4 bedroom farm house for sale

Clatworthy, Wiveliscombe

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A truly unique period farmhouse
  • South facing
  • Large traditional outbuilding with many opportunities STPP
  • Picturesque countryside location
  • Splendid countryside views
  • Many period features
  • 1.3 acres (approx.)
  • Option to purchase further traditional barn and 1.5acres (approx.)
  • EPC F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A truly unique period farmhouse, on the market for the first time in forty years with superb countryside views, with large traditional barn in a picturesque countryside setting, with the option to purchase a further barn and land (STC).

 

Location The parish of Clatworthy lies on the southern side of the Brendon Hills, approximately 3 miles north west from the town of Wiveliscombe and benefits from a village hall and church. Clatworthy lies around the junction of six narrow valleys, which in the 1960's saw the creation of the Clatworthy Reservoir; the reservoir forms the start of the River Tone and is well known for its fishing.

Wiveliscombe offers a range of everyday facilities including supermarket, doctor's surgery, butchers and excellent primary and secondary schools. There are also a range of sporting facilities including outdoor swimming pool and tennis court.

The regional centre of Taunton lies approximately 16.5 miles to the east and offers a further range of shops, educational facilities, supermarkets and weekly Farmer's Market, demonstrating the wide array of local produce. The M5 motorway is conveniently located to the property with access at Wellington (J25) and Taunton (J26). The main railway line service between Taunton and London Paddington is a little under 2 hours.

The surrounding countryside offers a wealth of recreational and sporting activities, with Exmoor National Park's spectacular scenery and the Heritage Coast near at hand, along with Clatworthy Reservoir and Wimbleball Lake.
 

Description Hudford Farmhouse is situated in a tranquil position at the end of its private track leading into a parking and turning area, which takes advantage of the south facing vista overlooking open farmland.

The property is of stone construction under a thatched roof with traditional brick chimneys and double glazed oak windows. The majority of the living accommodation has either oak floorboards or flagstone floors. The farmhouse is not listed.

The south facing farmhouse has been sympathetically and sensitively restored in part over the past forty years by the current vendors, using many traditional building methods and materials so preserving much of the property's original integrity. These works have included the replacement of the ridge beams and roof trusses, re-thatching with reed some 15 years ago and the internal walls having been lime plastered. The property is steeped in the local history of Clatworthy where it was one of the original farmsteads within the parish and dates back to the 15th century. There are an abundance of period features which include exposed beams, large inglenook fireplaces, a stained glass window and minstrel landing.

A large traditional barn offers a wealth of opportunity subject to the relevant consents. An option to purchase a further traditional barn and land is available to the purchaser after twelve months.
 

Hudford Farmhouse (1)  

Accommodation  

Ground floor Covered lean-to at the rear of the property leading to a large oak door to the scullery.

Utility: Single storey room with a flagstone floor, Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine, exposed beams and windows with slate sills. Covered well which is approx. 28ft deep with an electric pump. A cloakroom comprising of a WC. Traditional brick steps leading to the:

Hallway: Oak staircase to the first floor. Oak floorboards, exposed beams and some stonework.

Kitchen: Dual aspect. Inset solid fuel Rayburn with oak lintel above, part exposed brick surround and slate hearth. Cork floor. Part wooden panelled wall, exposed beams and plumbing for dishwasher. Bespoke oak and elm handmade kitchen with sycamore worktops, sink and draining board. Oak windows and sills. Wonderful views across the garden and countryside beyond.

Snug: Inset wood burner with traditional brick hearth and original bread oven with oak lintel above.

Drawing room: Oak floorboards, exposed beams, attractive internal stained glass window. Magnificent inglenook fireplace with cast iron grate and exposed stone surround, with oak lintel above and flagstone hearth.
Oak window with oak window seat and wonderful views looking across the open farmland beyond. Large traditional oak metal studded door to the front porch.

Dairy: Dual aspect. Exposed beams, oak door, traditional brick floor, slate shelf, Belfast sink set into a wooden frame (not connected) and internal stained glass window from the drawing room.

Dining room/library: A small connecting lobby from the drawing room leads through an oak doorframe into a unique and imposing library or dining room. The lobby forms part of the original curing chamber. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams with a wonderful gallery. An alcove features in the chimney breast. Flagstone floor and French windows to the garden.

The gallery features a closed external door and also leads to Bedroom 4.
 

First floor Large landing with access to the boarded roof space; the roof space has the potential to create further living accommodation subject to the relevant planning consents. Oak floorboards and part exposed stonework. Windows to the rear.  

Bedroom 1: Exposed beams and oak floorboards and door.

Bedroom 2: Dual aspect. 'L' shaped room. Exposed beams and oak floorboards and door. Views across the garden.

Airing cupboard: Shelved. Water tank with immersion heater.

Bathroom: Laundry cupboard, oak floorboards and exposed beams, vanity unit with fitted hand basin and wood burner. Split level floor. Part inset bath, WC and bidet. Uninterrupted views across the garden and countryside beyond.

Bedroom 3: Wonderful country views. Oak boards, deep window sill and shelving and part of the original cruck beam.

Bedroom 4: Alcove featuring a shelf. Exposed beams and oak floorboards. Montrose wood burner upon a slate hearth. Doorway to the gallery.
 

Grounds and outbuildings The property is reached by a farm track from a quiet country lane. The track leads into an open parking and turning area in front of the house and garden.

In front of the farmhouse is a large pond along with smaller pond which adjoins an area planted with a number of attractive trees, including fruit, walnut and willow. A small paddock with a timber summer house is surrounded by a mature native hedge boundary.
On the western elevation of the property is a stone outhouse (2) with flagstone floor, (4.97m x 2.12m), under a slate roof. The building has been lime plastered and has an unusual arched window.

At the rear of the farmhouse features an outbuilding (3), (9.23m x 3.07m), with all services connected. The stone outbuilding under a slate roof has been internally lime plastered, insulated and benefits from timber floorboards, exposed beam 'A' frame, French window door frame and Velux window. The roof hosts the solar panels which were installed in 2010 (0.50 pence/unit yield).

Across the driveway is a splendid traditional 'L' shaped barn (4) which has the potential to be used for many purposes or the potential to become a further residential dwelling (subject to planning permission). The building has been used as a business workshop and furniture store for the past forty years. It can be accessed via two double full height timber doors, with the 'L' shape part of the barn at the rear. There is a tallet over the workshop area. The building is constructed of stone and, some twenty years ago, was reroofed with Welsh slate and ridge tiles. Adjoining the barn is a timber-poled lean-to. At the rear of the building is a glass greenhouse. In total, the property stands in grounds of approximately 1.3 acres.

Option to purchase additional land and traditional building
A further 1.5 acres of land as shown blue on the plan will be available as an option to purchase at a fixed sum of £125,000 (STC) twelve months after the completion of the farmhouse.
The traditional barn (5) (7.36m x 11.22m) is a mixture of concrete block, stone and timber cladding under a corrugated sheet roof. The building benefits from a number of windows along with a concrete floor and double full height timber doors, with a concrete pad found at the front of the building.

A gateway leads from the barn into a small paddock with a hedge on the western and eastern boundary. The paddock is predominantly laid to permanent pasture and gently slopes from the lane to the western boundary. Within the paddock is a timber framed pole barn under a corrugated roof and part elevations. The paddock benefits from a gateway providing access to the public lane.
 

Services (1) The farmhouse: Three private water supplies - two spring fed supplies and the well. Mains
electricity. Private drainage via a septic tank. Solid fuel Rayburn.
(2) Outhouse: Private water supply.
(3) Outbuilding (at rear of property): Mains electricity. Private water supply and drainage.
(4) Traditional 'L' shaped barn: Mains electricity.
(5) Traditional barn: Private water supply and mains electricity.
 

Rights of Way, Easements & Wayleaves The property is sold subject to, and with all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, public and private, whether specifically mentioned or not.
 

Specific Rights, Covenants & Rights of Way The vendor reserves the right to one of the private water supplies and electricity which supplies the traditional barn found within the area hatched blue for the duration of the twelve months before the option on the area shown blue is activated. The vendor also reserves the right to the water which supplies the adjoining field (not forming part of the sale). If the option to purchase the area shown as blue is not activated, the right to the water to the field will remain.

As part of the sale, a 3 metre strip of land from the southern edge of the access track between A to B will be included. The purchaser will be responsible for the erection of a stock proof fence and/or Devon bank between A to B and C to D within twelve months from the date of completion should the purchaser not activate the option to buy the land shown as blue. The purchaser will be responsible for the maintenance of the fence/ bank.
If the purchaser does activate the option to purchase the land shown as blue, the purchaser will be responsible for the erection of a stock proof fence and a 14 feet gateway between points E to F within two months of purchase; the gateway hanging post is to be erected 2 meters from the hedgerow adjacent to the road. The vendor will reserve the right for an unrestricted access from point G, the gateway from the public road, to the new gateway adjoining point F.
 

Tenure: Freehold.
Viewings: Viewings by appointment with Geoffrey Clapp Associates or Heards RPS.
Health & Safety: We would ask you to be as vigilant as possible for your personal safety when making your inspection.
Details & photographs taken: October 2016
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council. Council Tax: F
 

Important Notice: Whilst we, Geoffrey Clapp Associates (GCA) & Heards RPS, make every attempt to ensure our sales particulars are fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the Property. No appliances have been tested and no warranty given by GCA or Heards RPS in relation to this property. It is the responsibility of any intending purchaser to check the property is available to view before setting out. Neither GCA & Heards RPS nor the Vendor accept any responsibility for failed viewings. 

 


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