GRANTLANDS, MILL LANE, CASTLE CARY, BA7 7JU
A charming detached three bedroom bungalow in a fabulous tranquil location just a short walk from Castle Cary high street.
Grantlands has immaculately presented accommodation including a sitting room, dining room, kitchen breakfast room, utility, three bedrooms and a modern shower room. In addition to the internal accommodation, a large sheltered pergola runs across the entire south side of the house bringing the garden inside.
There is ample parking, a garage, beautiful gardens enjoying total privacy and a useful timber outbuilding.
About the area
Castle Cary is described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the eminent architectural historian, as Somerset's prettiest town, set in beautiful unspoilt countryside. The 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 Shaftesbury, Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Frome, Wincanton, Sherborne and Yeovil are all close by and Salisbury, Taunton, Bath and Bristol are in easy driving distance.
The newly opened “The Newt in Somerset” just outside Castle Cary 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.
On the outskirts of Castle Cary is the railway station with its direct line to Paddington and the A303 Road link is a few miles south. There are excellent state schools in the area - Ansford Academy boasts excellent exam grades and independent schools include the Sherborne and Bruton schools, Millfield, Wells Cathedral, Hazelgrove, Port Regis and St. Mary's Shaftesbury.
The property enjoys a fabulous position down a no through lane, sharing the position with just two other houses. With the mill stream running past the rear, this is an extremely peaceful spot which feels totally rural whilst still being within walking distance of all of Castle Cary’s amenities.
The house is entered from the front door into a lobby/utility entranceway with room too store coats and mucky boots. Within this area itself there is plumbing for utilities and a door into the cloakroom.
Leading through a doorway to the right is the kitchen which has been upgraded to a high standard, having a gas fired range cooker and a dishwasher built in to the units. There is ample room for a breakfast table if desired and light floods in through the dual aspect.
The dining and sitting rooms lead off one another, in an open plan style, at the back of the house. Within the dining room is a coal effect gas fire and a pretty outlook to the side garden. The sitting room is arguably the best room in the house. It enjoys a high vaulted ceiling with velux roof lights and patio doors to the garden. Internally there is plenty of room to sit and relax in front of the wood burning stove.
There are three bedrooms, the two largest being double in size. All three rooms enjoy built in wardrobe space and the master has patio doors out to the pergola. All three rooms share the shower room which has been finished off to an extremely good standard. There is a large vanity unit with basin, a walk in shower with rainfall shower head and a w/c. In the hall is the airing cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler.
Along the rear of the property is a fantastic and most useful sheltered pergola. This is essentially another room on the back of the property which can be used in all conditions. Offering plenty of space for seating, this is the perfect spot in which to enjoy the view of the garden and the wooded area beyond.
The back garden is mainly laid to lawn with a hexagonal garden timber gazebo in the centre offering yet another sheltered seating area. There is a timber stable block which now provides an excellent storage space for garden tools and machinery. Further storage can of course be found in the garage as well as the adjoining shed attached to the rear. Beyond the gardens is a conservation area, not owned by Grantlands but adding to the peace and tranquility of the spot. Along the side of the property is a second garden area, also laid to lawn with a flower border in the centre.
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