3 bedroom farm house for saleRiding Gate, Nr Wincanton
Sold STC £675,000
- Well presented 3 bed cottage
- 8 timber stables
- Lapsed consent for an arena
- Well fenced pasture paddocks
- Attractive rural setting
- Far reaching views
- Further potential subject to planning
- Easy access to A303/M5
- 2 single garages
- 16.5 Acres
A Delightful Residential Equestrian Smallholding In An Accessible Rural Location Enjoying Far Reaching Views - 16.5 Acres
Situation - Wincanton 2 miles, Bruton 5 miles, Gillingham 5 miles,
Castle Cary 9 miles, Sherborne 11 miles, Shaftesbury 19 miles,
Salisbury 30 miles
Mainline trains: Gillingham to London Waterloo (1hr 58 minutes),
Castle Cary to London Paddington (1 hour 45 minutes)
International airport: Bristol 35 miles, Bournemouth 38 miles
Riding Gate Cottage lies in an attractive rural position on the
eastern edge of the popular village of Bayford In the delightful
The property benefits from excellent communication links with
the A37, A303 and M5 motorway all within easy reach, providing
access to the south west, Bristol and London. The Abbey town of
Sherborne 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 Kings, Sunnyhill and Sexeys at Bruton,
Hazlegrove at Sprakford, Sherborne boys and girls, Port Regis and
St Marys at Shaftesbury, Bryanston and Clayesmore at Blandford
with Millfield at Street. Grammar schools are available in Bristol
with state schools nearby. For more details see www.isc.co.uk
for independents and www.somerset.gov.uk for state schools
Local, Sporting & Recreational - Local, Sporting & Recreational Facilities The nearby town
of Gillingham offers a good range of amenities including a
Waitrose supermarket, post office, surgery and library with
more comprehensive shopping, sporting, cultural and education
facilities found in Salisbury and Bath. There are plentiful walking,
cycling and riding opportunities directly from the property into the
surrounding countryside. Horseracing is at Wincanton, Taunton,
and Bath. Local hunts include The Blackmore & Sparkford Vale,
Portman and The Cattistock. Competition centres are at Pontispool
Farm and West Wilts. Fishing can be enjoyed on the River Stour by
licence via private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed
at Wincanton, Wheathill and Sherborne.
Riding Gate Cottage - Riding Gate Cottage is a charming detached period property of
stone construction under a tiled roof. Extending to some 2,484 ft2
(GEA) the property offers spacious, well presented accommodation
arranged over 2 floors.
The property has been carefully refurbished by the current owner
to an exacting standard, retaining much of its character and
charm, whilst taking advantage of the delightful rural views over
the adjoining paddocks and countryside.
Approached through post and rail paddocks, over a sweeping
drive the property benefits from mainly lawned gardens with
herbaceous borders to the front and rear with a number of mature
trees and a patio area offering opportunities for outside dining.
2 single garages provide storage and subject to planning, could
be incorporated into the house to offer further accommodation
or an annexe.
The accommodation comprises:
Vaulted kitchen/dining room
Sitting room with woodburner
Ground floor shower room
2 single garages with potential to convert to further
accommodation (Subject to planning)
Outbuildings - To the south of the cottage lies an enclosed yard offering stabling
with further potential in the form of lapsed planning for an arena.
The buildings comprise:
4 timber stables
4 timber mobile stables
Lapsed consent for sand arena (Ref:12/02664/FUL)
Electric & water connected
Land - Lying to the south of the cottage the level paddocks lie within a
ring fence and are laid to permanent pasture with a raised bund
running along the south eastern boundary. The land is divided
into a number of enclosures with stock fencing to the boundaries.
The land enjoys good access from the yard with water laid on.
Well fenced paddocks
Raised bund with planting scheme
In all the land amounts to some 16.5 Acres.
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
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 smallholding we would ask you
to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety,
particularly around buildings, machinery and livestock. 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.
Town & Country 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
Rights Of Way - There are no known public rights of way across the property.
Authorities - South Somerset Council. Tel: 01935 462462
Council Tax - Band E
Services - Mains water and electricity with private drainage to a septic tank. Oil fired
Tenure - Riding Gate Cottage is sold freehold with vacant possession given upon completion
Fixtures & Fittings - Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments
are excluded from the sale but may be available by negotiation.
Particulars - Prepared in September 2016.
Directions - From Salisbury, head west on the A303 and after approximately 29 miles exit onto the B3081, signposted
Gillingham, before turning right immediately, passing under the dual carriageway. At the T junction
turn left and head west towards Wincanton. After passing the Hunters Lodge Inn on the right hand side,
the property will be found after approximately 1 mile on the left, as indicated by the agents sale board.
Viewings - All viewings strictly by
appointment through the agents
on 01722 782727. For further
information or to book a viewing
please contact William Grant or
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