LAUREL FARM, MILL ROAD, BARTON ST. DAVID, TA11 6DF
Keinton Mandeville, Baltonsborough and Butleigh all within about 2 miles, Street 5.5 miles, Glastonbury 6.5 miles, Wells 13 miles, A37 2.5 miles, A303 5.3 miles, Somerton 5.3 miles, Castle Cary station (Paddington 90 minutes) 7.2 miles, Yeovil 12.6 miles, Yeovil Junction station (Waterloo 75 minutes) 14.8 miles (all distances are approximate).
An outstanding property (circa 4,500 sq.ft.) with a contemporary family house with very generous accommodation plus a cottage, a studio, easily managed grounds and an adjoining paddock. In all about 1.25 acres.
The whole property has been developed to very high standards and the house includes a large entrance hall, 3 reception rooms, a superb kitchen (with French doors to a garden terrace), utility room, study, 5 bedrooms, dressing room and 4 bathrooms.
The studio is ideal for many uses and currently includes a ground floor gym with a first floor including a shower room.
The single storey cottage includes a hall, living room with kitchenette, studio/bedroom and shower room.
The property has plenty of parking, gardens landscaped for easy management with terraces, lawns and beautiful mature trees. Adjacent is a railed paddock
Barton St. David is a quiet, tucked away village close to the other villages of Butleigh, Baltonsborough and Keinton Mandeville which are within a couple of miles and together have a friendly, diverse community and a wide range of amenities. These include several churches, village shops, Post offices, café, pubs, several well-regarded primary schools and various sporting and other clubs and associations.
Laurel Farm has an excellent, quiet position, in the heart of the village, accessed from a quiet lane.
A drive leads in from the lane to a large Cotswold gravelled courtyard flanked by the house, studio and evergreen, mature laurel hedging.
The house is a handsome 2 storey building with stone, rendered and mainly oak clad elevations under a tiled roof. Internally the accommodation is beautifully presented, well decorated and appointed to excellent standards, mainly with Karndean flooring.
The design and layout provide privacy to many areas and being a large house with many windows it’s flooded with sunlight, all combining to create a fresh, light and airy environment.
It’s well worth noting that the house has an excellent EPC rating of C reflecting the excellent double glazing and gas central heating.
A Welthaus front door opens to a central hall with a staircase and cloaks closet with plenty of space for coats and boots.
All the main rooms have an easterly/southerly aspect and both the sitting room and dining room have bifolding doors to a sunny garden terrace. The third reception room faces north and is ideal as an evening snug/TV room in the winter months. This room leads off the hall as does the study and beyond is an internal hall, cloakroom and utility room.
The heart of the house is of course the stunning kitchen which has a double aspect with views over the lawns and double and single French doors to a large terrace which is well sheltered and a wonderful suntrap.
The kitchen is extremely well appointed with a comprehensive range of units with cupboards, drawer units, a large central island and Corian work surfaces.
Integrated Neff Appliances include 3 ovens (CircoTherm fan, steam & microwave), induction hob, extractor, dishwasher, full height fridge and under counter freezer
Also on the ground floor is a guest suite which includes a large bedroom with a closet and an en suite shower room.
The staircase from the hall leads to a central landing with a large linen and airing cupboard and direct access to the 4 bedrooms on this floor.
The main suite has a large bedroom with a double aspect and French doors onto a sizeable easterly balcony with great views. There’s an en suite dressing room with shelving and rails and an en suite bathroom with white Mediterranean limestone tiling, twin basins, wc, bath and a large shower enclosure.
Also on the south side is the 2nd bedroom, again with a double aspect and having an en suite shower room.
There are 2 further, similar sized bedrooms and a family bathroom with both a bath and a shower.
This is in the front courtyard and has developed from the original garage. The ground floor can easily revert to such use if required.
The ground floor has a garage door and a glass door and inside is one large room. It’s currently used as a gym whilst having the main sections of a kitchenette.
An external flight of steps leads to the first floor which is mainly one large room with a separate shower room. Behind the building is a log storage area
This stands on the southern side of the house and is a single story building approached through a single gazed pedestrian door. It includes a large living room with a kitchenette, hall, shower room and a studio (possible bedroom) with french doors.
At the rear of the cottage is a ride-on mower store shed.
At the front of the house is an extensive parking and turning space and the area is well screened by a high timber fence and mature hedge.
In the sunny southern side of the house is a large terrace of decking with a quiet corner sheltered by a Rowan Tree. This terrace is well sheltered and is a delightful outside living area and being close to the kitchen is ideal for BBQ’s and outside eating.
Beyond is an extensive lawn bounded by hedges and on the northern side by post and rail fencing. Nearer the house is a laurel hedge and a fine Chestnut tree.
A gate leads through the post and rail fence into the paddock where 4 silver birch trees have recently been planted. On the far side of the paddock is again a post and rail fence with newly planted hornbeam trees.
The property is freehold. Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Cat 5 wiring for internet.
Gas central heating in the main house with twin zone heating with separate control for ground and first floor.
Council Tax Band E. EPC rating 77 (C).
About the area
Nearby are the small towns of Somerton, Street, Glastonbury and the City of Wells. They are all popular residential areas whilst all differing in character and providing for most needs and interests. The larger centres of Bath, Bristol and Taunton are also within commuting distance.
Castle Cary is the nearest railway station with its direct line to Paddington and the A303 road link is a few miles south.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Millfield, Strode College, Wells Cathedral, Hazelgrove, various local primary schools plus the Bruton and Sherborne schools.
From Glastonbury/Street take the Butleigh Road towards Butleigh. On entering the village, cricket ground on the left, continue along Sub Road and take the fourth turning on the left into Barton Road (Rose and Portcullis Public House on the corner). Continue and on entering Barton St David negotiate the sharp right hand bend and continue, passing the Barton Inn on the right. At the crossroads turn left into Mill Road where Laurel Farm can be found along on the right hand side.