WHITEGATES, NEWTOWN LANE, WEST PENNARD, GLASTONBURY, BA6 8NL
Glastonbury 3 miles, Street 5 miles, Wells 8 miles, Bristol 26 miles, Bath 24 miles, Castle Cary (Paddington connection) and the A303 within 10 miles, Bristol International Airport within 22 miles. (distances approximate)
A quite superb residential property in a prime location in the popular village of West Pennard between Glastonbury and Castle Cary.
Whitegates enjoys total privacy and combines a large house with exceptional accommodation, garaging with a studio/home office, an indoor swimming pool complex, hard tennis court and beautiful gardens of towards one and a half acres.
The house has great style and extremely spacious and generous accommodation which is well proportioned, very light and airy and also fitted and appointed to high standards.
Whitegates is within the village and is screened and sheltered by mature high clipped hedges and trees which ensure its privacy.
About the Area
West Pennard is a very popular village with a church, a well regarded primary school, pub, village hall and a very active community. It is conveniently located in beautiful countryside about 4 miles east of Glastonbury, 9 miles south of Wells and in easy reach of Castle Cary and its fast rail link to Paddington. The larger towns of Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are all within easy commuting distance.
Glastonbury a small but thriving town and a major tourist venue as is Wells which is the smallest city in England (population 10,000).
Both are important historic centres each with its own individual character. whilst Street is again an ancient settlement now well know for its shopping centres.
Schools and Activities
Glastonbury and Street are home to Millfield School and both the senior school and the Prep are in a very short drive of Whitegates.
There are also other excellent state and independent schools in the area including St Dunstans, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and the Bruton schools.
Within the area generally are a huge variety of facilities and amenities for most cultural and sporting activities.
Whitegates has access from Newtown Lane which is well away from any busy road. Electric gates give access to the drive which leads into the property and to a large gravelled parking area beyond the house and in front of the garage.
The house is a handsome and striking building with a very marked colonial style with covered verandahs and timber decking, cladded elevations and gabled windows. Internally it's enormously attractive and appealing with large windows flooding the rooms with light and sunshine.
Whitegates is well designed and the heart and centre of the house is a large reception hall which leads independently to all the rooms. There are several reception rooms, study, a 28 ft. kitchen & breakfast room, cloakroom, utility room and bathroom.
It's worth noting that the breakfast room, sitting room and hall all have double french doors which lead out to the verandah and paved terraces which are perfect for al fresco meals.
On the first floor are 5 bedrooms, a dressing room lobby and 3 bathrooms.
The accommodation is extensive and part of the house could easily be used as a self contained annexe.
The hall is a large open plan area with a cloaks cupboard and a cloakroom. At the end of an inner hall is the drawing room which has a triple aspect, two pairs of double french doors (south and east) and a large fireplace with a wood burning stove.
Next to this room is a "games room" suited to any use and sharing the double sided fireplace and stove with the drawing room.
Adjacent is the cinema room.
Next to it is a study with french doors to the garden and adjacent is a bathroom.
NB The study can be used as a bedroom benefiting from the adjacent bathroom.
The sitting room is ideally placed and is partly open plan with the large kitchen and breakfast room/dining room which is a great room with its high domed ceiling, triple aspect and two pairs of double french doors. As a kitchen it's very well equipped and fitted with extensive fitted units, double Belfast sink and a large range cooker. In addition it has ample space for a table and chairs plus a fireplace with a wood burning stove.
Also off the hall is a utility room with a range of fitted cupboards, sink unit, plumbing for washing machines and a cupboard containing the oil fired central heating boiler.
From the hall a staircase rises to the galleried landing which leads to double doors into the master suite. This has a lobby with large walk in closets opening into the large well proportioned bedroom. Off the bedroom is a well equipped bathroom and beyond is a dressing room or 5th bedroom.
Also on the first floor are a further three bedrooms and 2 more bathrooms - one being en suite. All the bedrooms have good views of the beautiful gardens.
Gardens and Grounds
To the north west of the house is a large detached garage building with a rear timber staircase giving access to a first floor studio/home office..
To the north east of the house is a most impressive indoor swimming pool complex. This includes a large swimming pool, changing rooms, gym and a sauna. Adjacent is hard tennis court.
The house is very special and equally special are the wonderful landscaped gardens which surround it. These are mainly lawned with terraces, flower and shrub beds, a pond and numerous varied mature trees.
From Glastonbury take the road towards Pilton and enter the village of West Pennard. In the middle of the village take the turning right signposted Village Hall. Continue and the property can be found on the left hand side behind high clipped hedges a hundred yards or so before the Village Hall which is on the right hand side.
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