Postcode: BA6 8TR
Sale Type: For Sale
Property SummaryAn extremely spacious family house built using blue lias stone, was originally converted in the 1990s and is set within a generous plot with far-reaching, south and west-facing views across farmland and woods beyond. This stunning house has been extensively refurbished by the current owners to create a stylish, contemporary home with plenty of personality and wow factor for modern-day living.
There are four large rooms at the heart of this wonderful home, flowing together to provide fantastic family and entertaining space: High ceilings in two of these add to the sense of space. Together these four family rooms provide more than 130 sq metres (1400 sq feet) of flexible accommodation.
The slick, Italian-designed, Cucina Colore kitchen opens onto the south and west-facing terrace and pretty country garden (colour in abundance in summer!), to enjoy the uninterrupted views. The last of the summer sun can be soaked up outside until late in the evening, and the sunsets are amongst the best you’ll see. At the dining/living part of this room are French doors to a courtyard garden – a morning suntrap for outdoor breakfast or pottering among the raised flower and vegetable beds – whilst the family/media/office studio is reached from the kitchen-end. This bright and airy studio, with the ceiling into the eaves, is currently used to run a business but would also be ideal as a family den or creative space (one wall is magnetic, the opposite is a blackboard wall). There is a door from this room out to the carport and parking area, which means it has its own entrance, especially practical if used as an office for a business.
Head back through the kitchen/dining/living into the conservatory, lovely for enjoying a morning coffee or catching a few minutes peace, and a set of French doors opens to the main sitting room. This really makes an impact – double aspect, high ceiling, smoked-oak floor, marble fireplace, plenty of seating space and room for a study area.
Above the kitchen, with a separate staircase, is the similarly spacious and stylish master bedroom, with frosted glass sliding entrance and contemporary ensuite bathroom/dressing room.
Beyond the main heart of the living spaces are five further bedrooms (two large double; two small double and one single) and three contemporary bathrooms (two of which are ensuite). One bedroom at the end of the house has lovely views across fields to Glastonbury Tor. Here, there is another large double aspect family living room with small kitchen next door. This has its own entrance from the garden, which means a self-contained, one or two-bedroom annexe (with its own garden area) can easily be created – for example for guests, live-in nanny or airbnb. A nook at the top of the stairs is perfect for an extra study area/work desk.
The house has two additional cloakrooms (one by the kitchen/dining/living and the studio; the second between the main sitting room and third living room), as well as utility and boot rooms next to the kitchen.
There is plenty of parking and turning space at the end of the shrub and hedge-lined gravel drive, which also has a carport, large lock-up garage and workshop. Tucked away beyond this is a poly- tunnel and potential for vegetable or cut-flower growing for the green-fingered.
Set in peaceful countryside, Butleigh is an idyllic (and sought after) village in the heart of Somerset. With the Rose & Portcullis pub, The Drawing Room tea rooms, village shop, primary school, church and playing grounds, it has a lively, friendly local community.
Shopping is nearby in Street, Glastonbury, Somerton, Wells and Shepton Mallet (Kilver Court Designer Outlet) with Castle Cary, Bruton, Yeovil and Taunton slightly further afield. Bath and Bristol are easily accessible for a bit of a city fix!
Connections are quick to the M5, A303 and A37 (north to Bristol/Bath, south to Dorset). Trains from nearby Castle Cary and Templecombe give easy access to London, Salisbury or Taunton (for connections to the north and south), Exeter and beyond.
Millfield Prep and Senior schools are within a five-minute drive. There are many other schools locally, including Hazelgrove Prep, Wells Cathedral (both independent), a good choice of state primary and secondary schools and the Bruton schools (independent) a bit further away.
Services – mains gas (a rural rarity!), electricity and water. Separate septic tank.
Tenure – freehold
Directions to BA6 8TR – From the Rose & Portcullis pub (junction of Sub Road, Barton Road) in Butleigh, Wood Lane is directly opposite Barton Road/Rose & Portcullis pub. Take this lane for about 200/300 metres, where Wood Lane House is the second drive on the left, right after the Dower House. Park in the large parking area before the gate, leading to The Dower House Cottage.
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- Fabulous blue-lias stone house in the village of Butleigh
- Substantial living and entertainment space with wow factor
- Modern, stylish, Italian-designed kitchen and bathrooms
- Far-reaching views across open farmland, rising to woods beyond
- Large home office/studio (alternatively makes for great extra family space)
- Part of house can easily be used as self-contained annexe
- Pretty south and west-facing garden
- Views of iconic Glastonbury Tor
- Carport, large garage and workshop
- Just under 1 acre field available by separate negotiation
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