THE GREEN TREE, DITCHEAT, NEAR CASTLE CARY, BA4 6RB
A substantial period property (not listed) dating back to c.1650 in the centre of the ever popular country village of Ditcheat.
The Green Tree is a superb family home with vast amounts of accommodation including a reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen & breakfast room, orangery, study, utility, boot room, cloakroom, three first floor double bedrooms (one with en-suite), a family bathroom and a wonderful split level master suite with sleeping and living areas and en-suite shower room.
Pretty gardens surround the house with partially walled lawns and sunny seating areas. There’s ample parking and several timber sheds.
About the area
Well known for being the home of Paul Nicholl’s racing stables and also Barber’s farmhouse cheese, Ditcheat is a very popular and ancient village (mentioned in the Doomsday Book as belonging to Glastonbury Abbey) 10 miles south of Wells and 3 miles north of Castle Cary with its main line service to London. These and the other nearby towns of Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet and Street all offer ample facilities. The village has a primary school, church, a very good pub and restaurant.
There are good state and independent schools in the area including Ditcheat and other primary schools, Ansford, Hazlegrove, Millfield, All Hallows, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Crispin, St. Dunstans, and the Bruton and Sherborne schools. There are many footpaths and bridleways nearby giving access to the wonderful bordering countryside.
The Green Tree sits just off the quiet lane running through the village. Being slightly elevated the property enjoys good privacy and still remains within easy walking distance from the school, village shop and pub.
The Green Tree is a handsome property with origins believed to date back to c.1650. Having been extended and improved over the years, this is a totally unique family home with even further potential. An abundance of period details remain including beautiful fireplaces, flagstone floors, and exposed beams.
A path leads through the front garden, flanked by lawns on either side, up to the front door. Which opens into a wonderful reception hall with flagstone floors, timber panelling and an oak staircase rising to the first floor.
The flagstone floors continue through into the sitting room to the left and throughout much of the ground floor. The sitting room is a lovely room enjoying an inglenook fireplace with inset Jetmaster fire and bread oven, a window seat and original ceiling beams.
A doorway leads through from the sitting room into the orangery. Added by the current owners in 2003, the orangery has transformed the ground floor living space. The oak joinery used in the structure is a wonderful feature in it’s own right and the grand proportions of the room allow for dining, sitting, entertaining and just about anything a family requires. There’s a wood effect gas stove in the sitting area and beneath the orangery is the all important wine cellar with a ladder leading down. Facing due south, the orangery is perpetually light and bright and there are french doors leading directly out to the garden.
Just off the orangery is a study area which also leads back into the sitting room and rear hall giving the house a great flow.
The kitchen and breakfast room sits at the back of the house enjoying the outlook of the rear courtyard. Clay floor tiles span the kitchen, dining, study areas. Within the kitchen there is plenty of worktop space with painted base units and plenty of extra cupboard storage elsewhere. There’s an electric Rangemaster cooker and a separate gas hob with electric cooker beneath. Adjacent to the kitchen is the utility where there is plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier. A door from the utility opens out to a storage room which has external access.
The dining room also adjoins the kitchen and is a lovely cosy room with a toasty Jetmaster gas fire set into a fireplace with wooden mantel and granite hearth.
Also on the ground floor is the rear hall with access out to the garden and a cloakroom.
Leading upstairs, the oak staircase rises to a large open landing from which all four bedrooms are accessed. The master suite is a truly unique room with some delightful period features including an open vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling beams, trusses and rafters, timber floorboards and a window seat. Within the suite there is a mezzanine with the upper level providing room for a dressing area or even an additional sitting room. Off this room is an en-suite shower room with shower, w/c and basin.
The guest bedroom sits at the front of the house with a window seat enjoying easterly outlook over the fields opposite, an en-suite bathroom with bath, basin and w/c and a built in wardrobe.
The two further double bedrooms are both located at the rear of the house and both have timber floorboards and vaulted ceilings.
There is a family bathroom with a roll top bath, w/c, basin and clay floor tiles.
Surrounding the entire property are lawned gardens bounded by a mix of stone and brick walling, timber fencing and hedgerows offering a good degree of privacy. There are plenty of pretty flower borders, several mature trees and shrubs and within the principle lawn; a small pond with a fragrant lavender border. Immediately outside the kitchen is a sheltered seating terrace which basks in the afternoon sun - perfect for a barbecue.
There are two timber outbuildings which are great for storage as well as compost areas and a wood store. Accessed form the rear of the property through a quiet cul de sac is the driveway which provides ample parking.
Means gas, water, drainage and electricity.
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