BURROWFIELD HOUSE, BURROWFIELD BRUTON, SOMERSET, BA10 0HJ
Castle Cary 5 miles, Frome 11 miles, Wells 13 miles, Bath 25 miles, Bristol 28 miles
One of the finest residences in Bruton. Burrowfield House is a magnificent home with Georgian and earlier origins, sitting in two thirds of an acre of grounds, just a short walk away from Bruton High Street.
The property has elegant accommodation, refurbished to the highest standards throughout with accommodation including a reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen breakfast room, utility, study, ground floor shower room, galleried landing, five double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and a unique atrium with a special evening home theatre.
There are large gardens and grounds surrounding the property, enjoying total privacy and security with a sweeping driveway leading round to extensive garaging with further ancillary accommodation potential above (STP.) Substantial additional workshop space and several secure stores.
About the area
Bruton is a small historic town in the foothills of the Brue Valley, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside a few miles north of Castle Cary and in easy reach of Wincanton, Yeovil, Sherborne, Glastonbury, Frome, Wells and Bath.
The town has a railway station, which is the Bristol-Weymouth line, with a further regular service to Bath Spa. There are also good Inter-City services at nearby Castle Cary (Paddington). Bruton dates back to Roman times and today is a charming small town with various shops and amenities, including the newly opened "The Newt in Somerset" plus ‘Hauser & Wirth’ Art & Exhibition Gallery, the ever popular dining experience ‘At The Chapel’, and of course an excellent choice of schools including Bruton School for Girls, King's School, Sexey's School and Sunny Hill Prep to name but a few. Other nearby schools worth mentioning are Millfield, Hazelgrove, Downside and All Hallows.
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Further amenities within the town include a doctors surgery, vet, pharmacy, post office, several convenience stores, petrol station and many independent shops and cafés.
The surrounding countryside is stunning with nearby national trust walks at Stourhead House and Gardens plus further pursuits at Babington House and as aforementioned The Newt gardens.
Burrowfield House is not listed and has been in the family’s ownership since 1967. Now coming to the market this is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most prestigious addresses in this sought after town. The house has superb character with Forest Marble elevations and a classical Georgian Façade with full height stone mullioned bay windows, parapet wall and tiled roof.
A stone portico on columns surrounds the front door which enters a welcoming reception hall. Pine floorboards in the reception hall lead through an archway, with ornate detailing, to a central hall with a reclaimed oak staircase rising to the first floor galleried landing.
The sitting room on the right hand side of the hall is a substantial room enjoying two separate sitting areas, one of which focusing around a beautiful fireplace with handmade timber surround and inset wood burning stove. There are alcoves either side of the fireplace and on the right hand side is a fabulous cupboard faced with Churchill tiles reclaimed from the original hearth of the fireplace, dating back to c.1860. French doors lead out to the East.
The dining room is on the other side of the reception hall and adjoins the kitchen. Like the sitting room (and two bedrooms above the respective rooms) it has light pouring in through a south facing bay window with working shutters and delightful countryside views. A second window looks out over the gardens to the west.
The kitchen is well equipped with a good range of pine and painted wooden units with integral and freestanding appliances including a Fisher & Paykel 6-ring gas Range cooker, fridge and dishwasher. There is also a working bread oven which has been used for cooking wood fired pizzas and the occasional roast too! Beyond the kitchen is a most useful utility with the boiler, hot water tank, washing machine and tumble drier all neatly tucked away, in addition to a large pantry and further room for an American style fridge freezer. A side door from the kitchen leads out to a porch with access out to the garden.
The study has lovely parquet flooring, a brick fireplace with inset wood burning stove and a super array of bookcases - one of which obscuring a rather special secret doorway that leads back into the sitting room. This part of the accommodation can be adapted to form a 6th bedroom as it adjoins a ground floor shower room and also has the benefit of its own outside access which could be perfect for a less mobile relative or visitor.
The house once formed somewhat of a horseshoe shape with a courtyard on the northern side. In a stroke of genius the owners have enclosed this space with a full height oak frame on the northern wall with six large windows allowing the light to drench what is now a third large reception room. Original flagstones and reclaimed brick parquet flooring span the room. What makes this room really quiet special is the mezzanine with atrium above. In the day time the atrium floods the adjoining galleried landing, mezzanine and reception room below with light. In the evening, a projector with home theatre surround sound system and authentic theatre seats make this an absolutely superb home cinema. This area isn’t short of character either, there are beautiful elm floorboards which continue through into the master bedroom.
The master bedroom also has a feature fireplace, walk in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, an antique roll top bath, basin and w.c.
The two bedrooms on the southern side of the property are both very comfortable in size and through their bay windows enjoy far reaching views to Cogley Wood to the South East. Both of these rooms have contemporary en-suite bathrooms. There are two further double bedrooms on the first floor, both having en-suite shower rooms and a cloakroom off the landing.
The gardens and grounds of Burrowfield House are a rarity among properties this close to the centre of the town. Totalling towards two thirds of an acre, they’ve been described as an oasis by several previous guests.
Immediately in front of the house is a formal lawn with seating terrace, flanked by a rose garden and mature flower borders. This spot really makes the most of the lovely southerly views.
There are further expansive lawns, interspersed by beautiful trees and shrubs including a copper beech, beech, judas and a silver birch which offer a great deal of privacy. There are plenty of spots to enjoy the sunshine, especially on the paved terrace outside the kitchen which is surrounded by raised beds and herb gardens. The southern and western perimeters have recently had new timber panel fencing installed which furthers the privacy and security of the gardens.
A gated driveway leads into the grounds, past the house and up to a large parking area in front of the garages. There are two secure heated garages with electric rolling doors and to the side are two open car ports. In addition to this are several further lockable stores and a 22’ workshop.
Above the garage is a hobby room/home office with shower room, electricity and heating which could form further ancillary accommodation subject to the necessary consents. If required, there is even more potential for ancillary accommodation as the first floor store adjacent currently has planning for a one bedroom annexe.
Mains gas, water, drainage and electricity. Council tax band G - South Somerset District Council. Double Glazing installed throughout main house with a mix of high quality wood effect UPVC and hardwood glazed units. Extensive floor, wall and loft insulation for improved energy efficiency.
The copper beech, beech, judas and silver birch trees are all protected by tree preservation orders.
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