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Brook Lane, Barton St. David, Somerton, TA11

Guide price £550,000

4 Beds 2 Baths 1 Reception

REF: SHE230128

A charming 16th century cottage bursting with character with a delightful garden and versatile home office, tucked away near the heart of this small rural village


  • Wonderful characterful property in quiet, edge of village location
  • Impressive 26ft sitting room with flagstones and inglenook fireplace
  • Full of original features providing real character
  • Potential to further extend
  • Separate garage converted into a home office
  • Lovely gardens that lie mainly to the rear
  • Quiet location in a highly regarded village
  • No onward chain


Tucked away down a quiet lane with minimal passing traffic and an outlook across neighbouring fields, this enchanting semi detached cottage is bursting with charm. With origins stretching back to the 16th Century, the original cottage has benefitted from later additions that have served to brilliantly enhance the space whilst retaining the huge amount of character that this property has in abundance. Constructed from local blue lias stone elevations under a tiled roof, this cottage has a very homely feel that is enhanced by plenty of original features including exposed beams, charming window seats, flagstone and wooden floors. The sitting room, entered via a convenient stone built front porch, is a particular highlight, with its dual aspect and impressive fireplace and inset wood burning stove providing a welcoming focal point on those cooler evenings. This is a spacious room that has been thoughtfully furnished by the current owners to accommodate a dining table and chairs, along with various easy chairs and sofas. Towards the rear of the property is the country style kitchen that offers numerous storage solutions alongside an oil fired Rayburn and Belfast sink that perfectly compliment the style of this idyllic cottage. There is even space here for a breakfast table for more informal dining. A utility, complete with WC, basin and space and connection for a washing machine, are conveniently positioned just off the kitchen, with access beyond to the garden. A stable door directly off the kitchen provides direct access to the rear terrace, making it the ideal spot for some al fresco dining. Stairs rise from the sitting room to the four bedrooms on the first floor, the principal of which lies to the front of the house and along with lovely views across the fields, also benefits from an ensuite shower room with cubicle, WC and basin. The three further bedrooms are all of a good size and share the use of a well appointed family bathroom with tongue and groove panelling, bathtub, WC and basin. Whilst a very well balanced property as it stands, planning has been granted to extend to the rear that would result in a larger kitchen/dining room, enhanced utility and shower room. See planning reference 21/023832/HOU for further details The traditional cottage style gardens and pond lie mainly to the rear and are well stocked with a variety of flowering borders, mature shrubs, climbers and trees, providing year-round interest and colour. A useful timber shed provides storage towards the end of the garden. Along with a lawned area, a sizeable terrace sits directly off the kitchen with a small gate providing access to the side driveway with parking for several cars. The garage has been converted into a spacious and very comfortable home office, complete with power and lighting, that could also serve a multitude of alternative functions. The delightful village of Barton St David lies in some of the most beautiful countryside in the south west. This rural landscape has changed little in recent years, much of it being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dairy farming predominates, with quiet lanes winding through the gently undulating landscape. The cider apple orchards for which this area is renowned are commonplace and add to the evocative nature of this special part of the country. The village, with an active community, has a church, village hall and public house and is between the larger villages of Keinton Mandeville and Butleigh, each of which have village shops and primary schools. Barton St David is surrounded by the towns of Somerton, Castle Cary (main line rail link to London, Paddington), Street, Glastonbury and Yeovil, providing a plethora of sporting and cultural opportunities. SPORTING & RECREATION The area is well provided for with bridleways, quiet lanes and footpaths. There is fishing and sailing (by permit) at Sutton Bingham Reservoir near Yeovil. Racing at Wincanton, Salisbury and Taunton. Theatres in Bath, Street, Glastonbury, Wells, Bristol and Salisbury. The Newt Country Estate and Hauser and Wirth at Bruton are also an easy drive. EDUCATION The area is particularly well known for its schools with Millfield, Millfield Prep and Strode College outside Glastonbury, Hazelgrove at Sparkford, Wells Cathedral, the Sherborne, Bruton and Taunton schools, along with Downside, all within easy reach.