Town/City: Castle Cary
Postcode: BA7 7AU
Sale Type: Sold
Number 7, North Street, is a “must see” property in the heart of the ancient market town of Castle Cary. This charming home, dating back to the 1790s, is a mere hop, skip and a jump to all that this wonderful town has to offer and is perfectly located for easy living in every possible way.
A pretty entrance hall leads on into a dining room with oak flooring, an open fireplace and access to a cellar below. The sitting room is the heart of this charming home and has been thoughtfully extended with the use of extensive glazing ensuring the room is gloriously bathed in natural daylight. With plenty of room for seating and enjoying the views out onto the terraced garden it is the perfect environment to relax and unwind. The kitchen comprises of sleek modern units, room for a dining table and is conveniently located adjacent to a useful utility room and downstairs loo with direct access to the garden. Upstairs are three, delightful, double bedrooms and two separate bathrooms. The master bedroom has the unusual feature of a pretty floor to ceiling oriel window. Thoughtfully dressed with portico poles the curtains open inwards welcoming in the natural daylight and revealing a unique view of a majestic example of Georgian style architecture opposite.
The walled garden is without question the jewel in this property’s crown; a charming paved courtyard, perfectly positioned to enjoy the morning sun, leads to a succession of stone steps ascending to reveal a splendid and unusually large garden - home to an array of mature trees, shrubs and flora. A mature weeping pear stands proudly providing an abundance of fruit and a canopy of shade along with cherry trees, roses and wisteria. This utterly enchanting English country garden has the most wonderful vista of the surrounding rooftops creating a pleasing patchwork of architectural features. A large summerhouse offers the perfect environment for a studio, a study or just a perfectly tranquil hideaway from the outside world. A further three stone outbuildings offer versatile and useful storage space.
Castle Cary is a bustling town with many attractive and historic buildings including its 19th century Market house and the 18th century Roundhouse. The main street offers an assortment of individual shops, cafes, restaurants and delicatessens. Market day falls on a Tuesday where fish, organic vegetables and homemade breads are sold on the cobbles in front of the Market House. The Newt in Somerset has 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 visitors are welcome to walk through amazing woodland gardens and to dine in the restaurants and cafes.
Large supermarkets are located in the towns of Wincanton and Shepton Mallet which are both a short drive away and the fashionable town of Bruton is also very close by. Bruton is a popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. It has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including “At the Chapel” and “The Roth Bar” at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. The town also has a doctors surgery, pharmacy, vet, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station and numerous independent shops. For further shopping and recreational activities Frome, Bath, Bristol, Wells, Salisbury and Wells are all within easy driving distance.
Castle Cary has a primary school and Ansford secondary school There are excellent local independent schools nearby including King’s School Bruton, Bruton School for Girls and also the state owned boarding school - Sexey's and in close proximity are Millfield, Hazelgrove and All Hallows prep schools.
The A303 a few miles south provides a direct route to London via the M3 and there is a mainline rail service from Castle Cary to London Paddington (under 2 hours) and also the new train to Waterloo. Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
Mains Gas, electricity and mains drainage.
From Castle Cary head north on North Street and number 7 can be found on the left hand side
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- Charming property with three double bedrooms
- Walking distance into Castle Cary centre
- Beautiful garden with mature planting
- Rooftop views
- Plenty of outdoor storage space
- Easy parking
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