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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Charlton Adam

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached three bedroom house
  • Three reception rooms
  • Wonderful farmhouse kitchen
  • 8 boxes
  • Clayton Horse walker
  • All weather and grass gallop
  • Extremely well-maintained
  • In all approximately 12 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Little Orchard is a superbly appointed small racing yard with extremely versatile facilities that would suit many disciplines and equestrian pursuits. The current owners have run the yard as an extremely successful training base for both National Hunt and Flat horses with a number of winners having been bred and trained at Little Orchard. The yard gives an excellent opportunity for a purchaser to create their own yard with well-maintained facilities that have been regularly inspected to ensure that they comply with the Jockey Club regulations. Consent has also been granted to provide additional accommodation next to the stable yard for staff. 

THE HOUSE Having been extensively improved and extended by the current owners, the house now offers spacious and versatile accommodation that is arranged over two floors. During the process of improving the house many of the period features have been retained where possible, or replaced, including a fine flag stone floor in the dining room, exposed beams both on the ground and first floor and open fireplaces.

The kitchen extension has created a real Farmhouse style kitchen with a range of bespoke solid wood kitchen units, bi-fold doors opening out onto the garden and an Economy 7 Aga. The principal sitting room lies to the front of the house and benefits from the south facing aspect with plenty of natural light, a super open fireplace place with wood burning stove and built in cupboards to the side. The dining room is a great room for entertaining with plenty of space for at least a 12-seater table. The snug sits at the far end of the house with a stable door opening directly onto the side garden, wooden flooring and a feature fireplace. The utility/boot room is an ideal room for country living with a door leading to the back garden and plumbing for appliances. Next to the utility room is shower room which was installed during the recent program of improvements.

On the first floor there are three good sized double bedrooms, the master having an ensuite bathroom, and a family bathroom leading from a lovely wide, open landing with built in cupboards.
 

The annex was converted from the double garage and has created a versatile space that would suit many different needs and requirements. It is currently configured to provide a sitting room with a kitchenette area, separate bedroom and bathroom. It would be ideal for a dependent relative or indeed as an office area. 

The gardens lie to each side of the cottage and are laid mainly to lawn with some maturing shrubs and herbaceous borders together with some climbing plants which soften the stone work of the house. The garden is fully enclosed making it dog and child proof. To the side of the garden is a gravelled parking area with ample space for parking several vehicles. 

THE STABLE YARD The yard lies to the west of the house and is accessed via a separate driveway leading from George Street. There are 8 large, airy boxes arranged inside two barns with ample space undercover for storage, as well as a secure tack room. Adjacent to the barn is a Claydon five horse walker with space to the front for open storage parking for a horse box or lorry.

Consent has been granted for the siting of a mobile home adjoining the yard to be occupied by a stable lad or groom who is employed in conjunction with the equestrian business. A copy of the consent is available from the agents on request or to download from the South Somerset District Council website. Planning reference: 18/02568/FUL.
 

THE LAND The primary block of pasture land lies to the north and east of the stable yard with an access track leading from the yard to the paddocks. The land is divided into two paddocks by post and rail fencing, with the perimeter boundaries being a combination of well-maintained hedges and fencing. The furthest field also offers a large open fronted field shelter. Little Orchard offers in total just over 12 acres of grounds, gardens, paddocks and gallop. 

THE GALLOP The gallop lies a short hack away from the main yard and is 4 ½ furlongs in length with an all weather track running alongside a grass track with a run of hurdles and fences of different heights. Access to the gallops is via the Sug Hill bridleway with a vehicular access along a track to the west.  

LOCATION Charlton Adam is a popular village set amongst rural countryside and adjoining the village of Charlton Mackrell. The village amenities including Post Office, successful Primary School, pretty Church, Village Hall and playing field, Public House and bus services.

Little Orchard is ideally situated for those looking for good road communications with the A37 and the A303 both being close by and a super mainline rail service from Castle Cary.

Close by there is racing at Wincanton and some excellent local Point to Point courses. Depending on which equestrian discipline you favour there are a number of excellent venues close by offering training opportunities as well as unaffiliated and affiliated competitions.
 


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18 April 2019

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  • Castle Cary (6.9 mi)
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