Your country pile

andrews keynsham

This substantial country home features sprawling accommodation and sweeping views, writes Sammy Milton

If you’re looking to update your address in a most picturesque, country fashion, then this stunning rural retreat demands your attention. Situated in the small but well-connected village of Burnett, within the civil parish of Compton Dando, this stone-built, detached cottage is a pleasing treat for the eyes and the soul.

Perched at the end of a sweeping gravel driveway with more than enough parking for a whole horde of cars, this property is set within an acre of land and also features a double garage and an additional self-contained, one-bedroom annex. Enter into the impressive, turret-style hall and find a splay of gorgeous reception rooms everywhere you turn.

The living room is up first, situated just off to the left. Featuring a pleasing rear aspect overlooking the gardens, this room is the perfect mix of old and new. With exposed oak beams and a traditional feature fireplace, there’s plenty of period charm, blended effortlessly with modern touches and styling. This room links through to a study towards the front of the property – perfect for quiet working or down time – as well as the dining room in the centre of the ground floor.

With circular windows and doors that open onto the garden, this is the ideal space for entertaining friends and family. It is modest in size and provides lots of room for a decadent dining set up – perfect as it leads straight through to the kitchen!

The true heart of this home, it is a ginormous space. Tiled throughout, there are bright ceiling spotlights and wide windows that allow natural light to flood in. There are so many features to adore here. There’s flagstone flooring throughout, a kitchen island, range cooker and other integrated appliances to enjoy. There’s also a storage room, utility room and tack room accessed via this space, and a hallway towards the rear leads onto the self-contained annexe.

Currently generating an income as an all-year-round holiday let, it comprises a large lounge area, double bedroom, separate kitchen and a bathroom – perfect for any dependent relatives or angsty teenagers!

A main bathroom located just off the hall completes the ground floor, with further living accommodation situated on the first floor. Accessed via a vast oak staircase, there are four bedrooms here, each as special as the last. The master is located towards the rear of the home. Full of natural light thanks to tall windows overlooking the garden, it benefits from an en suite bathroom, fitted wardrobes and a walk-in dressing room.

Bedrooms two and three are equally as big and beautiful with their en suites, whilst the fourth is smaller but would make a perfect children’s room or another study.

The garden is certainly something to behold. Rolling lawns of green stretch to far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside, with multiple planting beds and trees. Perfect for summertime al fresco dining, these gardens are the cherry on top for this unique family home. Make sure you book a viewing soon before it gets snapped up.

Agent: Andrews Keynsham, 0117 986 9000,

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