Address: The Church Byres - South Barrow
Postcode: BA22 7LN
Sale Type: For Sale
Postcode: BA22 7LN
Sale Type: For Sale
This beautiful former barn, dating back to 1896 and converted in 2002, is situated in the rural countryside in the peaceful village of South Barrow. Church Byres is an exceptionally attractive, attached home offering flexible accommodation set within stunning gardens laid to a combination of lawn and stone pathways. A sweeping driveway leads into a courtyard surrounded by the properties with separate access into the primary home and the annexe.
The heart of this fabulous home is an impressive and spacious kitchen/diner. The double vaulted ceiling reveals the dramatic beamed structure proudly residing above the stylish kitchen units complimented with brushed chrome and beach handles and matching beech trim. A large central island offers an excellent space to congregate and provides plenty of additional work surface. This sociable and welcoming kitchen has further room for a large dining table and extra seating areas with a woodburning stove for the cooler nights.
A boot room with plenty of space and a Belfast sink, perfect for washing dirty paws, is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen. Continuing through the hallway the first double bedroom, with adjoining bathroom, can be found on the left-hand side. The natural flow of the property, with underfloor heating throughout, continues on into a splendid sitting room, again with wonderful oak beams and a large fireplace with woodburning stove. Connecting directly from the sitting room is a garden room (currently fitted with a kitchen) with glazed double doors opening onto a paved terrace with space for a dining table to catch the morning sun. The hallway follows on through to the remaining three spacious double bedrooms with a sleek family bathroom and plenty of storage space. The principle bedroom, with another en-suite, is situated at the end of the property with further access outside into the pretty courtyard.
Directly opposite is the one bedroomed annexe, again with vaulted ceilings, providing excellent accommodation for guests, family or as a secondary income stream. The property offers a spacious sitting room with a smart modern kitchen with beech worktops. The double bedroom, overlooking the courtyard leads into an en-suite.
The gardens are stocked with mature trees, hardy hedging and an abundance of flowering plants, all enclosed with low level fencing and surrounded by wonderful countryside walks. The main courtyard has plenty of parking for several vehicles.
The small village of South Barrow lies south-west of Castle Cary and is one of the six pilgrim villages that were on the ancient pilgrimage route to Glastonbury. Good local restaurants and pubs include The Queens Arms at Corton Denham and The Red Lion in Babcary. Castle Cary (ten minutes away) is an attractive, small market town. It has many independent businesses including a variety of shops, boutiques and galleries. Local supermarkets include Waitrose and Sainsburys in nearby Sherborne and Tesco in Shepton Mallet. The ever-fashionable town of Bruton is also very close by and is well known both for its restaurant "At the Chapel" and "The Roth Bar" at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. The Newt in Somerset is a newly opened destination - this Grade II listed house and estate has been transformed into a hotel, spa and visitor centre which features a restaurant, using fresh produce from the kitchen garden, a cafe and farm shop together with wonderful woodland walks and gardens.
For further shopping and recreational activities Frome, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Salisbury are all within easy driving distance. Transport links are excellent with the A303 within easy driving distance and Castle Cary’s mainline railway station with direct services to London, just six miles away.
There are primary schools in near-by Castle Cary, and Bruton and secondary schools at Ansford, Castle Cary and The Gryphon in Sherborne. Independent schools in the area include Hazelgrove, the Park, Kings School. Bruton and Bruton School for Girls, and Sherborne boys and girls.
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Wells |Bruton |Shaftesbury
- Beautifully Converted Stone Barn
- Pretty rural setting close to Castle Cary
- Annex with potential income stream
- Four double bedrooms
- Fabulous kitchen/diner
Guide Price £775,000enquire now
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