- STUNNING NATURAL STONE DETACHED PROPERTY DATING BACK TO C.1850
- BEAUTIFUL LEVEL GARDENS AND PADDOCK LAND EXTENDING TO APPROXIMATELY 4.5 ACRES
- SWEEPING DRIVEWAY APPROACH PROVIDING OFF ROAD PARKING FOR 8 + CARS LEADING TO DOUBLE GARAGE
- EXTENSIVE ACCOMMODATION - 3474 SQUARE FEET
- SCOPE FOR ANNEX CONVERSION OR EXTENSION - subject to the necessary planning permission
- CHARACTER FEATURES INCLUDE EXPOSED BEAM WORK AND BRICK AND HAMSTONE OPEN FIREPLACE
- OIL FIRED RADIATOR CENTRAL HEATING AND DOUBLE GLAZING
- ENVIABLY FREE FROM THE RESTRICTIONS OF GRADE II LISTING
- SUPERB ACCESS TO VILLAGE CENTRE AMENITIES AND A303 TRUNK ROAD TO LONDON
- MUST BE VIEWED TO BE APPRECIATED!
Countess Gytha Primary School (0.2mi.)
Hazlegrove Preparatory School (1.5mi.)
The Park School (2.3mi.)
The Old Barn is a fantastic blue lias natural stone residence dating back to c.1850 set in approximately four and a half acres of stunning gardens and level paddocks. The house and the land enjoy great views extending to Corton Denham ridge and other hills and beauty spots. This beautiful home is situated just off the lane linking the popular villages Queen Camel to Corton Denham and Sutton Montis on the Somerset/Dorset borders. The spacious accommodation extends to 3474 square feet and includes a large attached double garage with huge studio/occasional bedroom five above offering scope for working from home or to convert in to an annex or self-contained dwelling, subject to the necessary planning permission. The property boasts a sweeping driveway approach providing off road parking for 8 cars or more. There is vehicular access from the driveway area via a timber five bar gate to the paddock. This level field would be ideal for keeping various animals or horses. The field could also have potential re-development value as a building plot, subject to gaining the necessary planning permission. The main house enjoys a wealth of character and farmhouse features including exposed heavy beam work, a grand brick and Hamstone open fireplace in the drawing room, a cast iron open fireplace in the dining room, window seats and an oil fired two oven Aga with attached electric two oven Aga module with hob in the kitchen. The house is heated via an oil fired radiator central heating system and boasts double glazing. The house is enviably free from the restrictions of Grade II listing. The well laid out accommodation enjoys warm farmhouse charm and boasts views over the surrounding land and countryside from many of the windows. It comprises entrance greeting hall, drawing room with triple aspect, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study/snug, conservatory/boot room, utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor there is a landing area, master bedroom with dual aspect and lovely views, en-suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Queen Camel is a popular village on the northern side of Sherborne and Yeovil, with good access to the A303 trunk road leading to London and the South West. The house is only a short drive to the historic Abbey town of Sherborne with its coveted boutique high street, world famous private schools and mainline railway station with direct trains to London Waterloo in just over 2 hours. London Paddington station can be reached in just over 1 hour 30 minutes from nearby Castle Cary station. The 'alternative' town of Glastonbury and Wincanton race course are just a short drives away. Neighbouring areas provide some other top schooling options including some popular state schools, Hazelgrove preparatory day/boarding school which is part of the Kings School Bruton Foundation, further Bruton schools and Millfield School in Street. Local village amenities in Queen Camel include a village shop/post office, GP medical practice, public house and a village tennis and bowls club. There are some fantastic golf courses and riding opportunities nearby. The popular Hauser and Wirth art gallery and centre is at the nearby town of Bruton. The property has the feeling of being 'near the heart of the village' and yet is only a short drive to good town amenities. This unique home enjoys beautiful countryside and dog walks very nearby without even having to get in to the car. There is an excellent selection of country pubs in the surrounding areas. INTERNAL INSPECTION COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO APPRECIATE THE IDYLLIC EDGE-OF-VILLAGE SETTING, SIZE OF ACCOMMODATION, THE WEALTH OF STUNNING CHARACTER ON OFFER AND THE LAND AND VIEWS AVAILABLE.
Pathway leads to storm porch, outside light, solid oak period front door leads to entrance reception hall.
ENTRANCE RECEPTION HALL
A generous greeting area providing a heart to the home, exposed beam work, hardwood staircase rises to the first floor, under stairs storage recess, uPVC double glazed window to the front, window seat, cottage-style doors lead off the entrance reception hall to the main reception rooms.
DRAWING ROOM – 16’10 Maximum x 21’10 Maximum
A beautifully proportioned yet warm main reception room enjoying heavy exposed beam work, Hamstone and brick open fireplace with cast iron grate, flagstone hearth. This room enjoys a light triple aspect with two uPVC double glazed windows to the front with fitted window seats, uPVC double glazed window to the side and glazed double doors leading to the rear, two radiators, feature arched brick alcove.
OFFICE / SNUG – 13’6 Maximum x 12’1 Maximum
Enjoying a light dual aspect with two uPVC double glazed windows to the front, uPVC double glazed window to the side. All windows enjoy views across the gardens and fields beyond, two radiators, TV point.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM – 15’4 Maximum x 14’11 Maximum
A beautifully presented room enjoying an extensive range of Shaker style kitchen units comprising oak work surfaces, solid granite work surfaces and surrounds, inset composite one and a half sink bowl and drainer unit with mixer tap over, oil fired two oven AGA with attached electric Aga oven module and electric hob, a range of drawers, pan drawers and storage cupboards under, integrated dishwasher, a range of matching wall mounted cupboards, corner carousel cupboards, fitted larder cupboard, uPVC double glazed window enjoys views across the rear garden to fields beyond, ceramic floor tiles, exposed beam work. Entrance from the kitchen leads to the dining room.
DINING ROOM – 16’3 Maximum x 11’2 Maximum
A well proportioned dining room able to accommodate large dining room table, enjoying a light dual aspect with uPVC double glazed door with sidelights opening onto the rear garden enjoying views across fields, uPVC double glazed window to the side, radiator, exposed beam work and red brick elevations, cast iron open fireplace, feature brick arched alcove, fitted cupboards, radiator. Entrance from the kitchen leads to the utility room.
UTILITY ROOM – 6’4 Maximum x 7’1 Maximum
A range of Shaker style kitchen units comprising granite work surface, decorative tiled surrounds, inset stainless steel sink bowl and drainer unit with mixer tap over, cupboards under, space and plumbing for washing machine, matching wall mounted cupboards, fitted wall mounted stainless steel microwave, radiator, ceramic tiled floor. Glazed door leads to conservatory/boot room.
CONSERVATORY/BOOT ROOM – 23’8 Maximum x 5’9 Maximum
uPVC double glazed windows to the side and rear enjoying lovely outlooks across the rear garden to fields beyond, uPVC double glazed door to the rear, radiator, second entrance door leads from the driveway to the utility room, integral door leads to double garage.
Secondary pine staircase rises from the conservatory / boot room to the first-floor landing, housing oil-fired central heating boiler. Door leads to studio / office / bedroom five.
STUDIO / OFFICE / BEDROOM FIVE – 20’9 Maximum x 15’8 Maximum
Enjoying a light dual aspect with two double glazed Velux ceiling windows to the rear, uPVC double glazed window to the side, two radiators.
Pine latch door leads from the entrance hall to cloakroom.
Fitted low level WC, wall mounted wash basin, panelling to dado height, uPVC double glazed window to the front, radiator, ceramic tiled floor.
Staircase rises from the entrance reception hall to the first-floor landing. A generous landing area, uPVC double glazed stairwell window to the front of the property, exposed beam work, double doors lead to fitted linen cupboard space, latch door leads to airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder and hot water pump, slatted
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