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Located in the charming village of Sparkford, which sits in the South Somerset countryside not far from Cadbury Castle, a Bronze and Iron Age hillfort in South Cadbury and site of many an Arthurian legend.
With its idyllic rural setting, the small village community boasts a fascinating history; mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Spercheforde, it was owned by Walter Dowai, a major landowner in the South West of England after the Norman Conquest. Signs of its past remain today with old earthen works and building foundations to be found in the fields just south of St Mary Magdalene Church.
Sparkford village itself offers a range of amenities, including a cricket field, children's playing field and popular hostelry, The Sparkford Inn. The small market town of Castle Cary with a railway station is less than six miles away. Yeovil, just a couple of miles on from nearby Illchester, offers numerous shops, a country park, a theater and entertainments.
For growing families, there are a number of primary and secondary schools just a short journey away. These include Countess Gytha Primary School in Queen Camel, Hazlegrove Preparatory School just north of Sparkford itself and Buckler's Mead Academy in Yeovil.