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Occupying a discrete edge of village position, Court Barn was converted in 1991/92 by its present owners, who have created a stunning & versatile country home, perfect for those who are looking to enjoy the great outdoors and yet have excellent transport links, schools, and amenities nearby.
Approached via an elegant gated gravelled driveway, you get a wonderful first impression of the amazing setting the property enjoys as your eyes are drawn towards the exceptional view that stretches out across miles of rolling fields towards the imperious Mendip Hills and Crook Peak.
At the end of the driveway, you turn into a generous parking area with access to a double garage/workshop, with a handsome stone footpath leading to the barn, and passing a neat area of level lawn which provides a wonderful vantage point to soak in the amazing scenery.
Entering the property, you arrive at a spectacular vaulted entrance hallway, with an open plan staircase and galleried landing above. To the rear, French doors add excellent natural light and a lovely herringbone patterned floor adds warmth and character. This spacious room has ample space to be used as a second sitting room or indeed dining hallway if desired. To the left of the hall a passageway leads to the first of two ground floor bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, a lovely guest room that looks out over the rear garden. To the end of the hallway is the sitting room, and what a truly impressive room it is, with its beautiful vaulted ceiling, exposed timber beams, stunning stone fireplace and glorious dual aspect. A wonderful family room to sit around the cast iron log burner during the winter months, or indeed to allow the summer breeze to flow through the two sets of French doors in the summer, effortlessly linking the garden to the house.
On the opposite side of the entrance hallway a further passageway leads to the second ground floor bedroom, which could easily be utilised as a home office/playroom or indeed large utility space if desired. The family bathroom is also accessed off the hallway, fitted with a smart contemporary suite with attractive tiled splashback and generous fitted cupboards.
To the rear of the barn is the fabulous 23'0 kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a substantial range of traditional farmhouse style units, with glazed display cabinets and complete with an economy 7 electric AGA. There are a pair of French doors leading out to the garden and plenty of space for a large breakfast table and soft seating area.
On the first floor, arranged off the galleried landing are the three further bedrooms, two characterful children's bedrooms, and an outstanding master suite, packed with atmospheric features including exposed truss beams, French doors leading to a private balcony, and another set of doors leading to a charming external stone staircase. To the rear of the bedroom there is space for large wardrobes with open loft storage above. Completing the first-floor accommodation is the superbly appointed en-suite bathroom with a chic walk-in rainfall shower, fully tiled splashback, vanity storage, heated towel rail and beautiful mood lighting.
Outside, Court Barn sits in glorious level grounds with extensive lawned areas. There is a delightful, wooded Copse enclosed by post and rail fencing, and a superb paddock area which currently has a large fruit cage within it. There are numerous fruit trees, established mature specimen trees, a large patio area, numerous seating areas from which to enjoy the scenery and wildlife and, several useful outbuildings.
Tenure - Freehold
Council tax band - F
Tarnock is a hamlet situated off the A38, near the beautiful medieval town of Axbridge, which is a popular, small residential town situated on the southern lower slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Further shopping facilities and banks are available in Cheddar and Winscombe, both within convenient driving distance. Bristol and Bath provide a good range of cultural activities and are within driving distance for days or evenings out. Excellent schools nearby including Weare Academy First School, Middle School at Hugh Sexey CE, in Blackford and secondary at The Kings of Wessex Academy, in Cheddar. Independent schools in the area include Sidcot, near Winscombe, Wells Cathedral School, in Wells and Millfield, in Street. The general area provides good walking and horse-riding country, sailing on Axbridge Reservoir, golf courses and a dry ski slope in Churchill near Winscombe. Access to the M5 is at the Edithmead junction, outside Burnham-on-Sea. The A38 is conveniently close for commuting to Bristol, or branching off to go to Bath on the A368.
Travelling on the A38 from Bristol proceed past the turning left for Axbridge & Wells and on down the hill passing through Cross & Biddisham, continue towards Tarnock passing the turning for Kingsway on your left hand side and almost immediately after on the opposite side of the road is the turning for Court Lane, turn into the lane and follow it up and to the right through the five-bar gate.
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