Address: The Manse - Ham Street Baltonsborough
Postcode: BA6 8PT
Sale Type: Sold
Postcode: BA6 8PT
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryThe Manse is one of the historic houses in the vibrant village of Baltonsborough which was originally built by the Scottish Moravian Church. Sitting in its own grounds, it has fabulous views towards the Admiral Hood Monument which sits above the village of Butleigh. The sunsets from the kitchen are some of the best you will ever see. Situated in a peaceful position, there is easy access to a bus route, some beautiful walks on the doorstep and the village shop, pub and school are all within walking distance – the best of both worlds. The Manse has a large kitchen/diner where there is plenty of space to sit a table for 10/12, off which is a substantial utility room. Downstairs there are 2 receptions room: a more formal one and a TV room. Upstairs are 4 good-sized double bedrooms, 2 of which are en-suite plus a main bathroom.
From the dining end of the kitchen you walk into a peaceful courtyard inspired by a French design where you can sit quietly and just listen to the fountain. The office, in the separate barn, also has bi-folding doors onto the courtyard. Within the barn is a workshop and log store plus plenty of storage. On the opposite side of the courtyard is The School House once used many years ago as an overspill for the village school which is now a recently converted into a 2-bedroom house which has been a successful rental over the years – it also has its own access and parking. But it could easily be used as separate living accommodation for elderly relatives or teenagers.
Baltonsborough is a lively and popular village in the heart of Somerset. The Greyhound Inn is within strolling distance, a Fish & Chip van arrives every Thursday, you can either order in advance or have a drink while you wait. Or on a Friday evening you will find a ‘Pop Up' Pizza Oven outside the village hall. Baltonsborough also has a good primary school and a Grade 1 listed local church. In addition a wonderful community shop and café has recently opened. Fabulous walking can be found in the extensive network of droves as well as down by the river. 'The first clue as to the origins of Baltonsborough lies in the name. The village stands on a slight rise beyond what would have been a sea of water between it and Glastonbury. The highest point, now known as Windmill Hill, would have been the site of the settlement, ringed round with ditches and palisades. One authority gives the possible translation of Baltonsborough as Bealdha's Hill. Legend has it that men of Baltonsborough joined King Arthur in his wars against the Saxons in the 6th century.
Further shopping can be found in nearby Street (with its famous Outlet stores at Clarks Village), the market town of Somerton and the historic city of Wells and Bruton just a short drive away.
Local attractions include the Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury Tor itself, Kingweston Golf Club and many good local pubs and restaurants. Bath and Bristol are both about an hour’s drive to the North. Local transport links are excellent with a mainline railway station in nearby Castle Cary, which is a 15 minute drive, offering direct services to London and the South West. The A37 and A303 offer good road links to London and the M5. Schools Millfield Senior and Prep Schools are both within a 10 minute drive of the house, there are other local independent schools locally including Wells Cathedral. There are excellent local schools including the well respected Strode College, Crispin School, Brookside Academy and The Blue School in Wells.
Services - Mains water, electricity, septic tank and drainage.
Tenure - Freehold
Directions BA6 8PT From the centre of the village proceed into Ham Street where you will see the school and village hall on the left. The road starts to climb and after Burnett’s Lane on the left hand side you will see the entrance to the drive for The Manse.
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- A fabulous historic house in the village of Baltonsborough
- Far reaching views over the village
- 4 bedrooms in main house, 2 bedrooms in The School House
- 3 bathrooms in main house, 2 bathrooms in The School House
- 3 Receptions in main house, one plus an office in The School House
- Office separate from the main house
- 2 acre field with stable block and yard
- Beautiful peaceful courtyard
- Small orchard
- 12-minute drive to Millfield School
Guide Price £1,500,000