ROSE COTTAGE, LOVINGTON LANE, NORTH BARROW, BA22 7LY
An impressive 3/4 bedroom family home with beautiful accommodation set in large gardens in excess of half an acre, on the outskirts of this quiet village close to Castle Cary.
Rose Cottage enjoys fantastic light rooms with immense character including, oak beams, bespoke joinery and limestone flagstones. The accommodation includes an entrance hall, sitting and dining room, kitchen breakfast/family room, utility, ground floor bedroom with en-suite wet room, cloakroom, two further large double bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms) and a fourth bedroom/gym/office.
Outside there are wonderful expansive gardens, a substantial garage, separate timber outbuilding and ample parking. Lovely panoramic views.
About the area
North Barrow is a small village rather tucked away in rolling unspoilt countryside, yet having excellent access to many towns and locations. Castle Cary, the nearest town, is characterised by period buildings constructed of the distinctive honey coloured stone for which the area is well known. It remains a delightful small market town with a number of traditional shops and boutiques within the Conservation Area in which a policy of strict planning control operates to prevent inappropriate development. These shops cater for most everyday needs whilst Bruton, Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Frome, Wincanton, Sherborne and Yeovil are all close by and Salisbury, Taunton, Bath and Bristol are in easy commuting distance.
On the outskirts of Castle Cary is the railway station with its direct line to Paddington (90 minutes.) Templecombe station is 11 miles south with its direct line to Waterloo. The A303 road link is just over 3 miles south.
The newly opened “The Newt in Somerset” is home to beautiful countryside walks set in the grounds of a Georgian country estate. Within the estate are a Hotel & Spa, Farm shop, restaurants and house & garden shop.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including a number of village primary schools, Millfield, the Sherborne and Bruton schools, Wells Cathedral, Hazlegrove, Port Regis and St. Mary’s Shaftesbury. On the sporting side there are several golf courses nearby, various equestrian activities including racing at Wincanton and Bath, and lots of other societies and clubs for a huge cross section of activities.
Rose Cottage is a hugely attractive family home with a beautifully designed timber framed construction, characterful accommodation and a simply superb countryside position.
Entering the property you are greeted by a welcoming entrance hall with stone floor which spans throughout much of the ground floor. ??On the left hand side of the hall is the main living room. This is a truly spectacular area with three windows and two sets of bi-fold patio doors making it exceptionally light and airy. Bespoke Oak beams and vertical Oak supports give lots of character here and elsewhere. A French stone fireplace with inset multi fuel wood burner sits within a brick lined fireplace on a flagstone hearth. The room is laid out in an L-shape to provide enough room for both a large seating area and dining area.
Double doors lead into the kitchen and breakfast room. Within the kitchen there are plenty of units under solid wooden worktops and a free standing kitchen island with granite worktop sits in the heart of the room providing additional storage and a wine cooler. There is a stylish black Aga and enough space for a large American style fridge freezer. French doors open out to the garden and an another window enjoys far reaching field views.
A side hall connects a second external door to the kitchen and the adjacent utility. Within the utility there is plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier, a small Butlers sink and the hot water tank which radiates heat making this ideal for drying clothes and mucky boots too.
Outside the the second entranceway is a sheltered verandah that connects the main house to the studio/4th bedroom. Being away from the main rooms of the house this room enjoys the added tranquility making it the perfect work from home space and thanks to the sheltered access back into the house this could equally be utilised as an extra bedroom.
Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom with basin and w/c plus storage underneath the stairs.
Leading up the stairs a wonderful garden aspect can be enjoyed through the floor to ceiling picture window.
The master bedroom is a very spacious and characterful room with numerous Oak wall timbers and apex ceiling beams. It enjoys a dual aspect with views from both the window and the french doors where there is a pretty wrought iron Juliet balcony. There is a built in wardrobe with hanging rails and storage within. The en-suite to the master is as stylish as they get with a walk in shower, w/c, basin, attractive tiling and within a beamed alcove sits the free standing roll top bath with mixer taps over.
The second bedroom is also of a comfortable size and has en-suite facilities too.
The landscaped gardens surround the property, with far reaching views over open fields to distant hills beyond. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a delightful array of flourishing borders, mature trees, shrubs and hedgerows and just outside the kitchen is a splendid seating area to enjoy it all. They are private and thanks to the surrounding hedgerows and fencing they’re also secure for pets and children.
There is a gravel driveway with ample parking leading to a garage which is ripe for conversion into further accommodation. Being fully insulated and all all ready to go with recently lapsed plans to convert, the garage could make an excellent additional living area if desired.
?To the west of the house is a timber outbuilding with power and light which is ideal for extra storage of garden tools and machinery and also offers potential for workshop use. By the outbuilding is another garden area with productive raised beds for home grown produce.
Head out of Castle Cary on Station Road. Just after going over the railway turn left onto B3153. Carry along this road about 2.8 miles into the village of Lovington. In the centre of the village turn left. Continue on this road for about 2 miles and Rose Cottage will be found on your left.
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