WOODLANDS, BARTON ROAD, KEINTON MANDEVILLE, SOMERTON TA11 6EA
A handsome four bedroom detached period property with enchanting gardens of c.0.5 of an acre on the outskirts of this very popular village between Glastonbury, Somerton and Castle Cary.
The accommodation is perfectly suited for a family with two fine reception rooms, family kitchen & dining room, utility, cloakroom, four bedrooms (one with en-suite) and a family bathroom.
The gardens are beautifully managed with productive fruit trees aplenty and further mature specimen trees breaking up the stunning length of lawn and wildlife areas. There are gravelled parking areas to the front and rear leading up to the double garage with studio above.
About the area
Keinton Mandeville is an historic village, named in the Domesday Book and dating back to at least Roman times. It's a thriving and friendly village with a church, village stores, pub, farm shop, primary school and various clubs and societies. See www.keintonmandeville.com The nearby towns of Castle Cary, Glastonbury, Street & Somerton all provide a good range of facilities whilst Wells, Sherborne, Yeovil, Taunton, Bath and Bristol are all within easy reach. The A303 is a few miles south and Castle Cary Station has a regular mainline service to Paddington. There are good state and independent schools in the area including Ansford, Strode College, Crispin, Millfield, Wells Cathedral, and the Sherborne and Bruton schools.
Woodlands stands back from the village lane behind a beech hedge and gravelled parking area in front of the house. A side porch enters the hallway which connects the main living rooms of the house.
The sitting room is a fabulous dual aspect living area with French doors opening to a private rear courtyard and a grand bay window to the front. In the centre of the room there is a Minster fireplace creating a focal point.
Like the sitting room, the dining room also has a large bay window to the front allowing the light to pour in and also lovely period features, a feature fireplace, plate racks and wooden floorboards.
Sensibly located with views and doors out to the garden and courtyard is the spacious kitchen/dining room. Light floods in thanks to the dual aspect and there is an oil fired Aga in the heart of the room. In addition to the Aga there is a secondary electric cooker set into the worktops and kitchen units providing more than enough storage.
Adjacent is the utility which houses the boiler, has plumbing for a washing machine and also a rear door for shopping convenience. Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom.
On the first floor there is a wonderful master bedroom looking out over the gardens and also having the added benefit of an en-suite shower room. Three further bedrooms, two of which being generous doubles and an airing cupboard complete the accommodation.
In addition to the parking to the front there is more to the rear in front of the impressive detached stone double garage which has a pretty vine growing above. Above the garages there is a studio which could make for a perfect music room, sleeping loft or just additional storage. There is also a side room with secure door which is great for extra storage of garden tools, bicycles etc.
Beyond the garages are the gardens which are quite spectacular. Few gardens can match productivity of Woodland’s. There are apples, plums, pears, gages, red-currants, blackcurrants, gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries and a magnificent walnut tree to name a few. The fruit trees and further shrubs break up the expanse of lawn and an area away from the house has been dedicated to wildlife and wild flowers. Among the gardens there is no shortage of space to sit and enjoy the privacy and views. Also worthy of note is the flowering wisteria which climbs across the rear elevation.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil central heating.
From our Castle Cary office, head towards Somerton on the B3153. Go through Keinton Mandeville and take the first right after The Quarry Inn onto Barton Road and the property will be found after 50 yards on your left.
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