Three bedroom barn conversion in Evercreech, near Castle Cary, Somerset
A detached, long barn conversion set in three and a half acres of land, with glorious views of the Mendips and surrounding countryside, and located in a tranquil, rural setting near the Somerset town of Castle Cary
Location, location, location . . . turn off the road, over a cattle grid, pass the cornfield on the right and enter a different world. Just past a bank of trees on the right, the three and a half acre field (with its pigs and sheep) belonging to the property is revealed.
Then turn onto the one hundred and fifty yard private drive that leads to the property itself. All around are glorious views of the Mendip Hills and rolling countryside.
Watersmead is a detached converted Somerset long barn that was converted around 10 years ago and retains many traditional features including exposed stonework.
Extensive work has been done during the last year to upgrade the kitchen and the second ensuite.
The property has oil fired central heating and benefits from a solar panel hot water system.
The character front door opens onto a spacious hall that leads you into
• Vast living room - exceptionally large with wooden beams throughout and a feature stone built inglenook fireplace with multi fuel stove.
• Modern, good sized fitted kitchen / diner
• Three double bedrooms (two of which have ensuites, the third has a sink)
• Three bathrooms (two of which are wet shower rooms and one bathroom with full size bath and Jacuzzi)
The barn is situated in a secluded setting and yet only half a mile walk from the popular village of Evercreech with school, shops, GP surgery etc.
The property is reached via a quarter mile long private drive shared by two other properties. This means the property benefits from a rural setting which provides a safe environment for children and pets to roam.
The property is a school run from Bruton and Glastonbury and Downside schools.
Castle Cary and its railway station are two miles to the south.
The plot includes a quarter acre garden as well as an attached three and half acre field that stands directly adjacent to the front of the property and is currently used for the raising of sheep and pigs for personal consumption. You could literally watch your own produce grow before your eyes looking out of the living room windows.
To the rear of the property is a garden which is gravelled with a hi-spec greenhouse, a fishpond and a raised flower bed.
There is ample parking for up to five vehicles out front at the end of Watersmead’s own drive (and five more along it!) that leads along the side of the three and a half acre field with stunning views over the Mendip Hills. A fence on the south facing back garden and extensive walling and vegetation provides privacy to the property.
The front looks out onto the fields, the east side bedroom looks out on the neighbour’s duck pond and the rear looks out onto an attractive green lawn of the neighbour’s garden.
The property stands in a rural setting with numerous trees that provide an atmosphere of tranquillity and a home for much wildlife that includes toads, newts, slow worms and small birds like finches and tits.