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Over Stratton, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A superb detached home located near the heart of a popular village with characterful features and large gardens. Versatile accommodation offering up to 5 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms and a delightful garden room. Integral garage and off road parking to rear. EPC Band D


Lenny Barn is a delightful character home which enjoys an advantageous position in the heart of one of South Somerset's most desirable and friendly villages. Considered to be one of the oldest properties in the village, and as such something of a landmark house, Lenny Barn is believed to date back to the 17th century when it was constructed as a farmhouse, to which an attached barn was added to the side in the Georgian or Victorian era, and still exhibits many original features. Under the current ownership, the property has been the subject of a programme of restoration which has seen vast improvements carried out such as the installation of a gas fired central heating system, attention to the electrical system, fresh kitchen and bathroom suites and redecoration throughout. Benefitting from a generous, mature garden of over a third of an acre, this truly appealing property has flexible accommodation which can easily be utilised to fit a variety of lifestyles.

As can be expected from a property with such history, a plethora of characterful features can still be found throughout. Immediately inside the front door, a superbly preserved example of a plank and muntin wall can be seen between the entrance hall and the sitting room, and an original bread oven can be found in the dining room. Exposed beams are in evidence in many locations throughout the house and even the garage and larder have charming period features with flagstone floors and a slate shelf in the pantry.

Internally the rooms are well proportioned with a wealth of natural light throughout the day, owing to the east- west orientation of the property. Entering the property through the front door, you are met with a characterful and welcoming entrance hall with a door leading into a reception room on either side. Both reception rooms are comfortable and relaxing spaces with exposed beams, window seats and striking fireplaces with inset multifuel burners, setting an appealing environment for entertaining and family enjoyment alike. A further reception space is provided in the conservatory which, with a glass roof and walls, offers an uninterrupted outlook across the rear garden and a sense of indoor/outdoor living. The kitchen is thoughtfully fitted with farmhouse-style units which complement the character of the property without compromising on practicality. Modern facilities such as underfloor heating, a built in fridge/freezer and a gas range cooker combine with traditional assets such as a sizeable pantry complete with flagstones and slate shelf to ensure great convenience for the busy cook. Upstairs, up to 5 bedrooms are arranged along a central landing which also gives access to a bathroom and a shower room, both of which are attractively appointed with contemporary suites and stylish Travertine tiles.

A key feature of the property is the versatility exhibited within the accommodation, particularly upstairs where the layout of the master bedroom suite and studio can easily be adapted to provide up to 5 bedrooms. At present these rooms are arranged as an expansive bedroom with double doors opening to a dressing room, from which a studio room located above the integral garage can be accessed, representing a superb arrangement for those working from home or requiring a peaceful place for independent study. Alternatively, the dressing room and office could be used as interlinking bedrooms, benefitting from access independent from the master bedroom, should a greater number of individual sleeping spaces be required. A further asset to the property is the domestic accommodation which is well appointed to cope with the requirements of a busy modern family. Excellent storage space can be found throughout, particularly on the first floor where a large cupboard and loft space can be accessed from the studio, and the current owners have created a ground floor cloakroom with toilet, wash hand basin and plumbing for a washing machine. Internal access is available from the house directly into the garden store and to the garage.


Lenny Barn is set in a plot amounting to over a third of an acre, much of which is arranged as a sizeable rear garden stretching behind the property. Largely laid to a sloping lawn with ornamental flower beds arranged in terraces near the house, the garden enjoys a private, sunny aspect with fine views towards Ham Hill to be seen from the upper part of the plot. With several sun terraces providing multiple excuses for spending time out of doors, this charming garden has been orientated for maximum enjoyment without requiring large amounts of maintenance but still offers plenty of scope for further landscaping if desired, including the possibility of creating a vegetable garden, with a variety of mature fruit trees and a herb garden already established.

Parking is well provided for at Lenny Barn with an integral garage forming part of the house and a gated parking area at the top of the garden, which can be accessed from Northfield Lane. It is thought that a detached garage could easily be created adjacent to the parking area, subject to any relevant consents.


Over Stratton is a charming village within South Somerset which enjoys a village hall, a well reputed pub and a restaurant within the village, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Just outside the village, The Trading Post Farm Shop caters for everyday grocery needs, with a tea room and restaurant also on site, and the nearby market towns of South Petherton and Crewkerne both offer a range of shopping, leisure and health care facilities, with Crewkerne benefitting from a Waitrose superstore.


Transport links are good, with the A303 trunk road within close proximity and a mainline station in Crewkerne offering rail links with London (Waterloo) and Exeter. The M5 (J25) can be joined at Taunton.


Education is well catered for in the area with a nursery school in the village and a selection of state and independent schools nearby including Perrott Hill, Hazelgrove and Millfield at Street. There are both infant and primary schools in South Petherton which we understand have both been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted.


Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas. Gas fired central heating (under floor in the kitchen).


Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil Office, Telephone 01935 475000.


From Yeovil take the A303 towards Exeter and at the Hayes End roundabout take the second exit towards Ilminster Town Centre. Shortly after the petrol station turn left towards Over Stratton and follow this road into the village. The property can be found on the right hand side close to the pub. NB; viewers are requested to park in front of the garage to this property.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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Stags - Yeovil

4-6 Park Rd, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DZ

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