Town/City: Castle Cary
Postcode: BA4 6PX
Sale Type: For Sale
This wonderful family home, situated in a heavenly setting, is a world away from the world and yet perfectly located in the popular village of Alhampton which is close to Castle Cary. Offering excellent accommodation to include eight bedrooms within the main house plus a one bed-room self-contained annexe with a shower room. There is plenty of flexibility to create home office spaces, a separate dwelling for staff, family or an extra income stream. Set within three acres, with a meandering river, this picturesque magical home offers a unique opportunity to live within exceptional surroundings.
Formerly a Mill, dating back to 1778, Mill House has been constructed with an attractive combination of Blue Lias and Ham stone and idyllically positioned at the end of a peaceful country lane with no through road. Original flagstone flooring, impressive oak beams and open fireplaces are a consistent reminder of days gone by. The heart of the home is a magnificent double height vaulted kitchen furnished with cabinetry crafted by the revered local designer - Tim Doe. Floor to ceiling windows frame the stunning vista of the ever changing landscape beyond. Large open drawing rooms provide spaces to relax and unwind with a separate dining room for entertaining on a grand scale.
Six bedrooms, one with en-suite, a separate family bathroom, shower room, plus study area monopolise the first floor with three further bedrooms on the second floor to include an additional family bathroom.
The current owners have raised their family over the past 25 years successfully creating enchanting, unique memories of rural childhood pursuits from canoeing on the river, rope swinging and games of tennis to endless possibilities for hide and seek, inside and out. If you are looking for the perfect family home The Mill House keeps on giving in abundance.
Mill House stands proudly within three acres planted with mature trees, shrubs and a plethora of flora further enhanced by the soothing sounds of the surrounding river and melodic bird song. The lawns meander past the waterways leading to a full-sized tennis court which is set in a beautiful location by the river and overlooking open fields.
Mill House is accessed at the end of a no through road through large gates and driveway leading to this tucked away house.The pretty village of Alhampton is a friendly community with its own very popular pub, The Alhampton Inn. The neighbouring village of Ditcheat is widely known as home to Paul Nicholls’s racing stables and Barber’s farmhouse cheese. It has an excellent farm shop, primary school and The Manor Inn pub. Castle Cary, 2.5 miles south, 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. Both Castle Cary and Bruton also offer 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.
The neighbouring village of Ditcheat has a primary school and Ansford secondary school is situated in Castle Cary. There are excellent local independent schools nearby including Millfield School, King’s School Bruton, Bruton School for Girls and also the state-owned day and boarding school - Sexey's.
The A303 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). Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
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Directions (BA4 6PX)
From the A3171 take the turning to Alhampton. Continue through the village passing the Alhampton Inn on your left handside. Follow the road and just before the bridge take a right hand turn down Mill Lane. Mill Cottage can be found at the end of the lane.
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- Eight bedroom period family home with land and tennis court
- One bedroom self contained annexe
- Beautiful grounds with wonderful mature planting
- Flexibility of accomodation
- Within the popular village of Allhampton, but tucked away at end of no through road
- A footpath leading to the local pub
- Excellent travel links - minutes to the train station.