1 MULBERRY FARM, WEST PENNARD, NEAR GLASTONBURY, BA6 8NW
Glastonbury 3 miles, Street 5 miles, Wells 8 miles, Shepton Mallet 5 miles, Bristol 26 miles, Bath 24 miles, Castle Cary (Paddington connection) and the A303 within 10 miles, Bristol International Airport within 22 miles. (distances approximate)
A wonderful barn conversion with bags of great living space, gardens and a convenient location on the outskirts of the popular village of West Pennard near Pilton and between Wells, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet.
The accommodation is absolutely stunning with amazing views, a fabulous drawing room with vaulted ceiling together with a hall, cloakroom, a large sitting room (or craft/games room), farmhouse style kitchen/dining room, six bedrooms, two bathrooms, a studio and integral double garage with workshop and utility area.
Outside the property has extensive parking and gardens with a paddock available separately by negotiation
with adjoining paddock available by separate negotiation.
West Pennard is well placed between the Glastonbury, Wells, Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary and is just a couple of miles from Pilton. It's within a short walk of a pub, primary school, village hall and 15th Century St Nicholas Church (footpath). It's also on a direct bus route to Glastonbury, Street & Shepton Mallet.
About the property
Mulberry Farm is an 18th century farmstead redeveloped some years ago creating a small number of individual interesting and appealing barn conversions all now sitting comfortably in their mature gardens. No.1 was the cheese dairy and the large reception rooms reflect the sizeable original storage areas.
A concrete drive protected by timber field gate leads to the front of the impressive building and there's plenty of parking and turning areas. Flower and shrub beds flank a short path to the front door. Internally the accommodation is more than generous with plenty of storage and has details including oak flooring, fireplaces with woodburners, a 4 oven Aga, double glazing and oil central heating. It also has stunning views across the Somerset levels, to the Tor, Wells, the Cathedral and the Mendip Hills above (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
The front door opens into a hall with a cloakroom with hand basin and wc. Glazed double doors then open into the heart of the house being the farmhouse style kitchen/living/dining room. This has a tiled floor and an extensive and attractive range of painted floor and wall units, hardwood worksurfaces, a 4 oven Aga (which incorporates a two hob electric hot plate), an integral dishwasher and a walk in larder. There's also a french door leading to the garden and the al fresco dining area.
Off the entrance hall is the 25 ft. plus sitting room which is light and airy with a double aspect, french doors and a brick chimney breast with a wood burning stove. It's also been used as a dining room, craft and games room. From this room a door opens to a small lobby leading to the integral garage. This has 2 electric doors, space for 2 cars, a workshop and the utility area with the boiler, Belfast sink and room for a washing machine and dryer etc.
A staircase leads from the lobby to a studio above the garage which has most recently been used as a craft workshop.
Returning to the kitchen a doorway leads to an inner hall off which are 4 bedrooms (all with french doors to the gardens) and a shower room with floor and wall tiling, a large walk in shower area, hand basin, bidet and wc.
A staircase from the front hall rises to the first floor drawing room which is an incredible room being about 40 ft. x 20ft. and absolutely flooded with light from windows which extend across both end walls. These windows do of course give remarkable views. Other details include a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and rafters and a large brick fireplace and chimney breast with a wood burning stove. Simply a room which must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Also on the first floor are 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom with a basin, bidet, wc and a bath with a shower and a screen.
The property has bags of privacy and yet is not isolated having the other barn conversions in the area. There's plenty of parking for any number of vehicles and also a useful garden shed, log store and a greenhouse.
The garden is bounded by post and rail fencing and willow panes and is well sheltered and very private.
Immediately outside the kitchen is a sheltered terrace with a pergola giving shade for an outside dining table.
Fibre to the house – currently fibre to the cabinet installed (up to 70Mbps). Broadband available in the village (up to 300Mbps)
House has cabled ethernet network with ports in most rooms
TV inputs in most room
Beyond the garden is a paddock which is available by separate negotiation.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Double glazing. Oil central heating.
Electric car charging point in the garage.
The property is subject to, and benefits from various covenants and rights of way. Full details from the agents.
The owners have also benefitted over the years from free tickets to Glastonbury (Pilton) Festival.
About the area
West Pennard is a very popular village with a church, a well regarded primary school, pub, village hall and a very active community. It is conveniently located in beautiful countryside about 4 miles east of Glastonbury, 9 miles south of Wells and in easy reach of Castle Cary and its fast rail link to Paddington. The larger towns of Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are all within easy commuting distance.
Glastonbury a small but thriving town and a major tourist venue as is Wells which is the smallest city in England (population 10,000).
Both are important historic centres each with its own individual character, whilst Street is again an ancient settlement now well know for its shopping centres.
Glastonbury and Street are home to Millfield School and both the senior school and the Prep are in a very short drive of Mulberry Farm.
There are also other excellent state and independent schools in the area including St Dunstans, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and the Bruton schools.
Within the area generally are a huge variety of facilities and amenities for most cultural and sporting activities.
From Glastonbury take the road towards Pilton and enter the village of West Pennard. Pass The Red Lion on the left and take the next lane to the left after a few hundred yards - Scottles Lane and enter the double gates on the left which lead to No. 1
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