Hornblotton Mill, Alford

Guide price - £2,000,000

Area (approx)
4,022 Sq Ft / 373.7 Sq M

Church Lane, Alford
Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7FS

A fully renovated family home with excellent secondary accommodation, set in the most enchanting setting with views over the river Brue.


4 Bedrooms
3 Bath/Shower rooms
3 Reception rooms
1 bed Annexe
Home office
Car port
Fishing rights
Size of Plot 1 acre


Mains water and electricity, private sewage treatment plant
Oil fired central heating in the house
Wood pellet biomass in Keepers Cottage

The AreaAlford

Hornblotton Mill occupies a most enchanting position, set in the middle of the Alford Estate offering total solitude from the outside world. Whilst the town of Castle Cary is only a few miles away and offers a wide range of day-to-day shopping including a weekly farmer’s market, there is also a mainline train station to London Paddington. The ever-popular town of Bruton is close by and has a host of excellent restaurants such as the Michelin-starred Osip, as well as the Hauser and Wirth Gallery, At The Chapel and Durslade Farm Shop. The Newt Hotel is within a 10-minute drive and even offers a home delivery service. Communications are excellent with the A303 providing convenient access to London and the Southwest. The area has an excellent selection of schools including Hazelgrove Prep School, Kings Bruton, Millfield and Sherborne schools to name a few. Sporting opportunities in the area include racing at Wincanton and Bath, golf at Wheathill and Mendip and rugby at Bath.

Hornblotton Mill, AlfordAbout this home

Set high above the banks of the River Brue, Hornblotton Mill is a fine example of a Somerset Long House with 15th Century origins. The approach is particularly impressive and takes you through the Alford Estate, giving you the feeling of total privacy whilst only being an 8-minute drive to Castle Cary. Having originally been built as a mill for the West Bradley Parish, and then subsequently home to the Alford Estate gamekeeper, Hornblotton Mill is now an immaculate family home having been renovated to a high standard. The Mill retains an abundance of period features including blue lias flagstone floors, original medieval elm plank and muntin screen, wattle and daub panelling and a date stone inscribed with AD 1583. Adjacent to the house, our clients have rebuilt an oak framed cottage which provides an exceptional home office, secondary accommodation and car port with EV charge point.

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4,022 Sq Ft / 373.7 Sq M


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Freddy Dalrymple Hamilton

Freddy is a highly experienced agent having started his career in London, before spending nearly a decade with both Savills and Knight Frank’s National Country House Departments selling prime property across the UK. Having moved back to his home county of Gloucestershire, Freddy focuses on the Cotswold and South West property market. With a wealth of experience, Freddy goes the extra mile to give his clients and buyers a first class experience.