BEACONSCROFT, PEAK LANE, COMPTON DUNDON, SOMERSET, TA116NZ
Street and Somerton both about 3 miles, Glastonbury 5 miles, Wells 11 miles, Yeovil 12 miles, M5 (J23) 24 miles, A303 (Podimore) 7 miles, Bath 35 miles, Bristol 31 miles, Bristol Airport 28 miles
A comfortable and roomy house enjoying a very quiet and peaceful setting in an historic rural village between Somerton and Street. It has generous accommodation, over half an acre of gardens and wonderful south facing views.
Beaconscroft stands off a small country lane with no through traffic and has plenty of privacy with good indoor and outdoor space.
The accommodation includes a hall, cloakroom, 2 reception rooms plus a garden room, study, a well fitted kitchen, utility room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms , dressing room – plus a ground floor wing with a large room suitable as a sitting room, home office, playroom, studio etc. – or a bedroom, having an adjacent shower room.
Outside there’s plenty of parking for at least 4 cars and an absolutely charming garden – in all about 0.64 acres.
Compton Dundon covers a large area with the larger part close to the B3151 which runs from Street towards Somerton. Beaconscroft is in the "Dundon" part of the village which is some way away on the western and southern foothills of The Beacon which is an iron age hill fort, designated as an ancient monument.
Beaconscroft lies on the southern lower slopes of the Beacon which shelters it from the north. The house has superb views southwards across a wider range of beautiful countryside.
The front door opens to a hall with the staircase and a large cloakroom (basin and wc) with a walk-in cupboard for coats and boots. Off the hall is a study and the sitting room which is a good size (22ft x 14ft.) room with a fireplace (with a woodburner) and a sliding door to the garden. A wide archway opens into the dining room and the two rooms on this open plan basis make a great spacious living area. Also a door opens into the garden room which has fabulous views and French doors into the garden.
Doors from both the dining room and the hall open to the well fitted kitchen which has plenty of cupboards and work surfaces, tiled splashbacks and appliances including a hob, extractor, double ovens, microwave and dishwasher.
Beyond the kitchen is a utility room which leads to a side porch and a shower room. Sliding doors open from the porch into the further reception room or bedroom which has double sets of built in cupboards.
On the first floor the landing has an airing cupboard and to the right is the main bedroom. This has a dressing room area, a bedroom with an extensive range of fitted bedroom furniture and an en suite bathroom which has both a bath and shower.
There are 3 other bedrooms (two with fitted wardrobes) and the shower room.
The house has oil fired central heating, double glazing and good EPC rating being 63 Band D
The approach to the house is through timber gates on the northern side where’s there’s plenty of parking. The gardens are on the private and southwestern sunny side of the house.
Doors from the house open to open and covered terraces perfect for outside meals and pure relaxation. In addition, and close to the house are flower and shrub beds and a lawn. A gate then leads to the larger part of the gardens which is lawned for easy maintenance and is enhanced by beautiful mature trees. In addition, there are outbuilding including a lawn mower shed and a summerhouse.
The views are indicated on the accompanying photos but in reality, are exceptional and must be seen to be fully appreciated.
About the area
Compton Dundon is an attractive village, lying in one of the most picturesque parts of Somerset between Somerton and Street. The village is surrounded by unspoilt countryside with wooded hills with public access with many footpaths. There is a very vibrant community based around the church, cricket pitch, pub and village hall. Compton Dundon church is a sweet little parish church sitting on the site of a prehistoric grove and noteworthy for its ancient yew trees believed to date back 1,700 years.
Dundon Beacon is a special and species-rich nature reserve, managed by Somerset Wildlife Trust, now being returned to ancient oak woodland with managed coppice and restored grass downland. It's accessed by a footpath and is as pleasant a country walk as can be found. Another good walk is to 'Lollover Hill, ' reputably the viewing point of the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685.
Somerton is an historic town about 3 miles south whilst Street is 2 miles north. These and other nearby towns provide a wide range of facilities and amenities.
The A303 is a few miles south and Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. The rail station at Castle Cary provides a direct service to London.
There are good state and independent schools within easy reach including Millfield, Crispins, Strode, Wells Cathedral School and the Sherborne schools.
The location, the views, the accommodation and the gardens all combine to make Beaconsfield an exceptional property which is highly recommended.
From Wells proceed to Glastonbury. Continue towards to Street and at Street take the B3151 signposted Somerton. Continue out of Street on this road past Millfield and continue for a further two miles or so to the village of Compton Dundon. Continue through the village and half a mile or so beyond take the first right turn. Continue for half a mile to 30 mph sign Just beyond is a cluster of houses and Beaconscroft can be found on the left-hand side.
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