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Bodden (a quiet rural hamlet) Guide Price £900,000

Under Offer
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  • Quiet peaceful setting in a small rural hamlet
  • Well away from any busy road
  • A barn conversion with great appeal and character
  • Plenty of living space, 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
  • Garage and parking
  • Mature gardens

A delightful barn conversion. Lots of living space, bags of character and a mature garden of about half an acre.


Shepton Mallet 2 miles, Wells 7 miles, Frome 10 miles, Bath 18 miles, Glastonbury 11 miles, Castle Cary rail station 7 miles. All approx.


A delightful Barn Conversion in an idyllic rural hamlet tucked away in beautiful countryside but with easy access to all surrounding towns and facilities.


The generous and comfortable accommodation includes a porch, hall, sitting room, study, snug, large kitchen and adjoining garden/dining room, boot room/utility, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shower room.


The house faces south and stands in mature gardens of about half an acre together with a garage and parking.


Bodden is a small hamlet of about half a dozen farmhouses and cottages enjoying a quiet peaceful setting on the beautiful southern slopes of the Mendips. The nearest town is Shepton Mallet about 2 ½ miles away whilst Wells, Glastonbury, Bruton and Castle Cary, all historic market towns are within equally easy reach. Bath and Bristol to the north and are within easy commuting distance. There are excellent state schools in the area and the independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Millfield, All Hallows, Downside and the Bruton and Bath schools.


This delightful house is in a quiet hamlet and enjoys lots of privacy. Converted some years ago the current owners carried out lots of improvements and extended it to create an exceptional home. It retains its period characteristics which combine with the recent works including varying ceramic tiled floors, oak and elm timber work, a David Salisbury garden room, hardwood double glazed windows (David Salisbury installed) and well appointed bathrooms (note the basins) and kitchen. Another attractive detail being the stained glass panels.


Double front doors open into a large porch with vaulted roof and plenty of space for coats and boots. Further double doors open into a large reception hall with a handsome staircase leading to a galleried landing. The well-proportioned sitting room has a double aspect, window seat and a stone fireplace with an inset wood-burning stove. Adjacent is a study and also a cloakroom/shower room with shower, basin and wc.


To the right of the hall double doors open into a snug which is another double aspect, good size room being nearly 17ft. by 17 ft. and having a concealed viewing screen for a projector. Again, double doors open through into a very well appointed kitchen with a great range of units including a large central island and granite worktops. Appliances include an excellent range cooker , extractor and plumbing for a dishwasher. A wide archway opens into the garden room, currently used as a dining room and having a free-standing Jotul wood burning stove and double French doors to the garden . At the rear of the kitchen is a boot/utility room with a sink, water softener (recently installed), with space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and upright freezer plus store cupboards.

First Floor

The staircase rises to a galleried landing which has a large linen cupboard. On this floor are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has one bathroom en suite and it has both a shower and a bath.


A drive leads into the property and leads through the mature gardens to a double size garage and parking area adjacent to the house. Next to the garage is a small enclosed potting area with a timber shed. At the rear of the house is a courtyard and steps lead up to an open sided store and kitchen garden with raised beds.


The house faces south onto the main garden which has lawns, 2 ponds, flower beds, mature shrubs and trees (including horse chestnut, weeping beech, apple etc. and a chicken run area). On the west boundary is a large beech hedge. The gardens total around half an acre and complement the house perfectly.

Other points

Freehold. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating with condensing boiler installed 2008 and zoned heating control system. Hardwood double glazing. EPC Solar panels. Band (C). Council Tax Band G. Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 5BT. Tel: 01749 648999


Approaching the outskirts of Shepton Mallet from the east (Frome) look for Charlton House Hotel on the left. Opposite is a small country lane. Take this lane to Bodden and The Barn is close to the centre of the hamlet on the left hand side. The name is on the gate.

Important Notice

Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS - interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.

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Name Location Type Distance
Shepton Mallet BA4 4PU
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: 00004454