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Address: Wraxall House - Wraxall
Town/City: Castle Cary
Postcode: BA4 6RQ

County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold
Ref: #8985895

Property Summary

Wraxall House is a glorious period property, dating back to early 18th century, situated in approximately 12 acres of idyllic surroundings and nestled within the heart of the Somerset countryside.

This impressive family home is brimming with wonderful original features and surrounded by beautiful, mature gardens, a 5-acre apple orchard and open fields with far reaching views. This is a particularly unique property offering all the charm and history of a grand and imposing home without the restrictions of being a listed building.

A separate two bedroomed cottage offers further, flexible accommodation for guests, family, staff or as a rental property.
Leading from the sweeping gravelled driveway is a delightful stone gazebo forming part of the entrance to the property and creating a romantic first impression. A pretty gravelled pathway meanders through the garden to arrive at the house standing proud in all its glory. Beyond the impressive front door the original flagstone flooring continues throughout the home. Two reception rooms overlook the front of the property both with original oak beams, one currently used as a study and the other as a sitting room with an enormous open inglenook fireplace. The kitchen is the heart of this home with space for a generous sized dining table. Locally handcrafted units from the revered cabinet maker, Tim Doe, include an “Everhot” range and induction hob all surrounding a central island. French doors lead outside and allow for natural light to flood the kitchen. A dining room, conveniently adjacent to the kitchen, is the perfect place to entertain and enjoy family time and leads on into a snug, a space to relax and unwind. A large utility room, a boot room and a WC can also be found on the ground floor.

Upstairs are six spacious double bedrooms, one with en-suite and all with plenty of space for storage, original fireplaces, overhead beams and all enjoying views overlooking the beautiful surrounding countryside. A sizeable family bathroom also enjoys the wonderful views beyond. Another staircase rises to a fantastic bedroom/studio/sitting room space occupying the entire top floor with another bathroom and an incredible canopy of exposed beams overhead.

The separate cottage is a light and bright home with a large sitting room with more original beams, a wood burner, kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Currently rented on Airbnb it is a good income generator or ancillary accommodation.


The boot room leads out to a covered walkway linking to a stone-built wing consisting of a studio/party room, shower and two double garages. An outdoor heated swimming pool and a tennis court provide zones for recreational activities and is situated within a garden planted with wildflowers. The garden spaces have been thoughtfully planted with an abundance of roses, shrubs and trees. A beautiful parterre, with an outdoor table, leads directly from the kitchen and is the perfect spot to sit on a summer’s day. A vegetable garden and a chicken run add to the charm of this English country garden. An attractive stone stable block of three, a tack room and a recently built menage provides the perfect arrangement for equine pursuits.
The entire property is run extremely efficiently with renewable energy in the form of wood pellets, solar panels and all windows have been recently replaced and double glazed.


Wraxall is a rural hamlet just five miles from the town of Castle Cary. The neighbouring village of Ditcheat is well known as home to the Paul Nicholls’s racing stables and Barbers farmhouse cheese. It has a great farm shop, an excellent primary school and two good pubs close by, the Manor Inn is walking distance and the Alhampton Inn a very short drive. There is also a thriving village hall and parish church. Transport links are excellent with Castle Cary’s mainline railway station to London and the South West just five minutes’ drive away. Local shopping can be found in Castle Cary, Bruton (home to the now famous Hauser and Wirth gallery and “At the Chapel” restaurant) The Newt in Somerset hotel and gardens have recently opened nearby. A recent article in the telegraph quoted 'The Newt is one of the most exceptional country house hotels Britain has seen' . The gardens are open to the public and allow visitors to walk in the amazing woodland gardens and eat in the restaurants.


Local independent schools include All Hallows and Hazelgrove prep schools, Wells Cathedral and Millfield prep and senior, Sunny Hill Girls school and Kings Bruton. State schools include Ansford Academy, Sexeys Bruton and the Blue school in Wells. Ditcheat has its own primary school


Private drainage


Council tax
Band G

From the A37 turn onto Wraxall road. Take the second turning on your right down a country road .Take the first left hand turn and Wraxall House can be found on your left hand side.

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Please note that all areas, measurements and distances in these details are approximate and the text, photos and floor plans are for general guidance only. Prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves and Lodestone Property cannot guarantee any matters relating to planning permission. No fixtures, fittings or apparatus has been tested and any furniture or fixings not itemised in these particulars may be removed by the vendors.
Lodestone Property | Estate Agents | Sales & Lettings | Wells & Bruton Somerset
  • Ref: 8985895
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Tenure: Unknown

Property Features

  • Fabulous family period home - not listed
  • 12 acres including apple orchard
  • Orchard and formal gardens
  • Swimming pool and tennis court
  • Set on the outskirts of a friendly and desirable village
  • Separate 2 bed cottage
  • Three Stables & menage
  • Separate studio/office
  • Garaging and plenty of parking
  • Walking distance to Pub

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