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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Huish Champflower, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

Guide Price £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Idyllic period farmhouse
  • Beautifully modernised
  • Quiet and secluded position
  • Useful traditional outbuildings
  • Modern farm buildings
  • 73.75 acres

Full description

A hidden gem: a spacious four bedroom period farmhouse set within a ringfence of 73.75 acres of pasture in the Brendon Hills. The land is a mixture of sloping and gently sloping, divided into a number of good-sized fields, and is suitable for mowing and

Situation - Sholford Farm lies close to the historic village of Huish Champflower, one of the villages of the Brendon Hills, on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The characterful and tastefully modernised farmhouse is nestled in a tucked away position surrounded by its own land, giving total privacy and protection along with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.

Sholford Farm is approximately 3 miles from the small town of Wiveliscombe, with a good range of day-to-day facilities including a weekly farmers market, various shops, pubs, a bank, a medical centre, a veterinary surgery, a library, and a primary and secondary school. There is also a selection of sporting facilities including a recreational ground with tennis, cricket and rugby clubs and an open air swimming pool.

Exmoor National Park, known for its extensive walking, riding, hunting and shooting is a short car drive away, as is Wimbleball
Reservoir. The nearby Lowtrow Arms at Upton and The Rock Inn at Waterrow are renowned for their good food. The county town of Taunton, which is 14 miles away, has extensive retail and commercial facilities, together with three independent schools and the Somerset County Cricket Ground. There is access to the M5 motorway (Junction 25) and a main line station with fast trains to London Paddington and the North.

Introduction - Sholford Farm extends in total to approximately 73.75 acres (29.85 hectares) with the farmhouse, traditional outbuildings
and versatile modern farm buildings positioned at the centre of the farm, giving ease of management for farming operations.
The land is a mixture of sloping and gently sloping, divided into a number of good-sized fields, and is suitable for mowing and

The Farmhouse - Sholford Farmhouse is believed to date from the early 18th Century, with rendered elevations underneath a new slate roof.
The house has a south-facing aspect and is full of character, with inglenook fireplaces and exposed beams, and has been
improved to a good standard during recent years including the installation of oil-fired central heating and double glazing.

A long gravel drive leads through double gates, past farm buildings, to Sholford Farmhouse. A path leads through the
front garden to the covered entrance porch. The front door opens into the entrance hall with archway to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room with tiled floor, a good range of wall and base units with wooden worktop surfaces, Belfast sink,
oil-fired AGA, electric oven and hob. Space for a kitchen table. Window seat. Archway to Utility Room with fitted base unit,
space for washing machine/dryer. Cloakroom with W.C, and wash hand basin. The Dining Room has a feature fireplace with inset wood burner on a stone hearth and wooden mantle. Built in cupboard and shelving. Archway to the Drawing Room with fireplace with stone hearth and wooden mantle. Door to Rear Hallway. Door off to Bedroom 4 with built in bed unit and 2 velux windows. Ensuite Bathroom with velux window, bath with shower attachment, W.C. & wash hand basin.

A wooden staircase rises to the spacious landing with book shelving unit and built in cupboard. Doors off to Three Double
Bedrooms, Two with Ensuite bathrooms with bath, W.C. & wash hand basins.

Outside - The property is approached by its own driveway, leading to the parking area. The large garden surrounds the property and is
mainly laid to lawn with two duck ponds, mature trees, shrubs and flowers. The garden enjoys far reaching views over the
surrounding countryside and fields.

Outbuildings - Single storey barn of stone construction under a slate roof divided into the following sections:

Garage/workshop (4.71m x 6.35m)
Log store and livestock pens (3.44m x 17.56m)
Former Pig House (2.60m x 4.81m): of stone and block construction under a tiled roof

Farm Buildings - Farm Store: of concrete block construction under corrugated roof.
Store section (5.56m x 13.05m)
Farm Office (5.10m x 3.32m): with fitted desk and book shelving.
Livestock building (18.33m x 8.96m): of steel portal frame with part lower concrete panelled walls and part timber clad elevations under a corrugated roof. Located on the roof are PV panels which generate an approximate income of £1,500 per
Cattle Building (23.91m x 18.32m): of steel frame construction with block and sleeper walls and clad elevations under clad
and corrugated roof.

The Land - The land lies within a ring fence providing total privacy and protection around the main farmstead. The land is a mixture
of level and some sloping permanent pasture divided into a number of field enclosures bounded by attractive hedgerows
and interconnected by a number of gates. The present owner has managed the pasture by grazing cattle and sheep, as well
as making grass silage.

General Remarks -

Services: - Mains electricity and solar voltex panels. Private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Broadband available through local community.

Access: - Access is from the public highway.

Tenure: - The farm is owned freehold and is available with vacant possession upon completion.

Basic Payment Scheme (Bps): - The land is registered for entitlements under the BPS. The current scheme year payment is reserved from the sale and the purchaser(s) will take over the vendors cross compliance responsibilities for the remainder of the current scheme year.

Schemes: - The farm is party to an Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) agreement. As part of the purchase the buyer will undertake to take on this agreement.

Local Authority: - West Somerset Council. Tel: 01643 703704.

Sporting & Mineral Rights: - The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold.

Fixtures & Fittings: - All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.

Wayleaves & Rights Of Way: - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements and any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

Plans & Boundary Fences: - A plan, which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon, is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.

Viewing: - Strictly by prior appointment with Stags: 01392 680059

Warning: - Farms can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of the farm
buildings and yard.

Disclaimer: - These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

Directions - From Taunton take the B3227 west towards Wiveliscombe. At the traffic lights in the centre of Wiveliscombe turn right up the hill towards The Square and then bearing left into The Square take the first turning right towards Langley Marsh. Pass through Langley Marsh until reaching Huish Champfower. In the centre of Huish Champflower turn left signposted Upton / Brendon Hill. Continue along this road for approximately a miles and a half. On reaching a very sharp right hand bend with a turning to the left, take this left hand turning sign posted Chipstable and Raddington. Proceed along this road for a short distance and the entrance to Sholford Farm can be found on the right hand side.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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23 June 2018

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