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The Batch, Stone Lane, PARBROOK, Glastonbury, Somerset
695,000
The Batch is a superbly well presented detached property, spacious throughout and within easy reach of Millfield School. This Victorian house is thought to have been two homes built around 1866 and now converted into one large family home. Over the years the current owners have completely refurbished this charming property whilst retaining many of the original features. The improvements have included an extension at the rear around 13 years ago to create a wonderful kitchen breakfast room overlooking the garden with a bedroom suite above. There is also a large sitting room measuring 25' x 12', a dining room and a lovely sun room leading out to the attractive courtyard and the gardens. On the first floor, in addition to the lovely family bathroom there are four double bedrooms. The master has an en suite and dressing room area and bedroom two has an en suite shower room. Outside the property benefits from gardens and parking at both the front and the rear. The gardens are stunning with plenty of established shrubs and mature trees including a small orchard and vegetable beds.

The Accommodation

From the drive at the front of the property a path leads to the front porch which is stone built with timber pillars under a tiled roof. The front door leads directly into the dining room. Day to day the entrance is at the side of the house and directly into the kitchen breakfast room. This lovely example of a country kitchen has a range of bespoke hand painted wooden base units with granite work tops over and an inset Butler sink with mixer tap over. There is also an inset vegetable basin with mixer tap over and an integrated dishwasher. The 'Alpha' range cooker (previously part of the Aga group) is oil fired and has four ovens as well as a back boiler independently providing the heating and hot water for the property. There is also an integrated electric oven and hob and ample space for a table and chairs. This triple aspect room also has recessed down lights amongst the exposed ceiling beams and tiled flooring which runs through to the adjoining sun room. The spacious and light sun room is a real feature of the house with French doors opening out to the rear patio with windows either side, both with deep sills. There is also further exposed ceiling beams, recessed down lighting and further features including wood panelling and a recess in the wall with shelving. From the sun room a door leads out to a rear lobby with a door into the huge sitting room measuring 25' x 12'. With three sets of wooden sash windows to the front elevation and a cast iron fireplace with a wooden surround with an open fire on a slate hearth and some of the original Victorian features including attractive cornicing. Off the rear lobby there is also a downstairs WC and a another door leading out to the road. Off of the kitchen breakfast room is the dining room which has the traditional front door leading out to the garden at the front aspect. There is also a window to the front elevation and stairs leading to the first floor accommodation. An open fireplace houses a coal effect fire on a slate hearth and there is flag stone flooring as well as coving to the ceiling. Also off of the kitchen is the utility room with a tiled floor which backs on to a second utility room which is accessed form the outside. This has space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.<br/><br/>The wooden staircase from the dining room leads up to the first floor landing which is split level with recessed down lights, coving to the ceiling and access to the loft area. The Master bedroom is spacious and light with two sash windows (one an attractive arch window) with deep sills and both overlooking the front garden. There is also coving to the ceiling and recessed down lights. A step down leads into the en suite dressing and shower room. The second bedroom is a dual aspect room with windows to the side and rear elevations taking in wonderful countryside views. This is another spacious and light double bedroom with an en suite shower room leading off. In addition there are a further two double bedrooms, both to the front elevation and both with sash windows. A step down from the landing leads in to the family bathroom. Light and airy with wood panelling to dado height and extensive tiling to the water sensitive areas including the bath with a shower over. A window to the rear elevation offers further views of the adjoining fields and surrounding countryside.

Outside

This most charming detached family home has formal gardens at both the front and rear. The front has a gate from the drive with a path splitting the lawned area with established borders either side and leading to the front door with a patio area to the side. There is also a selection of mature trees and plants with hedging screening the garden from the lane. The path continues around the side of the property with access into the utility room and the kitchen breakfast room. The path continues to the rear of the house with an enclosed courtyard garden outside the sun room with ample space for a table and chairs and a selection of small outbuildings offering ideal storage. From the courtyard steps lead up to another path and lawned area, again with attracted borders with mature planting and backing onto an open field. From here an opening leads to another private area of the garden with fruit trees, a raised vegetable bed and a shed. All enclosed by mature hedging. An extension off the path at the rear of the house leads to the adjoining rear parking area.

Garage and Parking

The property benefits from parking on both sides of the house. On one side, at the front of the property there is a double length garage with an up and over door. Fitted with power and light and measuring approximately 33' x 13'. In addition to the garage there is off road parking in front for a further car. On the other side of the house, at the rear a five bar gate from the road opens on to the drive with additional off road parking which is also ideally suited to a motorhome or similar.

Services and Location

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. The oil fired 'Alpha' cooker in the kitchen provides central heating and hot water. This is controlled independently to the cooking functions of the Alpha. At the time of preparing this brochure the council tax band through Mendip District Council is: F. For the purpose of planning your journey the postcode for this property is: BA6 8PD. You will find our 'for sale' board outside.

About the Area

Parbrook benefits from very little through traffic although very well placed for road access to various towns including Glastonbury, Wells, Shepton Mallet, Street and Castle Cary. The nearest village primary schools are a short distance away in the villages of Baltonsborough and West Pennard. Nearby you will also find a good selection of secondary schooling, both state and independent. The hamlet is particularly well placed for Millfield junior and senior schools. The main line train station at nearby Castle Cary offers a direct fast line service to London Paddington and there are excellent road links via the A303.