Postcode: BA10 0AH
Sale Type: For Sale
Property SummaryA very interesting property that offers flexibility of accommodation with a shop/office on the High Street slap bang in the middle of very fashionable Bruton.
The shop has access from the High Street with a flat above that is also accessed from Higher Backway where there is a shared parking area. This is a great opportunity for live/work in one of Somerset's most desirable locations.
9 The High Street, has several ways in which it can be arranged as a shop and flat. On the ground floor there is a shop opening onto the High Street with a door to another room that could increase the size of the shop. In addition there is access to an attractive panelled and exposed stone hallway that leads to the upstairs flat and also leading from the ground floor hall is another room that could be an office or the third bedroom for the flat.
The stairs up to the main part of the flat are against a characterful exposed stonework wall. On this floor there is a rear bedroom next to the shower room/WC. Moving toward the middle of the flat is the kitchen with Velux window. The older front section of the flat has a very spacious feel with a very large open plan area comprising a good sized area for dining table and chairs and maybe a desk area. A few very wide steps lead up to the attractive sitting room area with wonderful panelling reputed to have come from the old Bruton Priory. There is also a cute cast iron fireplace and large window overlooking the High Street. In addition another set of stairs from this level lead up to a landing with window out onto the roof. It might be possible with planning and safety measures installed that this could be a lovely little terrace for a small table and chairs. Up a few more stairs is a double bedroom with high apex ceiling and beams with an unusual stained glass window.
Please note that 9 High Street is listed like most properties in Bruton High Street. The windows to the front are single glazed because of the listing (grade II) but the newer extension to the rear has UPVC windows.
Leading off from Higher Backway is a parking area and this property uses one of the spaces. It is not owned, but the owners of this property have used it continuously since 1983 and the current owners have documents to prove this. Any buyer would have to satisfy themselves that it's historical use is acceptable. The other neighbouring properties have a similar set up for using it. At the end of this parking area is a gap into a small courtyard that is shared with a neighbouring property. There is an official diagonal delineation of ownership which can be explained on a viewing. As well as half the shared area is a narrow area useful for bins, bikes etc which leads to the back door to the property.
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 minute-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 gas, drainage, electricity and water.
Please note that the floor plan does not currently include the full ground floor but is being updated. There are three rooms and a hall on the ground floor so in addition to current floor plan there is also the shop onto the hight street and another good sized room that could not be accessed when this was initially done.
South Somerset District Council telephone 01935 462462
Directions BA10 0AH)
As you enter Bruton High Street on the one way system keep going towards the top, past the famous '@thechapel' restaurant on your right hand side and 9 The high Street can be found a little further on on the left hand side. The shop is currently used by Hunter French estate agent but please note the agent selling this property is Lodestone who are located on Station Road in Bruton. To enter the property turn left at the top of the High Street up Coombe St then take an immediate left into Higher Backway and the property is indicated by a sale board not far along on the left hand side.
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Lodestone Property | Estate Agents | Sales & Lettings Wells |Bruton |Shaftesbury
- Shop/offices in fashionable Bruton High Street
- 2/3 bedroom flat above
- Shared courtyard
- Off road parking for one car
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