STONECROFT, CHURCH LANE WEST PENNARD, GLASTONBURY, BA6 8NT
Glastonbury 3 miles, Street 5 miles, Wells 8 miles, Bristol 26 miles, Bath 24 miles, Castle Cary (Paddington connection) and the A303 within 10 miles, Bristol International Airport within 22 miles. (distances approximate)
An exceptional residential property in a prime location in the popular village of West Pennard between Glastonbury and Castle Cary a few miles south of Wells.
Stonecroft enjoys great privacy and comprises a large house with exceptional accommodation. Currently internally used as two units with an extended family it easily returns to use home.
As one home it includes a reception hall, a quiet and elegant sitting room, a fabulous open plan kitchen/dining/living room, a 34 ft reception/living room with facilities, 2 utility rooms, 4 bedrooms and 5 shower or bathrooms. (Easily made changes can also increase the number of bedrooms if required.)
The accommodation is currently used in two wings which interconnect. The east wing has a reception hall, sitting room, an open plan kitchen/dinining/living room, utility room, 2 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and an en suite bathroom. The west wing includes a 34 ft. plus sitting/dining/kitchen, porch, utility room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.
Outside there’s plenty of parking, a beautiful, well landscaped mature garden and a wonderful swimming pool heated by solar tiles.
West Pennard is one of the most popular villages in the area by virtue of good communications to the surrounding centres, its excellent primary school and its village hall creating a focus for the friendly local community. Church Lane is a small cul de sac leading to the Church and school and is an excellent residential neighbourhood.
Stonecroft stands on Church Lane and the house is well back within its own mature gardens enjoying great privacy being screened by a stone wall and laurel hedge.
The house is very well appointed and has been upgraded to a high standard by the present owners. It has good size rooms, is light and airy and has double glazing and oil central heating. Features include stone flooring, oak timberwork and well appinted kitchens and bathrooms.
The front door opens into a reception hall which has stone flooring and a staircase to a galleried landing above.
At the heart of the house is the kitchen/dining living room which again has stone flooring. The kitchen area has an excellent range of fitted painted units with hardwood work surfaces and a two bowl sink unit. Appliances include a double oven, warming drawer, an induction hob with an extractor above, an integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There’s plenty of space for the dining table and chairs and also for sofas in the living area which has bifolding doors to a sunny southwesterly facing terrace.
Oak double doors lead through into the well proportioned sitting room which has an engineered oak floor, a Minster stone fireplace and a large window overlooking the garden.
Also off the kitchen is a utility room with slate tiled floor, an extensive range of fitted cupboards, (one containing the boiler) work surfaces, sink unit, space and plumbing for a washing machine and a door into a shower room. This also has a slate floor, a tiled shower cubicle and wc.
There’s a grond floor suite approached from the reception hall with a double bedroom and an en suite shower room.
The main staircase rises from the hall to a galleried landing and the main suite. This comprises a large bedroom, dressing room area and bathroom.
The bedroom has storage areas and the dressing room has fitted wardrobes and cupboards. The bathroom has a tiled floor, twin hand basins with cupboards, a tiled shower cubicle, wc, bidet and double ended bath with central taps.
N.B. The landing has internal access through to the adjoining west wing.
There’s a fabulous large 34ft. open plan sitting/dining/kitchen which has double French doors to the garden. The kitchen area has fitted painted units with hardwood work and granite surfaces and integrated appliances including a double oven, induction hob, extractor, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
A door leads through into the conservatory with a tiled floor, a garden door plus a utility area with a sink unit, work surface, space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.
An inner hall area has a secondary staircase and a study area beneath the stairs.
Close by is a shower room with hand basin, wc and tiled shower cubicle.
This second staircase leads to a landing, 2 large bedrooms and a bathroom with a tiled floor, wall tiling, hand basin, wc and a bath with a “tub end” with shower above.
N.B. One bedroom has a door to the galleried landing of the east wing.
Current accommodation layout
Currently the house is used on a two generation basis as two interconnecting homes.
One includes a reception hall, 30ft plus kitchen/dining/living room, separate sitting room, utility, 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The second includes 34ft. kitchen/dining/living room, utility, study area, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Using as one home it can provide 2 further bedrooms, a gym, studio, playroom, home office etc- all with very little work.
It can also be adapted for a Granny annexe, extensive home office, additional income creating Airb&b or simply B&B.
Stonecroft is enhanced by its mature gardens and the whole totals towards half an acre. At the front of the house double timber gates give entry to a tarmac drive flanked by the gardens and which leads to a large tarmac turning and parking area.
Along the side of the house on the east side is a walk through area with a large oil tank and a timber gate into the rear garden which is on the sunny south facing side of the propery and is very private.
The swimming pool is set in a paved terrace with railings easily extended for child safety. It’s surrounded by lawned gardens with mature trees and shrubs together with flowerbeds and an attractive lilly pond. A row of tall conifers shelters the main garden and on the other side is a further lawned area and garden store bounded by a rapidly maturing beech hedge. Also in the garden are a garden shed and greenhouse.
About the area
West Pennard is a very popular village with a church, a well regarded primary school, pub, village hall and a very active community. It is conveniently located in beautiful countryside about 4 miles east of Glastonbury, 9 miles south of Wells and in easy reach of Castle Cary and its fast rail link to Paddington. The larger towns of Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are all within easy commuting distance.
Glastonbury a small but thriving town and a major tourist venue as is Wells which is the smallest city in England (population 10,000).
Both are important historic centres each with its own individual character. whilst Street is again an ancient settlement now well know for its shopping centres.
Glastonbury and Street are home to Millfield School and both the senior school and the Prep are within a very short drive..
There are also other excellent state and independent schools in the area including St Dunstans, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and the Bruton schools.
Within the area generally are a huge variety of facilities and amenities for most cultural and sporting activities
EPC Rating Band D
From Glastonbury take the road towards Pilton and enter the village of West Pennard. In the middle of the village take the turning right signposted Village Hall. Pass the village hall and by the monument turn left into Church Lane. Continue for a couple of hundred yards and the house is on the right hand side.
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