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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Funtle Lane, Cranmore, Somerset, BA4

Guide Price £1,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully presented large detached period house
  • Approx 3,529 flexible accommodation
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with electric Aga
  • Outbuildings including stable block and workshop
  • Double garage
  • Covered swimming pool with counter current jet
  • Surrounded by wonderful views, walks & bridle paths
  • Mid way between Bruton, Frome and Wells
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

On the edge of the Cranmore Country Estate and historically was the Gamekeepers Lodge. A superb 5/6 bedroom detached home set within 1.25 acres of garden and grounds. A wonderful Somerset location with glorious southerly views.


Funtle House is located on the edge of Cranmore, a small village in East Somerset, that has a thriving community with a popular pub, cricket club, tennis club, church and a tall Victorian folly from the 19th century, Cranmore Tower. The village of Mells is approximately 5 miles away, with a popular nursery, first school and award-winning pub. A wide range of amenities is available in Frome, which has become increasingly popular for its regular artisan markets, range of independent shops and cultural facilities including a cinema and three theatres. Other nearby destinations include the medieval city of Wells and the village of Bruton, which has recently been voted The Most Fashionable Place to Live by the Times newspaper. There are many good schools in Bruton, along with train connections between Bristol and Weymouth, and the newly opened Hauser & Wirth, a world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre. Other excellent schools within reach of the property include All Hallows, Downside, Millfield, Warminster and Sherborne. Babington House country hotel and private members club is within 6 miles and there is racing at Wincanton. The A303/M3 is within approximately 14 miles, providing access to London. A rail link to London Paddington is available at Castle Cary , with journey times from 90 minutes. The World Heritage Site of Bath, famed for its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture, is within 18 miles of the property.


Funtle House is a superb Somerset long house style detached property set within the Somerset countryside, offering privacy, tranquillity and glorious views. Originally an eighteenth century gamekeeper's cottage, Funtle House is a superb period detached home located between Bruton, Wells and Frome that offers a stunning mix of period and contemporary living. Situated at the end of a long and scenic drive, the house enjoy s a peaceful and private situation surrounded by beautiful countryside. In recent years the current owners have created a truly wonderful home for contemporary family living while retaining many of the property's original features. The accommodation is free-fl owing, with neutral colours, some exposed beams and elm floorboards running through much of the ground floor, giving a sense of continuity.

One of the key features of Funtle House is the well fitted kitchen/breakfast room. This has a New England feel, with clapboard walls, a central island unit, wooden floors and exposed ceiling beams, along with free standing units and a four door grey electric Aga. Two sets of glass doors lead out to a large garden terrace, ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. From the kitchen/breakfast room is a staircase leading to the large upper floor playroom/mezzanine level and bedroom accommodation. Beyond the kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor is a generous dining room with extensive book shelving that leads to a drawing room with feature fireplace and a wood burner, a study/bedroom 6 and a sitting room. A contemporary sun room connects the sitting room and drawing room, maximising the feeling of light and space. From the sitting room is a staircase leading to the upper floor bedrooms.

On the first floor is a superb master bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette. Three sets of glass doors lead onto a large balcony that provides a sheltered spot from which to sit and enjoy far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside. With a spiral staircase to an upper level that is currently used as a dressing area, the suite offers flexible accommodation for an independent relative. In addition on the second floor there are three further bedrooms and two family bathrooms, and there is one more bedroom on the upper level, accessed by a spiral staircase from the landing.

Funtle House is arranged with the accommodation enclosing three sides of a large terraced area with paved and gravelled areas. This is south facing and provides a sheltered sun trap for entertaining, relaxing and al fresco dining. Beyond this are extensive outbuildings including a stable block, workshop, wood store and an oak-framed double garage. Within an attractive glazed timber framed building is a covered heated swimming pool with a counter current jet installed. The surrounding grounds exceed 1.2 acres and comprise mature landscaped gardens together with a children's play area and pony paddock. There is also direct access onto adjacent bridleways and footpaths from which can enjoy beautiful walks in surrounding countryside and nearby Cranmore Woods.


Leave Wells on the B3139 - The Old Frome Road towards Frome. At the crossroads with the A37, go straight over. Follow the road to the end and then turn right and immediately left, signposted Frome. The entrance drive to Funtle House is on the right after 200 yards.

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14 January 2016

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