- Breathtaking panoramic views
- Pretty cottage in one of the most desirable villages in Somerset
- Large kitchen diner with amazing views
- Large master bedroom also with the same stunning views
- Three bedrooms plus nursery
- Beautifully planted mature garden
- Very quiet location on outskirts of the village
- Parking for several cars
Longleat Cottage is a truly unique property nestled in the wonderful countryside village of Batcombe. Secluded, but not isolated, this beautiful home is elevated, showcasing the most wonderful, panoramic vista. Residing in the cottage can only be described as living within a magnificent oil painting surrounded by the most exquisite landscape and views. Thought to date back to the 1800s the property, formerly two houses, has been lovingly restored and sympathetically extended to create a beautiful 3 bedroom property with a wonderful garden, planted with a mature array of trees and shrubs.
Upon entering the property, via a pretty wooden porch, a hallway leads to sitting room with wood burner and plenty of room for seating creating a cozy space to unwind. From here an extra room, currently used as a music room, is a wonderful space for storage. Another study / reception room is accessed from the hallway and has plenty of room to create another space to use as required. A downstairs loo has the bonus of a shower cubicle and room for further storage. The kitchen, the heart of this home, has a breathtaking vista from three aspects including a set of French doors leading out onto the terrace. A country style, shaker kitchen, in keeping within the surrounding countryside, includes an aga with a gas hob (bottled gas supply) and integrated appliances. There is plenty of room for a large dining table which can be perfectly positioned to enjoy the glorious scenery from dawn to dusk.
Upstairs are two double bedrooms; the master, particularly generous in size, has a total of five windows embracing the landscape from every turn. A further bedroom, currently used as a study can accommodate a queen sized bed and another smaller room could be used as a nursery. A large linen / dressing room is a useful addition off of the landing which is adjacent to a generous family bathroom.
The beautiful south facing garden is planted with an abundance of wonderful trees bearing fruit and shade to include silver birch, crab apple, hazel and quince to name just a few. Surrounded by rolling hills the church spire rises up from the landscape and is bathed in golden hues in the evening sun. Three useful garden sheds are perfect for outdoor storage. Across the lane there is parking for up to four vehicles and leads to a magical strip of land currently displaying a plethora of wild flowers with plenty of space for a vegetable plot for which the soil is exceptionally hospitable.
The village itself is one of the most desirable in Somerset and is the home of a bustling community and the village hall hosts cinema evenings, yoga and exercise classes and other such events. The Three Horse Shoes is a highly regarded pub with restaurant and is within walking distance from the cottage. The fashionable town of Bruton is a few miles south and is home to the renowned art gallery Hauser and Wirth and Roth Bar and the high street offers a pharmacy, florist and the well known restaurant “At The Chapel” . The pretty town of Castle Cary, a few miles further, is home to the new hotel and restaurant, The Newt (https://thenewtinsomerset.com/) which has wonderful grounds with woodland walks. Nearby, Frome has a thriving arts scene with a cinema, two theatres, and diverse shopping. The Frome Independent Market, held on the first Sunday of every month is a celebration of all things artisan and attracts thousands of visitors. Babington House, the private members' club, with its swimming pools, tennis courts, gym, bars and restaurant is only a short drive away and is an idyllic hub for relaxing and socialising.
The area is renowned for its excellent schools which include primary and secondary state schools in Bruton and Frome. The two prep schools of All Hallows and Hazelgrove are nearby and for secondary Sherborne, Kings Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Millfield and Downside are all within easy reach. Bath, Frome, Westbury, Warminster and Castle Cary stations provide rail services to London Paddington and London Waterloo. The A303 (M3) links to London and the wider motorway network - the A36, M4 and M5 are all within easy reach. There is a wide range of national and international flights from Bristol Airport.
Oil central heating, electricity and water
Directions- BA4 6BY
Upon entering Batcombe if you find your way to the Three Horseshoes Inn and go up the hill you will reach a T junction, turn left here onto Back lane then take the first right turn up Cockpit Lane. Longleat Cottage is the first house on the left a little way up the hill.
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