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Butleigh Court, Butleigh


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An imposing period residence of considerable stature forming a substantial part of a Grade II listed country house with views over mature parkland, situated on the edge of this favoured and most accessible mid-Somerset village

Entrance porch, reception hall, cloakroom, drawing room, sitting room, study, lower ground floor with snug/seating area, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. First floor master bedroom/en-suite, three further bedrooms and bathroom. Second floor attic playroom.bedroom 5. Double garage and own private garden


Butleigh Court is situated on the outskirts of the sought after mid-Somerset village of Butleigh which has local amenities including post office/store, primary school, parish church, playing field and public house. The historic town of Glastonbury is 3.5 miles whilst the thriving centre of Street is 3 miles and offers a wide range of facilities including both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Strode Theatre, Strode College and the complex of shopping outlets in Clarks Village. The renowned Millfield School is on the outskirts of Street whilst the Preparatory School is at Edgarley on the edge of Glastonbury. For the commuter, Castle Cary Station (London Paddington) is 9 miles, M5 (junction 23) 15 miles and the A303 at Podimore 8.5 miles.


From Glastonbury/Street take the Butleigh Road and on entering the village you will see Butleigh Court on the left. Turn left just before Court Lodge (first house on the left) and continue alongside the cricket field into the main drive.


Butleigh Court is a grand country house built in 1845 for Henry Neville-Grenville in a Tudor-Gothic style, which during the late twentieth century was vertically divided into four highly individual dwelling houses. The building is Grade II listed, of special architectural interest being constructed in coursed blue lias stone, is particularly noted for its tall carved chimney stacks, elaborate stone dressings and projecting towers. The Court forms the central section which includes the original main entrance, a number of well proportioned reception rooms with exceptionally good ceiling heights, elaborate fireplaces and has been our clients' principal family home for over thirty years since its conversion.

The accommodation has been maintained to a good decorative standard and is complemented by oil-fired central heating and sealed unit double glazing set in traditional timber window frames. All measurements are approximate.

Original double oak plank entrance doors (with Royal coat of arms over) to:

A short flight of blue lias stone steps rise to double fully glazed doors opening to:

Impressive carved fireplace/chimneypiece incorporating fine detail surmounted by decorative frieze/cornice. Woodblock flooring, coving to ceiling. Radiator.

Suite comprising low-level WC, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below. Radiator.

DRAWING ROOM 27' x 17'6 (8.23m x 5.33m)
Full height mullion window affording views over cricket field/parkland and distant countryside. Wide fireplace opening with cut stone surround and hearth. Television point. Coving to ceiling. Two radiators. Arched opening to:

SITTING ROOM 18'1 x 10'3 (5.51m x 3.12m)
Double casement doors to Juliet balcony set within arched carved stone surround. Television point. Radiator.

STUDY 12'2 x 10'3 (3.71m x 3.12m) maximum overall room measurements
Window affording view to the garden. Exposed original carved stonework. Telephone and televisionpoints. Radiator.

From Reception Hall, staircase with hardwood handrail descending to:


Radiator. Opening to:

DINING ROOM 15'8 x 12'8 (4.78m x 3.86m)
Measured excluding recess. Window and stable door to rear. Radiator.

From Snug/Seating area, glazed door leading to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 20'8 x 16'10 (4.78m x 3.86m)
Wide mullion window affording view to the front garden and beyond. Fitted with a range of bespoke pine units comprising deep ceramic sink with adjacent teak draining board and matching worksurfaces. Island unit incorporating further cupboards with teak and marble worksurfaces. Aga cooker and companion electric cooker. Integrated dishwasher and fridge, matching downlighters, woodblock flooring, walk-in butlers shelved and ventilated pantry, television point. Radiator. Personal door to Integral Garage.

From Reception Hall, turning staircase to:



Rooflight affording good natural light. Airing cupboard. Coving to ceiling. Radiator.

BEDROOM 1 17'7 x 13'6 (5.36m x 4.11m)
Measured to exclude gallery featuring a magnificent stone arch and full-height mullion window which affords uninterrupted views over parkland to distant countryside. Built-in wardrobes with additional cupboards over. Coving to ceiling, television point. Radiator.
En-Suite: Suite comprising low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled shower enclosure with Mira shower unit, shaver point. Radiator.

BEDROOM 2 12'1 x 11'3 (3.68m x 3.43m)
Measured excluding wide oriel window which affords further views across the parkland and distant countryside beyond. Additional window. Radiator.

BEDROOM 3 10'4 x 12'6 (3.15m x 3.81m)
Measured to face of built-in double door wardrobe. Two radiators.

BEDROOM 4 9'4 x 10'4 (2.84m x 3.15m)
Measured to face of double door wardrobes. Radiator.

Traditional white suite comprising panelled bath with electric shower and glazed screen over, low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, complementary ceramic wall tiling, shaver point. Radiator.

From First Floor Landing, staircase to:


Shelved recess. Connecting door to:

ATTIC PLAYROOM/BEDROOM 5 24' x 14'10 (7.32m x 4.52m)
Sloping ceiling incorporating four conservation rooflights with fitted blinds. Access to useful eaves storage. Television points. Matching downlighters. Two electric panel heaters.


The property has a right of access over a sweeping driveway which leads to the rear:
INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE Electronically operated up and over door. Oil-fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Double drainer stainless steel sink with plumbing below for automatic washing machine.
The front garden comprises small lawned areas whilst the private rear garden comprises: paved patio/seating area with low retaining wall and wide steps rising to a level lawn interspersed by well established decorative shrubs and trees. Aluminium framed greenhouse. Timber garden storage shed. External power point.

The tenure of the property and its garden is freehold

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27 September 2011

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