Clapton, Crewkerne


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
A substantial detached house with extensive outbuildings set in a large secluded plot in the country village of Clapton on the Somerset/Dorset border. EPC Band E.


Boughbeech is a substantial and individual detached house of character understood to date back to circa 1882 and was formally a public house known as Wheelwrights then Blue Boy Inn closing in the 1990s. The house is built of attractive local hamstone with brick details under a mainly slate roof. Under the current and previous ownership, a whole number of improvements and alterations have been carried out. The house offers extensive and versatile accommodation which will suit a whole range of buyers either as a private home, someone working from home or for home and income with excellent potential for bed and breakfast and/or for the creation of a self contained ground floor letting unit or annexe.

The accommodation is well presented and character features typical of its age and type include high ceilings and fireplaces. The excellent amenities include: oil fired central heating, UPVC sealed unit windows, well equipped kitchen with limed oak fronted units plus Rangemaster cooker range, electric oven and integrated dishwasher and a wood burner to the living room.

The accommodation extends to: Ground floor- canopy porch, impressive large reception hall with imposing wide staircase and under stairs cupboard, living room with brick and beamed fireplace, dining/snooker room, kitchen/dining room, utility, inner hall, cloakroom, playroom/reception/home office (with outside door), fourth reception room or bedroom (again, with outside door) and en-suite shower room. First floor- large landing, principal bedroom suite/bedroom, dressing room with en-suite bathroom, second bedroom with en-suite bathroom, third bedroom with en-suite bathroom and French doors to balcony, three further bedrooms all with en-suite shower rooms.

The property also benefits from a useful range of outbuildings (with conversion potential, subject to planning), plenty of parking and secluded south facing gardens.


There is a small area of front garden behind attractive stone walls and double metal gates give access onto a tarmac driveway and a very large parking area.

Range of outbuildings- substantial workshop/store (former function room with bar), large garage/workshop and hamstone two storey stone stores (hamstone requiring attention).

The outbuildings offer excellent potential for a whole range of uses and possible conversion, subject to planning for additional accommodation/annexe/letting unit etc.

The attractive and secluded gardens enjoy a sunny south facing aspect with a large lawn together with well established borders, raised beds plus greenhouse/potting shed.


Boughbeech is situated in the pleasant village of Clapton about a mile to the north of the small village of Drimpton and close to the Somerset/Dorset border. There are local facilities in the village of Broadwindsor to the south and to the north, is the market town of Crewkerne where there is also a mainline railway connecting with London Waterloo. Bridport and the Jurassic Coast is a short drive away and the immediate vicinity contains some of the finest countryside available in West Dorset and South Somerset. The shopping centres of Yeovil and Taunton are within easy commuting distance and the A303 is within easy reach.


Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.


From Bridport, take the B3167 to Broadwindsor passing through Salwayash. On approaching Broadwindsor, follow signs to Drimpton continuing along the B3162. On entering Drimpton, turn right by the pub signed Crewkerne. Carry on through the hamlet of Netherhay and follow the road for approximately 1 mile. At the Clapton T-junction, turn right onto the B3165. Go over the bridge and continue for about 500 yards. Boughbeech can be seen on the right.

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