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4 bedroom terraced house for sale

Bratton Seymour, Wincanton

Sold STC £425,000

Property Description

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*A substantial four double bedroom, four story house forming part of a Victorian Manor.*Garage and ample additional parking, two private gardens in communal gardens and use of the heated swimming pool and tennis court*


Bratton House forms part of the hamlet of Bratton Seymour, two miles from Bruton which has a number of independent and state schools, the acclaimed Hauser & Wirth gallery and a number of restaurants and shops. It also provides a direct rail link to London as does Castle Cary which is three miles. The property sits at the top of the hill next the 12th century church of Bratton St Maur and has far reaching views over the valley and open countryside. The A303 lies less than 10 minutes and market town of Frome approximately 17 miles acclaimed for its independent market and selection of independent shops, boutiques and restaurants.

This beautiful Victorian Manor house was built in 1868 and converted into a number of individual and substantial properties in the mid 1980's. Number 4 Bratton House enjoys a stunning location with private road access and the use of communal facilities including a large swimming pool, tennis court and extensive mainly lawned grounds. The property offers substantial accommodation which is arranged over four floors and retains many of the original Victorian features such as picture rails, fireplaces and an elegant pine staircase which leads from the ground, to the first floor. The bedroom accommodation is arranged over two floors and includes a large master bedroom to the second floor with sloping ceilings, beams and an adjacent bathroom with views across the grounds to the front. The ground floor has a large double aspect drawing room with open fireplace and a Jet master fire, high ceilings and a great sense of occasion adjacent to which is a modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances and polished granite work surfaces. The lower ground floor comprises a large 24'x23' room with three original arched wine vaults and an adjacent cloakroom/utility, this room is currently used as a studio but equally would provide a number of other uses including a fantastic teenage retreat.

Accommodation: All dimensions being approximate.

Entrance Hall:
With a half glazed front door, single radiator, door and staircase descending to the lower ground floor, elegant original pine staircase rising to the first floor and doors to:

Drawing Room:
25'6" (7.77m) maximum x 18'9" (5.72m) narrowing to 11'4" (3.45m) This elegant dual aspect room has ceiling heights of 10'4" (3.15m) with an arched display recess, picture rails, sliding sash window to the front elevation and an obscure glazed metal framed window within a stone mullion to the side. There is a large stone fireplace with Jetmaster fire and hearth, under window panelling and two double radiators. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room;
15'10'x11'4" (4.83m'x3.45m) With a comprehensive range maple veneer fitted units with polished granite work surfaces comprising a Franke one and a half bowl stainless steel recess sink, adjacent work surfaces with drawers and cupboards beneath and incorporating a stainless steel finish electric fan assisted double oven and combination hob with two gas rings and a further two ceramic rings, space and plumbing for a slimline dishwasher, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier. Space for a fridge/freezer, breakfast bar, eye level cupboard units incorporating an extractor hood and stainless steel splash back, double radiator, elegant arched window to the front elevation, two windows to the rear and a half glazed door to the rear courtyard. Wall mounted Ideal Logic gas fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating to radiators.

Lower Ground Floor:
24'1"x23' (7.34m x 7.01m) With an average ceiling height of 8' (2.44m) with three substantial vaulted recesses which were formally wine cellars. This extremely  versatile room has two arched windows to the front elevation and a further window to the rear both receiving light from large light wells from above. There are three night storage heaters and access to:

Cloaks/Utility Room:
With a low level WC, pedestal wash basin with a tiled splash.

First Floor:

Split Level Landing:
This elegant space has a further pine staircase rising to the second floor, window to the front and airing cupboard with slatted shelves and a lagged hot water cylinder. One double and one single radiator and doors to:

Bedroom 4:
14'x10' (4.27m x 3.05m) With two double radiators, fitted shelving, access to roof space and a Gothic arched casement window to the front elevation. 

Bedroom 3:
15'x8' (4.57m x 2.44m) With a fireplace, double radiator, picture rail and sliding sash window to the side elevation. 

Bedroom 2:
15'4" (4.67m) maximum x 8'8" (2.64m) With a double radiator, fireplace and sash window to the side elevation.

With a coloured suite comprising a panelled bath with adjacent ceramic wall tiling and a Mira electric shower, pedestal wash basin with a tiled splash, low level WC, single radiator and extractor.

Second Floor:

With a roof light to the front elevation and access to:

Master Bedroom:
19'x13'1" (5.79m x 3.99m) With high ceilings and a feature beam. The room has a roof light to the rear slope and sash window to the side with a range of built-in bedroom furniture incorporating a dressing table, cupboards and shelving, wardrobes and a bedside table. Double radiator and access to roof space.

With a deep Jade green coloured suite comprising an enameled spa bath with shower attachment, vanity with inset wash basin and cupboards beneath, bidet and low level WC, single radiator, vertical towel rail/radiator, store cupboard and window to the front elevation. 

Immediately to the front of the house is an enclosed garden which is mainly laid to lawn and divided by a flag stone path and patio area ideal for al fresco eating. In the summer the space is a gorgeous sun trap whilst the lawn is relativity sheltered fenced on one side by orange blossom bushes and there are a variety of established flowering plants, shrubs and a scented Lavender bush. Through the wide gate a communal path leads to a second area of garden which is also laid mainly to lawn and with two apple trees. Adjacent to this is a double garage with metal up and over door, power and light connected and with plenty of overhead storage. To the side of this there is private parking for three cars. One of the true benefits of this property is the communal grounds which are laid mainly to lawn and maintained by a management company who also deal with other communal matters including the supply of water and sewerage. Beyond the communal grounds there is:

Communal Tennis Court/Swimming Pool:
With an all weather surface and a 20'x40' (6.1m x 12.19m) open air swimming pool which is heated and has a solar cover.

From Bruton take the A359 (Castle Cary) road out of the town and after approximately 3 miles take the turning right signposted Shepton Montague, proceed through the village towards Welham and towards the A371. At the junction with the A371 just before Yarlington turn left and then after approximately 1 mile take the turning left signposted Bratton Seymour after slightly under a mile take the turning left into Church Walk follow the road round to the left and the property would be found towards the end of this lane.

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Added on Rightmove:
18 July 2016


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