Marston Magna, Nr Sherborne
£575,000 Guide Price
- Popular Village
- Attached Period House
- Large Rooms
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Double Garage
A handsome and beautifully proportioned attached Grade II listed family house with good grounds, set on the edge of this South Somerset village.
The joy of Old Marston House lies in its beautifully proportioned internal space and elegant gentility. The property dates from the seventeenth century in origin, with a Georgian addition to the northern end. It forms the rear and older section of a substantial property, divided some 50 years ago to form two large dwellings. Old Marston House may be attached, but with its sweeping drive and handsome façade, the feel is very much one of a standalone house.
The ground floor accommodation flows beautifully, from a welcoming reception hall with cloakroom/utility to its rear, and the elegant Georgian sitting room, through to the spacious family room in the centre with a dining area, and on to the large kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor are four good sized bedrooms, one with a shower, and two bathrooms, one ensuite to the main bedroom. The top floor is accessed via permanent steps and provides space for either a fifth bedroom or home office.
The property is approached via a stone pillared entrance to a sweeping gravel drive which bisects areas of lawn and leads to the front of the house where there is extensive parking. There is a good and solidly built double garage and deep beds are freshly planted. To the side is the oil tank and garden shed, while to the rear is a further garden area divided into two sections with a terrace and orchard.
Old Marston House is situated on the eastern edge of this attractive conservation village on the South Somerset/North Dorset border, a settlement of mainly period properties with occasional modern infill. While Perrys Recycling is to the rear of the property, swathes of open countryside is also on the doorstep and, with it, miles of footpaths and bridleways to enjoy.
Marston Magna itself offers local facilities in the form of the parish church, village hall and public house, while the next door village of Queen Camel has a wider range of amenities including a shop/post office, pre and primary schools, and a health centre.
This area is well served by larger conurbations including Yeovil and the Abbey town of Sherborne, both providing extensive shopping, recreational and cultural facilities. Castle Cary, a bustling market town, is equidistant to the north and Bruton, complete with the acclaimed Hauser & Wirth Gallery is only slightly further afield.
A choice of good independent and state schools is a major draw to South Somerset and communications are excellent, with the A303 just two miles away allowing proximity to a long east-west corridor, while a choice of mainline stations to London Waterloo (Sherborne 2hrs 35 mins) and Paddington (Castle Cary 1 hr 30 mins) are within easy reach.
Sporting and country pursuits are on offer close at hand, Racing is at Wincanton, Golf is at Sherborne and Folke, and sailing and other watersports are within an easy drive on the south coast.
Mains water, electricity and drainage, oil fired boiler for heating and hot water.
Council Tax Band E (£2,326.07 2020/21)
EPC As a Listed property an EPC is not required under current Regulations.