6 Bedrooms Detached House - For Sale
Compton Street, Compton Dundon, Somerton Guide Price £1,500,000
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An exquisite barn conversion offering over 6,000 square feet of accommodation within a beautiful scenic setting in the pretty village of Compton Dundon. This stunning family home has been upgraded in recent years by the current owners to provide a truly unique residence within easy access to...
About the Property
Tucked away on the fringes of the pretty village of Compton Dundon lies North Barn. A truly remarkable hidden gem spanning 6,371 square feet, finished to the highest of specifications and boasting a plethora of characterful features throughout.
This beautiful barn conversion has been designed to ensure a real sense of airiness and light flows through each of the rooms, offering the perfect blend of modern living with all the charm of a period property.
This magnificent home offers fantastic flexibility with potential for a Granny annex, perfect for multi-generational living, or providing accommodation for staffing. The excellent proportions allow large scale events to be hosted with ease, or rooms can be shut off and divided to provide a more private and intimate setting.
Modern, energy efficient solutions have also been installed with underfloor heating across both floors, and two air source heat pumps.
About the Inside
Upon entering the property, the entrance hallway sets the scene for the proportions of this home. From here there is access to bedroom six/the study, a generously sized room with double doors opening to the front of the property. This versatile space could also be used as a home office, or playroom. Two further bedrooms can be found on the first floor, accessed via one of two beautifully designed and crafted oak and metal staircases. Both double bedrooms benefit from built in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms, one with walk in shower and the other a bath. This area is perfect for teenage children or a separate family member looking for their own space.
Returning to the entrance hall, there is a well-equipped utility room fitted with contemporary base units, complemented by granite worktops and space for appliances. Should it be required, this space could easily be utilised as a kitchen. This space can also be accessed via the rear terrace, perfect when returning with muddy boots from countryside walks.
Through a large, stone archway is the family room. With superb, vaulted ceilings and remote-controlled Velux roof windows, this wonderful, bright and spacious room is perfect for entertaining, with two sets of oak double doors leading onto the south facing terrace. Oak flooring runs the entire length of the room and mirrored by beautiful, exposed beams overhead. A further stone archway leads into the TV/cinema room. Windows run the width of the room, flooding the room with natural light, whilst the same oak flooring and exposed beams make it a wonderful place to relax and unwind, aided by a woodburning stove at the centre.
A set of double doors lead into the dining area which again offers vaulted ceilings and four further Velux windows. A sizeable set of dining table and chairs is easily accommodated by the vast proportions of this space. Two further sets of doors connect the room to the terrace at the rear.
As you continue you will find the stunning kitchen fitted with a range of modern wall and base units, with integrated appliances including two ovens, induction hob and dishwasher. There are two sinks, one of which boasts a high-tech water ionizer tap allowing you to choose the acidity or alkalinity of the water. At the centre is a large island topped with gorgeous granite worktops, and a four-seater breakfast bar.
Three further stone arches lead into the largest of the reception rooms, offering vast proportions. As with almost all rooms throughout the property, there is direct access to the garden through glazed doors, making it wonderfully light and spacious. A large woodburning stove sits centrally as the focal point within the space. The second of the two bespoke staircases sits at the rear leading to the first floor bedrooms on the eastern wing of the barn.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is the home office. This fantastic, dual aspect space makes for a delightful space for anyone looking to work from home but has potential to be used for a multitude of purposes including a library, further sitting room or bedroom. There is also a useful cloakroom adjoining with additional storage space where character features continue, with an arrowslit window. This cloakroom could be adapted to a shower room for the use of the adjoining home office.
On the first floor, from the galleried landing, there are a further three bedrooms. The principal bedroom, unique in design, expands across two floors. Upon entering there is a dressing area, walk in wardrobe, a bathroom suite of grand proportions and stairs leading to the bedroom on the second floor which enjoys stunning countryside views.
The two further bedrooms offer built in wardrobes, ensuite bathrooms. Both offer countryside views, one of which is dual aspect, while the other has a study/reading nook built into the eaves.
About the Outside
Approaching the property through a gated entrance, you arrive at a driveway which comfortably accommodates multiple vehicles. A wooden garage with up and over door provides further off-street parking, with fantastic storage space above. Modern partition screening separates the parking area from the remainder of the outside space, while a locally sourced, blue Lias stone wall has been constructed along the perimeter, with privacy ensured by mature laurel tree screening.
A detached, Grade II listed, stone built barn has been beautifully renovated and sits proudly at the front of the plot and now offers quality spa facilities within the home. Here there is a steam room, changing room with electric shower and space for gym equipment, sunken hot tub, and a relaxation area overlooking the landscaped garden through double oak sliding doors.
Stepping out, a path leads to a raised patio area with outdoor kitchen/barbecue, complete with stone worktops, inset sink and tap. A fire pit and dining area make this the perfect space for entertaining and alfresco dining throughout the warmer months, with two sails providing shade.
There is an area laid to lawn, with a beautiful cascading water feature flowing through the centre helping to add a real sense of peacefulness and tranquillity to the space. Lawn extends around to the southeast of the plot which has mature trees along the perimeter.
At the rear is a beautiful courtyard, enclosed by stone walling and mature plants and shrubs and enjoys a sunny south facing aspect. Steps lead to further storage sheds, refuse and recycling area and a secure access gate.
About the Area
Conveniently located between the historic market town of Somerton and the popular village of Street, Compton Dundon is one of the most picturesque areas within Somerset with both the Somerset Levels and Polden Hills nearby. Locally, there is a village hall, church, and highly regarded public house, The Castlebrook Inn.
Further amenities can be found in Somerton, reputed to be the ancient capital of Wessex. This thriving town offers an excellent selection of day-to-day facilities including shopping outlets, antiques emporium, arts guild, library, doctors surgery, four public houses, and the 14th century St Michael’s Church. The nearby village of Street offers includes a thriving high street and the famous Clarks Village shopping outlet. There are a range of facilities here including a leisure centre and an outdoor pool.
There is a good selection of both private and state schools in the locality which include, Brookside Academy, Hindhayes Infant School, Elmhurst Junior School, Crispin Secondary School, Strode College and Millfield Prep & Senior School.
The mainline railway stations are located in Castle Cary, and Taunton and Yeovil providing links to Paddington and Waterloo. There are excellent communications via the M5 and A303, both with 30 minutes' drive.
Postcode - TA11 6PR
Local authority - Somerset Council
Council tax band - G
EPC rating - C
Tenure - Freehold
Viewings - Strictly by appointment with the vendors agent Killens
Services - Mains electricity, mains water, mains drainage, underfloor heating throughout. Two air source heat pumps.