.
One of the many superb features of Parbrook Lodge is the hand built fitted kitchen with its comprehensive range of cupboards, drawers and wall units, complemented by sleek granite work surfaces, a cream-coloured electric Aga with additional ovens and hob, and an island unit. Integrated appliances include a fridge, freezer and dishwasher. From the kitchen, large double doors open into an impressive morning/breakfast room with tall vaulted ceiling, exposed oak beams and feature window to the rear elevation affording open views of the neighbouring countryside. A further set of double doors open onto steps that lead down to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a practical utility room benefiting from direct garden access, a gym/bedroom 6 and stylish shower room. This section of the home has also been designed to function as a self-contained space and is easily adaptable for full-time living. There is also a cellar accessed externally via steps just outside the kitchen.
To the first floor is a galleried landing which provides access to the five double bedrooms. The bedrooms are all beautifully appointed with most enjoying feature fireplaces and far reaching views from the windows. Additionally to the first floor is a family bathroom with a white suite including a roll top bath, corner shower cubicle, WC and pedestal wash hand basin, all complemented by a marble tiled floor. There is also a smart and stylish shower room which can be accessed off bedroom 4, creating an en suite facility.
Overall, Parbrook Lodge is a perfect family home surrounded by glorious countryside in a quiet rural hamlet with easy access to excellent road and rail links.
The property is approached along a quiet country lane. A wide opening with a cattle grid leads to the gravel driveway, which sweeps around and down to the house where there is ample parking and access to the triple garage.
The gardens and grounds extend to just over two acres and surround the home. There are a number of specimen trees, established flower beds, a pond/wildlife area, level lawns and large paved terrace leading off the back of the house with a picture postcard view of Glastonbury Tor. A paddock lies to the rear of the property accessed via a five-bar wooden gate. The paddock is perfect for accommodating a pony and benefits from a timber field shelter.
Also in the gardens, as an extension to the triple garage block, is a garden store and workshop with attractive veranda. This building has the potential to become an annexe, subject to the necessary permissions. The views from the gardens are quite spectacular and are unspoilt and uninterrupted in most directions. The Tor is a prominent feature and can be seen from most of the grounds.
Square Footage: 3,910 sq ft
Acreage: 2.14 Acres
The hamlet of Parbrook can be easily accessed from the A37. Travelling south from Shepton Mallet, take the first right after the Travellers Rest public house onto Stone Lane. Follow the lane down into the village, turn left where the property can be found on your right hand side.
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