5 THE BARTON, CHARLTON ADAM, NEAR SOMERTON, SOMERSET, TA11 7AX
A charming detached property in the centre of this picturesque Somerset village with 5.5 acres of land.
The Barton is a beautiful property with bags of character and accommodation including an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining/family room, snug, utility, ground floor shower room, study, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
There are wonderful gardens, a small copse and paddocks. Ample parking for several cars.
About the area
5 The Barton is situated in a desirable location in the heart of the pretty Somerset village of Charlton Adam, made up for the most part with period stone built houses and cottages for which the area is well known. The villages of Charlton Mackrell and Charlton Adam lie close together and share amenities such as the well regarded village primary school, post office stores and village pub. The Barton is within easy walking distance of the village amenities and also numerous countryside walks nearby. The market towns of Somerton and Castle Cary are close by and for further amenities the towns of Somerton, Glastonbury, Street, Sherborne, Wells and Yeovil offer comprehensive shopping. The County town of Taunton as well as the cultural centre of Bath and the commercial city of Bristol are also all within easy commuting distance.
There is a mainline railway station at Castle Cary with regular services to London, Paddington. The A303 is a short drive away with good road access to London and the Home Counties along the M3/M25 route and Bristol International Airport is also within easy reach by car. There are excellent state and independent schools which include a Primary school about a mile away in Charlton Mackrell and another in Somerton (just under 2 miles), there is a secondary school in Langport (Huish Episcopi) with an excellent 6th form college plus Strode College in Street. Independent schools include, Millfield, Wells Cathedral, Downside, All Hallows and the schools at Bruton and Sherborne. There are lots of good restaurants and pubs in the area and most sporting, cultural and social requirements can be met.
Formerly three separate cottages, this is a superb property with flexible accommodation and bags of character throughout. The property has Blue Lias elevations under a tiled roof and has been subject to extensive improvements within.
From ‘The Barton’, an idyllic row of pretty cottages in the heart of the village, a stone path leads to the front door which enters into the entrance hall in the centre of the house.
The sitting room to the right is a large, well proportioned room with beautiful flagstone floors, dual aspect windows with window seats, ceiling beams and an inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove.
The kitchen forms part of a superb living and dining room at the end of the house. With French doors straight out to the garden this is a splendid room ideal for year round entertaining. The kitchen itself is well equipped with a gas range cooker, Belfast sink and plumbing for a dishwasher and American style fridge freezer. Brand new Karndean™ flooring has just been installed which spans the entirety of the kitchen and living areas. Nearby is a rear hall with external door, perfect for taking off mucky boots and coats.
At the other end of the house is the snug, study, ground floor shower room and utility which, with separate external access, could be converted into a self-contained annexe if desired - subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
The snug has dual aspect windows, ceiling beams and an impressive inglenook fireplace with inset Jetmaster fire. Leading through the utility and a hall is the study which could equally be utilised as a ground floor bedroom.
An oak staircase rises to the landing which is a light and airy space with ceiling beams and plenty of character. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has a lovely view over the garden and paddocks beyond. There are built in wardrobes and a super en-suite bathroom with eclectic floor tiles, jacuzzi style bath, separate shower, twin basins and w.c. The three further bedrooms can all fit a double bed and have built in wardrobes. The family bathroom has lovely timber floorboards, Velux windows and high quality fixtures including a bath with overhead shower, basin, heated towel rail and w/c.
The gardens are exceptionally private and secure with expansive lawned areas, sunny seating terraces and pretty flower borders. Given their size, there is always a sunny spot in which to enjoy a glass of wine, bbq or just to relax. Beyond the main lawned gardens is a copse with a good variety of mature trees and shrubs. The paddocks are level with exceptionally good drainage and if desired, they could be rented out for an income source or indeed utilised as the perfect grounds for a smallholding. Bounded on all sides by secure post and rail fencing with vehicle access the paddocks are ideal for livestock or equestrian purposes.
There is a gravel parking area with room to park several vehicles.
In total the gardens and grounds amount to approximately 5.5 acres.
Nb. There are covenants on the land to restrict building. Please contact the vendors agents to clarify any point.
Mains drainage, water and electricity. Oil fired central heating.
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