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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed 16th Century detached house
  • 2 separate semi-detached guest cottages
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms
  • about 3.5 acres
  • former cider barn
  • delightful gardens & grounds

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A Grade II listed 16th Century detached house with 2 separate semi-detached guest cottages and former cider barn set in delightful grounds in the Conservation Village of Barrington


The Knapp is situated off the central lane running through the small village of Barrington in a designated Conservation Area. The village is located on the southern edge of the Somerset Levels and many of the houses are built from cob and thatched with local reeds. The village has an active community with a parish church, a pre-school and primary school, the "Barrington Boar" public house and a village hall with social and sports clubs including a gardening club and cricket club, together with a monthly produce market. The village lies halfway between the County town of Taunton and the regional centre of Yeovil. Nearby Barrington Court is a National Trust owned Manor House, which is open to the public. For further information on the village go to

Schools Martock pre-school and primary school. Secondary schools at Stanchester Academy in Stoke-sub-Hamden (9½ miles), Huish Episcopi Academy in lLangport (8 miles) and Holyrood Academy in Chard (10 miles). Nearby private schools include Hazlegrove Prep School (17½ miles), Sherborne Prep School and Sherborne Schools (19¼ miles), Millfield School (21½ miles) and Perrott Hill School (9 miles).

Shopping Local facilities in Seavington (3 miles), Crewkerne (7¼ miles), Chard (10 miles), the County Town of Taunton (13½ miles) and the regional centre of Yeovil (14 miles)

Entertainment Entertainment in Taunton (13½ miles), Yeovil (14 miles) and Dorchester (28½ miles)


The Knapp is a detached hall house dating originally from the 16th Century built of rendered and painted walls under a thatched roof. With good head height throughout, originally the house on the ground floor had three reception rooms off the entrance hall with the current kitchen, breakfast room and utility room added at a later date. The house has many attractive and interesting historical and architectural features including thick walls giving deep-set window recesses, stone fireplaces, flagstone flooring, beamed ceilings in many rooms including a superb cross-beamed high ceiling in the dining room and an elm plank screen between the drawing room and the entrance hall.

An oak balustraded staircase rises from the hall to the first floor where there are two bedroom suites, each comprising a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. One bathroom has a Jack and Jill layout through to a separate single bedroom/dressing room. In addition there is a further double bedroom and a family shower room.

Separate from the main house is a single storey former stone barn with a thatched roof and its own garden. (Little Knapp). The accommodation is currently arranged to provide two self-contained semi-detached cottages, each with a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom. The cottages could be put to a wide variety of uses (subject to the necessary consents) but if a single property with up to three bedrooms was required, the property could be easily remodelled.

To one side of the garden is a former cider barn with two rooms and a cloakroom downstairs along with a separate garden store. Upstairs is a single large and airy room with hardwood flooring and views to the Somerset Levels.

Gardens, Grounds & Outbuildings

The property is set back in a natural open-sided bowl of land and is approached up a cobbled drive to a large gravelled parking area lying between the main house and Little Knapp. To one side is a stone garage block with two single garages (one currently used as a wood store). The principle area of formal garden lies in front of the house with the cider barn to one side. Beyond the barn are further lawns which seem to develop into a delightful wild, woodland garden filled with an array of established trees and shrubs including Laburnum, Magnolias, Acers, Fig, Black Walnut and even an American Redwood. Through the woods is a further open area of pasture with a stone stable and tack room.

In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 3½ acres.

Square Footage: 3,040 sq ft
Acreage: 3.5 Acres


Leave the A303 at the South Petherton roundabout taking the road signposted to Barrington Court. Travel for about ¾ mile until you reach a small roundabout. Go straight on and turn immediately right after the roundabout signed 3 miles to Barrington. Follow road into Barrington village past the turning to Barrington Court. Proceed down Silver Street for about 500 yards you will see the cobbled slope leading up to The Knapp and Little Knapp on your left hand side.

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13 July 2016

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