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Own a piece of local history at St Johns Priory
Mon 23 May 2022

Own a piece of local history at St Johns Priory

Local estate agency Allen & Harris in Wells is delighted to offer local buyers an exclusive opportunity to purchase the newly restored St John’s Priory in Castle Cary, Somerset. Transformed from derelict by Carlson Homes, the site consists of the main four-bedroom manor house, with three outbuildings sitting in an acre of land, and offering the opportunity to restore the house further with the assistance of Carlson Homes. Allen & Harris is recommending that potential buyers get in touch as soon as possible to view the magnificent property and discuss restoration options.  

Built in 1877 and listed as a Grade II property in 1986, St John’s Priory is rooted in Castle Cary’s rich history. Originally designed for John Stephens Donne of the Flax Mills family, the building has a wealth of striking features, such as the Doulting and Bath stone ashlar, chimney stacks, and stained glass windows. In World War II, the house was occupied by a brigade of guards and American nurses, and most recently, housed The Sisters Jesus Crucified nuns. To maintain St John’s Priory’s rich history, Carlson Homes has been careful to keep the building’s original features, whilst transforming the property into a luxurious home in-keeping with its stunning surroundings.

“This is a unique opportunity for local people, with an extensive, interesting history which will appeal to a variety of buyers”, says Stephen Bisiker, Sequence Land and New Homes Manager. “St John’s Priory is an important building entrenched in the town’s culture, and as the house is essentially a blank canvas with a variety of choices for a buyer, poses an exciting project. Castle Cary is a hugely popular town and, with the exclusivity of St John’s Priory, we expect to see a lot of interest from buyers both locally and further afield.”

St John’s Priory is located in the centre of Castle Cary - a town also rich in historical events with records dating back to the 11th century, and a number of other significant buildings to compliment the manor house.

For more information on St John’s Priory and to book a viewing, please contact Allen & Harris Wells on 01749 676067 or email

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