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4 bedroom farm house for sale

Rooksbridge Road, Rooksbridge

£625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period detached farmhouse of charm and character
  • Multiple outbuildings with potential
  • Varied plot approximating 1.75 acres including stunning orchard
  • Living room, dining room, kitchen, utility
  • Three double bedrooms, bathroom and en suite
  • One bedroom annex with living room, kitchen and bathroom
  • Rural aspect with real convenience
  • Viewings highly recommended
  • Fully owned solar panelling

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Set on the Rooksbridge Road in a varied 1.75 acre plot encompassing stunning orchard and outbuildings is Cootehorn Farm, a beautifully presented three double bedroom detached farmhouse of charm and character with the added bonus of a totally self contained one bedroom annex. The current vendors have been in situ for 20 years and in that period, have undertaken a large amount of improvement and renovation works that really have taken the property to the next level both aesthetically and practically. Crucially however, there is still potential, not least in the extensive outbuildings which have planning permission for conversion to two holiday lets and an office (Sedgemoor planning ref. 24/14/00004).

Accessed via a sweeping gravel drive and set at right angles to the quiet road, the farmhouse overlooks that stunning orchard with its array of cider and culinary apple trees, which have been harvested by local cider makers in recent years. This outside space would be perfect for someone looking for a smallholding, perhaps for a few chickens, sheep or goats, especially as there is a versatile animal shelter. Yet, this is by no means it when it comes to the outbuildings. There are also two stunning 28' (approx) barn garages with vaulted roofs, two further stables and two extra workshop rooms... So no problems with storage! A stunning landscaped garden and substantial (and we mean substantial) parking completes the picture.

Accommodation in the main farmhouse briefly comprises; 17' living room, 15' dining room with multi fuel wood burner, kitchen/breakfast room, utility/WC, large rear hall, large study/landing, master bedroom with ensuite, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. The beauty of the annex is that it can relatively simply be part of the main accommodation if one so wished by utilisation of the interconnecting door. It has its own front and rear entrance doors and briefly comprises; office, kitchen, living/dining room, double bedroom and bathroom.

Cootehorn Farm is surrounded by some of the most varied and beautiful countryside anyone could hope to find. Indeed, for lovers of walking or equestrian pursuits the area is ideal, and Crook Peak is eminently accessible. The property is set approximately a half a mile down Rooksbridge Road off the A38 in a highly convenient spot for amenities and schools, with Weston-super-Mare just down the road, the M5 easily accessible and convenient transport routes to both Bristol, Bath and further afield. In our view Cootehorn Farm represents a huge amount of farmhouse, annex, outbuildings, orchard and gardens at these figures and we would therefore highly recommend an early viewing. EPC rating F.
 

DIRECTIONS Travelling from the Bristol direction on the A38, continue down the hill past the turn off to Cross for about a mile continuing into Lower Weare. Go past Notting Hill Way signposted to Wedmore for around two and a half miles travelling through Tarnock, and into Rooksbridge turning right into Rooksbridge Road before the speed camera. Cootehorn Farm can be found about half a mile down on your left hand side with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents' For Sale board. 

SITUATION Rooksbridge is a rural community in the heart of Somerset and part of the Parish of East Brent on the edge of the Somerset Levels. The village is centred around the pub, post office & stores, and there is also an excellent Primary School as well as the renowned Hugh Sexeys Middle School and the Kings of Wessex Academy. Independent schools are at nearby Sidcot, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. Not only is it ideally situated for easy access to the M5 at nearby motorway junction 22, the village is also a short distance from the market town of Highbridge, Weston-super-Mare, Cheddar and the Medieval town of Axbridge. There are many local businesses in the area and its well worth checking the Rooksbridge village website for further information - www.rooksbridge.org.uk. Being right on the edge of the Mendip Hills the location is perfect for walking, horseriding and cycling, or for something more leisurely then there is a health and fitness club at the nearby Webbington Hotel.  

OUR VENDOR SAYS We have lived at Cootehorn Farm for 20 years and moved here because we wanted to leave Bristol for better schooling for our son. We also desperately wanted to live in the countryside, and although it needed updating we felt that the house had the potential to be everything we wanted in a family home. It is south facing, warm and sunny, with beautiful views of the orchard and real privacy. Yet of course, you have access to good schools and local shops, easy access to the A370, A38 and M5, and Bristol Airport just 20 minutes away.  

WE HAVE NOTICED With a history dating back to the 1840s...This most attractive period detached house really is set in the most beautiful of locales, overlooking a quintessential English Orchard, with loads of potential for those willing to do more with it. Accommodation is spacious and comfortable and that dual occupation possibility in the annex would be perfect for elderly parents, young couples or a teenager. Coupled with that, the outbuildings hold a myriad possibilities for the right buyer, not least the converting to holiday lets.  

PROPERTY DETAILS Entrance door to: 

DINING ROOM 15' 2" x 11' 5" (4.62m x 3.48m) widening to 13' 9" (4.19m) (into bay) Upvc double glazed bay style window to front aspect with orchard views, fireplace with stone surround and paved hearth housing multi fuel wood burning stove, radiator.

Doors to Kitchen/Breakfast Room and: 

LIVING ROOM 17' 5" (5.31m) widening to 19'5" (5.92m) x 12' 11" (3.94m) Upvc double glazed bay window to front aspect with orchard views, double glazed double doors to rear garden, brick built fireplace housing living flame gas fire, TV point, two radiators. Door to rear hall.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' x 11' 3" (4.27m x 3.43m) Dual aspect upvc double glazed windows with orchard views, range of base and eye level units with roll top work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, space for range cooker, space for fridge and freezer, plumbing for dish washer, wood flooring, TV point, kick space.

Doors to: 

REAR HALL 22' x 5' 7" (6.71m x 1.7m) Wood effect upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, wood effect upvc double glazed panel to rear aspect, understairs storage cupboard, burglar alarm control point, electric fuse box, radiator, stairs to first floor landing.

Door to rear patio and: 

UTILITY/WC 9' 1" x 5' 6" (2.77m x 1.68m) Obscure wood effect upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, obscure upvc double glazed window to side aspect, low level WC, range of base and eye level units with roll top work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, oil fired central heating boiler, plumbing for washing machine, radiator.

Stairs to: 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Two wood effect upvc double glazed windows to rear aspect, double glazed skylight style window, access to loft, telephone point, two radiators, sliding door to storage cupboard and access door to annex. 

BEDROOM ONE 13' 6" (measured into bay) x 14' 9" (measured into fitted storage wardrobe) (4.11m x 4.5m) Upvc double glazed bay window to front aspect with stunning orchard views, range of fitted storage wardrobes, dressing table unit and bedside cabinet, radiator.

Door to: 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM WC 6' x 3' 2" (1.83m x 0.97m) Obscure upvc double glazed window to front aspect, low level WC, wash hand basin with tiled surround, shower cubicle housing 'Triton' shower, ladder style heated towel rail radiator.  

BEDROOM TWO 13' 9" (measured into bay) x 13' 3" (4.19m x 4.04m) Upvc double glazed bay style window to front aspect with stunning orchard views, range of fitted storage wardrobes, radiator.  

BEDROOM THREE 14' x 11' 4" (4.27m x 3.45m) Upvc double glazed window to front aspect with stunning orchard views, fitted storage wardrobe, airing cupboard housing hot water tank, radiator.  

BATHROOM WC 5' 5" x 9' 1" (1.65m x 2.77m) widening to 10' 2" (3.1m) Obscure upvc double glazed window to side aspect, low level WC, corner bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle housing 'Gainsborough' shower, floor to ceiling tiling, ladder style heated towel rail, radiator, exposed ceiling beams.  

ANNEX Private rear entrance door to: 

ENTRANCE HALL 6' 6" x 3' 6" (1.98m x 1.07m) Electric fuse box, storage cupboard.

Doors to: 

OFFICE 9' 7" x 8' 10" (2.92m x 2.69m) Double glazed window to front and rear aspects, wood effect flooring, exposed ceiling beams, electric under floor heating.  

KITCHEN 11' 1" (3.38m) at widest point, narrowing to 6' 3" x 10' 8" (1.91m x 3.25m) Dual aspect double glazed windows, range of base and eye level units with roll top work surfaces and some tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink and drainer, electric cooker point, space for fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing machine and dish washer, oil fired central heating boiler, access to loft, kick space heating.

Door to: 

LIVING ROOM 17' 9" x 13' 4" at widest point (5.41m x 4.06m) Dual aspect double glazed windows, entrance door to front aspect, electric fire, under stairs storage cupboard, two radiators.

Stairs to: 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 5' 11" x 7' 5" (1.8m x 2.26m) Door to main house, fitted storage wardrobe, access to loft.

Doors to: 

BEDROOM ONE 10' x 9' 11" (3.05m x 3.02m) Double glazed window to front aspect, fitted storage cupboard, radiator. 

BATHROOM WC 6' 1" (1.85m) narrowing to 4' 8" x 7' 5" (1.42m x 2.26m) Obscure double glazed window to rear aspect, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panel bath with shower over, tiled surround, radiator, ladder style towel rail.  

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a gravel drive between the orchard and the front garden. This splits in front of the outbuildings and continues past the property. To the right it opens up into a large gravel parking area, and straight on there is a larger gravel car park (where a historic and sizeable corrugated iron barn stood). This would be perfect for a boat, motorhome, or whatever else you wanted to store there.

The orchard measures approximately 1.201 acres and comprises a large grassed area with multiple well spaced cider and culinary apple trees which have been historically sold by Thatchers or harvested by Rich's.

Here you will find a 

FIELD SHELTER 27' 7" x 11' 2" (8.41m x 3.4m) Breezeblock built with three compartments, gate access and tiled floor.

The outbuildings comprise:
 

GARAGE/BARN ONE 29' 5" x 17' 11" (8.97m x 5.46m) Four double glazed windows to side aspect, double wooden doors, vaulted roofing, work bench, power and light.

Door to:  

STORAGE ROOM 11' 2" x 9' 8" (3.4m x 2.95m) Glazed window to side aspect, work bench, light. 

GARAGE/BARN TWO 28' 3" x 11' 4" (8.61m x 3.45m) Double wooden doors, vaulted ceiling, two obscure glazed panels, lighting. 

STABLE ONE 11' 9" x 12' 3" (3.58m x 3.73m) Stable entrance door, obscure glazed panel to side aspect, wall mounted photovoltaic solar unit controller, vaulted ceiling, power and light. 

STABLE TWO 15' 9" x 10' 11" (4.8m x 3.33m) Stable entrance door, vaulted ceiling, lighting, 21 photovoltaic solar units owned by the property and which are generate electricity and feed-in tariff.  

BARN THREE 26' 2" x 14' 6" (7.98m x 4.42m) Double wooden doors, lighting.

The front garden is laid to lawn with a path to the front door, it is lawned with an array of plant and shrub borders, and has a greenhouse.

The rear garden comprises a paved patio area, perfect for al fresco dining, which has lighting, circle water feature and a tap. The rest of the garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a hedged surround, there is a further paved terrace with trellised surround, a bin store, compost area and the oil tank.
 

AGENT'S NOTE The vendors have planning permission for conversion of the field shelter to an office. There is also planning permission for two holiday lets (Sedgemoor planning ref. 24/14/0004). 

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11 November 2016

Nearest stations

  • Highbridge & Burnham (4.7 mi)
  • Weston-super-Mare (5.5 mi)
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The Clock House High Street, Wrington, BS40 5QA

01934 267013 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Highbridge & Burnham (4.7 mi)
  • Weston-super-Mare (5.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Debbie Fortune Estate Agents, Wrington

The Clock House High Street, Wrington, BS40 5QA

01934 267013 Local call rate

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