5 bedroom detached house for saleBratton Seymour, Wincanton, Somerset
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom suite with dressing room
- 4 Further bedrooms (2 ensuite) and family bathroom
- Steel framed barn with 7 loose boxes
- Large adjoining barn and manège
- Oak clad double garage and workshop
- Generous 3 bedroom cottage
- Established gardens and orchard
- 10 acres
North Acre Farm is an impressive property that commands a stunning location on the hill in Bratton Seymour. Such a location means almost all the rooms in the house benefit from the exceptional views across the valley. Such views must really be seen to be believed. North Acre Farm was built in 2002 using handmade bricks and tiles resulting in a traditional style.
The ground floor is well laid out with good sized reception rooms throughout. The entrance of the property leads in to a grand dining hall stretching the full width of the property. The impressive triple aspect drawing room features a Jetmaster and is wonderfully light providing a perfect space for entertaining.
The kitchen/breakfast room and drawing room lead off the dining hall. The kitchen/ breakfast room is perfect for modern family living. The adjoining garden room is very much "open plan" with the kitchen, making a versatile space which is flooded with light. The kitchen is well equipped with a four door Aga , electric oven, fitted cupboards, induction hob and walk in larder, with space for a large kitchen dining table. The kitchen faces east and catches the morning sun. This room leads through to a good sized boot room with back door access to the garden, a utility room and cloakroom.
On the first floor is the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and separate dressing room, the room also features a gas fire place. Two further double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms complete the accommodation on the first floor. Stairs lead up to the second floor and open on to a landing from which, two additional double bedrooms lead off and a family bathroom.
Stable Cottage, which is self-contained, has private access from the village lane and is attached to the barn providing useful secondary accommodation to the main house. The cottage has a spacious open plan kitchen and sitting room with views over the spectacular valley beyond. A double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, boot room, utility and cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor are two additional double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
North Acre Farm is located in the quiet village of Bratton Seymour with far reaching views over the gently undulating Somerset countryside. From the property, King Alfred's Tower at Stourhead can be seen on the horizon. The neighbouring village of Shepton Montague has a popular local pub The Montague Inn. Nearby Bruton offers a wider range of restaurants including the award winning 'At The Chapel' and a good range of independent retailers. Bruton is also home to the new highly regarded art gallery Hauser & Wirth with a bar/restaurant and a fantastic garden created by a world renowned garden designer, which hosts various cultural events throughout the year. To the north of Bratton Seymour is the cathedral city of Bath, offering a comprehensive range of cultural, shopping and entertainment facilities including several theatres, a cinema and the historical Roman Baths. Castle Cary has a mainline railway station with direct trains to London Paddington (1hr 50mins), and Gilligham offers direct services to London Waterloo (2hrs). Communications by road are excellent with the A303 providing a link to the M3, M25 and London, or the West Country.
North Acre Farm is well located for fishing, shooting, walking and riding with numerous bridleways in the surrounding unspoilt countryside; a number of which are directly accessible from the property. Racing opportunities are within easy reach; Wincanton racecourse can actually be seen from North Acre Farm on a clear day whilst other nearby courses include Bath and Salisbury. A range of watersports are available on the Dorset coastline, which can be accessed via the A37. The renowned Babington HousePrivate Members Club, the country branch of Soho House, is close by and offers many recreational facilities.
There are a wide range of highly regarded schools in the locality including King's School Bruton, Hazlegrove, Sherborne, All Hallows Preparatory School, Wells Cathedral School, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Downside School, Millfield School, Monkton Combe, Prior Park College, King Edwards, The Royal High and Kingswood Schools.
The property is approached from a gravel drive off the village lane. To the south of the property is a mature orchard with the remainder of the garden being laid to lawn. Established flower beds surround the property along with a productive vegetable patch to the west. There is also an oak clad double garage with a fully insulated workshop adjoined, which could be converted into an external office/studio subject to the necessary planning permission.
This property has excellent equestrian facilities; a real feature being the modern steel portal framed American barn with seven loose boxes including a large foaling box, tack room and wash down area. Four of the loose boxes have been fitted with a rubber stable soft surface and automatic drinkers. Adjoining the stables is a large hay barn with ample space for a horse lorry or trailer. Behind the barn is a Witham Vale Manege with a silica sand and fibre surface (50m x 25m). The land extends for about 10 acres and is divided in to three separate paddocks each supplied with water. In the paddock to the front of the property is a timber field shelter.
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