Clapton, Midsomer Norton, BA3

£1,000,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Enjoying secluded gardens and grounds extending to 2.55 acres, this handsome and substantial historic house sits well back from the village lane and offers fantastic lifestyle appeal. Including a home studio space and offering versatile accommodation with further potential to grow, Croft House will provide a true forever home for any family. NO ONWARD CHAIN.

Originally built in 1621, Croft House is rich in History and Grade II listed in recognition of this, with one of its former owners being the Duchy of Cornwall and prior to that rumoured to have been a part of the dissolution funding Henry VIII's endowment for Christchurch College.

The house has only been sold 3 times since 1935, testament to what a cherished home it is and giving it a wonderful welcoming feeling. The house is entered through the front into a beautifully proportioned reception room with exposed stone walling and an imposing fireplace with fitted stove. A more formal reception room sits to the rear, with a contemporary fitted gas stove and French windows, complete with shutters, into the garden. From this room a door leads through to a contemporary orangery, a true rarity to have on a house of this type and age, with a double-pitched glass roof and extensive bi-fold doors leading to the terrace and garden. It forms a lovely all year round space, flooded with light and this room also features a well, now with fitted glass cover to form an eye-catching addition. You then head through to the kitchen, with ample space for dining, an oil-fired Aga and granite work surfaces. A lean-to greenhouse sits to the end of the kitchen, housing the boiler and ground source heat pump and also providing a useful boot room/working space. The ground floor is completed with a rear hallway and utility area. A traditional timber staircase leads up to the first floor, which has 4 elegant well-proportioned bedrooms all offering different vistas over the surrounding gardens and grounds. The two front bedrooms in the oldest part of the house have beautiful original mullion windows and working shutters, with the principle bedroom at the rear having a stunning floor-to-ceiling sash. The bathroom is well fitted complete with a separate bath and shower. Set off the end of the landing is a second staircase leading to the 2 loft rooms, which have only been used for storage in recent times, but clearly offer huge potential should anyone wish to expand the bedroom accommodation with additional toilet/shower room, subject to any necessary planning consents and permissions.

The rural hamlet of Clapton is by no means isolated and provides excellent commuting possibilities to both Bristol and Bath. The nearby village of Chilcompton offers an enviable range of amenities with a shop and post office, public houses, primary school etc. Wells is approximately a 20 minute drive and is England's smallest city, renowned for The Cathedral and bustling High Street.

The property is set with a high degree of privacy in the outside areas and offers a huge array of lifestyle appeal within the 2.55 acres of gardens and grounds. To the front of the house is a walled garden area, with well stocked beds and a historic Yew tree and a beautiful old timber door provides access adjoining the front of the house to a useful wood store. The track leading up to the main drive is owned by Croft House, with the last section owned by the neighbouring former Coach House. Full access rights are in place to the former garage, stone outhouse, parking and paddock to the top end of the plot for Croft House, with all maintenance being equally split.

The main formal walled garden is orientated to the South East and has been beautifully designed and cleverly stocked by the current owner, with various tucked away seating areas and a wide variety of seasonal planting. A large area of garden has been utilised to provide a working garden area with a huge range of soft fruits and vegetable beds, along with polytunnel, greenhouse and stone former outside privy. Set within the vegetable garden is a tranquil decked seating area, the orchard area has a range of fruit trees along with a fruit cage. At the far South East of the land is a separate paddock, complete with stable block, ideal for those looking to enjoy hobby animals or those needing immediate facilities for equestrian use or existing livestock.

The former garage has been converted into a wonderful home studio space linked to the house with CAT5 internet cable, to assist those needing home working spaces. The building has French doors with windows to the rear and a fitted stove to keep it warm and cosy during the winter months and could be converted to an annex for ancillary accommodation, subject to planning permission.

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