Postcode: BA22 7DD
Sale Type: Under Offer
This pretty stone cottage is tucked away in a peaceful corner of a lovely Somerset village, enjoying a pretty setting with lovely views over its own land. As soon as you turn into the sweeping drive down through the orchard, there is an immediate sense of rural bliss.
The front door opens into a light and airy kitchen, dual aspect, with oak flooring, cream units, stainless steel built-in ovens and a ceramic hob. There is plenty of room for a large dining table and chairs. Off the kitchen is a spacious sitting room with a Jetmaster fire, French doors to the rear and lovely views across the orchard to the front. On the other side of the kitchen, double doors open to an inner lobby with large storage cupboards and then to the hall and stairs, where there is a backdoor to outside. Leading from the hall is a dining room overlooking the orchard, a utility room, and a bathroom. This bathroom backs onto the dining room, which offers potential to make this a further bedroom with en-suite.
Upstairs, the landing leads to three generous bedrooms, a family bathroom and a little room under the eaves which would make a perfect study. All the bedrooms have lovely views of the orchard and countryside.
A long, single storey stone garage adjoins the cottage, offering exceptional potential for conversion, and its positioning is perfect for further extension (subject to appropriate planning consents).
Brookhampton Cottage is an attached property however the main aspect is facing the 4 acres so there is a definite sense of privacy.
The property sits in idyllic rural surroundings, with four acres of pasture and a cider orchard, bordered by a stream. It also enjoys a tennis court. A five bar gate opens into the drive, winding down through the orchard to a large gravel parking area in front of the cottage. There is a capacious Dutch barn, with water and electricity, offering a multitude of uses. A stone garage abuts the cottage and there is a greenhouse. There is a water trough in the orchard.
North and South Cadbury are sought-after villages set in picturesque countryside typical of this part of South Somerset. Together the neighbouring villages enjoy a close community spirit with a thriving village store, an active village hall and two traditional pubs. The new food market at the North/South Cadbury junction on the A303 offers high quality and local produce and is a destination stop for passers-by as well as locals.
The fashionable town of Bruton is just a few miles away and 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, library, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station and numerous independent shops. Bruton is only a 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, butcher and independent wine shop. Other amenities include nursery, primary and secondary schools, health centre, dental practice, library, post office, grocery stores, butcher, newsagent, chemist, pubs, restaurants 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 - King’s School Bruton and Bruton School for Girls, also the state 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, Hazlegrove and All Hallows prep schools.
From the A359 take the turning for North Cadbury. Continue into the village and at the sharp bend take the left turning into Cutty Lane. Pass Brookhampton Farm on the left hand side and shortly after that will be a gateway leading down to Brookhampton Cottage.
Mains electricity and water, oil and private drainage.
South Somerset Council
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Wells |Bruton |Shaftesbury
- Pretty Stone Cottage in rural location
- Four acres of pasture and cider orchard
- Tennis Court
- Dutch Barn
- Popular village location
- Significant potential to extend and improve
- Private driveway
- Plenty of parking
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