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7 bedroom farm house for sale

Attractive farmhouse; barns converted to 7 self-catering cottages; 15 acres; river frontage

£1,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 16th Century Farmhouse
  • Beautiful grounds
  • Walled gardens
  • River frontage
  • Courtyard of traditional barns
  • 7 holiday cottages
  • Paddocks and wildlife pond
  • Large workshop and store
  • In all about 15 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION The farmhouse dates back to the 16th Century and has seven bedrooms arranged over three floors, with period fireplaces and flagstone floors. Beautiful walled gardens adjoin the house with an orchard, and paddocks that border the River Frome to form a peaceful and relaxing setting. The farmhouse and cottages have been run as a very successful holiday and events venue with the house sleeping 22 people and the cottages accommodating a further 39 guests. The property would very easily revert back to an outstanding family home (subject to planning consent) with the cottages providing flexible space that could be workspace, offices or business units. This versatile farm could also suit someone wanting to run a wedding venue, retreat, teaching centre or even add to the holiday business with fishing or glamping. Ideally situated just outside the fashionable town of Frome, with Bruton, Bath, Wells and Longleat all close by.

Note: The property is available as a whole including all the land and a large building with an open storage yard. Alternatively, the owner will sell the house and holiday cottages with the immediate grounds of just over 5 acres, retaining the remainder, this is available at a guide of £1,400,000.
 

THE FARMHOUSE A stone entrance porch leads into the sitting room, with stone inglenook fireplace taking centre stage with two bread ovens and a 'Jetmaster' fire grate set into a red brick chimney. There are stone mullion windows overlooking the courtyard and gardens. The second sitting room/garden room has been combined to make a generous sitting and dining area with two fireplaces one with a wood-burner inset. The room is light and there are dual aspect windows and doors to the gardens. The kitchen and breakfast room has views over the garden to the rear and courtyard to the front and is fitted with a range of wall and floor cabinets with an electric cooker point. The utility rooms acts as an additional kitchen with plumbing for laundry machines and doors to the garden. A downstairs cloakroom completes the accommodation.
On the first floor there are four good sized double rooms all retaining fireplaces or period features. The master bedroom has a fireplace and overlooks the gardens with a dual aspect and has an en-suite shower room. Bedroom two has a toilet and wash hand basin and period fireplace. There are two further bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate cloakroom on this floor. An enclosed staircase leads to the second floor where there are an additional three bedrooms and a bathroom.
The property is approached by a drive from the lane. The drive is bordered by grass verges with stone walling and hedges and leads to a gated entrance and on to a spacious parking area and the paved central courtyard.

Well-kept walled gardens to the rear of the property are level and have a patio seating area with mature trees and shrubs.

Beyond the garden walls is an attractive area of grass, tree planting and wildlife ponds. To the north of the parking area is an orchard alongside the river Frome and adjoining meadows.
 

THE COTTAGES There are seven holiday cottages converted from a courtyard of traditional stone barns. They are tastefully converted and well equipped with five cottages having their own gardens with barbecue and two having use of communal gardens. The cottages could suit a variety of different uses. The cottages comprise:

The Stable: Single storey with one bedroom.
The Parlour: Two storey, with one double, one twin and one single bedroom.
The Dairy: Two storey, with two double and one twin bedroom.
The Barn: Two storey, with four double bedrooms.
The Manger: Two storey, with two double and one twin bedroom.
The Hayloft: Two storey, with one double and one twin bedroom.
The Farrier: Two storey, with one double and one twin bedroom.

Note: The house together with the holiday cottages set in its gardens and grounds totals about 5.4 acres.

A separate private gated driveway provides access to two paddocks and a 74'x45' modern farm building/workshop with adjoining open storage yard. This building could suit a variety of uses depending on the new owners requirements. The two paddocks border the River Frome and measure 3.3 and 3.7 acres. They are ideal for livestock grazing or an equestrian use or perhaps additional leisure expansion or camping. There is about 400 yards of river frontage with single bank fishing rights. The large modern building together with two paddocks and other land totals about 9.6 acres.
 

FOOTPATH A public footpath crosses a short section of land. 

LOCATION Frome is a historic market town with many notable buildings and features the highest number of listed buildings in Somerset. Frome offers a range of shopping facilities, a leisure centre, several cafés, a choice of pubs, hospital and medical centre, local junior, middle and senior schools, several theatres and a cinema. Private schools are to be found in Wells, Bath, Beckington, Warminster, Cranmore, Street, and Glastonbury. Bath and Bristol are within commuting distance, and the local railway station connects at Westbury for London, Paddington. 


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Added on Rightmove:
19 July 2019

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  • Frome (0.6 mi)
  • Dilton Marsh (5.0 mi)
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6 The Bridge, Frome, BA11 1AR

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Nearest stations

  • Frome (0.6 mi)
  • Dilton Marsh (5.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Cooper & Tanner, Frome

6 The Bridge, Frome, BA11 1AR

01373 597010 Local call rate

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