Postcode: BA10 0ND
Sale Type: Sold
Parklands Barn is the perfect, idyllic hideaway with a sense of rural tranquillity that belies its proximity to the bustling and fashionable town of Bruton. Situated at the end of a country lane, surrounded by farmland, this delightful barn conversion is a mere five minute walk into the town and an even shorter stroll to the world renowned Art Gallery, “Hauser and Wirth” and its much revered restaurant “The Roth Bar”.
This unique property, built of local stone, is approached via a paved and gravelled driveway and entered through an unusual arched doorway flanked by curved glazed panels leading into a spacious entrance hall. The open kitchen/diner is the heart of the home and sees the sun rise and set through the numerous windows overlooking the garden. Fitted units, offering plenty of storage, surround a generous island with integral hob and overhead extractor and underfloor heating throughout. Double doors lead out to a beautifully planted kitchen garden with room for outdoor dining. An additional set of double doors lead outside via an open oak structure, known as a Loggia.
Continuing downstairs is a sizeable sitting room with adjoining reception area featuring a wood burner and overhead beams. A double bedroom, again with large glazed double doors, has its own bathroom and separate entrance thus providing the option as accommodation for guests or as an ideal secondary income stream.
Upstairs from a wide, spacious hallway are three double bedrooms, a study and a family bathroom all overlooking the surrounding countryside. The master bedroom, with en suite, has an uninterrupted and exclusive view framing the solitary structure of the Dovecote. This limestone tower is a Grade 11 listed monument built between the 15th and 16th Century and really is an unexpected bonus to this already interesting and individual home.
An impressive and thoughtfully planted kitchen garden prolifically produces an annual abundance of vegetables and herbs to include carrots, chives, thyme and chillies to name just a few. Conveniently positioned behind the kitchen there is also plenty of space for al fresco dining.
The pretty garden is absolutely secluded and surrounded by farmland with mature trees including crab apple, willow and maples offering shade and structure. The boundary is denoted by a trickling stream, a charming addition to this English country garden.
Outside storage can be found in two sheds to the side of the property, useful for garden furniture and equipment.
Please note that this house is attached to a neighbouring outbuilding in a minor way.
Bruton is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. The town has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including “At the Chapel” and “The Roth Bar” at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. An exciting addition to the high street is the restaurant "Osip" recently opened and run by a Michelin starred chef. The town also has a doctors surgery, pharmacy, vet, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station and numerous independent shops.
Bruton is only 5 minutes drive from the very pretty town of Castle Cary which has a mainline railway station and the new hotel and restaurant The Newt (https://thenewtinsomerset.com/). The small market town lies in the heart of the Somerset countryside. It has many independent businesses including shops, boutiques and galleries and at the weekly Tuesday market local producers gather to sell their wares including organic vegetables, artisan bread, cheese, meats and fish. New restaurants have recently opened as well as a wonderful delicatessen and independent wine shop. Other amenities include nursery, primary and secondary schools, health centre, dental practice, library, bank, post office, grocery stores, butcher, newsagent, chemist, pubs, restaurants and and tea shops.
Large supermarkets are located in Wincanton and Shepton Mallet which are both a short drive away. Gillingham (approx 20 mins away) has a Waitrose as does Sherborne (30 mins away). For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Yeovil are all within about an hour’s drive. The A303 (6 miles) provides a direct route to London via the M3 and there is a mainline rail service from Bruton/Castle Cary to London Paddington (approx. 2 hours) and also the new train to Waterloo (Bruton) . Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
There are excellent local independent schools, within walking distance, to include King’s School Bruton, Bruton School for Girls and also the state owned boarding school - Sexey's, which has received the highest performing 6th form award in Somerset. Bruton has its own primary school and in close proximity are Millfield, Hazelgrove and All Hallows prep schools.
Mains water, electricity
South Somerset District Council telephone 01935 462462
Directions (postcode BA10 0ND)
From the centre of Bruton take the A3801 towards Wincanton - after passing underneath the railway bridge Dropping Lane can be found on the righthand side ( opposite Hauser & Wirth). Continue down Dropping Lane until the first turning on your left signed Godminster Lane. Continue and turn left by the farm and Parklands Barn can be found at the very end.
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- Unique 5 bed converted barn in Bruton
- Secluded hideaway
- Idyllic setting
- Pretty and private gardens
- Potential for extra income stream
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