CEDAR LODGE, BAILEYS LANE, WESTCOMBE, BRUTON, BA4 6EN
A splendid detached home set within c.10 acres of gardens and land, in this idyllic countryside location with breathtaking views on the outskirts of Westcombe.
Cedar Lodge has spacious, well arranged accommodation totalling over 2,800 sq ft. This includes a dining hall, sitting room with incredible southerly views, kitchen & breakfast room, rear hall, cloakroom, utility, study, master bedroom with ensuite and dressing room, second ground floor bedroom, ground floor bathroom and a guest room occupying the first floor with en-suite bathroom.
The house is set within an acre of well tended gardens looking out over the c.9 acres of land which gently slopes away into the gorgeous valley.
About the area
Westcombe is a very pretty hamlet of mainly period houses and cottages surrounded by unspoilt rolling countryside looking towards Small Down Knoll (the site of an iron age hill fort). It is within the parish of Batcombe which is a nearby village with some amenities. Castle Cary, Bruton, Evercreech, Street, Glastonbury, Wells, Shepton Mallet and Sherborne are all within easy reach and offer a wide range of facilities.
Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are in easy commuting distance and the A303 is a few miles south. Within 5 miles at Castle Cary is a main line station to London Paddington (100 minutes).
Most sporting activities are well covered including several golf courses. The beautiful countryside is easily accessed with many footpaths and bridleways.
There are many excellent state and independent schools nearby including Millfield, Sherborne, Downside, Wells Cathedral and the Bruton schools.
Cedar Lodge sits along a no through lane on the outskirts of the village. The location is exceptionally quiet with farmland and countryside as far as the eye can see.
The grounds are entered through a pillared gateway with cattle grid and the sweeping driveway through the gardens makes for an absolutely delightful approach. A gravelled parking area at the end of the drive provides enough room to park many vehicles with ample turning space.
The property has remained in the family since it was built and since then has been vastly extended and improved to make the most of this simply idyllic location in which the house sits. The accommodation now covers in excess of 2,800 sq. ft. of light living space with many of the rooms taking in the superb views.
The front door enters the dining hall which serves the main reception rooms of the house. The dining area enjoys the dual aspect and has patio doors opening out the the southerly facing gardens.
In a semi-open plan style the dining room opens into the kitchen & breakfast room. This is a well proportioned room with enough space for a dining table and plenty of fitted cupboards and units set into granite worktops. Integral appliances include an electric oven, grill and hob with extractor above, dishwasher and fridge freezer.
Off the kitchen are a number of useful secondary rooms including a utility, cloakroom and a boiler cupboard as well as a rear entrance hall. The utility has a sink, further storage units and to outside doors. Adjacent is the office/fourth bedroom.
The sitting room on the south side of the house extends to over 30’ in length and benefits from the most incredible panoramic view from it’s large open bay window with patio doors. Internally there is a large fireplace with Jetmaster wood burner inset and a dual aspect.
The master bedrooms occupies a most private suite with a double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe with additional w/c. Also on the ground floor is another double bedroom (with built in wardrobes, toilet and wash basin) which adjoins the main bathroom and enjoys delightful views of the grounds.
Also worthy of note is that the entire ground floor has underfloor heating and there are radiators upstairs.
On the first floor is the guest bedroom suite which consists of a spacious double bedroom with plenty of eaves storage, an en-suite bathroom and elevated views over the countryside to the south.
The gardens surrounding the house total about an acre and are exceptionally private thanks to the property sitting along the no-through country lane. The house sits centrally within it’s gardens which are mainly laid to lawn with a good variety of specimen trees, shrubs and deep, well tended borders. Outside the sitting room is the perfectly located seating terrace which takes in the simply stunning views over the Batcombe Vale. A post and rail fence marks the boundary between the gardens and the paddock which gently slopes away to the valley. The paddock is approximately 9 acres and has a separate access way from the lane with a steel five bar gate at the entrance. As well as offering exciting potential for equestrian and further pursuits (subject to the necessary permissions) the field has previously been rented by a local farmer providing income.
Oil central heating. Private drainage. Mains water and electricity.
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