Address: East Close - Ditcheat
Town/City: Castle Cary
Postcode: BA4 6PS
Sale Type: Sold
Town/City: Castle Cary
Postcode: BA4 6PS
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryDating from 1828, East Close is a wonderful family house situated between the two popular villages of Ditcheat and Alhampton. Set in 3.5 acres, this substantial property includes a 2 bed cottage, an orchard, stables, a paddock, garaging and parking for several cars. The house retains many of its original features while the current kitchen/diner was added in 2019 enjoying far reaching views towards the village. East Close offers a wonderful opportunity to buy a fabulous family house in a popular village in the heart of Somerset.
The property, built in local stone, is approached via an attractive driveway to a parking area at the front of the house. On the ground floor, there is an impressive entrance hall with its original terrazzo floor and wide staircase. Two reception rooms include a sizeable sitting room with wood burning stove and a snug, both with stripped pine floorboards and large sash windows overlooking the wonderful garden views. The heart of this exceptional home is a fabulous kitchen/diner with stylish units, a wood burner and plenty of room for a large dining table and extra seating. Bathed in natural sunlight through large picture windows and glazed doors this incredible kitchen is the perfect space for entertaining. A utility/boot room is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen and links through to a pantry. A downstairs loo has the added bonus of a shower unit.
Upstairs there are four generous bedrooms, two with en suites and a separate family bathroom. All the bedrooms have stunning views to the garden and countryside beyond. The sizeable master bedroom includes a dressing room conveniently linked from the en suite.
The gardens at East Close are particularly charming and feature an array of mature shrubs and trees including a superb copper beach dating back to 1820. The garden includes stone paths, old stone walls, a lovely patio area. To the side of the house, is a sunny paved terrace area. There is also a well stocked vegetable garden with a variety of fruit trees and a poly tunnel. Adjoined to the gardens is an orchard full of apple trees and bordered by hedging and post and rail fencing that separate it from the paddock. The paddock has a field shelter with a hard surface area & water trough. One corner of the paddock has an indigenous copse & further field gate.
Workshop/Stable - double wooden doors, one of which is a stable door give access to a really useful and versatile area.
Invaluable as further accommodation for guests or the family, the cottage also offers the opportunity for an income stream as a rental unit. Refurbished three years ago, it is currently arranged as a two bedroom unit with a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom on the first floor and garaging (with electric roller doors) and a studio on the ground floor. It benefits from its own electricity supply and oil fired boiler.
Ditcheat is very well known as home to Paul Nicholls’s racing stables and Barbers farmhouse cheese. It has an excellent farm shop, an excellent primary school and two good pubs, the Manor Inn and the Alhampton Inn both within walking distance of East Close. A thriving village hall hosts sociable events.
Transport links are excellent with Castle Cary’s mainline railway station to London and the South West just five minutes’ drive away. Local shopping can be found in Castle Cary, Bruton (home to the now famous Hauser and Wirth gallery and “At the Chapel” restaurant) The Newt in Somerset hotel and gardens have recently opened nearby. A recent article in the telegraph quoted 'The Newt is one of the most exceptional country house hotels Britain has seen' . The gardens are open to the public and allow visitors to walk in the amazing woodland gardens and eat in the restaurants.
Local independent schools include All Hallows and Hazelgrove prep schools, Wells Cathedral and Millfield prep and senior, Sunny Hill Girls school and Kings Bruton. State schools include Ansford Academy, Sexeys Bruton and the Blue school in Wells. Ditcheat has its own primary school
Mains electricity and water. Oil Boiler (2 years old) and mains drainage.
From Shepton Mallet, take the A37 south towards Yeovil. Turn left off the A37 to Ditcheat and follow the road through the village and past the pub. Turn right towards Alhampton - East close is approximately ¼ mile on the right hand side.
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- 4 bedroom period property, not listed.
- Detached 2 bedroom cottage with studio/office
- Land appox 3.5 acres
- Fabulous new kitchen/dining room
- Popular village with good pub
- Workshop, stables, garaging
- Paddock and orchard
- Beautiful rural views over open countryside
- South west facing
Guide Price £895,000enquire now
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