HOLLINGTHORPE, WEST CAMEL, YEOVIL, BA22 8HQ
Yeovil 6 miles, Castle Cary 8 miles, Wincanton 11 miles, Sherborne 7 miles, Somerton 8 miles and Glastonbury 12 miles (all approx.)
A splendid property
Between Yeovil, Sherborne, Wincanton and Castle Cary.
Hollingthorpe includes an absolutely delightful and very spacious 4 bedroom house, a detached 2 bedroom cottage, stabling and c.7 acres of land available by separate negotiation.
The house has been extensively improved and has exceptional accommodation including 2 large reception rooms, study and a fabulous large "wow" well fitted kitchen/dining/sitting room with bifolding doors to the garden. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Its surrounded by landscaped gardens and has stunning views.
The cottage stands in its own garden and again has been improved to a high standard.
The stabling includes 3 loose boxes, tack room, hay shed and feed barn.There's also a garage with storage space and a wood pellet boiler serving the central heating systems of both the house and cottage.
Adjoining the garden is a meadow of towards 7 acres which is available by separate negotiation.
Hollingthorpe is approached from a small country lane with practically no through traffic. Double timber gates open to a drive which sweeps into the property.
The house is a handsome red brick building under a tiled roof and stands enjoying extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Internally the house has been extended and improved and has great living space which is light and airy with many double aspect rooms, large windows and garden doors flooding the house with sunlight. Attractive details include elm flooring, bay windows, an Aga, woodburning stoves and well equipped bathrooms A wood pellet boiler provides the central heating. All these factors combine to make this a very economic home which is snug and comfortable in the winter and cool, open and connected to the garden in the summer.
The entrance to the house is on the northern side and all the principal rooms face south. The oak front door opens to an inner porch with a cloakroom/shower room with tiled floor and walls, hand basin, wc and shower.
The inner hall has a staircase and a small storeroom tucked away. It also has a doorway through into the drawing room with a coved ceiling, a wood burning stove and a bay window with fabulous and extensive views.
The sitting room also has a dual aspect and double french windows to a south facing garden terrace. Off this sitting room is a study.
The very appealing kitchen/dining/sitting room has the "wow" factor with a triple aspect, roof lights and bi-folding doors opening out to the south garden terrace. The kitchen area has good quality fitted units, quartz work surfaces and upstands and a two bowl sink, Integrated appliances include an electric Aga 2 ring electric hob and an oven.
There's plenty of space for the dining table and chairs plus space (with under floor heating) for sofas next to the bifolding doors.
Adjacent is the utility room with floor and wall tiling, fitted work surfaces, cupboards, sink unit, and plenty of space for a washing machine and dryer.
Returning to the hall the staircase rises to the first floor and a spacious landing with fitted bookshelves.
The master bedroom has extensive fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes and chest of drawers, a large bay window (again with superb views) and an en suite bathroom. This has floor and wall tiling, a hand basin with an illuminated mirror and cupboards, wc and bath with a shower above and a shower screen.
The family bathroom is a similar standard with floor and wall tiling, hand basin, again with illuminated mirror and side cupboards, wc, bath and separate “walk-in” shower.
There are also 3 further double bedrooms.
The house stands in the centre of its well landscaped and thereby easily managed gardens which are bounded by a high timber fence against the lane and timber post and rails against the field. The gardens are mainly lawned with young trees, shrubs, flower beds, raised vegetable beds, and orchard and wild flower areas. One particularly attractive feature is the large terrace on the south side of the hose, ideal for dining and outdoor living.
On the east side the garden has park railings against the drive and a wall with iron gates opening into the stable yard.
Stable yard and outbuildings.
A spur from the entrance drove leads into this large yard which includes the stabling and a garage which contains the wood pellet boiler and pressurised cylinder. Behind the garage is the pellet store.
The stable block includes 2 looseboxes, a tack room and at each end hay or feed stores equally suitable for machinery stores or other uses.
The cottage is very attractive, red brick built under a tiled roof, and stands within its own garden with a post and rail fence and mature hedge with a gate opening to its lawned garden.
Extensively improved the ground floor is tiled, well decorated and includes an open plan sitting room and kitchen with dining area.The sitting room has a woodburning stove and french doors to the garden. The kitchen is well fitted with a range of floor and wall units, sink unit, splashbacks and integrated appliances including an oven with hob above, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer.
Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with a hand basin, wc and bath with shower area and shower screen.
Upstairs are two bedrooms both with velux lights, windows and under eaves storage.
Outside there's a timber decking terrace on the west and south elevations. The remainder of the garden is lawned and there's a timber loose box. Adjacent is the field.
This totals towards 7 acres of level lying permanent pasture in good heart and with a water trough. It has mature hedge and post and rail boundaries. Please talk to the vendors agents to discuss offers for this extra land which is available by further negotiation.
About the area
Hollingthorpe lies between to the popular villages of West Camel and Chilton Cantelo and the air base at Yeovilton which is now home to Navy and Army helicopter divisions.
The surrounding villages have great charm and the nearby towns offer comprehensive shopping, commercial, sporting and leisure amenities,
There are outstanding state and independent schools in the area including The Park School, the Sherborne schools, Hazelgrove, Leweston, Milfield and the Bruton schools which are all within easy driving distance.
Communications to this part of the southwest are excellent with the A303, a dual carriageway most of the way, to the M3 and London. This road continues west to Exeter and the M5 is reached at Taunton (about 20 miles). Sherborne has a mainline station on the Exeter to Waterloo line, whilst Castle Cary has a service on the Penzance to Paddington line.
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From Sparkford roundabout on the A303 continue west on the A303 for 1.3 miles and take the left turn to West Camel. Continue for 0.7 miles through the village. At a crossroads turn right. Continue for 0.7 miles and Hollingthorpe is on the left hand side.