LAUREL BARN , EAST COMPTON, SOMERSET, BA4 4NR
Pilton 1.5 miles, Wells 6 miles, Glastonbury 7.5 miles, Street 10 miles, Shepton Mallet 3 miles, Castle Cary Station 6.2 miles.
An absolutely superb barn conversion with an annexe studio, a large but manageable garden and an outstanding situation in beautiful countryside near the village of Pilton between Wells, Glastonbury and Castle Cary.
The property combines the benefit of a contemporary house built to high standards and specifications with the charming character of a period property. The accommodation is very spacious and includes an entrance hall, a magnificent sitting room, an excellent kitchen opening into a garden room/dining room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an en suite dressing room. Gas central heating. Double-glazing.
The studio and integral large double open fronted garage has scope for many uses.
There's also extensive parking, lawns and a well fenced courtyard garden.
Laurel Barn stands close to the well known and very desirable village of Pilton in a small group of similar barn conversions and substantial period houses - all within their own grounds and all high value properties.
The property is approached over a long gravelled drive which leads into a large mainly walled courtyard. Laurel Barn has been designed and developed to high standards specifications. The large windows are a striking feature and these are complemented by excellent stonework, sympathetic paintwork, hardwood double glazed windows, oak framed doors, flooring and staircase, exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and recessed ceiling lighting.
There are well appointed bathrooms and kitchen and LPG gas central heating (under ground gas tank) with underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the 1st floor.
The accommodation includes a hall with a staircase and understairs cupboard. The sitting room has full height windows to the east, a wood burning stove and French doors to the south facing lawned garden.
Off the inner hall are three bedrooms (two with fitted wardrobes) and the bathroom. This has tiled floor and walls, hand basin, wc, bath and shower cubicle.
The kitchen is a superb room with a luxurious range of fitted units and appliances with storage cupboards, Belfast sink, granite and oak work surfaces, dishwasher and an American style fridge/freezer. Available by negotiation are a range cooker with extractor.
Opening directly from the kitchen is the garden room (or dining room) which is a fabulous living space with glass walls on two sides overlooking the garden and with doors into the garden. Also off the kitchen is a utility room with plumbing facilities, a gas fired boiler and a back door.
The master bedroom is on the first floor and is a large wonderful room with exposed trusses, full height east facing windows, south facing windows an en suite dressing room and an en suite bathroom with mainly tiled walls and floor, a large bath, wc, shower cubicle and a hand basin with a cupboard below.
The Barn stands in easily managed grounds of just under half an acre. This includes a large gravelled courtyard with extensive parking.
On the south side of the house is a level lawned garden, screened and sheltered by stonewalls and a mature tall laurel hedge. Approached from the garden room is a sunny terrace and adjacent is the courtyard garden with a large store.
Off the gravelled courtyard is the studio designed to provide scope for many uses. The studio room is ideal as a gym or home office and leading off are a storeroom and shower room. Adjacent and with further scope is the double garage area.
About the area
East Compton is a small hamlet on in beautiful countryside between Wells, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary. The major towns of the area being Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. Castle Cary is the nearest train station with fast links to London.
Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty It has local markets twice a week and many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace.
Glastonbury's past and its present are linked with its dominant landmark, the Tor. It’s been a religious centre back into the times of legends. The town grew up alongside the Abbey and is a thriving town and a major tourist venue. Medieval Glastonbury clusters around the evocative ruins of the Abbey.
Shepton Mallet is another historic town which is now rapidly growing.
All three offer a wide range of facilities, societies and activities.
Castle Cary is also a short drive away with its main line railway station.
There are excellent State & Private schools in the area including Wells Cathedral School, Millfield, Downside and All Hallows.
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Roderick Thomas 01749 670070
From Pilton go eastwards on the A361. Leave the village and after passing through fields pass a farm on the right hand side. Continue until there is a bungalow on the left and turn left into a long drive next to the bungalow's drive. Continue along this drive which is shared by several properties and it leads to Laurel Barn. (The drive is 0.3 miles eastwards from the sat.nav. point.)