Town/City: Castle Cary
Postcode: BA7 7AR
Sale Type: For Sale
The Nurseries is a contemporary hide-away in the centre of the traditional market town of Castle Cary. Retaining an industrial feel from its former life, it has undergone complete renovation in a striking modernist design with steel, glass and oak. The property was orginally built in 1905 and believed to be an old milk factory . Arranged over three storeys it offers exceptional light and stylish open-plan living. Exposed stone, wood and slate have been used throughout. A light filled glass addition at the rear connects the house with the garden and showcases a floating zig-zag staircase.
The ground floor provides kitchen/dining/living space, a utility area and downstairs loo. On the first floor are two double bedrooms (one currently an office) and a bathroom and, at the top, a stunning master bedroom in the eaves with a bath at the foot of the bed.
Automated gates open into a shared access way leading to parking spaces and through to a private, secluded garden at the rear. A fusion of country garden and modern outdoor living - a pretty lawn and apple tree are sheltered by a high, old Cary stone wall, and slate and blue bricks blend to make a stylish outside seating/dining space.
Parking is available on a leasehold basis to be arranged through the management company.
The designer of the buildings studied Architecture in Westminster and knew the area from his family link to Bruton some 45 years ago. The houses were designed in 2007 using experience working with Contractors and Developers, providing solutions for Branding and Modular Homes via his Design House in Shoreditch. The properties were a built as prototypes to prove what was possible within a standard footprint. Mechanisation was used in all the staircases and glass, being produced through a then newly developing industry of CNC (computer numeric control); the automated control of machining tools. This developmental experience is soon to be fully realised in our new Zero Carbon homes.
Castle Cary is a bustling town with many attractive and historic buildings including its C19th Market house and the C18th Roundhouse. The main street offers an assortment of individual shops, cafes and restaurants, a delicatessen, a wine shop and a contemporary art gallery. 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”, “Osip” and “The Roth Bar” at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. Mill On The Brue is an activity centre situated within 25 acres of the Somerset countryside on the edge of Bruton. Offering a wide range of unforgettable activities to include climbing, canoeing and zip wires this is the perfect venue to entertain children/teens during half term days and summer camps. https://www.millonthebrue.co.uk/. 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.
(BA7 7AR )
From the centre of Castle Cary, head north up the high street, North Street, and No 1 The Nurseries will be found on the left hand side going up the hill.
Mains gas, drainage, water. Optional spring water.
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- Cool and contemporary three bedroom " sanctuary" in centre of Castle Cary
- Modernist design with steel and glass
- Open-plan living spaces
- High yield income potential as investment
- Secluded peaceful garden
- Private Parking
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