5 bedroom detached house for saleHillfarrance, Taunton, Somerset
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- Entrance Hall
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Five bedrooms, three ensuite
- Three reception rooms
- Main house 3211 sq ft
- Modern and tradional outbuildings
- Set in 18 acres
- A two storey granary barn with planning permission for a two bedroom dwelling
Knapp Farm is a Grade II Listed farmhouse dating back to 1730. The current owners have refurbished the house to a very high standard; reinstalling oak beams, plank and muntin screens and creating bespoke wooden features. The house is completely unique in the stunning and traditional quality of the restoration, full of period features with large rooms but with all the modern conveniences such as underfloor heating, modern electrics and plumbing. Currently successfully run as a wedding venue and bed and breakfast, Knapp Farm has a wealth of potential for additional income.
The ground floor accommodation comprises of an entrance hall with a downstairs cloakroom/wet room and the main staircase. To the right of the hall is the dual aspect sitting room, with a wood burning stove, shutters and window seat. To the left of the hall is the drawing room with a fireplace and open brick work. A step down leads into the dining room, with a second set of stairs and access to the south-facing courtyard, and into the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen has bespoke oak units, a five oven Aga and a butler sink. A utility room, boot room and downstairs cloakroom complete the ground floor.
Upstairs are five beautiful and unique bedrooms. Bedroom two has an ensuite bathroom with a stand-alone wooden bath and a walk in wardrobe and, along with bedroom five, is to the right of the main stairs. To the left of the main stairs is bedroom three with an ensuite shower room and the family bathroom. The large master bedroom has a stand-alone copper bath in one corner, double doors overlooking the gardens and an ensuite shower room. Bedroom four has a mezzanine level and spiral staircase with a dressing area underneath. Bedroom four is serviced by both the main and second set of stairs, the Master bedroom being accessed by the second set of stairs from the dining room.
The pretty village of Hillfarrance provides a parish church and public house, whilst nearby Oake provides further amenities including shop/post office and popular primary school, as well as the Oake Manor golf course.
Taunton has excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages, including Taunton School, Kings College, Queen's College and King's Hall. 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. Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield, Wellington and Blundell's, which are all within driving distance.
Exeter, approximately 29 miles away is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping, including John Lewis, and restaurants. There is also a Waitrose supermarket both in Exeter and Wellington. Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country. The M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to Cornwall to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Taunton and Exeter. Exeter and Bristol International Airports provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.
To the front of Knapp Farm is a pretty lawned garden with flowering borders and a path leading to the main entrance from the main gravelled parking area. To the rear is a south-facing courtyard, with a well and pear tree, leading to the main gardens with views over the land and surrounding countryside. The large gardens have many seating areas and lead to the orchard, paddocks and barns. Accessed from the courtyard and barn is a pretty walled garden, mainly laid to lawn with many established trees and flowering shrubs.
Knapp Farm has a range of outbuildings including;
1. A 200m sq. barn with a concrete floor plus a 120m/sq. pig sty. This barn is currently used for a wedding venue business.
2. A two storey granary barn with planning permission for a two bedroom dwelling. Planning number 27/14/0003. Drawings of the proposed design are available from the sellers agent.
3. Brick built wood stores with three open bays and one enclosed
4. A new L shaped 155ft x 30ft open fronted Dutch barn with a gravelled courtyard to the front and separate road access.
5. Stables with access to all of the paddocks.
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