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  • A couple of miles from Glastonbury on a little used lane near a popular village
  • A wonderful house recently fully renovated to exacting standards
  • Great living space and plenty of bedrooms & bathrooms
  • Full of charm and character
  • Substantial outbuildings with enormous scope
  • Gardens and pool

A stunning 16th Century house in a beautiful & peaceful rural setting between Glastonbury & Castle Cary. Excellent accommodation, outbuildings, & grounds.


THE OLD MANOR, COXBRIDGE, GLASTONBURY, BA6 8LG

An outstanding and historic country house in a peaceful rural setting a few miles from Glastonbury and with easy access to Wells, Bruton and Castle Cary The Old Manor is a Grade ll* listed property which has been sympathetically and beautifully restored in recent years and stands with landscaped grounds together with extensive outbuildings.

Summary

The house has enormous charm and character having been brought to an exceptional standard whilst retaining the original period details. The accommodation includes an entrance hall, cloakroom, 4 reception rooms, a very well fitted and equipped kitchen with adjacent breakfast room plus utility and laundry room. Two staircases lead to the first floor which has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a dressing room. On the second floor are 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom. A total of 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms plus a dressing room. In addition, a glass orangery is presently being constructed to adjoin the breakfast room. The grounds include a large courtyard, lawned gardens, a swimming pool and an orchard. On the north and west sides of the house are extensive outbuildings including stone barns providing garaging, stores and a gym/party room.

Location

The Old Manor has a great position on a little used lane with virtually no through traffic. The popular village of Baltonsborough is close by and which has a church, primary school, vineyard and a very friendly and active community. Millfield prep school is about 2.5 miles west with Glastonbury half a mile further. Millfield senior school is about 5.5 miles on the outskirts of the large village of Street. Post code BA6 8LG What3words - currently.embedded.hints

Description

The Old Manor is a handsome Grade ll* listed property, dating from at least the 16th century with Georgian and Victorian later additions. It’s stone built under a double Roman tiled roof with gables and stone mullioned windows. The house has been carefully and skilfully restored with great respect for the authenticity of the period details. These include extensive flagstone floors, carved stone fireplaces and the elm, oak and pine floorboards and doors (and a priest hole). When possible original structures have been made sound rather than replaced. An example being the spiral timber staircase. Within the original framework of the house a superb and very discreet kitchen has been created, plus well-appointed and luxurious bathrooms added. All benefitting from new wiring, plumbing and central heating. The result is a stunning period house with extensive, generous accommodation, plus great style and comfort.

Accommodation

This is a house which has grown over the centuries, as needed, and the resulting room layout is unusual but charming. The front door opens to a porch leading through into a hallway which continues through the house linking the main reception rooms and the kitchen. The drawing room is very welcoming, having elm floorboards and a massive stone fireplace with an open stove. On the opposite side of the hall is the dining room with flagstones, beams and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner. Double doors lead from the dining room into the sitting room which also has a wood burning stove. A west wing was added to the house in the Victorian period, and this is approached through the dining and sitting rooms. This wing includes a music room and a boot room.

Kitchen +

The kitchen is a splendid room appearing deceptively traditional with flagstones, a fireplace, meat hooks, a 4 oven Everhot range and a Quooker boiling & filtered water tap. It is also extremely well appointed with bespoke units including a central island unit and a beautifully crafted china and glassware cupboard and a matching fridge/larder. A door leads through into a breakfast room with flagstones, roof lights and an archway to a utility room. Again, deceptively well fitted, having fitted units, fridge, freezer and pantry cupboards. A door leads from the utility room to a stairway hall with the spiral stairway and the cloakroom (loo and basin). Note. There is also an archway (currently boarded) from the breakfast room which will lead into the proposed glass orangery presently being constructed.

First Floor

There are two staircases leading to the first floor. The drawing room has a doorway to a small hall with a spiral staircase leading to a landing. Off this landing is a suite of rooms which includes an excellent bathroom with both a slipper rolltop bath and a glassed shower area. Adjacent is a splendid bedroom with a wonderful stone fireplace and stove, great views and a door through into a room currently used as a dressing room, having fitted wardrobes. This room also has a door onto the main landing and is equally suited as an additional bedroom. The main landing is approached by a staircase from the west wing. It serves 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room.

Second floor

The spiral staircase, reached from the small inner hall, continues to a second floor landing. This gives access to a 4th well fitted bathroom and also to a large bedroom, which in turn leads into the 6th bedroom. This second floor also being suited as the main suite.

Outside

A drive leads into the property, over a stream and into a large, mainly cobbled or paved courtyard. Immediately to one side is a cobbled walkway for horses and stock to drink from the stream The courtyard is flanked by the house and several ranges of substantial stone barns which have also been repaired and improved. These offer great scope for a wide variety of uses. At present one range provides garaging and a studio. Another range, conveniently standing just behind the house provides a gym and party room. There are also modern barns, again suited to many uses.

Grounds

In front of the house is a neat lawned garden bounded by park railings and a recently planted laurel hedge. Gravel pathways link to the rear and side lawned gardens and the buildings. On the lawn at the rear of the house, in a well sheltered setting is a swimming pool. To the east of the house and gardens is an idyllic mature somerset apple orchard.

Services & other points

Freehold. Grade ll* listed. Council Tax Band F. Mains water and electricity. Drainage to a recently installed digester unit. Oil central heating. Electric Everhot stove. 14 panel P.V. electric generating system.

STAMP DUTY

Interesting potential for stamp duty saving. Speak to Roderick for details.

About the area

The thriving village of Baltonsborough has a church, primary school, village hall, pub, winery and a large new shop. The village also has a very friendly community with a number of societies and organisations. The closest town is Glastonbury with its past and its present linked with its dominant landmark, the Tor. It's been a religious centre throughout history and back into the times of legends. There was a Celtic monastery here by 500 AD which, in the next 1000 years evolved into one of England's wealthiest and most influential abbeys. The town grew up alongside the Abbey and by the 18th century had received a charter and had become a manufacturing and trading centre. Today it's a small but thriving town and a major tourist venue, welcoming thousands of visitors each year. Just 5 miles from Glastonbury is Wells which is the smallest city in England (population 10,000).

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Its centre is the marketplace (local markets twice a week) surrounded by many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace. Immediately to the south (2 miles) of Glastonbury is the more recent town of Street and these centres provide a huge range of facilities and amenities. There are excellent state and independent schools, and the private sector includes Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and the Bruton schools. About 10 miles southeast is Castle Cary station with a main rail line to London.

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. acres.


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Baltonsborough
Glastonbury BA6 8LG
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
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