Riding Gate, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A detached barn conversion with lovely views and a range of outbuildings. Internally the accommodation includes 3 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms and a large kitchen/breakfast room. The property offers scope for improvements, including the potential to develop some of the outbuildings (STRC). EPC Band E.


The Cart House is a versatile rural property which occupies a delightful semi-rural position on a no-through road with stunning countryside views stretching to King Alfred's Tower. As the name suggests, the property began life as many as 200 years ago as a traditional stone barn used to house carts, before it was transformed into a spacious residential dwelling. From barn to dwelling, the property has remained under the same ownership which has lasted more than 50 years, and could now benefit from sympathetic improvement with great scope for adaptation to suit the needs of an incoming purchaser. With a range of useful outbuildings and land available by separate negotiation, the property offers the opportunity to achieve a rural lifestyle befitting of the delightful location.

Internally the property is spacious and well proportioned with a simple, classical layout on both floors. The front door opens into a welcoming porch which, with a tiled floor, is an ideal place to remove wet and muddy shoes before stepping into the wide hallway, from which most of the ground floor rooms and the stairs to the first floor can be accessed. Benefitting from a stone fireplace with an inset woodburner and wooden block flooring, the sitting room has a sense of warmth and comfort. Double doors open into the conservatory, allowing the two rooms to be connected for a free flowing layout, or separated to preserve the identity of each room. The kitchen can also be reached from the hallway; with fitted units, plumbing for the usual appliances and plenty of space for a breakfast table, this is a highly sociable room which also benefits from an opening leading to the dining room. There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor and storage is provided beneath the stairs.

Stairs rise from the hallway to a central first floor landing from which three double bedrooms, the family bathroom and the airing cupboard can all be reached. Bedroom 1 and 2 are both of particular note owing to their generous proportions, built in storage and dual aspect windows, from which the far-reaching views can be enjoyed to their best advantage. The family bathroom, which is equipped with a suite comprising; WC, wash hand basin, corner bath and separate shower cubicle, also benefits from an impressive outlook to the front and side.


The Cart House benefits from a generous plot divided between areas of garden and a yard of outbuildings. Surrounding the house is a mature garden which is primarily laid to lawn with established flora and an ornamental pond, offering multiple opportunities for further landscaping if desired. The garden lies open to the yard which offers parking for multiple vehicles as well as outbuildings including an open-fronted 3 bay barn and a workshop with adjoining store room, greenhouse and carport. It is thought that the workshop building, which enjoys a mezzanine storage area, could be converted into annexe accommodation, subject to any necessary consents - we understand that the vendors have previously had correspondence from the local planning department in support of such a project.


Land comprising approximately 3.5 acres of gently sloping pasture with two timber stables and a turn-out area is available by separate negotiation.


Riding Gate is a hamlet located to the east of the market town on Wincanton and in close proximity to the town's well known racecourse. Amenities in the vicinity include The Hunters Lodge pub, approximately half a mile from the property, and The Unicorn pub in Bayford, known for it's cider. Wincanton benefits from a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and health care facilities, and the towns of Gillingham, Sherborne, Bruton and Yeovil are all within easy reach.


Transport links are excellent with the A303 trunk road a mile's drive distant and train stations in Gillingham and Sherborne enjoying links with London (Waterloo) and Exeter. Alternatively, Castle Cary and Bruton stations offer rail services to London (Paddington).


Education is well catered for in the area with a selection of well reputed state and independent schools nearby including Hazlegrove, Sherborne, Kings Bruton and Sunny Hill Schools.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating.


Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil Office, telephone 01935 475000.


From Wincanton High Street continue onto Bayford Hill and proceed out of the town and into Bayford village. After the right hand turning towards Stoke Trister take the next available left onto a no-through road. The property can be found on the corner of the first available left-hand turn.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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4-6 Park Rd, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DZ

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