DESCRIPTION Nestled in an elevated position with far reaching views, on a quiet country lane, Thrupe Barn is a former agricultural barn with full planning consent to build a stunning contemporary new home, or with the additional land, a small country estate. The existing steel barn will retain its form and will be enhanced by timber cladding and extensive glazed elevations to make a light and well-appointed home that benefits from unrivalled and far reaching views. The cathedral city of Wells is just under 5 miles away and both Bath and Bristol are within commuting distance.
THE ACCOMMODATION With the majority of the accommodation occupying the ground floor there are two en-suite bedrooms at first floor level, this spacious barn uses the very best of modern design to incorporate the phenomenal views into the principal living areas. The main space combines the kitchen, dining room and sitting rooms with a separate family room and study. All of the bedrooms have south and east facing windows for the morning sunlight and have en-suite facilities, with the master suite also having a private dressing room.
The adjacent barn has consent for use as ancillary domestic uses in association with the occupation of the dwelling. The plans submitted show this building being garaging, housing a biomass heating system, log/wood- chip storage and recycling. This is a large building and totals close to 200 sq. m, therefore it could be converted into workshops, office, studio, gym or even annexe accommodation.
THE LAND The whole site totals just over 4.6 acres, including a paddock of over 3 acres, and entirely enclosed by mature hedges.
Further Land (as shown edged blue on the plan)
The adjoining land totalling over 26 acres, which includes a small range of steel framed and concrete block wall buildings, and an area of woodland is available by separate negotiation.
LOCATION Thrupe is a small rural hamlet just outside the village of Croscombe, about 5 miles from Wells and 10 miles from Bruton. Croscombe benefits from a lively village community and has a village school, pub, village hall, church and village shop. Wells, the smallest city in England has an excellent range of high street shops and restaurants and the film 'Hot Fuzz' was filmed around the cathedral here. Local attractions include Glastonbury Tor and abbey, Cheddar Gorge, Stourhead, Clarks Village and Wookey Hole Caves. The surrounding Mendip Hills offer great recreational activities including walks, cycle routes, climbing, diving and caving. The area benefits from a selection of very good schools in Wells, Bruton, Street, Downside and Bath. Connections to Bath & Bristol are good via the A37 and rail connections to London are available at Castle Cary station (10 miles).
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel: 0300 303 8588
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel: 01749 676524
DIRECTIONS From central Wells take the B3139 (signposted to Bath) After approx. 1 mile turn right onto The Old Frome Road. Continue for approximately 2 1/2 miles passing Rocky mountain nursery on your right. Take the next right into Thrupe Lane and continue along this lane until you reach open countryside. There are a pair of metal double gates on the left hand side and the barn can be found set back into the paddock and yard area.