Beckington Somerset

Longmeadow is a select development of eight 4 & 6 bedroom houses in the popular village of Beckington. These meticulously designed and specified homes have all the benefits of village life yet are only a 20 minute drive from the heritage city of Bath, also providing easy access to London.

Architectural Concept

Beckington is a picturesque village steeped in history. The wool trade made it a place of wealth, evidenced by large houses in the main street and smaller workers’ cottages in the narrow side streets.

We work hard to develop designs that are sensitive to, and take inspiration from, their surroundings. Collaborating with Martin Smith of Ashley Design Architects, we designed classic homes with a modern twist.

The result is eight traditionally-built houses, each with a unique layout, size and generous garden. A mix of natural slate and conservation clay roof materials gives the group of houses a village appearance. These oak-clad, light-filled homes have been designed to make the most of the surrounding countryside, with full views and glimpses from different windows. Five of these have fully equipped garden rooms, suitable as a home office or studio.

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Having lived in Beckington for many years, it matters to me that these houses fit the village in character - I want the people I see every day to feel this too.

- John Yerbury

Specifications Overview

We use natural products including ashlar and rubble stone, clay and slate tiles and oak detailing to create quality, characterful houses. Marrying modern methods with traditional skills, we always collaborate with an interior designer for an exemplary finish. Each house incorporates:

  • Natural stone & oak clad exterior
  • Aluminium windows in French Grey
  • Driveway & garage with motorised door
  • Landscaped garden with mature trees
  • Mix of oak & large format tile flooring
  • Open plan kitchen with doors to garden
  • Boot room &/or separate utility area
  • Systemair Clean Air system
  • Underfloor heating & wood burner
  • Data & speaker cable throughout
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Carbon Credentials

We use a “fabric first” approach which maximises the performance of the materials that make up the building itself. This can improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, as well as help to reduce operational costs. A fabric first approach to building can also reduce the need for maintenance which is another benefit to our new owners.

Each Longmeadow house incorporates a green roof which adds a layer of insulation and captures storm water. Thermally efficient powder coated aluminium windows provide insulation, while underfloor heating with thermostats in each room maintains a consistent ambient temperature. A clean air and heat recovery system removes stale air and replaces it with fresh filtered air to all rooms, retaining and redistributing the warmth already within the home.

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Somerset is a popular county with a huge amount to offer. Beckington itself is a lively village with a vibrant social scene, well-attended church and tennis and cricket clubs. It’s perfectly placed for access to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, just 12 miles away, as well as Frome and Bruton, Somerset towns that regularly feature in The Times Best Places to Live Guide. All offer a wealth of restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as galleries, theatre, museums, cinemas and cultural events.

There is many a good pub to discover including Beckington’s The Forester’s and The Woolpack. The award winning Talbot Inn is a short drive or cycle away in Mells, as is Babington House – the well-known Soho House private members’ country club.

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), there are endless views to enjoy and walks to explore, including the Costwold Way, Cley Hill and Glastonbury Tor. Orchardleigh Golf course is nearby, as are a number of riding, rowing and other outdoor pursuit centres. World class sporting facilities include Bath Rugby, Bath Cricket Club and Bath University.

Iford House & Gardens is on the doorstep, with the National Trust’s Stourhead, The Newt in Somerset, Hauser & Wirth and Longleat a pleasant trip through the lanes.

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I have known John for 20 years and it is a privilege to be involved in another of his superb developments.

Philip Cobb, Cobb Farr