Southwood is a small hamlet just a short drive from Castle Cary which benefits from excellent road and rail communications with Bristol, Bath and Wells to the north and the A303 to the south. The town also benefits from a main line train station with direct service to London
Paddington. The town itself contains many attractive period buildings and good selection of shops and boutiques. Southwood Farm is an approximate 4 mile drive to Bruton, having access to both state and private schooling.
Southwood Farm is a fine example of a former period farmhouse offering in excess of 2,800 sq ft of accommodation arranged over two floors. Accompanying the main house is a 2 bedroom barn conversion (1,079 sq ft) and in excess of 1,600 sq ft of outbuildings with planning to convert into further accommodation. In brief the property comprises an entrance hall, dining room, drawing room, study/office, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, cellar and utility with WC and shower.
The first floor comprises four double bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom. There is a large floored attic which has further potential. The property offers the perfect blend of character and style and has been lovingly maintained by the current owners over the years. Its attractive exterior is met with a welcoming light and spacious interior, providing a wonderful and flexible home, especially for families. There are an abundance of attractive features, including exposed beams, flagstone flooring, open fireplaces and beautiful original doors to name but a few. Downstairs works well for modern day living with three reception rooms alongside the kitchen/breakfast room and a useful study area for those who need to work from home. All the bedrooms are of good proportions and with grounds surrounding the property to all sides, there are lovely views at every turn. The perfect family home for those wanting character and comfort.
Tall gates lead into a gravel driveway, which in turn leads past the house to a large parking and turning area. Just off the driveway and to the right is the driveway to the Wagon Barn with its separate parking. The grounds extend to approaching 2.5 acres and surround both properties and barns to all sides. The outside space has a large front garden laid to lawn, flower beds, trees and shrubs. Large south facing courtyard at the back of the house, with ample room for entertaining on a large scale. To the side of the front garden there is an orchard with cooking apple, dessert apple, pear, damson and plum trees. It is a stunning venue to entertain friends and family throughout the seasons and has even laid host to a wedding. Must be viewed to fully appreciate.
The property is located off the A371 in the hamlet of Southwood. It is located to the south of Shepton Mallet and the north of Castle Cary.