5 bedroom detached house for saleBack Lane, Batcombe, Somerset, BA4
Sold STC £995,000
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Leisure suite including swimming pool and sauna
- Landscaped gardens
- EPC Rating = E
A magnificent family house with swimming pool built in a traditional style to complement its picturesque and quiet location.
On the edge of the Mendip Hills, the village of Batcombe lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a fine church and there is an excellent public house, The Three Horseshoes Inn, not far from Batch Orchard. Local facilities are available in nearby Bruton (approx 3 miles), home of the At The Chapel restaurant and the highly regarded Hauser & Wirth multi purpose arts centre and gallery. Frome is within approximately 9 miles and is building a reputation for its regular artisan craft and produce markets and a wide variety of independent shops. There is a mainline rail station at Castle Cary (approx 6 miles) accessing London Paddington (journey times from 92 minutes). The A303 is around 10 miles south, bringing London within a reaso nable driving distance via the M3.
Excellent schooling is available at King's Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Millfield, Downside, Sherborne, All Hallows and Wells Cathedral. A further wide range of renowned schooling and cultural activities are available in the Georgian City of Bath, a World Heritage Site some 23 miles to the north. Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include racing at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury. Excellent walking and riding is available locally and there is a well established village shoot. Babington House country hotel and members' club is within 11 miles.
Batch Orchard is a magnificent contemporary house situated in the heart of a popular Somerset village benefiting from over 4000 sq ft of internal space arranged over 3 floors. Unique features of the home include a swimming pool, sauna and games rooms along with electric wooden gates, a private driveway and a double garage and mature gardens in excess of 1 acre.
The spacious internal accommodation flows around a large central sitting/dining room off which lead the kitchen/breakfast room, study and drawing room. The stylish well fitted kitchen/breakfast room includes a central island and benefits from elevated views which can be enjoyed from a large window seat. The elegant drawing room has a double aspect with views of the gardens and French doors open onto a south-facing teak balcony. There are also three bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor, with the principal suite and a guest bedroom on the first floor. The garden level offers an exceptional range of family and leisure facilities, with a large living room/party room with parquet floor that opens into a games room. Off the games room is a sauna and a shower room and double doors open into a magnificent indoor swimming pool area. This features exposed timber beams and full height windows, providing a light airy space, with wonderful views of the garden which can be accessed by double doors at one end. There is level access around the pool and a shower room.
Outside, Batch Orchard is accessed via double electric wooden gates from the lane and a sweeping driveway leads to a double garage with electric roller door. To the rear of the property is an area with a number of wooden sheds, ideal for storage. A real benefit of this highly desirable home is the superb garden. Amounting to just over an acre, this includes a number of specimen trees that along with stone walling help create a degree of privacy. There are large flower beds filled with a number of mature shrubs as well as a large lawn section, ideal for entertaining or recreational pursuits. Immediately off the house are two large paved terraces that are complemented by outside lighting and power points, providing an ideal spot for al fresco dining overlooking the lawns.
Square Footage: 4,919 sq ft
Acreage: 1.06 Acres
The picturesque village of Batcombe can be accessed from the A359 to the east, A361 to the north or the B3081 to the west. Batch Orchard is situated along Back Lane and property can be identifi ed by tall wooden gates inset within a stone wall enclosing the garden.
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