4 bedroom farm house for saleBurtle, Somerset
Guide Price £1,495,000
- Well Presented 4 Bed (E.O.C) Farmhouse
- All weather arena (55m x 25m)
- Indoor arena (41m x 21m)
- Main yard with 22 boxes
- American Barn stabling with 15 boxes
- Level pasture paddocks
- Strong Livery & riding school business
- Good range of outbuildings
- Classrooms, Kitchen & W.C
- As a Whole in 3 lots
Full descriptionAn Outstanding Residential Equestrian Farm With Highly Regarded Riding School, Livery & Training Centre, Situated In An Accessible Rural Location - 54 Acres
Situation - M5 (J22) 7 miles, Glastonbury 8 miles, Bridgwater 10 miles,
Wells 13 miles, (A303) 18 miles, Castle Cary 22 miles,
Taunton 23 miles, Bath 32 miles
Mainline Train Services: Castle Cary to London Paddington
(90 minutes), Taunton to London Paddington (1 hour 43 minutes)
International Airport: Bristol International 22 miles, Exeter 52 miles
Hill Farm lies in an attractive rural position at the heart of the village
of Burtle between the Quantock and Mendip Hills. Situated a short
distance from the A39, the property enjoys excellent communication
links with easy access to the M5 (J22) providing access to Exeter
and The West Country as well as Bristol, the Midlands and the
North. The market town of Bridgwater lies just 8 miles to the south
west with the Roman City of Bath to the north east.
Education - There is an excellent selection of private schools in the
area including Millfield at Street, Downside at Stratton-on the-
Fosse, the Taunton schools, Wells Cathedral School, Mark College
and Wellington School with primary education available in the
nearby village of Catcott. Further details for independents can be
obtained from www.isc.co.uk and for state school information see
Local, Sporting, Recreational - Burtle village enjoys a thriving community with a good range of amenities including an
active village hall, caf, public house and a church with more
comprehensive shopping, sporting and cultural facilities found in
Street (Clarks Shopping Village), Bridgwater and Glastonbury.
There are plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities
directly from the property into the surrounding countryside.
Horse racing is at Taunton, Wincanton and Bath. Local hunts
include The Mendip, Weston & Banwell, Blackmore & Sparkford
Vale and The Portman. Competition centres are at Pontispool
Farm, Stockland Lovell, Kings Sedgemoor and Stretcholt. Fishing
can be enjoyed on the River Parrett by licence via private clubs
Golf can be enjoyed at Wedmore, Kingweston and Wells.
Hill Farm Equestrian - Situated in an accessible rural location enjoying far reaching views
over the adjoining countryside, Hill Farm is a highly regarded
residential equestrian farm with a successful livery business, riding
school, modern farm buildings, extensive equestrian facilities
including indoor and outdoor arenas and 54 acres of productive
pasture, all within a ring fence.
Farmhouse - Hill Farm Farmhouse is an attractive modern country house (A.O.C)
of rendered elevations under a tiled roof. Extending to some
2,265 ft2 (GIA), the property offers spacious and well presented
accommodation arranged over two floors.
Approached through a pair of 5 bar gates over a tarmac drive,
the property is set back in its own grounds with an extensive
driveway providing parking for several vehicles, softened by mature
hedgerows to the boundaries.
The gardens are a particular feature of the farmhouse comprising
front and rear lawned gardens, well stocked beds and a paved
terrace offering opportunities for outside dining.
A secondary drive continues to the west of the house where the
main equestrian yard is located comprising indoor and outdoor
arenas, teaching facilities, American barn stabling and 22 further
The courtyard provides ample parking for numerous vehicles and
lorries with gravel tracks leading to the paddocks which lie beyond.
A further driveway leads from the main entrance to the south of the
farmhouse where an enclosed yard offers a good range of modern
The farmhouse accommodation comprises:
Bespoke Kitchen breakfast room with oak units, granite work
surfaces and Rangemaster oven
Large double aspect sitting room with attractive wood burning stove
Family room with stairway to attic
Ground floor shower room & W.C
Large master bedroom with fitted wardrobes
3 further bedrooms
Family bathroom with bath & shower
Attractive front & rear gardens with well stocked beds
Front drive offering ample parking
Equestrian - Main yard comprising 22 timber loose boxes arranged in an L shape
American barn comprising 15 internal boxes with tack room
Indoor arena with lighting (41m x 21m)
Outdoor arena (55m x 25m)
Secure tack and feed rooms
Equine shower for the horses
Staff and livery kitchen/rest room
Outbuildings - There is an excellent range agricultural buildings extending to some
Steel portal framed live stock barn with Yorkshire boarding
(105ft x 90ft)
Steel portal framed live stock barn with Yorkshire boarding
(110ft x 90ft)
Livestock barn, portal framed with cladding (60ft x 15ft)
3 bay, open fronted mono pitch barn with cladding
Land - The land lies to the south and west of the main buildings and
comprises of mainly level pasture within a ring fence sub-divided
into individual paddocks. The paddocks are accessed via gravel
tracks from the yard with water laid on.
Well fenced paddocks with water laid on
Direct access to outriding on village lanes
In all the land amounts to some 54 acres.
Hill Farm Equestrian Business - Established in 2006, Hill Farm Equestrian is one of the best regarded
competition centres in the County being BHS approved and highly
commended for both livery and riding school facilities. With an
established reputation, the livery yard is currently full with a waiting
list for spaces. The riding school is equally well subscribed with a
diverse client base both locally and regionally, including private
individuals, group lessons and clinics with BHS stage training for
examinations available. Both the livery business and riding school
provide a high level of income with a full set of accounts for the
past 3 years available to bona fide purchasers following a viewing
of the property.
Agents Notes - Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:
1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property.
2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not
form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of
fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and OS plans
are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the
property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Services have not been
tested. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
Health & Safety - Given the potential hazards of a working farm we would ask you to
be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety,
particularly around livestock and machinery. Children must be supervised by their
parents on site.
Plans & Areas - These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for
reference only. They have been carefully checked and calculated by the vendors
agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the
description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle
either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Planning - The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree
preservation orders, ancient monument orders, town planning schedules and resolutions,
which may or may not come into force. Purchasers will be deemed to have full
knowledge and have satisfied themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting
Equestrian /Agricultural Occupancy Condition - The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person employed
or last employed solely or mainly locally in agriculture as defined in section 290 of the
Town and Country Act 1971, or in forestry and the dependents of such persons.
An application has been made include equestrian use.
Rights Of Way - There are no known public rights of way across the property.
Authorities - Somerset County Council Tel: 0300 123 2224
Sedgemoor District Council Tel: 0300 303 7800
Services - Mains water, electricity with private drainage to Bio-digester treatment plant.
Oil fired central heating.
Directions - From M5 (J22), exit signposted A38, before taking the third exit at the roundabout to Bristol
South. After a short distance, take the right hand lane and right turn to Mark (B3139).
Proceed for approximately 2 miles and on reaching the cross roads continue straight ahead
towards Burtle. Continue for a further 2 miles and at the T Junction turn right before
continuing for approximately 2 miles into the village of Burtle where the entrance to the
property will be found on your right hand side as indicated by the business signage.
Viewings - All viewings strictly by appointment
through the joint agents Fox Grant on
01722 782727 or David James & Partners
on 01934 864300. For further information
please contact William Grant/Adam Field
(Fox Grant) or Richard Nancekivell/Sharon
Everett (David James & Partners)
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