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BUTLEIGH Village (Between Glastonbury & Castle cary) £950,000

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  • One of the best villages in the area
  • Easy reach of the surrounding towns
  • Approached from a quiet lane
  • Period house carefully extended and improved
  • Lots of living space including a fabulous kitchen
  • 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
  • Great gardens including a sheltered terrace off the kitchen.
  • Plenty of parking

A splendid house in excellent order standing in its beautiful garden in the heart of the village. Easy reach of Glastonbury, Street, Wells & Castle Cary.


Glastonbury 5 miles, Street 4 miles, Wells 10 miles, Yeovil 13 miles, Bruton 12 miles, Castle Cary 8 miles, Bath 30 miles (all approx)


Court Gardens is simply a classic village house. It’s a splendid property enjoying a very favoured setting in the heart of the village in a small cul de sac off a quiet lane. It’s a handsome Georgian House (not listed) which has been extensively improved and extended in recent years.


The house has immaculate accommodation which includes 3 reception rooms, a large kitchen & breakfast room, utility room, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It’s also flexible including a ground floor bedroom and bathroom.


Outside are beautiful mature landscaped gardens of over half an acre.


Butleigh is without question one of the most popular villages in the area and with good reason. It has a village shop/post office, primary school, an excellent pub/restaurant and a vibrant community. Court Gardens, originally part of Butleigh Court, is well positioned in a small cul de sac off a very quiet village road.


Court Gardens has frontage onto the village lane and a driveway into the cul de sac gives access with double gates to a gravelled drive leading in past the front of the house to a parking area. The house is mainly built of local lias stone under a red tiled roof with the original part having stone mullioned windows. The extensions have been sympathetically designed and built and enhance the property. It now has generous accommodation of a high standard with double glazing and gas central heating and excellent well appointed bathrooms and kitchen.


The front door is sheltered by a gabled porch and leads into the hall. To the left is a large 22ft. sitting room with the focal point being a gas fired “log burner”. The dining room is the other original reception room and has a multi fuel stove set in a stone fireplace. There’s also an open archway into a large garden room /study with double French doors into the garden. The kitchen is a fantastic room having a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a tiled floor and bi-folding doors into the garden. It’s also extremely well fitted with units (including an island), a breakfast bar, granite worksurfaces, and appliances including a Rangemaster cooker, extractor and dishwasher. There’s also plenty of space for a table and chairs. Off an inner hall is the utility room with a Belfast sink, cupboards, plus space and plumbing for a washing machine and a dryer.


Again off the inner hall are a wet room and a double bedroom with double French doors to the garden. On the first floor is the master suite which includes a large bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a luxurious bathroom with both a shower and bath. Also on the first floor are the third and fourth bedrooms and a third bathroom.


The mature and well landscaped gardens are an absolute delight. At the front of the house are a lawn, mature trees and shrubs, a small pond, herbaceous borders and pathways. There’s a very pleasant mainly lawned rear garden with a paved terrace outside the kitchen bi-folding doors – ideal for relaxation and outdoor dining.

Additional land

Please note the strip of land on the northeastern side of the drive into the cul de sac is also part of the property. This land being a further garden area.


Butleigh is a friendly and popular historic village with a population of around a thousand, a thriving general stores shop and post office, an active church, a very well regarded nursery and primary school, an excellent pub (good food) and various societies and organisations including a local cricket club. It’s within easy reach of the surrounding towns and also Yeovil to the south and Bath and Bristol to the north. The A303 is just south and there is a main rail line station at Castle Cary (Paddington about 90 minutes).

Glastonbury, Street & Wells

Street is the nearest town and is increasingly popular as a shopping centre. Practically as close is Glastonbury and its dominant landmark, the Tor. The Celtic monastery here evolved into one of England's wealthiest and most influential abbeys. The town grew up alongside the Abbey and is now a small but thriving town and a major tourist venue. Street and Glastonbury are the homes of Millfield School and the Prep. Just 5 miles from Glastonbury is Wells which is the smallest city in England (population 10,000 with its market place surrounded by many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace.

Other areas

The surrounding and nearby countryside includes rolling farmland, wooded hills and the Mendip Hills (an area of outstanding natural beauty), all providing a wonderful habitat for wildlife and all remarkably accessible and available. Within easy reach are many societies and clubs with a wide coverage of sporting and cultural activities.


There are excellent state schools including the primary school in the village, St. Dunstans, Wells Blue School and Strode College. The independent sector includes Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and the Bruton schools.


Driving from Glastonbury enter the village High Street. Pass the shop on your right and turn left past the school . The entrance to the cul de sac is 150 yards along on the left hand side. .

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.


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
Mounsdon Close Butleigh
Glastonbury BA6 8RX
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: 00002488