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Address: Riverdale - East Town Lane Pilton
Town/City: Shepton Mallet
Postcode: BA4 4NX

County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold
Ref: #7659078

Property Summary

Riverdale is a substantial Grade II listed period property in a peaceful location on the edge of the desirable village of Pilton.

This property has been owned by the same family for 53 years and in recent times has not been lived in and has become run down and is in need of significant refurbishment. The house is built of Blue Lias stone under a Roman tiled roof. The accommodation is on 3 floors and has 6 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms. There are period details such as a cross-beam ceiling, flagstones, an inglenook fireplace and terrazzo flooring. Heating is provided by an open fire and there is an oil fired AGA. The property has medieval origins and was thought to have originally been a mill together with a mill house. There are good sized stone outbuildings which with the right permissions could be incorporated into the main house or form annexe accommodation.


The pretty garden is a particular feature of this house and the total plot extends towards about 1acre. It is partly walled , mainly set to lawn with mature trees and there is a stream running through it. The main part of the garden is south facing. There is a parking area and one of the outbuildings could be used as a large garage.

Please note that there is a footpath crossing this property.


The property is on East Town Lane, a very desirable quiet lane on the outskirts of the village.

Pilton is a very sought after village. Notable for its pretty stone cottages and rolling hills and of course Glastonbury Festival (a bonus of living in the village is that you get free tickets).

A very active village, it has numerous clubs, a playgroup, a bus to a local primary school, very smart village hall (which hosts the Post Office), playground, playing fields with clubhouse and a public house. There are many events throughout the year, but most notable is the very well attended September Pilton weekend including village flower show and fete, barn dance, tug of war, cricket match and ‘fun sports day’ (see www.piltonvillage.co.uk).

There are superstores, a supermarket and regular farmers market at nearby Shepton Mallet. Only 5 miles away is the beautiful historic Cathedral City of Wells which has regular markets, a Waitrose, plus two other supermarkets, plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, independent and national stores, plus all the amenities that you would expect from a small town. Twenty minutes away is the very fashionable small town of Bruton which has the very popular restaurant/coffee/bread shop called ‘At the Chapel’ and the world famous Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery.

Bristol and Bath and Frome are all within approximately an hours drive and a mainline station with trains to London Paddington, is situated less than 5 miles away at Castle Cary, with further mainline stations at Yeovil, Bristol and Bath. Bristol International Airport, which offers long-haul flights, is 16 miles away.

Local schools

There is an excellent range of both state and independent schools in the area including Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Blue School Wells, Strode College in Street, All Hallows, Downside, the Bruton Schools and numerous local primary schools.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage and oil-fuelled boiler.

Tenure - Freehold

Local Authority - Mendip District Council

Viewings - By appointment only



On the east side of the village there is a crossroads at the junction of the B3136 and the A361. Take the turn down the hill into Pilton. Near the bottom of the hill is a crossroads, turn left here for East Town Lane and Riverdale can be found about 1/3 mile along on the right hand side.

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  • Ref: 7659078
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Unknown

Property Features

  • A substantial rural property with great potential
  • Very pretty and peaceful location
  • On the outskirts of the very popular village of Pilton
  • Grade II listed but scope to enlarge with required permissions.
  • Large stone outbuildings.
  • Free Glastonbury festival tickets!

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