6 bedroomed house
Additional 2 bedroom cottage and cheese house
About The House
Inside | Outside
Situated in the heart of the glorious Somerset countryside, Lubborn House is an elegant and historic family home of some note. The oldest part of the house dates from the 17th century and further additions were made in the 18th and 19th centuries to form what is now an exceptional property, set in magnificent grounds. Throughout the 1900’s the house along with its imposing 5000 sq.ft “Cheese House” acted as the focal point for Somerset cheese makers and it was from here that cheddar cheese was stored and then shipped to London via West Pennard railway station.
The main house is accessed via a driveway that sweeps alongside a paddock to the left and beautiful lawns to the right (ideal for a marquee!). Off the main hall, that leads to a door accessing the back garden, are the kitchen in the oldest part of the house and the sitting room built in the Georgian period. The kitchen is elegant and comfortable and the perfect place for informal dining. A magnificent inglenook fireplace, a four oven Aga and original flagstones combine effortlessly with handmade units, recessed lighting and granite worktops to give the room real character and a touch of luxury.
Inside | Outside
Perhaps the most charming features of Lubborn House are the magnificent and varied grounds that surround it. To the front of the house are well manicured and extensive lawns that run to the boundary of the property. A superb Victorian walled garden stretches to the east of the house and leads to a quintessentially English orchard complete with a multitude of fruit trees. To the rear of the house is another delightful enclosed garden overlooked by an aged apple tree. To the west is the paddock and ‘the ruin’, the remains of a farmhouse that has been there for centuries. To the North and West is a stream and a mature wood running the length of the estate that shelters the paddock and orchards from the wind. A paved stone terrace at the front of the house offers the perfect setting for a summer barbecue and looks towards an array of mature trees that include an oak, a copper beech and a mulberry tree.
An impressive collection of outbuildings includes seven stables, a former coach house providing undercover parking and a large log store.
The cottage has been decorated to a good standard throughout with wooden floors, a fully fitted kitchen and modern central heating. It has its own charming terrace accessed from the spacious sitting room and offers the opportunity for further accommodation or an ideal let.
The Cheese House
This historic four storey building to the rear of the house is well known in the local area as the original centre of the cheese factoring business started by Whitehead and Mullins in the 19th century. It played a central role in the lives of many Somerset farmers and put Baltonsborough on the map in terms of cheese production that continues even today. It is currently unoccupied, but would suit a variety of uses or act simply as an additional storage facility.
About the Area
Location | Area
Baltonsborough is a lively and popular village in the heart of Somerset. Local amenities include a good local pub, a village hall, a primary school and a Grade 1 listed local church. A village shop is opening shortly. Further shopping can be found in nearby Street (with its famous Outlet stores at Clarks Village), the market town of Somerton and the historic city of Wells just a short drive away.
Location | Area
Local attractions include the Glastonbury festival, the Hauser and Wirth Roth Bar and gallery in Bruton, the Kingweston Golf Club and several good local pubs and restaurants. Bath and Bristol are both about an hour’s drive to the North.
Local Transport and Schools
Transport | Schools
Transport | Schools
Local independent schools include a village school, Millfield School, All Hallows prep school, Hazelgrove the Bruton schools and Wells Cathedral. Maintained schools include Strode College, Crispin School, Brookside Academy and the Blue School in Wells.
Lodestone was set up in September 2016 by Cathy Morris-Adams and Sue Macey who wanted to create a new type of agency which responded to the more immediate needs of the world we live in today without compromising the quality of service provided by a traditional local estate agent. Between them they have lived in Somerset for over 50 years. They feel that they can provide a better service for their clients through connecting and building on their already extensive network and vast local knowledge, rather than sitting at a desk waiting for the phone to ring.
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