- Attractive detached Victorian property with self contained annexe set in 2.4 acres
- Tastefully presented and generously proportioned accommodation throughout
- The main house affords three spacious reception rooms, three double bedrooms and two bathrooms
- The annexe provides adaptable accommodation and comprises a kitchen/diner, sitting room, two bedrooms and shower room
- Large detached garage, workshop and ample parking for multiple vehicles
- Located in the highly sought after village of Catcott within easy reach of the M5
- Beautiful gardens with sweeping lawns and heated swimming pool
- Stables, tack room and secure level paddocks with water supply
- Desirable surroundings and far reaching views to the Mendip Hills
- This is one of the markets must view properties to appreciate all that it has to offer
West Barton House is a must view property to appreciate all that it has to offer, occupying a prime position in the heart of this tranquil Somerset village. This attractive detached Victorian property is complete with an adjoining self-contained annexe and is set in circa 2.4 acres of beautiful gardens and level paddocks with stables
Entering the main residence through a gabled entrance porch and wide timber front entrance door with glazed fan light into the reception hall which retains wonderful original flagstone flooring, stairs ascend to the first floor and doors lead off to the spacious reception rooms, kitchen and a back door to the rear garden. The drawing room has a delightful duel aspect over the front and rear gardens and a Jetmaster open fire with marble surround and mantle and slate hearth, the annexe is accessed from here. The formal dining room affords a view of the front garden, exposed floorboards and a matching fire surround and hearth to the drawing room. An attractive kitchen is fitted with a traditional Aga, ample base, wall and drawer units with granite effect work top surfaces over and a stainless-steel sink unit. Continue through to the utility room complete with cloakroom, oil fired boiler, back door and space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. The parlour provides another spacious reception room which is light and airy with a vaulted ceiling and multi-fuel wood burner, a door leads into a timber lean-to conservatory which provides a delightful outlook over the front garden. On the first-floor landing, there is a duel aspect to the front and rear affording superb unrestricted views over the garden, countryside and the Mendip Hills beyond. There are three well proportioned double bedrooms, all having desirable outlooks. The master bedroom benefits from ensuite shower room and a family bathroom services the remaining two bedrooms. Worth noting too is the ample storage space found in two boarded attics.
An adjoining self-contained annexe provides adaptable accommodation: The kitchen/diner is fitted with light oak fronted base, wall and drawer units with one and a quarter bowl stainless steel sink unit, built-in electric double oven, electric hob , space for washing machine and fridge and an under stairs storage cupboard. A door opens into the garden and stairs ascend to the first floor. The sitting room has sliding double glazed patio doors affording views of the front garden. On the first floor, there are two bedrooms, a good-sized double bedroom and a large single bedroom with built in cupboard. Both serviced by a shower room.
The property is approached from Manor Road through a five-bar timber gate over a wide driveway with parking in front of the large detached garage, pedestrian gates open into the front and rear gardens and a wide gate provides entry through the garden to the paddocks. The garage has an electric up and over door, power, light and a door leading you into a workshop which also has a metal up and over door into the garden. The private gardens are a particular feature of the property. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with deep well stocked flower/shrub borders and a wide variety of decorative trees, retained from the road by a low natural stone boundary wall and mature hedging. At the rear of the property are further lawned areas an original well, flowering shrubs and trees including apple, pear and various firs. A large stone terrace provides a delightful alfresco dining area. Just beyond which is swimming pool approximately 27'x 13'6, surrounded by a paved patio/terrace contained within a timber fence and Summerhouse. A potting shed/store houses the heat source pump for the swimming pool. A large timber shed has been lined and supplied with power, light and internet access, an ideal office. Additional storage can be found in another outbuilding. Finally, there are two timber stables 12ftx12ft plus a tack room.
Beyond the formal gardens a five bar gate provides access to an area of level paddock which extends to an area of approximately 1.25 acres contained within a natural boundary hedge. In all the whole property extends to approximately 2.4 acres.
The property is situated within the popular Polden Hill village of Catcott, known and appreciated for its community feel and local amenities, including a highly regarded primary school, church and two public houses. The neighbouring village has an active Village Hall, Doctors surgery and Post Office/shop at Gwilliams Store, which is just under half a mile from the front door. The thriving town of Street just 6.5 miles offering a good range of facilities including Strode College, Strode Theatre, both indoor and open-air swimming pools and complex of shopping outlets in Clarks Village. Street is also the home of the renowned Millfield Senior School. Catcott is 29 miles from Bristol International Airport, 37 miles from the City of Bristol and 22 miles from the County Town of Taunton.
From Street take the A39 towards Bridgwater and after approximately 5 miles, turn right signposted to Edington/Catcott. At the crossroads (King William Public House), proceed straight ahead into King William Road and upon reaching the 'T' junction turn left into Manor Road. Continue along Manor Road where the property will be identified on the right hand side by our 'For Sale' board.