Portman House, Pylle on the Fosse, Somerset

£525,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 2599958
  • Type: Detached House
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Reception Rooms: 7
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Substantial main house
  • Barn with permissions to convert into 2 cottages
  • Detached four room B&B complex
  • House stands on a plot of an acre
  • Cellars & former stable block
  • Fields to rear

Property Summary

Portman House is an imposing detached family home with extensive grounds and outbuildings. Ideally located south of Shepton Mallet on the A37 (which links Bristol & Bath to the north with Yeovil and the A303 to the south). The property sits between the Bath and West Showground and the Glastonbury Festival site in Pilton. Offering vast amounts of accommodation within the main house but also benefiting from a detached complex of four ensuite B&B rooms, a barn with planning permission to convert into two 2 bedroom holiday cottages, former stable block and a large rear garden (previously a Caravan Club Certified Location with five touring caravan/motorhome pitches).

Full Details

Location & Amenities

Portman House is approached off the A37 via a five bar gate, leading to driveway parking for numerous vehicles. Further gates lead to the southern courtyard (around which is arranged the B&B accommodation and the barn) or along the northern boundary to the rear gardens.

Situated in the village of Pylle, on the A37 trunk road which links Bristol and Bath with Yeovil and the A303. Approximately 2 miles south of Shepton Mallet and adjacent to the western entrance to the Royal Bath & West Showground. Ideally placed for visitors to Wells, Glastonbury and Cheddar.

Accommodation Main House

Ground Floor

Five reception rooms, main entrance hall, side hall, large kitchen, utility room, bathroom, separate W.C. Currently used as a mixture of owners accommodation and space for guest dining. Access to first floor and cellars.

First Floor

Sitting room, three ensuite bedrooms, kitchen, landing/study areas. Currently arranged as owners accommodation (akin to a one bedroom apartment), with two additional ensuite bedrooms for guests/B&B.


Two large rooms under ground floor dining room and breakfast room, with double door access to the side.

Barn/Skittle Alley

Currently comprising of rear hall from main house, second kitchen/prep room, large open barn and separate barrel storage. Planning permission in place (ref/no 094361/006, granted on 23/01/06 as part of the change of use of the whole property) to convert this space into two 2 bedroom holiday cottages with private entrances and gardens.

Detached B&B complex

Four ensuite rooms (currently arranged as three twin rooms and one double room) plus boiler room and linen store. No longer being run as a business due to health reasons. . Additional detached former stable block used as freezer room (unconverted).


Rear Garden - 167ft x 125ft

Side Gardens - 128ft x 39ft

Primarily laid to grass, enclosed by hedging and fencing. Gated access for vehicles along the northern boundary of the property past the main house. Further pedestrian access between the B&B complex and barn. West facing and previously used as a Caravan Club Certified Location with 5 pitches (and 4 electric hook-ups) for touring caravans

Agents Notes Barn conversion permissions limit occupation of proposed holiday cottages to 28 day stays as a maximum.

For room dimensions, please see our floorplans.

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