- Five bedroom period family home in desirable village
- Flexible accommodation with potential annexe
- Beautiful, enchanting mature walled garden
- Plenty of outside storage space
- Excellent transport links
- Popular village with award winning Pub
- Several stone outbuildings
- Parking for several cars
Cornerstones is a wonderful and unique family home set in the idyllic and popular village of Babcary nestled in the Somerset countryside. This five-bedroom home dates back to 1880 and enjoys generous rooms with flexible accommodation and plenty of period features.
The main entrance leads into a bright and spacious hallway with an impressive flagstone flooring and with access to the sitting room, dining room, boot-room, loo and stairs descending to a useful cellar below. The sitting room is naturally flood lit via its large bay window and is a wonderful place to relax and unwind in front of a wood burning stove. The dining room, again with an attractive bay window, wood burner and oak flooring is partially open plan with a characterful country kitchen including further flagstones underfoot, an oil-fired Aga and a sizeable pantry with access outside. A third and fourth reception room, currently used as a family room and study, lead up to a double bedroom with separate bathroom. With its own entrance this space offers the flexibility of an annexe, thus providing a separate potential source of income, or can be used as a guest suite or a teenage retreat!
The staircase, ascending from the hallway to the first floor, has a notable and uniquely carved oak bannister and leads to four generous double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom includes an en-suite and dressing room all overlooking the beautiful surrounding gardens.
The enchanting, pretty walled garden, wrapping most the way around the property, is laid to a combination of lawn, bedding and gravelled paths. Mature trees, rare specimens, interesting shrubs and an array of flowing plants have been thoughtfully planted and designed to create a quintessential country garden. This delightful garden has an abundance of charm and character with areas of total seclusion. There is good sized driveway with a 5 bar gate at the end of the garden providing plenty of parking.
Further storage can be found in various stone outbuildings , two wood stores, a single garage and a double carport.
The property is perfectly situated in the heart of Babcary, one of the most desirable villages in Somerset. Village life is vibrant and there is a tangible sense of community spirit. It is well known for its excellent pub (The Red Lion), its playing fields with public tennis court and a 14th century church. Local amenities include a convenience store and a petrol station 2 miles away and further retail therapy can be found in the nearby market towns of Somerton, Castle Cary and Sherborne.
Castle Cary offers an array of independent retailers including art galleries, interiors, clothing and convenience stores. Nearby is a newly opened estate "The Newt In Somerset" which is a wonderful country house set in exquisite grounds offering restaurants, coffee shops and woodland walks. The fashionable town of Bruton is home to the world renowned art gallery "Hauser and Wirth" and The Roth Bar. For further shopping the larger towns of Yeovil and Sherborne offer larger retail stores. Excellent travel links include easy access to the A303 which is the direct route North and South and Castle Cary Train Station provides direct routes to Paddington London in under 2 hours.
Nursery schools locally include Brue Farm and Lydford House. Primary and Prep schools include Kenton Mandeville, Lovington Church of England and Hazelgrove. Excellent state secondary schools can be found in Castle Cary, Ansford Academy and the state-run boarding school Sexeys in Bruton. Private Schools include Millfield, Kings Bruton, Bruton for Girls and many more within a 20-mile radius.
Oil fired central heating
Council tax band
South Somerset District Council, Council Office, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT
Directions - TA11 7DT
From the A303, turn North onto the A37 at the Podimore roundabout (west of Wincanton and east of Yeovil). Continue for approximately 3 miles. Turn right into Babcary, continue down the lane and, just before entering the village, Cornerstones will be seen on the left and opposite the church.
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