Address: 2 - Lower Backway
Postcode: BA10 0EA
Sale Type: Under Offer
Postcode: BA10 0EA
Sale Type: Under Offer
No 2 Lower Backway is one of a pair of modern cottages, built with a pretty stone exterior giving a more traditional feel. This highly sought-after location is tucked behind Bruton high street, with its fashionable shops and restaurants just two minutes’ walk away. The layout works well, with the front door opening to the hall and stairs, leading into the sitting room and then through to the kitchen. Wood block flooring throughout lends a sense of flow and space. The sitting room has a wood burning stove for cosy evenings, and south facing windows to the front taking in the sunshine. A deep walk-in cupboard provides great storage. The kitchen is well planned and very light, with wide glass sliding doors to the garden at one end and plenty of space for a dining table, fitted units in a pretty duck egg blue, and beech worktops complementing the wood floor. There is an integrated dishwasher, stainless steel cooker and ceramic hob. To the side of the kitchen is a lobby with a back door to the garden and a downstairs loo.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom - which could also make an ideal study – and a bathroom. The bedrooms are very light and the bedroom to the front has a built-in wardrobe and a lovely outlook across Lower Backway to the natural green space in the middle of town. The bathroom is modern, in a fresh colour palette of grey and white.
From Lower Backway, a picket gate opens to a path leading up the garden to the front door. The property benefits from a large garage (between single and double size) in addition to ample off-road parking for two cars. The garage has an up-and-over door as well as a person door and window, electricity and water – and could easily be converted to an office/annexe. The long front garden has a spacious lawn bordered by a high stone wall along one side. There is a pathway around the side to the back garden. To the rear, the high stone wall continues along one side, bordering a lawn and a pretty terrace ideal for al fresco entertaining.
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, 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.
Post code: BA10 0EA
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From the start of the one-way system at the top of Bruton High Street (A359) take the right hand turning into Mill Lane. Continue round the bend into Lower Backway and No 2 will be found on the left hand side.
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage
South Somerset District Council
Viewing by appointment only
- Sought after location in central Bruton
- Modern cottage built c1990
- Off-road parking for two cars
- Garage with potential for an annexe/ home office/ den
- Front and back gardens
Guide Price £375,000enquire now
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