4 bedroom detached house for saleBroadway, Chilcompton, RADSTOCK, Somerset, BA3 4JW
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- Grade II listed farmhouse
- Period features
- Three/four bedrooms
- Two reception rooms
- Study/Bedroom four
- Cellar with workshop, playroom and utility area
- EPC Exempt - Listed
Situated in the sought after village of Chilcompton, Broadway Farmhouse is a
Grade II listed detached 3/4 bedroom farmhouse with period charm. A family house full of character and original Victorian features, the property has been a happy home for current owners, Ken and Bridget, to bring up their two sons.
Large sash windows flood the property with natural light. A wood-burning stove in the sitting room adds to the character of the house, although the property has full central heating. Thick rubble walls are not only attractive but help the house to remain cool in summer and retain heat in winter, making it an extremely comfortable home. Large enough to accommodate a full sized dining table, and currently an organ and a piano, the dining room boasts a feature fireplace and a garden view. Continuing upwards, three large bedrooms occupy the first floor, with a fourth currently used as a study, on the ground floor. A private staircase leads to the master bedroom and en suite bathroom, while at the other end of the house are two double bedrooms, which share a family bathroom. Both have original Victorian fireplaces. Mainly laid to lawn, the garden is beautifully maintained, with hedges and impressive flowering hydrangea and many others. There is a double garage with electric doors and parking for several cars.
Chilcompton itself is situated in the midst of delightful countryside known for its typical drystone walls, caves and picturesque villages, and is within easy reach of Bristol, Bath and Wells, as well as London by rail from Castle Cary Station or Bath. The village offers all the required amenities, including a Post Office, shop, garage, doctors’ surgery, pubs, churches and recreation ground with newly built sports centre and tennis courts. Downside School is just a short walk away in the next village of Stratton-on-the-Fosse, while Wells Cathedral School and Millfield School are also close by. Chilcompton has a Primary School and nearby a number of good state schools. Nearby Wells, with its famous cathedral, is the smallest city in England, and offers diverse shopping and a vibrant theatre scene. Renowned for its beautiful countryside, the area is popular for walking and cycling, while the coast is not too far away at Weston-super-Mare. Cheddar Gorge is a popular destination for nature lovers, as are the scenic Somerset levels.
“My favourite room is the cellar,” says Ken, “which stretches across underneath the whole house. I have a workshop down there alongside a utility room, plentiful storage and a playroom for the boys. The original iron bars on the windows are suggestive of historic use as a cider store long ago when the property was still a farmhouse.”
The boys appreciated the proximity of the property to their school and local amenities, as well as having their own space in the house. “We enjoyed playing in the cellar when we were younger,” they say “and having space for our music in the dining room.”
“One corner of the house features the original Ordnance Survey benchmark, stating that the property lies 616 ft above sea level, or at least it did when the stone was laid in the 1700s!” notes Ken. He adds, “We will miss the house, with its sense of character and unusual layout.”
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