DESCRIPTION Dainton House is an unusual and attractive Grade II listed end of terrace village-centre house, dating back at least to the late 16th century. Throughout the house there are excellent room proportions and high ceilings and whilst the house has undergone significant works over the years, it retains many character features.
ACCOMMODATION In brief the accommodation includes an impressive and spacious entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor and doors into the living room, the kitchen and the dining room. The living room is complete with a fireplace, two sash windows to the front and beautiful ornate plasterwork to the ceilings and walls. The kitchen is finished with attractive Shaker style wall and base units with marble worktops, an island, a tiled floor, integrated fridge and dishwasher and an AGA. There is a utility room and ground floor w.c. Doors from the kitchen lead into an attractively constructed conservatory which in turn leads into the dining room, an excellent flow for entertaining. The dining room is a great size with exposed beams and a step up leads to the study which features more beams and a second fireplace.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms, two doubles and one single. The master bedroom is an excellent size and it enjoys exposed beams and views across the walled gardens at the rear. There is a shower room and a separate family bathroom which is spacious and includes a wonderful Victorian web-footed bath.
On the second floor there is another double bedroom with lots of fitted storage and a pleasant open outlook across The old village bakery and along Sandy Lane. There is also a fifth bedroom which is a good size single fitted with a built in wardrobe.
OUTSIDE To the side of the house is a small courtyard which is fully enclosed. The gardens lie predominantly to the rear and are a fantastic size, fully enclosed and very private. An extensive terrace runs the full width of the house making extensive entertaining possible, particularly when using the dining room and conservatory as well.. A set of shallow steps then lead up to a large lawn which is decorated with a number of fruit trees, a beech tree and a beautiful weeping willow. The gardens are bordered by a range of well established plants and shrubs. Access from the garden also leads into the double garage which is complete with power, light and two electric doors to the front. There is also off road parking in front of the garage accessed via an attractive newly paved driveway.
LOCATION The thriving village of Beckington offers a lively Anglican church, two public houses, tennis, football and cricket clubs, village hall, village school and Springmead private day nursery and prep school. Recreational facilities locally are good with Babington House, golf, fishing, shooting and beautiful open countryside all on the door step. The excellent farmers' co-operative, Mole Valley Farmers, where you can purchase a huge selection of goods and the award winning Whiterow Farm Shop, with a first class butchery, fishmonger, bakery and delicatessen are both nearby. The historic market town of Frome is 4 miles away and features the highest number of listed buildings in Somerset. Longleat House and safari park and its many attractions are nearby. Private schools are to be found in Bruton, Wells, Bath, Warminster, Cranmore, Glastonbury and Street.