Look inside the £1.75m barn conversion near Street
By Laura Linham
22nd Jan 2023 | Local News
Scrolling through houses on estate agents sites is a great pastime.
From looking over mansions to county estates and beach getaways to a cabin in the woods, there's a dream home out there for every personality and whether you're planning on buying or not, having a nosey at the houses is good fun.
If you have a spare £1.75 million on you then Roderick Thomas may have the just property for you, not far from Street and Glastonbury.
Located on Station Road in Ashcott, the house is situated on a plot of land six acres in size.
While the exterior might not be exactly what you'd expect when you think of a barn conversion, this industrial-sized building is situated just beyond the northern outskirts of the village of Ashcott in an elevated position on the Polden Hills with wonderful views over the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Take a look inside the property
Stepping inside the property, you're greeted with a luxurious, light and fresh environment with oak timberwork, Karndean and carpeted flooring and large windows which flood the house with sunlight.
A front door opens into a large reception hall lined with coat and storage cupboards and doors to the guest shower room, the garage (with electric roller doors) and a utility room opening to the plant room.
At the end of the hall, double doors open to the spectacular double-height sitting room with steel girders, a large wood-burning stove and an oak staircase to the galleried landing.
Off this room is a quiet and peaceful library and two wide archways open into the kitchen and dining room.
This measures 57'3'' in length with full height windows, sliding doors and double french doors opening to the terrace. The kitchen area is very well fitted and appointed with extensive storage, granite worksurfaces and Neff Appliances including dishwasher, tall fridge, freezer, induction hob, pop up extractor and 2 ovens.
Main bedroom suite
This is entered from the sitting room and the bedroom has a full height window and door to a garden terrace and also a high pitched ceiling.
Doors lead into a dressing room and a bathroom with travertine limestone tiling and twin basins.
Approached from the galleried landing are the family bathroom and four bedrooms, one having an en suite bathroom. One of the bedroom has access into a large under eaves storage area.
Electric powered gates open from the lane to a resin covered drive, flanked by an orchard, and which leads to a parking area in front of the house.
The orchard and garden (walnut, pear, apple, cherry and mulberry) continue and to a large paved terrace on the south side of the house. This is an entirely private and well sheltered area which is a great sun trap. There is also a large paved and walled terrace approached from the kitchen and dining room and which has extensive views.
The front drive leads to the house and there is also a back drive from the lane which leads alongside the garden and round to a yard where there is a 3 bay Dutch Barn. Just beyond is a walled stable yard with an extensive range of looseboxes, tack room, and workshops.
The yard and buildings are ideal for equestrian use and other uses. On the roof of the stables are 16 pv panels.
The property totals over 6 acres and there is an adjacent field of nearly 3 acres (wit h a field shelter) owned by a family member and which may be available to the buyer of Orchard Barn at an additional price and as a separate purchase. The main property includes a riding arena, 2 turn-out paddocks and meadows.
If you think this home is the one you've been dreaming of, and you've got a spare couple of million lying around, you can find the full listing here.