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Charming period 5 bed farmhouse with land.

Guide Price £2,100,000 For Sale
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Address: Orchard Farm - Jarmany Hill Barton St. David
Town/City: Somerton
Postcode: TA11 6DA

County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref: #10210924

Property Summary

Orchard Farm is a magnificent 5 bed family house situated entirely within its own land and in the heart of rural Somerset. Originally dating from the Victorian era, this charming home has been extended and renovated over the years preserving its historic features and seamlessly blending them with contemporary interior design. This is a truly outstanding property that offers luxurious accommodation in an unusually beautiful setting.

The house is approached via gates and a private drive that culminates in a pretty gravelled turning circle with ample parking for several cars. The front door opens to a charming entrance hall with a glorious limestone floor underfoot. Off the hall is a sumptuous kitchen that runs the entire length of the East side of the house and truly defines the air of understated luxury evident throughout this beautiful home. An elegant island complete with breakfast bar and Belfast sink comes with a stunning granite work surface whilst gorgeous oak beams straddle the ceiling. Bespoke chalonesque units house a variety of integrated appliances and an electric four oven aga warms the room. The dining area opens through glazed double doors to a pretty terrace and BBQ area, fabulous for Al fresco dining in the summer. Conveniently situated off the kitchen is a boot room and a sizeable utility room with all the usual amenities.

Off the entrance hall is an attractive double height inner hall with a pretty wood burner that overlooks an original flagstone floor – there is also access to a cloakroom. Off the hall is a wonderfully comfortable snug (with its own fireplace and built in cupboards) and a magnificent sitting room that leads to a further reception room, currently used as an office. Fully retractable doors open to a spectacular terrace outside, bringing the garden in and creating the perfect place to entertain on a summers evening. All the reception rooms are elegantly furnished and have delightful views of the garden. A beautifully crafted doulting stone fireplace in the sitting room and oak floors throughout lend these rooms real character and atmosphere.

Two flights of stairs lead from the inner hall to five beautifully appointed bedrooms and four luxurious bathrooms (three en-suite) on the first floor. Every bedroom has beautiful views of the gardens and the bathrooms more than impress with individually designed ‘his and hers’ vanity units, heated chrome towel rails, generous bath tubs, oversized showers and high end fixtures and fittings throughout.


The landscaped gardens and grounds are beautiful. To the West of the house, the spectacular seasoned stone terrace gives way to manicured lawns that sweep away to a boundary of mature shrubs and trees. A well-stocked orchard lies immediately to the West whilst permanent pasture sheltered by mature hedging lies to the North. Pretty box hedging frames a gravel pathway that runs away from the house. Set within the grounds is a 60 sq. mtr. barn that would make the perfect home office or studio if renovated. To the East, double garages and a workshop offer covered parking and ample storage for garden machinery etc. The views of the open and unspoilt countryside are glorious and extend to Glastonbury Tor approx. 6 miles away.


Orchard Farm is ideally situated a stone’s throw from Glastonbury and in the heart of the Somerset countryside.

Barton St David is a sought after village with  attractive stone houses , village hall, and beautiful church dating back to the 12th century . The village has both a tennis and cricket club open to everyone and a local village pub. 

Close by is the thriving village of Baltonsborough, which boasts a fabulous farm shop and café (the balsbury grocer), the Greyhound Inn, an excellent pre-school and Baltonsborough C of E Primary School. Other local attractions include Stourhead Gardens, The Newt country house hotel and spa just outside Castle Cary, and Babington House, (Soho House’s country mansion).  

Also nearby is the ancient city of Wells, (the smallest Cathedral city in England) that offers every amenity - the high street is vibrant with a small selection of chain stores and a variety of independent shops and restaurants and pubs as well as a twice weekly market and a choice of supermarkets that include Waitrose, Tesco, Lidl and Morrisons. At the very heart of the city is the medieval Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Vicars’ Close (reputed to be the oldest surviving residential street in Europe). The Wells Festivals are increasingly popular, and the Literary Festival now takes place over two weeks attracting big names in the literary world.  

Ten miles away is the very fashionable small town of Bruton with its very popular restaurant/coffee/bread shop ‘At the Chapel’ and the world famous Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery. Slightly further away is Frome, one of the South West’s leading market towns and recently featured in the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Somerset. It has become a “foodie hipster haven” due to the influx of young families, with St Catherine’s hill at the centre of the artisan quarter. The town has a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities. Founded in 2013, the “Frome Independent” is an award winning independent street market that is held on the first Sunday of every month and attracts 80,000 people a year.

Bristol and Bath are within approximately an hour's drive.


There are a variety of excellent state and independent schools in the area including a well-respected primary school in the nearby village of West Pennard. Local independent schools include Millfield Senior (10 mins) and Prep School (5 min), Wells Cathedral School, Downside School, All Hallows Preparatory School and Kings Bruton. State schools include Wells Blue secondary school, Crispin School in Street and St Dunstans in Glastonbury. The highly regarded Strode College is located nearby in Street.

Transport links are excellent with Castle Cary’s mainline railway station just 8 miles away, and the A37 easily accessible to Bristol and Bath.  The A303 with direct access to London and the South West is a few minute’s drive. 


Mains water, mains electricity, mains drainage, oil fired central heating

Local Authority:  

Mendip District Council


Council Tax band F


From the Podimore roundabout on the A303, take the A37 North for 10 miles until reaching Lydford on Fosse. Turn left on the B3153, continue through Keinton Mandeville and take the first right onto Barton Road. Continue through the village, past the pub for 1.1 miles. The driveway for Orchard Farm is on the right hand side.

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Every care has been taken with the preparation of these details, in accordance with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  If there is any point, which is of particular importance to you, please obtain professional confirmation.  Alternatively, we will be pleased to check the information.  These details do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.  All measurements quoted are approximate.  Photographs are provided for general information and cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale.  The fixtures, fittings & appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order.  No guarantee can be given with regard to planning permissions or fitness for purpose.  Energy Performance Certificates are available on request.


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Wells |Bruton |Shaftesbury

  • Ref: 10210924
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Stunning 5 bed farmhouse
  • Approx. 5 acres of landscaped gardens, land and paddocks
  • Approx. 60 sq. mtr. barn
  • Beautiful rural views
  • Fabulous interior design
  • Private drive
  • Large terrace and al fresco dining area
  • Approx. 4100 sq. ft of living accommodation
  • Not listed
Guide Price £2,100,000
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