The playing fields are being sold as Lot 3 of the former Shapwick School. The land included in Lot 3 is highlighted in blue on the plan.
The playing fields are on the opposite side of the lane to the main school buildings and, subject to planning permission, could be suitable for potential development. This Lot will be very appealing to the right buyer as it is a flat site and set between other residential houses. The total size is approximately 6.44 acres / 2.6 hectares.
Shapwick is a popular village on the Polden Hills, surrounded by the beautiful Somerset Moors. Primary schooling is found in the neighbouring villages of Catcott and Ashcott, whilst Street is approximately five miles away, offering an extensive range of facilities including supermarkets, shopping, restaurants, a GP surgery and dentist. Opportunities for outdoor pursuits in the area are abundant; Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve is two miles away, the Mendip Hills AONB 11 miles, the Quantock Hills AONB 17 miles and Exmoor National Park just 28 miles distant.
Taunton, the County Town of Somerset, is approximately 21 miles away. Taunton has excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages including Taunton School, Kings College, Queen’s College and King’s Hall, as well as Castle School. Taunton is home to the famous Somerset County Cricket Club, from which superb views can be enjoyed of the wonderful church towers which are so much a feature of Taunton. The town also has a good range of shopping facilities, including several supermarkets and the large Musgrove Hospital. The vibrant city of Bristol is also just 30 miles away, which is known for its lively social scene, excellent shopping, restaurants, recreational and business facilities. Bristol University is one of the best universities in the country.
Communication links in the area are excellent. The M5 is just 7 miles away, leading to Bristol to the north, Exeter to the south and to the national motorway network. There are regular rail services from Taunton Station, with regular services taking less than two hours to London Paddington. Bristol Airport, approximately 21 miles away, offers an excellent range of domestic and international flights.
The Playing Fields, 21 Station Road, Shapwick, Bridgwater TA7