5 bedroom character property for sale

ATTRACTIVE LISTED FARMHOUSE WITH ANNEXE

Offers in Region of £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive Grade II* Listed Farmhouse
  • Attached Cottage/Annex
  • Approximately One Acre of Gardens
  • Wealth of Character Features
  • Ideal for Two Family Occupation
  • Or Home & Income
  • Few Minutes Drive to Chard
  • Useful Range of Outbuildings
  • Large Farmhouse Kitchen with Double Aga

Full description

DELIGHTFUL and IMPOSING Grade II* Listed DETACHED FARMHOUSE, of HISTORICAL and ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST, enjoying ATTRACTIVE SOUTHERLY RURAL VIEWS, set in gardens and grounds of approximately ONE ACRE. There is also an ATTACHED ANNEX and ADJOINING BARN with WORKSHOP/STUDIO OVER. The property is situated within the Blackdown Hills on the end of the Kit Valley which is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It is believed the property dates back to the 16th Century or possibly earlier and has retained a wealth of it's original charm and character, with substantial Inglenook style fireplaces, with large expansive bressummer over. Slate flag stone floors throughout majority of the ground floor as well as attractive Mullion windows. There is an adjoining one bedroom annex/cottage, which subject to necessary planning consents, this could be ideal for those seeking dual family occupation, or the possibility of home and income. The adjoining workshop/studio over also has planning permission for further living accommodation to extend into. Located within a picturesque setting, enjoying a southerly aspect of outstanding views over the surrounding countryside, the property offers a great deal of peace and tranquillity and although being a few minutes drive from the bridging town of Chard. The local airport in Bristol and Exeter are both easily accessible and offer a wide range of destinations with good access by road and both the M303 and M4.. The property sits within its own generous gardens, which extend to all four sides of the property with gated entrance and long driveway providing off road parking and a three bay formal Linhay providing effectively a three bay car port, with storage over. There is also a stable within the gardens and further outbuilding which is utilise as a log store. To the rear of the building is an established orchard and a number of raised beds, ideal for vegetables or fruit growing. Beyond this is a extensive area of lawn, with a further attractive outbuilding, leads around to a separate area of garden directly in front of the annex/cottage.


FARMHOUSE ACCOMMODATION:  
From a minor country lane, the property is approached through timber gates across the gravelled driveway and a superb ancient wooden door into:-

CROSS PASSAGE HALLWAY:  
Flagstone floor, chamfered beams and wooden coat pegs. Part glazed timber door to the rear. Electric meter. Door into the sitting room and door into:-

DINING ROOM:  
19' 8'' x 17' 6'' (5.99m x 5.33m)
Oak mullion windows to rear, one of which has a window seat. Further small window to the side. Features include a tiled floor, chamfered beams, and a large stone Inglenook style fireplace incorporating a multi fuel burner, with a substantial bressumer beam over. There is a built in dresser with open shelves and cupboards below on one wall. Further built-in unit. Two stone steps lead to an ancient door giving access to a half staircase to the first floor landing.

SIDE LOBBY:  
Part glazed timber door out to the gardens.

PANTRY:  
14' 2'' x 7' 7'' (4.31m x 2.31m)
Window to the side. Flagstone flooring. Open shelving.

UTILITY ROOM:  
10' 11'' x 7' 3'' (3.32m x 2.21m)
Leaded window to the side. Deep sill. Flagstone floor. Belfast sink with taps over. Space and plumbing for washing machine.

CLOAKROOM:  
Window to side with shutter. Flagstone floor. Low level WC. Wash hand basin.

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN:  
21' 8'' x 15' 9'' (6.60m x 4.80m)
Triple aspect room with an oak mullion window to the front, further window to the side and a stable door to the rear. There is a large stone fireplace incorporating a bread oven with iron door marked C Denning & Co, Chard with impressive bressummer over and housing an oil fired four oven Aga for cooking and hot water. Tiled floor. Range of base cupboards and work surfaces over incorporating a stainless steel sink and drainer. Space for dishwasher and fridge freezer. At one end of the room a doorway gives access to the annex/cottage.

SITTING ROOM:  
17' 5'' x 17' 2'' (5.30m x 5.23m)
Highly characterful room incorporating a beer stone mullion window and window seat to the front and a further window to the rear. Other features include a flagstone floor, chamfered beams and a massive open fireplace with chamfered stone jambs and chamfered wooden lintel over incorporating a wood burning stove, whilst on the opposite wall there is the panelled back remains of an early seventeenth century high seat.

LIBRARY:  
13' 4'' x 8' 8'' (4.06m x 2.64m)
Mullion window to the front with window seat. Range of open book shelving. Timber flooring.

MORNING ROOM:  
18' 0'' x 17' 0'' (5.48m x 5.18m)
Mullion window to the front and further window to the side. Features include a flagstone floor, chamfered beams and ceiling joists, as well as large open fireplace with beer stone slab cheeks painted with the original black and white checker pattern incorporating a woodburning stove with a later elm ornamental mantel and surrounds to either side of the fireplace. The oak bresummer remains in place behind this.

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The first floor accommodation can be accessed via an ancient oak winding half staircase, accessed from the Dining Room and also via a wooden staircase outside the Sitting Room, which leads to a half landing with a window to the rear with deep sill.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING:  
Window and window seat to the rear overlooking the gardens. There is a small flight of steps to an area currently used as a Study area, with possibilities for a wide range of other uses.

BEDROOM 1:  
15' 3'' x 17' 3'' (4.64m x 5.25m)
Dual aspect room with a mullion window and window seat to the front offering views over the surrounding countryside. Built-in cupboard. Open fireplace painted with the original black and white geometric pattern. 9 3" ceiling height.

BEDROOM 2:  
13' 3'' x 10' 5'' (4.04m x 3.17m)
Mullion window and window seat to the front enjoying the open views. Timber floorboards. Electric wall heater. 9 3" ceiling height.

BEDROOM 3:  
14' 0'' x 12' 3'' (4.26m x 3.73m)
Mullion window to front with window seat enjoying open views to surrounding countryside. Victorian cast iron fireplace on one wall.

BACK LANDING: 
25' 0'' x 5' 0'' (7.61m x 1.52m) Average (Irregularly shaped)
Built in airing cupboard housing water cylinder. Windows to front and side. Steps leading down to lower landing.

FAMILY BATHROOM:  
Window to the rear. Two storage cupboards. White suite comprising of low level WC. Wash hand basin. Bath with mixer tap and shower attachment.

BEDROOM 4:  
15' 0'' x 13' 4'' (4.57m x 4.06m)
Window with seat to the rear. Wooden floorboards.

BATHROOM 2:  
Suite comprising low level WC. Wash hand basin. Panelled bath.

BEDROOM 5:  
15' 3'' x 12' 3'' (4.64m x 3.73m)
Formerly used as a studio this room offers a light and airy aspect with windows to the side and roof lights. Wooden floorboards. Connecting staircase to the workshop below.

COTTAGE/ANNEXE: 
(All measurements are approximate).
Two story attached cottage/Annex can be access by its own entrance to the side of the property and is also accessed via a doorway which is currently connected to the Kitchen in the main farm house. Part Glazed front door into:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM:  
13' 10'' x 12' 3'' (4.21m x 3.73m)
Leaded window to the front. Stone floor. Stairs to the First Floor.

LIVING ROOM:  
12' 0'' x 11' 7'' (3.65m x 3.53m)
Leaded window to the front. Former brick fireplace with inset wood burning stove.

STUDIO/BEDROOM: 
26' 0'' x 12' 3'' (7.92m x 3.73m)
Triple aspect room with 'A' framed ceilings and roof timbers. There is a step up into a void and short door.

BATHROOM: 
5' 0'' x 12' 8'' (1.52m x 3.86m)
Modern suite comprising low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Bath. Space for automatic washing machine. Door to additional useful storage.

WORKSHOP:  
24' 11'' x 17' 8'' (7.59m x 5.38m)
Window to side. Doors out to the front courtyard area and driveway. Cobbled floor with exposed beams and timbers. Stairs to First Floor.

STUDIO: 
30' 4'' x 19' 2'' (9.24m x 5.84m)
Light and airy space ideal for a work space or art studio. Planning permission has been obtained to incorporate this into further living accommodation within the main house.

OUTSIDE: 
Driveway leading to parking areas and giving access to the CART SHED. There are various areas of garden surrounding the property which extend to about 1 acre in total. The main farmhouse is approached through timber gates over a gravelled drive and to the front there is a raised terrace area, retained by a stone wall. The gardens and grounds completely surround the house and are laid principally to areas of sweeping lawn with an extensive range of mature shrubs and plants as well as a productive kitchen garden, with raised vegetable beds and established fruit orchards. To the west of the property, there is a partly walled courtyard and a good range of outbuildings.

CART SHED: 
27' 8'' x 20' 7'' (8.43m x 6.27m)
Open fronted and of stone construction under a tin roof with timbers supports and 'A' framed ceiling. Storage area in the loft. Space for three cars.

STABLE: 
17' 3'' x 12' 8'' (5.25m x 3.86m)
Stone and brick construction under a tiled roof with stone flooring. The original timber manger is still in situ. This is wonderful example of stepping back in time.

WOOD STORE: 
24' 4'' x 12' 7'' (7.41m x 3.83m)
Open fronted and of stone construction under a tin and tiled roof. This can potentially provide additional garaging if required, however is but currently used for storing logs.

GARDEN SHED: 
7' 1'' x 6' 11'' (2.16m x 2.11m)
Stone construction under a slate roof with windows to front and side.

SERVICES: 
Mains electricity and metered water are connected. Private drainage system. Telephone and broadband connected.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: 
South Somerset District Council

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