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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Elworthy, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

Under Offer £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedroom Farmhouse
  • 2 Bedroom Cottage
  • Pretty Gardens
  • Stone Outbuildings with planning permission
  • Stable Block
  • Grazing Paddocks

Full description

A period farmhouse with gardens, traditional stone outbuildings, stables, 12.7 acres of paddocks and a cottage. 5 bedroom farmhouse, 2 bedroom letting cottage, pretty gardens, stone barns with planning permission to create another cottage, stable block, grazing paddocks, EPC Band: E

Situation - The property is situated in the hamlet of Elworthy which lies between the Quantock and the Brendon Hills on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. The house and cottages are situated in an ideal location for running self-catering holiday accommodation or a Bed and Breakfast business, with good road connections and both moorland and coastal destinations within easy reach. The nearby village of Monksilver has a village hall and a highly reputed public house, which has recently received planning permission for an extension to create a village shop.
The popular towns of Wiveliscombe and Williton can be found 5.5 miles and 6 miles respectively from the property where there are many shops and amenities including schools, post offices, doctors and veterinary surgeries, libraries, public houses, churches and cafes/restaurants.
The county town of Taunton, which is 12 miles away, has extensive retail and commercial facilities, together with three independent schools and the Somerset County Cricket Ground. There is access to the M5 motorway (Junction 25) and a main line station with fast trains to London Paddington.

Description - Whites Farm is an impressive period family home comprising the main farmhouse, a separate cottage, two further substantial stone barns, a stable block, gardens and paddocks, in all 12.7 acres. Built primarily of stone under a slate roof the farmhouse has been sympathetically updated retaining many period features with a wealth of exposed beams and character fireplaces. The main house provides very spacious and flexible accommodation which could be used as one large house or has scope to be used as two independent units. The 2 bedroom cottage is single storey suitable for additional family accommodation or for holiday letting. There are two further large stone barns, of which there is Planning Permission.

Accommodation - Whites Farmhouse : A covered porch gives access to the front door of the farmhouse and into the central hallway with staircase to the upper floor. The large double aspect sitting room has a marble fireplace with tiled hearth inset with a wood burning stove, space for settees. The adjacent kitchenette has a range of base and wall units, integrated electric oven and hob, space for freestanding appliances. At the back is the large utility room with a sink and plumbing for appliances and a cloakroom. \stairs lead down to the cellar that has a door to the outside and power and light. The dining room has a feature stone fireplace with wood burning stove and space for an eight seat dining table. To the rear is another large utility room with the oil fired boiler, a sink and plumbing for appliances and a cloakroom. The large cosy kitchen breakfast room, has bespoke kitchen units, an inglenook fireplace housing the oil fired AGA cooker, quarry tiled floor, a second inglenook fireplace with beam over and a gas log effect fire, exposed beams and space for an eight seat table.
The Cider House: A single storey two bedroom cottage with a separate entrance above the garage/workshop by the drive. From the pretty garden the front door leads into a small hallway with a bathroom room to one side with bath and separate shower cubicle. The double aspect kitchen/sitting room has a range of base units with space for appliances and there is further room for a dining table and settees. Doors lead through to two double bedrooms. Outside the cottage has an enclosed lawned garden which is fenced and private.

Outbuildings - The front entrance drive sweeps round a pretty walled garden, past The Cider House to a parking area at the rear of the buildings. The farmhouse has a private garden to the side and rear of the property incorporating a kitchen patio with original well feature plus lawns with planted borders. There are two large detached traditional stone barns. One is currently used as an indoor play area with mezzanine floor (11.23 x 5.07m), the other barn (9.78m x 4.13m) has outlined planning permission for conversion to a holiday cottage.

Stables And Land - A timber stable block houses 4 boxes and has direct access to the surrounding paddocks. In total the land amounts to 12.7 acres of permanent pasture in four enclosures with stock proof fencing. Adjacent to the stables is a level area of grassland suitable to convert to a riding manege (subject to gaining the necessary permissions).

Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the agents please, Stags Dulverton Office Tel:01398 323174 or email

Directions - From Taunton follow the A358 Minehead road for approximately 4 miles turning left just past Bishops Lydeard on the B3227 and go under the railway bridge. Continue for approximately 5 miles turning right at the main crossroads and Whites Farm will be found shortly on the left hand side.

Services - Mains electricity and water and private drainage, part oil fired central heating, broadband available.

Council Tax - Farmhouse Band G (2016/2017)
Cider House Band A (2016/2017)

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21 February 2016


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