- Perfect balance of historic elegance with contemporary style
- Opportunity to complete a series of works to further personalise and enhance the home
- 4 bedroom manor house with 3 x guest / staff apartments sitting on a plot of over an acre
- Picturesque market town nestled in the tranquil south somerset countryside
- St john’s priory is undoubtedly a distinctive property that offers a unique lifestyle in incomparable surroundings.
The home is ready to purchase now at a price of £2,100,000 or Carlson Homes are happy to work with any purchaser to complete a series of works to further personalise and enhance the development subject to further costs.
St John’s Priory is being lovingly restored using thoughtful design to incorporate practical modern-day living with its original historic beauty. Great attention to detail is being applied throughout every stage of the renovation, resulting in the perfect combination of bold features and subtle nuances. Whilst The Priory exudes historical style and elegance, contemporary comforts and technology will be carefully integrated to create a luxurious home.
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The DevelopmentPriory Gate is a unique development of individually styled properties set in one of the most sought-after locations in the UK. Offering a variety of properties from one bedroom luxury apartments to four bedroom family homes, Priory Gate has been designed to deliver spacious rural living within an exclusive setting. Carlson Homes has cleverly blended these exceptional new properties into this stunning countryside location, providing picturesque views and surroundings in every direction. This attractive collection of new-build homes is situated around St John’s Priory – a beautifully restored Grade II listed property that dates back to 1877.
HistoryThis Grade II listed property was originally designed by Charles Bell for John Stephens Donne of the Flax Mills family. Built using Doulting and Bath stone ashlar, a plain grey roof and ashlar chimney stacks with ornamental caps, this stunning piece of architecture boasts a rich and fascinating historical story. In World War II American Forces occupied the Priory. Following the war it became the convent home of the Sisters of Jesus Crucified who inhabited the building until 1997. It has since fallen into disrepair and requires extensive renovation to restore many parts of the building to their former glory. Using architectural integrity, respectful of the Priory’s original splendour, Carlson Homes is transforming this property into a luxurious home in keeping with its stunning surroundings. St John’s Priory is located in the centre of Castle Cary - a town also rich in historical events with records dating back to the 11th century.
The DeveloperCarlson Homes specialises in renovating and building unique and stylish properties in carefully selected highly desirable locations across the UK. As an independent property developer, we pride ourselves on creating prestigious properties that offer more than just a home – we consider lifestyle opportunities in each and every one of our projects. From location and transport links, to panoramic views and carefully planned features, we provide homes that cleverly combine comfort with luxury and practicality with style. From concept to completion our attention to detail and passion for quality in all we do ensure that every Carlson Homes property is somewhere you'd be proud to call home.
The LocationDiscover Castle Cary – A lifestyle choice loved by many… Castle Cary, just 24 miles south of Bath, is a picturesque market town nestled in the tranquil South Somerset countryside. This sophisticated and friendly town is home to a delightful array of independent businesses including boutiques, shops, galleries, delicatessens, cafés and restaurants. The town boasts a bustling traditional weekly market offering organic vegetables, homemade jams and chutneys, artisan breads and other local produce. It really is impossible not to fall in love with the undisputable charm of this Somerset gem!
Transport LinksCastle Cary offers rural living at its best, with remarkably efficient links to urban hubs including London, Bristol, Cardiff, Reading, Newbury and more. By road the A303 is easily accessible providing a direct route to London via the M3. Castle Cary train station offers a direct mainline service to London Paddington in less than 2 hours, making it the perfect location for many commuters. Nearby Bruton now provides an efficient direct train link into London Waterloo, further improving city access from this rural haven. Bristol Central, Cardiff Central, Reading and Newbury are all directly accessible from Castle Cary station opening up a raft of city opportunities from this idyllic countryside location. With many vibrant smaller towns nearby, Castle Cary really does have it all.
EducationCastle Cary and its neighbouring towns are home to some of the best local independent, public day and boarding schools in the country, making the town popular with families wanting the best education for their children. Within the town itself you will find Castle Cary Community Primary School, Lovington C of E Primary School and Ansford Academy Secondary School. Nearby Bruton offers Bruton Primary School, King’s Bruton Independent Day & Boarding Secondary School, Bruton School for Girls, which provides day and boarding opportunities for girls aged between 3 and 18 years, and Sexey’s State Boarding School. Slightly further afield, but all within easy reach of Castle Cary, are Millfield Independent School for Boys & Girls from 2 to 17, Sherborne Independent Boys’ Boarding School and Hazlegrove Independent Day & Boarding School for boys and girls aged 21/2 to 13, which is set within 200 acres of parkland. The choice and standard of the schools in and around Castle Cary is just one of its many attractions for families looking for a lifestyle choice that benefits each generation.
Please Note:We will endeavour to use the photographs of the actual property but may also show pictures of the showhome, similar properties from the developer and/or computer generated images. Floorplan images may be handed. Reservation fee applies Dimensions and specifications are preliminary and subject to change. The internal features and specification may be changed during construction and final finishes could vary.
Entrance Lobby10' 5" x 11' 1" ( 3.17m x 3.38m )
Solid wood double doors to the front, Intrinsic tiled flooring.
Entrance Hall33' 2" x 22' 2" ( 10.11m x 6.76m )
Grande entrance hall featuring staircase to upper floors, stunning ceiling patters and coving. Doors to:
Lounge31' 5" x 19' 4" ( 9.58m x 5.89m )
Triple aspect with large Sash bay windows to the front, sache windows to the side, stone mantle and intricate decorative coving and ceiling patterns. Large double sliding doors to dining room.
Dining Room27' 7" x 24' 4" ( 8.41m x 7.42m )
Large bay windows to the side with sash openings, and decorative coving.
Kitchen24' 1" x 15' 6" ( 7.34m x 4.72m )
Solid wood door to the rear, windows to the side, stone corner fireplace and access to utility.
Utility Room11' 5" x 5' 9" ( 3.48m x 1.75m )
Drawing Room19' x 17' 5" ( 5.79m x 5.31m )
Dual aspect with door to side patio and large sash window to the front. Stone mantle/hearth.
LandingBeautiful mullioned stained glass windows, detailed grand staircase and intricate coving. airing cupboard housing water tank. Stairs to bell tower and selfcontained guest apartment. Doors to:
Master Bedroom27' 7" x 24' 5" ( 8.41m x 7.44m )
A substantial master bedroom with large sash bay windows to the side and alcove to the dressing room. door to to en-suite.
Dressing Area13' 7" x 7' 4" ( 4.14m x 2.24m )
Sash windows to the side.
En-Suite15' 6" x 11' 10" ( 4.72m x 3.61m )
Sash windows to the rear and decorative coving.
Bedroom 219' 5" x 16' 4" ( 5.92m x 4.98m )
Dual aspect with sash bay windows to the front and sache windows to the side. Door to en-suite.
En-Suite15' 1" x 8' 8" ( 4.60m x 2.64m )
Sash windows to the side.
Bedroom 317' 5" x 15' 4" ( 5.31m x 4.67m )
Dual aspect with sash windows to the front and side.
Bedroom 412' 8" x 11' 2" ( 3.86m x 3.40m )
Sash windows to the side.
Bathroom10' x 11' 4" ( 3.05m x 3.45m )
Family bathroom with sash windows to the front.
Self Contained Guest ApartmentAccessed via stairwell encompassing bedroom (23' 4" x 11'8") with 4x Velux windows, kitchen (9'5" x 15'5"), and bathroom (6'3" x 8'1")
Bell TowerAccessed via an original cast iron staircase and windows providing transcendent views to countryside.
OutsideSitting on a plot of just over an acre with a double gated entrance, large shingle laid driveway with excessive parking, double carport towards the rear end of the plot and large lawned areas.
Guest ApartmentsPlease note that all guests apartments have a separate, independent access that doesn't involve crossing the grounds of the Priory. All apartments have allocated parking away from the grounds of the Priory.
Apartment 1A three bedroom apartment across two levels with private courtyard, allocated parking and independent access finished to an impeccable standard.
Apartment 2One bedroom apartment with open plan kitchen/living space and allocated parking finished to an impeccable standard.
Apartment 3A one bedroom apartment with open plan kitchen/living space and allocated parking finished to an impeccable standard.
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