SYCAMORE BARN, STONE ALLERTON, AXBRIDGE, BS26 2NN
Wedmore and Axbridge 3.5 miles, Cheddar 6 miles, Weston Super Mare and Bristol Airport 13 miles
An excellent example of a detached barn conversion nestled privately in the popular hamlet of Stone Allerton. With far reaching views to the southwest, a paddock, garden annexe and the benefit of an additional field of approximately 4 acre available separately.
This wonderful home retains many period features and offers an entrance hall, magnificent open plan sitting room/dining room, a large, eat-in kitchen, 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Outside is a gravel driveway with ample parking, an attractive mature garden and paddock. There is also a versatile garden annexe.
Stone Allerton is a quiet leafy village in beautiful countryside, it is a very popular residential area. It has an excellent Gastro pub with its own specialist smokery and deli, a cider barn, a brewhouse and a very friendly and active community supporting the Allerton Cricket, the Church, two skittles teams, table tennis group, art club and children's clubs. A bus service links to the local schools in Cheddar and Mark.
Sycamore Barn enjoys an elevated position in the heart of the village. It offers great privacy, peace and quiet, as it is set off the lane, and boasts wonderful far-reaching views.
The house retains many original features inside and out. Beams, exterior stone steps, original stone gate posts and the stone garden wall all remind you of the origin of the building. Design features, such as the timber-framed, glazed ‘stable doors’ that open to the garden and the repetition of the internal, artisan, doors confirm that this house has been lovingly and skilfully repurposed. It is now an elegant and bewitching home. If you don’t fall in love with the inside, you are sure to succumb to the charms of the garden, paddock and view.
A timber front door, considerably wider than standard, opens to an entrance hallway with an overhead roof light. To the right you will find the sitting room/dining room. This is a beautiful open plan space. At one end there’s a cosy seating area with an attractive stone surround fireplace as a focal point. A Clearview multifuel stove provides warmth in the winter. At the other end is a dining area. Along the south side of this room are timber framed, full height, French doors, which open to the terrace and garden beyond. These doors connect the inside to the outside in a unique and very attractive way, in keeping with the heritage of the building. A doorway at the far end of the room opens to steps that lead down to the kitchen.
The kitchen is a very generous room with a table that seats 6 currently taking centre stage. Traditional, painted, fitted units provide ample storage, finished with a solid wood worktop. There’s space for a dishwasher, undercounter fridge and large fridge freezer. The double sink has a filter water tap installed. One end of the room is taken up by a large chimney breast, which accommodates a Rangemaster Excel with gas hob (propane), double electric ovens, separate grill and warming drawer. Above, is a discreet extractor fan and lighting. There is also under unit lighting throughout the kitchen along with a large south facing window which overlooks the enchanting garden.
Next door the utility room to the right is fitted with the same worktop and there’s space for a washing machine and separate tumble dryer. Opposite this is a boot room, this is a very useful area for storing all sorts of things. From the utility room an exterior stable door opens to the terrace and west garden.
On the ground floor there are 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are doubles, and one is a single.
In one of the doubles there are large, bespoke, oak, built-in wardrobes. Both of the doubles have lovely views of the garden and one has French windows to the terrace. The single bedroom is currently used as a study. In addition, on the ground floor there is a stylish, fully tiled shower room.
Stairs rise to the principal bedroom which is a double aspect room with glorious far-reaching views over the garden and beyond to the west. Again, this has similar built in wardrobes and it has a vaulted ceiling, giving it a lofty feel. The ensuite bathroom is again finished to a high standard with double sinks and a heated towel rail.
Throughout the property original roof timbers, beams and architectural features are highlighted to celebrate the heritage of the building.
Approached over a gravel driveway a wooden 5 bar gate provides access to the property and an additional gateway opens to a parking area for multiple cars. Adjacent to this is a garden annexe.
The annexe is a stone building under a tiled roof. It is a versatile space suited to a variety of uses. It has retained double garage doors on the north end and there is electricity, an electric heater and water supply.
At the end of the garden there is a timber garden shed for all tools and equipment. There is also a handy log store on the north side of the property.
A paved terrace wraps around the main building with attractive wrought iron frames supporting vines and wisteria above a BBQ hut. The rest of the garden is a delightful combination of lawns, meandering pathways, and mature borders with flowers, trees and shrubs. In addition, there is a corner decked area with a table and chairs in a perfect spot to catch all day sun.
The entire garden is enclosed with a traditional stone wall on the east and south side and fencing and hedging on the west and north side. The views to the south are truly delightful, overlooking the paddock and the field. Due to the elevation, it is also possible to see the Poldens and the Quantock hills in the distance.
A timber field gate opens from the driveway to the almost level paddock which is attractivley fenced with post and rails.
The Field (available separately)
Beyond the paddock, approx 4 acres of gently sloping, fenced pasture with a newly planted copse in the eastern corner. It is also worth noting that there is vehicular access from New Road lane into the field.
Tenure and other points
Freehold. Not listed but in a conservation area. Mains water, electricity. Oil tank, propane cylinders and private drainage. Double glazed throughout.
Council Tax Band G
EPC Rate Band E
Truespeed or Gigaclear fibre to the property broadband (with network cables through the house)
Follow satellite navigation to postcode BS26 2NN. The turning to Sycamore Barn is on your left as you drive down Dunkery Road. The house is set back from the road along a driveway between two other properties, the one on the left on the road is Sycamore Farm.
About the area
Known locally as “The Allertons”, Stone Allerton and Chapel Allerton provide a friendly and active community, along with the nearby villages and small towns of Wedmore, Axbridge, Cheddar and Winscombe.
The Saxon village of Wedmore is a delightful and extremely active centre and in many ways an archetype of an English village. There are historic buildings including the medieval church, an excellent general store, a post office, butchers, chemist, boutiques, eateries and a wide range of cultural and sporting clubs and societies.
Swimming pools can be found at both Cheddar and in Wells, as well as other popular leisure pursuits including: sailing and wind surfing clubs at Cheddar Reservoir, The Badgworth Equestrian Centre, Wedmore 18-hole Golf Course, floodlit tennis courts, indoor and outdoor bowling, football and cricket clubs
The Cathedral City of Wells is a half hour drive away and also provides a good range of businesses, recreational and shopping facilities. City shopping centres are available as Taunton, Bath and Bristol.
Communications in the area are good with access to the M5 (J22 – 10 minutes) connecting to M4 (J16). A local train service from Highbridge links with intercity train services at Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads with London Paddington being approximately 1.5 hours away. Castle Cary, a mainline station, is about 23 miles whilst Bristol International Airport is 13 miles away.
There are excellent local and independent schools including First Schools in Weare and Wedmore which are linked to Hugh Sexeys Middle School and Kings of Wessex Upper School, Millfield, Wells Cathedral School and Sidcot.
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