THE OLD SCHOOL, GIRL’S, NORTH BARROW, BA22 7LZ
A charming two bedroom, former School in a quiet village location close to Castle Cary.
The accommodation has plenty of character throughout with generous living space including a porch, sitting room with splendid vaulted ceiling, kitchen & breakfast room, conservatory, master bedroom with en-suite, 2nd bedroom/study and a main shower room.
Outside there is a good parking area with garage and a fabulous rear garden with a variety of flowers and shrubs.
About the area
North Barrow is a small village rather tucked away in rolling unspoilt countryside, yet having excellent access to many towns and locations. Castle Cary, the nearest town, is characterised by period buildings constructed of the distinctive honey coloured stone for which the area is well known. It remains a delightful small market town with a number of traditional shops and boutiques within the Conservation Area in which a policy of strict planning control operates to prevent inappropriate development. These shops cater for most everyday needs whilst Bruton, Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Frome, Wincanton, Sherborne and Yeovil are all close by and Salisbury, Taunton, Bath and Bristol are in easy commuting distance. On the outskirts of Castle Cary is the railway station with its direct line to Paddington (90 minutes.) Templecombe station is 11 miles south with its direct line to Waterloo. The A303 road link is just over 3 miles south.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including a number of village primary schools, Millfield, the Sherborne and Bruton schools, Wells Cathedral, Hazlegrove, Port Regis and St. Mary’s Shaftesbury. On the sporting side there are several golf courses nearby, various equestrian activities including racing at Wincanton and Bath, and lots of other societies and clubs for a huge cross section of activities.
The Old School is approached via the quiet country lane passing through the village. The house is set back from the lane behind a generous gravelled parking area and mixed hedgerow.
Built in 1860, The Old School, as the name suggests, was once a local school before it was split into two dwellings; now known as Boy’s (available by separate negotiation) and Girl’s.
The house has local brick elevations with a slate roof and retains many of it’s features including a stained glass window and ornate Victorian ridge tiles & fascia boards.
The property is entered via the front porch which opens into the sitting room. The sitting room is stunning with an open vaulted ceiling, exposed Victorian stud walling & beams and a multi fuel stove. As well as ample space to sit, there is also an area in which to dine.
The kitchen has a good range of fitted units with laminate worktops. Integral appliances include a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob. Within the kitchen there is ample room for a breakfast table.
Leading off the kitchen is a large L-shaped conservatory which enjoys a fabulous outlook onto the garden with French doors leading onto the terrace.
The master bedroom has a built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom could also serve as a study or hobby room if required. The main shower room has a large walk-in shower, basin, w/c and storage cupboard.
To the right hand side of the house is a garage which could be made into living accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
To the rear of the house is a stunning, fully enclosed garden. There is a splendid variety of flowers and shrubs and plenty of sunny spots in which to sit.
In addition to the flowers and shrubs are lawned areas and a seating terrace just outside the conservatory.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating.
From Castle Cary proceed on the one way system on to South Street then join the A359 towards Sparkford and Yeovil. Just after Galhampton, take the next turning right signposted North Barrow. Continue through the village and the property will be found on the right hand side just before the Church indicated by our ‘For Sale’ board.
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