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Bere Aller, Langport, Somerset, TA10

Guide price £795,000


3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: SHE170069



  • A period house with exceptional views across acres of protected countryside.
  • Meticulously curated show worthy gardens with year round interest.
  • A peaceful, quiet, secluded location surrounded by woodland and perfect for the nature lover.


Approached by a gated driveway, Charity House is a most attractive stone built house under a tiled roof. Dating back over 200 years and originally two cottages, the current owners have carried out a fastidious programme of works including bespoke double glazed windows and hardwood doors, resulting in a superb three bedroom cottage presented to the highest specification with well proportioned rooms, filled with natural light and benefitting from the most spectacular views. Located along a quiet country lane, the property occupies an elevated position in a small hamlet overlooking hundreds of acres of protected countryside (SSSI) and backs on to a National Trust wood. The three properties within this hamlet are some distance apart, thus giving a sense of peace and tranquility, offering a rural lifestyle without isolation. The area is rich in wildlife and birds including migrating swans, nightingales, herons, woodpeckers and owls. There are three RSPB reserves nearby and Bere Wood offers a haven for a wide variety of wildlife and insects. Worth mentioning is the spacious double aspect sitting room with a central fireplace and inset wood burning stove and the dining room with a fully glazed door which opens out to the front garden looking out across the Polden Hill beyond. The kitchen is also worth noting with a good range of solid oak units and plenty of space for a breakfast table. The bedrooms, of which there are three, are situated on the first floor and like all the rooms in the house, are a good size and have wonderful views. The master bedroom benefits from fitted wardrobes and an ensuite shower room. The garden and grounds are a particular feature and extend to 3 ¾ acres in total. The ''garden for all seasons' is worthy of show garden status (approximately 2 acres). Over the past 30 years the current owners have cleverly landscaped this garden to provide year round interest. Pathways wind their way around the hundreds of mature specimen trees, shrubs, ''old fashioned' roses, raised alpine beds, fernery and herbaceous borders (all of which are permanently labelled). In addition there is a 24ft alpine house (greenhouse), 24ft cold frames/ bulb frames, a well stocked soft fruit cage, espalier apple and pear trees and vegetable beds. There are many different seating areas throughout the garden (including a gazebo and belvedere), all offering the most impressive views over some of Somersets finest countryside. Bere Aller is is a small hamlet lying in the beautiful undulating country between Langport and Othery. The landscape has changed little in recent years due to a policy of careful planning controls designed to protect its special character. In addition, much of the surrounding countryside is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and thus remains an evocative part of Somerset in which cider orchards and small woodland coverts break up the predominantly dairy farming grassland. Langport is within five miles and is a small thriving town with a wide range of facilities including health care facilities, supermarket, shops, library, doctors, dentists, optician and garden centre. Langport and the surrounding villages contain many public houses/restaurants and cafes. Similarly there are many denomination churches and chapels. There are also the nearby towns of Somerton, Glastonbury, Wells, Street and larger comercial centres in Taunton and Yeovil all within easy reach which offer a full range of sporting, r creational, shopping and arts facilities. Communications to this area are excellent with the A303/M3 to London; There is easy access to the A303 and M5. Railway connections are also good with Castle Cary and Taunton serving London Paddington and Yeovil/ Sherborne serving London Waterloo. Sporting and Recreation: Racing at Taunton, Exeter and Wincanton. Sailing and watersports on the world Heritage Jurassic coast or Bristol Channel or Sutton Bingham. Nearby RSPB Bird Sanctuaries, Golf at Long Sutton, Taunton and Yeovil. Extensive footpaths, bridleways and quiet lanes offer superb opportunities for riding, walking and bicycling. Leisure Centre and swimming pool at Huish Episcopi Academy as well as all weather football/hockey pitches which are open to the public. Education: There are a number of excellent schools for children of all ages within easy motoring distance including in the independent sector: Millfield, Hazelgrove, The Bruton Schools, Sherborne Schools, and King's Taunton. There is also the well regarded Wells Cathedral School with the Cedars Concert Hall. There are also superb primary schools in High Ham, Langport, Othery and Long Sutton as well as the nearby Huish Episcopi Academy and Sixth Form and Strode Sixth Form College in Street.