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School Lane, Compton Dundon, Somerton, Somerset, TA11

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Carter Jonas LLP, Taunton

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Holiday letting business with countryside views 3.5 miles from Street and 5.5 miles from Glastonbury.

Detached period 3-bedroom thatched cottage with two self-contained 1-bedroom holiday letting barns, a self-contained external B&B guest suite and Shepherd's hut. In all, extending to 0.29 acres. For sale as a whole by private treaty.

Church Farm is located in the picturesque hamlet of Dundon, opposite the village church, and 0.75 miles from Compton Dundon village which provides a village hall, garage, cricket club and The Castlebrook Inn public house. Further amenities and facilities can be found at Street including the Clarks Village shopping outlet and supermarkets.

The area provides a range of educational establishments including Butleigh Church of England Primary School, the Crispin School Academy, Millfield School, Wells Cathedral School and Strode College.

Local visitor attractions include Glastonbury Tor and the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Wookey Hole, Haynes Motor Museum, Stourhead gardens, Fleet Air Museum, Longleat Safari Park, various National Trust sites including Barrington Court and Dunster Castle and the West Somerset Steam Railway.

Nearby cities include the cathedral city of Wells, Bath and Bristol plus the county town of Somerset, Taunton. The M5 motorway is accessible within 14 miles at J23 (Dunball) plus the Somerset Levels, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park. Castle Cary provides a mainline railway service to London Paddington and Bristol Airport is within 30 miles of the property.

The Business
Church Farm has been in the same ownership since 2002 and the current owner has built up an established and profitable business. The property is now for sale due to retirement. The barns have been converted to a high standard with a communal hot tub which is extremely popular with guests.

Guests can walk to the Dundon Beacon which has an Iron Age fort and views across the Somerset Levels and Moors.

Gross turnover year ending March 2024 of £43,000 from a limited season. The business has potential to achieve a gross turnover of £50-60,000.

The business benefits from the trade of EarthSpirit, a cultural and healing retreat centre located in the same hamlet. The business is promoted via their website: along with Visit South Somerset,,,, Vrbo and TripAdvisor for the Shepherd's Hut. Trading information can be provided to bona fide purchasers.

The Farmhouse
Traditional period 3-bedroom cottage style property, partially thatched including features such as exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, exposed roof trusses, and open fireplaces with woodburning stoves. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance hall with stairs to first floor accommodation.

To one side is the sitting room with windows to rear and front, original flagstone floor and an exposed stone fireplace housing a woodburning stove. To the other side of the entrance hall is the family room/study with windows to rear and front, wooden floor and access to the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen provides a shaker style with wooden worksurfaces, ceramic sink unit, windows to sides, built-in cupboard, Range cooker with gas hob, separate Rayburn cooker, ceramic tiled floor and vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. From the kitchen is a boot room giving access to a cloakroom.

The dining room has a stone fireplace housing woodburning stove, beamed ceiling, ceramic tiled floor, windows to rear and front and a modern UPVC door to outside.

The first floor provides a landing with doors to rooms. Bedroom 1 with windows to rear and front, exposed natural stone walls, stripped wood floorboards, beamed ceiling and en-suite bathroom with a newly fitted white suite. Bedroom 2 with vaulted ceiling, built-in cupboards and windows to rear and front.

Bedroom 3 with window to front and built-in cupboard. Family shower room with a newly fitted white suite.

The Barns
The accommodation has been converted to a high standard with fitted shaker style kitchens, white bathroom suites, TVs/DVD players, and allocated outside seating areas.

Single-storey barn comprising an open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area with exposed stone wall and wooden floor. Bedroom with en-suite shower room. Allocated garden area opposite. (Sleeps 2).

Apartment with ground floor access into kitchen with breakfast bar. Steps lead up to a sitting room with velux window and door into a bedroom with en-suite shower room. Private rear garden area. (Sleeps 2).

Duck Hut
Detached Shepherd's hut at the bottom of the gardens with its own lawned area for seating. Self-contained with its own shower room, fully fitted kitchen, dining room with seating for 4 people, woodburning stove and full-size pullout bed. (Sleeps 2).

Garden Suite
External guest accommodation comprising a double room with wall-mounted TV/DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities and en-suite shower room. Outside patio area with seating overlooking the gardens. (Sleeps 2).

The gardens are an integral part of the business and have been landscaped to provide numerous garden areas and is mostly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders. Well placed hedging gives the Shepherd's hut a high degree of privacy from the rest of the guest accommodation. Each barn has its own seating area and benefits from the use of a communal BBQ and hot tub.

Concrete and gravel area in front of the barns for guest parking. At the bottom of the property is a driveway used for guest parking where there is a double garage with power and lighting which is currently used as a workshop. Guest laundry housing boiler for both barns and the Garden Suite.

Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale by private treaty, inclusive of trade inventory to include furnishings, equipment, fixtures and fittings in relation to the business, excluding any personal items.

Tenure and Possession
The freehold interest is being offered for sale with vacant possession available on completion.

EPC Rating: G

Council Tax Band: F

Rateable Value
According to the Valuation Office, the premises has a ratable value of £3,200. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries.

The property is serviced by mains electricity, a private water supply via a borehole and private drainage.

Local Authorities
Somerset Council

Strictly by appointment with agents Carter Jonas, Taunton office.

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School Lane, Compton Dundon, Somerton, Somerset, TA11


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