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£750,000 Guide price

6 Bedroom Barn Conversion

Parsons, Pightle, Back Street, West Camel, BA22 7QF

Key Features

  • 18th century barn, converted in the 1980's, retains abundant character features
  • Dream home and existing business opportunity to develop
  • 6 double bedrooms (4 ensuite), further shower room and large WC
  • Amazing 75 square meter drawing room with oak beams and stained glass
  • Significantly updated since purchase in 2013 to a very high standard
  • Tranquil village location but close to commuter links if desired
  • 1/3 of an acre rear garden backing onto the river Cam

Description

Stunning barn conversion set in beautiful grounds, renovated throughout to an extremely high standard. A wonderful family home and the current owners have established a high end boutique B&B business which could be continued and further developed. Combine your dream home with an income, perfect!

Fantastic reviews of the business can be found on Trip Advisor.

Set in the tranquil south Somerset village of West Camel, not too far from the A303, Parsons Pightle is believed to date back to the 1700's. The conversion was carried out in the 1980's and as such is modern but retains fantastic character features, the most predominant being amazing original oak beams in the huge drawing room.

The ground floor comprises, entrance lobby into reception hallway. Off the hallway to the left are 3 double bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite. There is a stylish shower room for the other 2 bedrooms to use. These 2 bedrooms have a connecting door so ideal for families. There's also a staircase to the first floor. To the right of the reception hallway is a boot room, great for getting out of that outdoor clothing after a walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Beyond the boot room are 2 further double bedrooms, both of which are ensuite. There is a further guest reception room and a large room currently used as a laundry room. This has the scope and size to be another good size reception room, games room, gym, whatever you wish it to be. All 5 bedrooms on the ground floor have doors out to the terrace and lovely garden, with River Cam beyond. Perfect for waking up in the morning and having your breakfast and favourite brew. Or even in the evening, unwinding with your favourite tipple and enjoying the sunshine.

The first floor comprises an entrance door accessed from the external stone staircase leading to the first floor entrance hall. A set of internal stairs leads down to the ground floor. The entrance hall leads to the huge drawing room with amazing features. The room measures 13 mt by 6 mt or 42 ft by 19 ft. It has a high vaulted ceiling with oak beams dating back to the original barn. A wonderful stained glass divide between the drawing room and the entrance hall. A wonderful stone fireplace with brick hearth and chimney breast, with log burner. Triple aspect with windows to the front rear and side. Double doors lead to a staircase that takes you down to the rear garden. A stable door leads to the large kitchen/breakfast room with office and WC beyond. A staircase leads to the second floor.

The second floor comprises the master bedroom leading to large ensuite with a walk in wardrobe / dressing area off. The master bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes and units. It has 3 large Velux windows and there is some restricted head height but not until you're very close to the wall. The ensuite is well appointed with large walk in shower enclosure, separate bath, basin set into a vanity unit with storage and WC. The walk in wardrobe is well appointed with ample hanging, shelving and shoe space.

The front of the house has parking for 6-8 cars and a car port as well. The car port is currently set up with space for 1 car the rest being used for storage. The car port has a pitched roof and has been boarded out to maximise the storage area. This is reached through a loft style opening and ladder. Around from the car port the side access leads to the rear garden. There is a handy log store here. To the other side is a large shed which has doors at the front and rear and also has electric sockets at either end. The 2500 litre oil tank is also sited here and there is a gas feed for the cooker.

The rear garden is wonderful with an abundance of mature trees at each side. It measures over 30 metres by 20 meters. The five bedrooms on the ground floor all have doors leading to the terrace with lawn beyond. To one side is a gravel area with bench seating and wooden figures. There's also a decked area with dining furniture, perfect for al fresco entertaining in the afternoon and evening sunshine. The river Cam runs along the bottom of the garden.

Rooms

This home includes:

  • Lobby

    Ground floor access to the Reception Hall.

  • Reception Hall

    Access to 3 of the bedrooms, the shower room and the boot room. There's also a stair case to the first floor. The other 2 bedrooms, reception room, laundry room are beyond the boot room.

  • Shower Room

    Used to service the 2 bedrooms that are not ensuite. White 2 piece suite, basin inset into vanity unit with storage and tiled splash back. Tiled shower cubicle. Plumbed shower. Towel radiator. Obscure window to the front.

  • Bedroom (Double) with Ensuite

    5.27m x 5.17m (27.2 sqm) - 17' 3" x 16' 11" (293 sqft)

    Large L shaped room with double doors leading to the rear garden. Neutrally decorated and carpeted with exposed oak ceiling beams. The ensuite is well appointed with a white 3 piece suite and a plumbed shower over the bath. The basin is inset into a vanity unit with storage. Heated towel radiator. Light with adaptor socket. Neutrally tiled around the shower and basin area.

  • Bedroom (Double)

    3.34m x 3.8m (12.6 sqm) - 10' 11" x 12' 5" (136 sqft)

    Double doors leading to the rear garden. Exposed oak ceiling beams. Neutrally decorated and carpeted. Interconnecting door to the double bedroom.

  • Bedroom (Double)

    3.05m x 3.57m (10.8 sqm) - 10' x 11' 8" (117 sqft)

    Double doors leading to the rear garden. Exposed oak ceiling beams. Neutrally decorated and carpeted. Interconnecting door to the double bedroom. Built in wardrobe.

  • Bedroom (Double) with Ensuite

    5.22m x 3.11m (16.2 sqm) - 17' 1" x 10' 2" (174 sqft)

    This room used to be part of a much larger Garden Room but was converted by the current owners to an ensuite bedroom. UPVC door and full height UPVC windows looking out to the rear garden. The ensuite has a 2 piece suite with plumbed shower and part tiled walls.

  • Bedroom (Double) with Ensuite

    5.22m x 3.1m (16.1 sqm) - 17' 1" x 10' 2" (174 sqft)

    This room used to be part of a much larger Garden Room but was converted by the current owners to an ensuite bedroom. UPVC door and full height UPVC windows looking out to the rear garden. The ensuite has a 2 piece suite with plumbed shower and part tiled walls. Exposed stone wall.

  • Boot Room

    2.08m x 2.43m (5 sqm) - 6' 9" x 7' 11" (54 sqft)

    Handy place to get out of all that outdoor pursuit gear after walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Stainless steel sink set into storage cabinet. Window to the front aspect. Opens into the reception lobby.

  • Reception Room

    2.98m x 2.99m (8.9 sqm) - 9' 9" x 9' 9" (95 sqft)

    Accessed from the boot room. This room used to be part of a much larger Garden Room but was converted by the current owners into a small reception area for guests. Window to the front. Leads to 2 further ensuite bedrooms and the laundry room.

  • Laundry Room

    Used to be part of a much larger Garden Room, but was converted by the current owners and is currently used for storage and laundry. It could be used as a games room, gym, another reception room or double bedroom and has dual aspect windows.

  • Entrance Hall

    First floor entrance area accessed from the external stone staircase at the front of the house or the internal staircase from the ground floor. Beautiful stained glass windows. Internal door to the drawing room. Large window to the front lets lots of natural light in.

  • Drawing Room

    13m x 5.89m (76.5 sqm) - 42' 7" x 19' 3" (824 sqft)

    An amazing room. High vaulted ceiling with oak beams dating back to the original barn. A wonderful stained glass divide between the drawing room and the entrance hall. A wonderful stone fireplace with brick hearth and chimney breast, with log burner. Triple aspect with windows to the front rear and side. Double doors lead to a staircase that takes you down to the rear garden. A stable door leads to the kitchen and snug and staircase leads to the second floor. This room is currently used as the breakfast room for guests.

  • Kitchen / Breakfast Room

    9.03m x 3.77m (34 sqm) - 29' 7" x 12' 4" (366 sqft)

    Another huge room currently set up as an open plan kitchen/breakfast room. It's well appointed with an extensive range of cabinets and plenty of worktop space. Space for 2 fridge freezers. Space and plumbing for the dishwasher. Built in eye line electric double oven. Gas hob with extractor over. 1.5 bowl sink. Island unit/breakfast bar. The snug/breakfast area has double aspect floor to ceiling windows facing out to the rear garden and has a Juliet balcony .

  • Office

    5.94m x 3.66m (21.7 sqm) - 19' 5" x 12' (234 sqft)

    A large room currently used as an office but at one point in time used to be a large bedroom with en suite off. Windows to the side and front. Built in cupboard.

  • WC

    A large WC that at one point used to be a full size bathroom so could be again if desired. 2 piece suite with basin inset into vanity unit with storage. Built in storage cupboard. 2 velux windows to the rear.

  • Master Bedroom

    4.58m x 5.25m (24 sqm) - 15' x 17' 2" (258 sqft)

    Great size room with a range of fitted wardrobes and units. It has 3 large Velux windows (with heat reflective glass) and there is some restricted head height but not until you're very close to the wall. Door through to the walk in wardrobe and the en suite.

  • Ensuite

    2.85m x 2.52m (7.2 sqm) - 9' 4" x 8' 3" (77 sqft)

    Well appointed with large walk in shower enclosure, separate bath, basin set into a vanity unit with storage and WC. Part tiled walls around the shower bath and basin areas. Large Velux window to the rear garden. There is some restricted head height but not until you're very close to the wall.

  • Walk In Wardrobe

    1.72m x 2.52m (4.3 sqm) - 5' 7" x 8' 3" (46 sqft)

    Well appointed with ample hanging, shelving and shoe space.

  • Front Access

    Approached from Back Street into a courtyard. Huge solid wooden double gates open onto a gravel area with parking for 6-8 cars and a car port as well. The car port is currently set up with space for 1 car the rest being used for storage. The car port has a pitched roof and has been boarded out to maximise the storage area. This is reached through a loft style opening and ladder.

  • Rear Garden

    Measures over 30 metres by 20 meters. The five bedrooms on the ground floor all have doors leading to the terrace with lawn beyond. To one side is a gravel area with bench seating and wooden figures. There's also a decked area with dining furniture, perfect for al fresco entertaining in the afternoon and evening sunshine. The river Cam runs along the bottom of the garden. There's a well that makes an interesting feature. The first floor can be accessed from an external staircase leading to the drawing room.

  • Side Access

    The barn has 360 degree access. To one side is a large shed which has doors at the front and rear and also has electric sockets at either end. The 2500 litre oil tank is also sited here and there is a gas feed for the cooker. The other side leading around from the car port area has a log store. Fences segregate the rear garden from both side access points making nice and secure for children and pets.

  • Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.

Summary


Additional Information:


  • Location

    The village is peaceful and welcoming with very little traffic making it perfect for young families. The play park and village hall are both excellent facilities and there is a village pub as well as footpaths to a number of neighbouring villages and public transport links into Yeovil. There is an excellent pre-school and primary school in the neighbouring village of Queen Camel and there are well established secondary schools in the wider area.

  • Amenities

    The regional centre of Yeovil is approx 6 miles away and is a thriving market town surrounded by beautiful countryside offering good shopping, business, cultural and leisure activities - multi screen cinema, ten pin bowling, public swimming pool, Nuffield Health Club, Octagon Theatre, excellent restaurants and bars. The historic town of Sherborne is only 7 miles away and has the amazing Abbey and the quaint, mainly independent high street outlets, restaurants and bars.

  • Commuting

    West Camel is handily placed for the A303 giving swift access to London and the Home Counties. By rail Castle Cary, Sherborne and the local regional centre of Yeovil lie within comfortable motoring distance providing main line train stations linking directly with London Paddington and Waterloo respectively. Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Bournemouth airports are all within 60-90 minutes drive.

  • Out and about

    The amazing Jurassic Coast World Heritage site is less than an hour by car. Check out Chesil Beach, the sandy beaches at Weymouth, Lyme Regis, West Bay. - you'll be spoilt for choice here. Alternatively enjoy the South Somerset, West Dorset Countryside - Walking, equestrian pursuits, gastro pubs/restaurants, it's all on your doorstep here.

  • Schools

    There is an excellent pre-school and primary school in the neighbouring village of Queen Camel. Sherborne has an excellent reputation for schools in both the state, Gryphon School, and the private sector, Sherborne Prep, Sherborne Girls, Sherborne Boys and Leweston. Further afield there are many well respected schools at Hazlegrove, Millfield, Bryanston, Kings Bruton to name but a few.

  • Council Tax:

    Band E

  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating:

    Band E (39-54)

  • Service Included:

    Oil fired central heating, mains electric, water and sewerage
If you chose to continue the very successful B&B business, the council tax band will stay at 'A Composite'



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