CHURCH FARM STABLES, BAKER STREET, BABCARY, SOMERSET, TA117DU
Castle Cary & Rail Station 8 miles, A303 Podimore 4 miles, Glastonbury 11 miles, Wells16 miles, Somerton 6 miles and Sherborne 13 miles.
A quite superb property in this idyllic village in beautiful countryside between Glastonbury, Somerton, Castle Cary and Sherborne and within easy reach of all.
The architecture is pleasing and sympathetic to the original period property and the impressive accommodation totals towards 4,000 sq.ft. It includes a galleried reception hall, a stunning 42ft. kitchen and family room (with kitchen, dining and living space), a sitting room, 4 bedrooms, 4 shower or bathrooms and a utility room. Also there are several other large rooms easily adapted for whatever further accommodation is required.
Outside the garden is equally well designed with south facing lawn and terraces protected by stonewalling. Beyond are a large gravelled courtyard and a meadow of grasses and wildflowers. In all around an acre
Babcary is a charming village with a Church, an excellent gastro pub, playing fields, tennis court and a friendly vibrant community. Church Farm Stables is situated in the village but enjoys great privacy. Access is from a small no-through lane which serves just a handful of properties. Double timber field gates open from the lane to a large gravelled courtyard which provides extensive parking. On one side is the house and a stonewall with a pedestrian gateway into the garden.
The house is focused around a neat lawn with a central Lilly pond and a large paved terrace and looks south and westwards across this garden to open fields beyond. The accommodation has large windows and roof lights which make it light and airy. It also has great style and character all complemented by double glazing and a ground source heat pump (underfloor and electric heating) which combine to produce the economic high EPC rating of 75 Band C.
The reception hall has a high pitched ceiling with a gallery at first floor level. The hall continues to an inner area (with lots of space for coats and boots) which leads in turn to the kitchen and family room. This is about 42 ft. x 19 ft. and is a spectacular room with a high vaulted ceiling with beams, a polished concrete floor, bifolding doors, French doors and full height windows which all combine to flood the room with sunshine.
The kitchen area has an extensive range of units and integrated appliances including a Rangemaster cooker, extractor, dishwasher and wine. Beyond there’s lots of space for a dining table, chairs and sofas. Leading off is a sitting room ideal as a quiet snug.
The utility room and plant room, off the side hall, has a sink unit plus space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer.
Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and one has a large en suite bathroom with a bath and a large walk in shower area, The other bathroom has a shower.
The handsome oak staircase and galleried walkway have glass panel balustrading and link two bedrooms on the first floor – each having en suite bathrooms and one also having a dressing room.
As can be seen on the floorplan there are other rooms on the northern side of the house which are currently stores but can easily be adapted for other uses being ideal for further bedrooms, studies, playrooms, gym, TV room etc. There is also a first floor loft room which can provide further accommodation if needed.
The courtyard at the entrance provides plenty parking and there is a storage building at the end. There is also space for garaging if required – subject to all necessary consents. From the garden there is a walkway around the west side of the house to a further courtyard on the northern side of the building.
On the opposite side of the main south courtyard is a large meadow of wildflowers bounded by post and rail fencing.
Note. There is a right of way for agricultural machinery to cross the courtyard to maintain the adjacent field.
From the A37 turn left signposted to Babcary and continue into the village. Pass the church on the right-hand side. Follow the road 90 degrees to the left. Pass the telephone kiosk and bus shelter on the right and then take the lane immediately on the right. Continue along and take the first turning right into the driveway.
About the area
Babcary is one of Somerset’s charming and historic villages set in beautiful countryside between Somerton, Glastonbury and Castle Cary. Recorded in the Domesday Book it’s an attractive small village made up for the most part of period houses and cottages on the edge of the Sparkford Vale. The medieval church is close by where one of the earliest games of fives was recorded.
Elsewhere in the village is the Red Lion, an excellent pub and restaurant dating from the 17th century. There are also playing fields and a public tennis court.
Glastonbury, Wells, Castle Cary and Sherborne are all within a short drive as are Castle Cary and Yeovil Rail Stations with main lines to London. There are many golf courses in the area with National Hunt racing at Wincanton and Taunton and flat racing is at Bath.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Millfield, Bruton, Hazelgrove, Wells Cathedral, Downside and Sherborne.
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