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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Pilton Area. Between Glastonbury & Castle Cary

Withdrawn from Market £1,450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Delightful Grade II Period Farmhouse.
  • A tranquil rural location in easy reach of Glastonbury, Wells and Castle Cary.
  • Gardens and surrounding land of over 13 acres
  • Useful outbuildings including stabling and barns.
  • Dating from the 16th century with later additions.

Full description

A delightful period farmhouse in a beautiful, tranquil rural location in easy reach of Glastonbury, Wells and Castle Cary. Outbuildings & 13 acres.

A delightful period farmhouse in a beautiful, tranquil rural location in easy reach of Glastonbury, Wells and Castle Cary. The farmhouse is Grade ll listed and has great charm and character with flexible accommodation of over 4,000 sq.ft. including 3 principal reception rooms, 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Useful outbuildings including stabling and barns. Gardens and surrounding land of over 13 acres within a ring fence and with the house centrally positioned.

About the Area 
Pilton is a pretty and sought after Somerset village in beautiful countryside near Wells, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet. The major towns of the area being Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance and there are excellent road networks to London and the South. Castle Cary is the nearest train station with fast links to London. Wells, the smallest city in England, nestles close to the Mendip Hills ? an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty-has excellent local markets twice a week and many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace. Nearby, Glastonbury grew up alongside the Abbey and is a thriving major tourist area. Shepton Mallet is another historic town which is now rapidly growing and all three towns offer a wide range of facilities, societies and activities covering cultural, social and sporting aspects. There are many local shooting syndicates nearby and hunting with the Blackmoor Vale and Mendip Farmers.

The main approach to the house is on the northern side with a door into the hall which has flagstones, a former fireplace and an adjacent cloakroom. A doorway leads into the dining room which has a cross beamed ceiling, a fine stone inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and a door to the spiral staircase. Adjacent is the drawing room again with a cross beamed ceiling, an inglenook with a stove and also with a french door to the garden. Off this room is a study and also the double aspect sitting room which has a second staircase and a french garden door. Beyond this room is a room used as a laundry with painted units a Belfast sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine, wall cupboard and the oil fired central heating boiler. Another door leads from the dining room to the kitchen & breakfast room which has a double aspect, French doors to the garden, a tiled floor, ceiling beams and a range of painted kitchen units with timber worktops, a twin bowl sink, a red AGA,...

First Floor 
A staircase from the sitting room rises to a landing and 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. One of the bedrooms having an en suite shower room. The spiral staircase off the dining room leads to 2 bedrooms, a shower room and the master suite which combines a wonderful bedroom with a high pitched ceiling and exposed timbers and an en suite bathroom which can also be reached from the landing. This bedroom also links the entire first floor with doors to each end.

A tree lined drive leads from the lane to the house to the house and the entrance on the northern side. On the southern side of the house is a delightful mature walled garden. On the eastern side of the house is garaging. Beyond is a gated access to a large yard which leads to a range of outbuildings extending beyond 5,000 sq.ft which includes four loose boxes, feed and tack rooms, hay barn, Dutch barn and further barns offering storage. The property totals around 13 acres including gently sloping meadows with a southerly aspect, all within a ring fence and with the house and buildings centrally situated.

From Wells take the A39 towards Glastonbury for about a mile and turn left by Browne's Garden Centre towards Launcherley and North Wootton. Pass the church in North Wootton and turn left at the T Junction, follow this road towards Pilton and at the end of a long stone wall on your right turn right at the Lodge house in to Perridge Hill. Upper Westholme Farm is the second drive on the left about 1/4 of a mile down the lane.

Important Notice 
Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS - interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.

Education is well covered with excellent state & independent schools in the area including many village primary schools, Crispins, St Dunstans, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Millfield, Downside, All Hallows and the Bruton schools. Pilton itself has a church, village pub, village hall, a very active and friendly community and is an exceptionally popular residential area.

The Property 
Upper Westholme Farm is accessed from a quiet rural lane with virtually no traffic other than the neighbouring properties and their visitors. A drive leads from the lane to the homestead which is centrally sited within its land. The house is a handsome Grade ll listed building dating from the 16th century with later additions. The main part has stone elevations under a double Roman tile roof and internally there is a single cross passage plan and a stair turret. It retains its original charm, character and period details including flagstones, cross beamed ceilings, oak and elm timbers, stone architraves and mullioned windows. These are complemented by a comfortable ?farmhouse? kitchen with an Aga, 4 bathrooms and oil central heating with radiators.

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19 February 2017

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