Address: Wood Lane House - Wood Lane
Postcode: BA6 8TR
Sale Type: Under Offer
Postcode: BA6 8TR
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummaryThis extremely spacious and versatile blue lias family house, is set within a generous plot and additional cider orchard at just under an acre; with far-reaching, south and west-facing views across farmland and woods. A stunning conversion, which has been extensively refurbished by the current owners to create a stylish, contemporary home with plenty of warmth, personality and wow factor for modern-day living. There are four large rooms at the heart of this home, providing a perfect flow between 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 kitchen opens onto the south and west-facing terrace and mature country garden 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 the kitchen are french doors to a courtyard garden – a morning suntrap for outdoor breakfast or pottering among the raised flower and vegetable beds – whilst the office/family/media studio is reached from the opposite 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 (with one wall magnetic, the opposite is a blackboard). A door leads out to the carport and parking area, giving it its own entrance, practical for business clients.
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) as well as three contemporary bathrooms (two of which are ensuite).
One bedroom at the end of the house has lovely views overlooking the orchard that belongs to the house and across open countryside to Glastonbury Tor. Downstairs, 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 Airbnb annexe (with its own garden area) can easily be created. A nook at the top of the stairs is ideal for an extra study area. The house has two additional cloakrooms (one by the kitchen and studio; the second in the hallway next to the main sitting room), as well as utility and boot rooms.
Outside: The main garden benefits from two areas of lawn separated by a rose-covered pergola, with mature planting particularly colourful in early summer. Its south and west aspect is suited to outdoor eating on the terrace and enjoyment of uninterrupted views into the distance and stunning evening sunsets. The old cider orchard at just under one acre, extends opposite the driveway entrance on Wood Lane, with options to use this as a play area, bird watching and bee-keeping haven or paddock for a small pony. Lilac trees line one end of the long courtyard which runs along the east side of the house, capturing the morning sun and laid out with raised beds for agapanthus and a small kitchen garden. There is plenty of parking and turning space at the end of the hedge-lined gravel drive, with a carport and triple lock-up garage and workshop. Tucked away beyond, a small area with potential for vegetable or cut-flower growing for the green-fingered!
Location: Set in peaceful countryside, Butleigh is a 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 fields, 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. Trains from nearby Castle Cary and Templecombe give easy access to London, Salisbury or Exeter and beyond. Millfield Prep and Senior schools are within a five-minute drive. Local schools include independent Hazelgrove Prep and Wells Cathedral, a good choice of state primary and secondary schools and the Bruton schools 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 opposite. Wood Lane House is 200m up the lane, second drive on the left, after The Dower House. Park in the large parking area before the gate which leads to Dower House Cottage.
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- Substantial living and entertainment space with wow factor
- Large home office/family/media studio
- Mature south/west facing garden and 1 acre orchard
- Far-reaching views across open farmland and woods
- Part of house can be used as a self-contained annexe
- Contemporary Italian-designed kitchen and bathrooms
- Carport, triple garage and workshop
Guide Price £1,100,000enquire now
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