Wells: 01749 671172 | Chew Magna: 01275 333993 | Somerton: 01458 397000 | Auction Rooms: 01749 840770

Wells & Professional: 01749 671172
Chew Magna: 01275 333993
Somerton: 01458 397000
Auction Rooms: 01749 840770

16 Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet Guide Price £1,200,000

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  • Fabulous detached character home
  • Five bedrooms, five reception rooms and two bathrooms
  • Well situated in a lovely location, adjacent to Collett Park
  • With separate detached former cottage
  • Around 1.5 acres of paddock
  • Cottage and Paddock both offering development potential (STPP)
  • In all, grounds extend to some 2.4 acres
  • Within walking distance of the town's amenities

A rare and exciting opportunity to buy this unique and fascinating home with significant potential. With the main residence offering five bedrooms, five reception rooms and two bathrooms, the property also features generous gardens, a cottage and paddock. All within walking distance of the schools and amenities in Shepton Mallet.


Situated adjoining Collett Park, on Charlton Road, this substantial and unique property has to be viewed to be fully appreciated. Purpose built in the 1930’s to accommodate a doctor’s surgery, the main residence is detached with five bedrooms and five reception rooms. The home offers wonderful character with original features of the doctor’s surgery and provides plenty of space for a large family. The property is within walking distance of the town’s schools and amenities, making it even more surprising that this home has such extensive grounds including a cottage and paddock. The main house has plenty of character, offering over 2,750sq ft of accommodation. The property, although requires modernisation, has been a well-loved family home and maintained as such. The entrance hall is warming and inviting with its original and attractive staircase. Many of the principal rooms open from here, including the open plan Sitting Room and Dining Room, the Study and Garden Room. To the first floor, there five bedrooms of which four are doubles, two bathrooms and a significant amount of built-in storage. Multiple rooms are double aspect which creates a light and spacious feel to the property. As a whole, the property extends some 2.4 acres.

The Grounds

Private and fully enclosed, the grounds of Merrymead are quite spectacular. The mature garden is predominantly to the eastern and southern side of the house and is mainly laid to lawn with a mixture of trees and mature borders. A sun terrace is perfectly situated to the southern side of the property off the Garden Room. A stream runs south to north on the eastern border adding to the impressive gardens.

The Cottage

Located to the rear of the garden of Merrymead, The Cottage offers significant redevelopment potential offering 800sq ft of accommodation. Constructed of stone elevations under a tiled roof, The Cottage would readily convert to provide a two or three bedroom dwelling, subject to Planning Permission. The Cottage benefits from a separate access from the main dwelling via a right of way with direct access onto Charlton Road. Externally, gardens wrap around the property and includes a productive vegetable plot.

The Paddock

The paddock comprises of a single block of pasture land extending some 1.5 acres. Collett Park borders the south and east of the land with stone walls and an allotment borders the western border. The land is accessed via a right of way from Charlton Road and offers potential for development.

Development Potential

It should be noted that both the Cottage and the Paddock sit within development boundaries of the town, however, any potential purchaser would need to satisfy themselves by undertaking their own enquiries into planning permission.

Local Authority

Mendip District Council


The market town of Shepton Mallet provides everyday shopping facilities, including a local farmers market on Fridays. Collett Park which is attractive parkland with a large duck pond, play equipment and opportunities for natural play adjoins the property. Whitstone Secondary School is directly opposite and the local primary schools are also within walking distance. Nearby, the cathedral city of Wells offers further amenities. The heritage city of Bath and the regional centre of Bristol are also nearby. Mainline rail services to London Paddington and Exeter can be found at Castle Cary which is 8 miles away. Bristol International Airport is 20 miles away. The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities including walking and cycling. There are leisure centres in Shepton Mallet, Wells and Glastonbury and golf courses at Farrington Gurney, Mendip and Wells, sailing at Chew Valley Lake and fishing at both Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes, as well as Horse Racing in Bath and Wincanton.




Mains water, mains drainage. Oil heating.






Traveling south on the A37, pass the Kilver Court Shopping Village and proceed to the traffic lights. Turn right onto Charlton Road and proceed along the road some 400m. The property is the first one on the left-hand side having passed the entrance to Collett Park.

Fixtures and Fittings

All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly by appointment with the Vendors agent Killens 01749 671172

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16 Charlton Road
Shepton Mallet BA4 5NY
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: W/161706
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