WALNUT TREE COTTAGE, HAM LANE, COMPTON DUNDON, Nr. SOMERTON, TA11 6PQ
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 beautiful thatched cottage enjoying a wonderful, peaceful setting in a small village, well away from busy roads, midway between Street and Somerton.
The cottage is listed, dates back to the Georgian period and is probably considerably older. It’s been maintained and improved over the years and is now very attractive and comfortable. It includes a sitting room, kitchen/dining room, 3 bedrooms and bathroom.
Outside it has a mature well planted mature garden of just under a third of an acre (0.28). In addition, the cottage has lovely views and great privacy.
Ultra fast broadband is now available in the area.
A considerable asset is its immediate access onto a network of country footpaths including a walk to the path leading onto The Beacon.
Compton Dundon is a village midway between the towns of Somerton and Street which are linked by the B3151. Walnut Tree Cottage is a few hundred yards from the main road approached from Ham Lane which is a small country lane with probably no through traffic.
The cottage looks towards The Beacon which is an iron age hill fort, designated as an ancient monument.
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.
Close by is 'Lollover Hill, ' reputably the viewing point of the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685.
Between these hills is Compton Dundon Church. 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.
Walnut Tree Cottage has direct access onto a footpath which links to a network providing access to the beautiful surrounding countryside.
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A splendid Walnut Tree shelters the cottage on the northern side next to the lane. The building is Grade ll listed being painted stone under a recently re-thatched roof with casement windows and a lancet window which is probably medieval.
Internally there are period details including a fireplace with a huge bressummer beam, large chamfered ceiling beams, flagstones and a stone winder staircase adjacent to the fireplace. These are complemented by new oak timberwork, oil central heating and well appointed bedrooms and kitchen.
The accommodation is very light and airy benefitting from its south facing orientation which floods the cottage with sunshine. The sitting room has flagstones, beams, a large fireplace, wall lights, a garden door and an internal door to the stone staircase.
The combined kitchen & dining room is another great living space with oak flooring, stonework, a staircase to one side, both a front door and garden door and plenty of space for the table and chairs. There’s a good range of painted units with hardwood work surfaces and integrated appliances including a ring hob, oven and dishwasher.
The cottage has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. The staircase from the kitchen leads to a large landing with a space for a study area. The main bedroom has a pitched ceiling with exposed beams and pine floorboards. The bathroom has a pitched ceiling floor and wall tiling a double ended bath, hand basin and wc.
The stone staircase from the sitting room leads to the second bedroom which again has a pitched ceiling and pine floorboards.
The third bedroom is on the ground floor and has oak flooring, painted stonework a pitched ceiling and a door to the garden.
A gravelled drive leads into the property flanked by lawns and the Walnut tree. There is a very pretty garden area on the west side of the cottage which continues to the south and front of the cottage. The gardens include lawns flowerbeds mature trees and shrubs (plus a greenhouse) and there are also some old stone outbuildings now used as garden storage.
The east boundary of this front garden is a tall thick mature hedge which totally screens the grassed track which runs from the lane to the adjoining meadow. This grass track is owned by Walnut Cottage and being subject to a footpath and access to the meadow is screened and separated from the garden
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. In the village take the first right turn just past the monument on the left hand side. Continue into Ham Lane for about 250 yards and the property is on the left hand side.
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.
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.
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