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North Barrow, Castle Cary £599,000

  • Idyllic rural setting in popular village near Bruton
  • Attractive characterful property
  • Beautiful, well stocked and maintained garden
  • 4 bedrooms , 3 bathrooms
  • Beautifully decorated throughout
  • New kitchen and bathrooms
  • Plenty of parking and large garage


This lovely home in the pretty village of North Barrow, in the Vale of Camelot, was sympathetically converted from a barn in 2000. Sitting in beautiful, well designed gardens, this home has been renovated internally to create an elegant, modern and comfortable home, whilst keeping the character and features of the original barn.

The old arched entrance of the barn has become the main entrance which leads into the light and spacious dining hall with a Karndean floor and underfloor heating.

The sitting room to the right of the dining hall is a calm and elegant room with windows on three sides making it a light space for relaxing.

The kitchen, on the other side of the dining hall, has been refitted with bespoke contemporary units. Efficient use of space in the kitchen means that there is plenty of storage, and a useful island unit with breakfast bar. Next to the kitchen is a large cloakroom with WC, basin and shower as well as providing a home for the washing machine and tumble drier.

A double bedroom, which was originally part of the stable and still keeps the original door, completes the accommodation on the ground floor. This room would be really useful for guests, or for someone who finds managing the stairs difficult, as it has the shower and wc right next door and the kitchen just a bit further along, so all the required facilities are close by.

On the first floor are three generous bedrooms with remotely controlled blackout blinds on the velux windows. The family bathroom has been refitted and has a bath with a shower over. The master bedroom is very spacious, with lovely views over the landscape to the East, and has a fitted ensuite with a power shower. The spacious first floor landing has fitted floor to ceiling wardrobes. The guest bedroom, which is west facing, has additional floor to ceiling fitted storage. This room has recently had new electric sockets fitted with USB ports and electric controlled blackout blinds on the Velux windows.

The single bedroom, also used as a guest room, has an interesting exposed beam, and also has a blackout Velux blind.

Old Barn has underfloor heating throughout, a water softener, new flooring and new a new kitchen and bathrooms making it a comfortable and beautiful home.

Outside
The entrance to Old Barn is through a five bar gate with leads onto a wide gravel driveway leading to the house on one side and an extremely spacious double garage which has provision for water and electricity.
The house is wrapped in its garden on all sides, with the space used creatively to create imaginatively planted borders, a vegetable garden as well as newly installed decking areas creating wonderful spaces for relaxing and entertaining. The seating area in the corner of the garden looking back towards the house is a perfect spot to enjoy the evening sun. The gardens were designed by Sharon Cooper garden design and have been lovingly stocked, tended and maintained. Varieties  of trees include fig, damson, Victoria Plum and ornamental cherry.  


Situation
The small parish of North Barrow lies on the south bank of the river Cary 4km south west of Castle Cary and is one of the six pilgrim villages that were on the ancient pilgrimage route to Glastonbury.  It has a modern village hall where regular events (pop up pub, barn dance, music etc) are held.  A newly installed play area is very popular with the youngsters.  The village is convenient for both state and independent schools including Millfield, Hazelgrove, King's Bruton,  Bruton School for Girls, All Hallows, Lovington and Castle Cary Primary Schools as well as Ansford Academy and the state owned boarding school Sexeys.  There are many good local restaurants and pubs including “At The Chapel” and “The Roth Bar” in Bruton (10 minutes drive away) as well as The Pilgrims Inn, Lovington and The Red Lion in Babcary.  The Newt in Somerset is only a couple of miles away in Hadspen, with gardens, restaurants, a hotel and spa this lovingly restored house and estate will provide wonderful facilities for the area. 

Castle Cary is an attractive, small market town in the heart of the Somerset countryside.  It has many independent businesses including shops, boutiques and galleries.  Amenities include schools, a health centre, dental practice, library, post office, delicatessen, grocery stores, weekly market, newsagent, chemist, pubs, restaurants and tea shops.  Large supermarkets are located in the towns of Wincanton and Shepton Mallet which are both a short drive away.  The fashionable town of Bruton is also very close by and has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including "At The Chapel" and "The Roth Bar" at the world-renowned Hauser and Wirth Gallery.  The town also has a doctors surgery, pharmacy, vet, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station and numerous independent shops.  

Just across the county border in Dorset is the Abbey town of Sherborne with many independent cafes, bars and restaurants and a regular market. 

For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol and Wells are all within an hour’s drive.  Transport links are good with a mainline railway station to Paddington and South West at Castle Cary and stations at Bruton and Templecombe with links to Waterloo and the Bristol to South Coast line.  The A303 is a 10 minute drive away which provides a direct route to London via the M3.  Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond. 

Directions
Please note that the whole village has the same sat nav postcode.  From Bruton take the A359 south through Galhampton and turn right down Hearn Lane.  Proceed approximately two miles, as you enter the village you pass a farm on the left and Old Barn will be found on the right hand side. 

Services
Oil central heating, Private drainage, mains electricity and water.

Council Tax Band F

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North Barrow
Castle Cary BA22 7LZ
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: LP000785

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North Barrow
Castle Cary BA22 7LZ
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: LP000785
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