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Somerset country house in the Lutyens style

Barrow Court is a substantial country residence built in the style of Lutyens between 1910 and 1912. The house is made of brick elevations under a clay-tiled roof and was designed by Ernest Turner Powell, after the Lutyens style.

Interior features include oak floors, doors and panelling and some fine open fireplaces in the main reception rooms – the house does require some interior refurbishment.

The accommodation comprises: Entrance hall, reception hall, drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, gun room and flower room. Upstairs are the master bedroom suite and five further principal bedrooms and two further bathrooms, and there are four more bedrooms with a WC above this in the attic.


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The property also has a self-contained annexe with its own kitchen, living room, pantry and en suite bedroom and comes with two cottages – Lodge Bungalow, which has four bedrooms and Stable Cottage which has two bedrooms. Outside there is a stable yard with five loose boxes, a tack/feed room and a wood/fuel store. There is also a woodwork shop within the yard. In addition to the equestrian facilities there are also some cattle yards, a badminton court, two heated greenhouses, two garden store rooms, an all weather tennis court and a heated outdoor swimming pool.

The grounds are extensive with the main area of formal gardens to the rear of the house; there are a number of fine mature trees within the main garden, mainly copper beeches and there is also a well-maintained and productive kitchen garden. Three fields to the south west are fenced off and are well suited either to livestock or equine use, and the western boundary of the property comprises 16 acres of mature woodland which has fantastic bluebells and spring bulbs and is perfect for hacking and dog walking – the property comes with around 46 acres.

Situated near Castle Cary and Sherborne the house is well placed for amenities, local shopping and schools, as well as regular train services to London.

The guide price is £3.5m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 0935 812236 or visit

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