THE SECOND BARN, PRESTLEIGH LANE, PRESTLEIGH, SHEPTON MALLET, BA4 4NG
An absolutely stunning barn conversion with splendid countryside views, generous accommodation, gardens and extensive parking.
The Second Barn has well presented living accommodation with a sitting room, kitchen & dining room, family room/third bedroom, master bedroom with en-suite shower room & utility cupboard and a further double bedroom with balcony and en-suite.
Outside there is a large parking area with turning circle at the front of the property. There is also a stone barn which could provide storage or potential for conversion into a studio if required (STP). At the rear of the house there is an easily maintained and well tended garden taking in the panoramic views across the valley.
About the area
Prestleigh is a small village which is easily accessible to Wells and the nearby towns of Bruton, Castle Cary, Street, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet. These centres together offer a friendly and wide range of shopping, sporting, social and cultural amenities and facilities.
Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are in commuting distance, the A303 is a few miles south and Castle Cary main line station to London Paddington (100 minutes) is within 5 miles.
There are many excellent state and independent schools nearby including Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Strode College, Ansford, Wells Blue School, Hazelgrove and the Bruton and Sherborne schools.
Also of note in the area are Bannatyne Charlton House Spa Hotel, Babington House (Soho House) and Hauser & Wirth gallery and arts centre with the Roth Bar & Grill, combining gastronomy with contemporary art.
The Second Barn was converted from a former agricultural barn and hay loft in 1996. The original building is believed to date back around a 100 years ago and thanks to the thoughtfully designed conversion, it now provides a flexible and attractive home.
The barn has handsome stone elevations under a tiled roof, located in an elevated position with a lovely farmland backdrop, whilst remaining in easy reach of good access roads and amenities.
The house is entered directly into the kitchen & dining room, which is exceptionally well appointed having a good variety of drawers and cupboards. Integral appliances include an electric Rangemaster cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is ample space for a dining table.
By the front door is the cloakroom which also houses the oil fired boiler.
From the kitchen an open doorway flows into the family room which could provide a number of uses to suit a purchasers requirements. The family room takes in the excellent vista to the rear with a full glazed rear wall with French doors leading out to the patio.
If a purchaser intended to use the family room as the third bedroom, services from the cloakroom could easily utilised to create an ensuite shower room (subject to obtaining the necessary consents.)
The sitting room is accessed from the other side of the kitchen. Light floods in thanks to the dual aspect and a glazed rear door leads out to the rear garden.
Leading upstairs there are two large double bedrooms both with en-suite facilities. The master bedroom has
extensive built in wardrobes and also a utility cupboard providing further storage and also plumbing for a washing machine.
The guest bedroom across the landing has made perfect use of the stairs which once led up to the hay loft. The stone landing now provides an idyllic balcony taking in the countryside views.
The property is well secured by a stone wall with gates leading into the parking area at the front of the house. There is ample parking for many vehicles with a beautiful raised flower bed providing a turning circle in the centre. The stone barn on the southern boundary could easily be converted into a studio or hobby room (SSTP.)
Leading round to the back of the house is a pretty well tended rear garden mainly laid to gravel, with a low Rose bush hedgerow, on the northern boundary, allowing an open view of the fields beyond. The rear patio is ideal for al fresco dining during the summer months.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
From Shepton Mallet follow the A37 towards Yeovil and at the Whitstone Corner roundabout take the first exit towards Castle Cary (A371). Follow this road into the village of Prestleigh and turn left shortly after the pub. Proceed along this lane and take the second driveway on the left. The entrance to the property can be found at the end of this driveway.
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