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4 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Wraxall

£1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Award winning vineyard
  • 6 acres of vines
  • Shop, Tasting room, Bonded stores
  • Four bedrooms, Four bathrooms
  • Kitchen/Living room
  • Two reception rooms
  • 11 acres in total
  • Far reaching southerly views
  • Excellent location, Good access
  • South of Mendip Hills

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Situated south of the Mendip Hills, Wraxall Vineyard has a delightful period family house, with productive vineyard and a range of buildings including shop and tasting room, bonded stores and barn and cold store for sparkling wine. The vines grow on a beautiful south facing slope with fantastic far reaching views across the Somerset countryside towards the Somerset levels and the Quantock Hills beyond. The vineyard benefits from good access to the A37 and A303 and close to a number of thriving local towns such as Bruton and Castle Cary where there is a mainline railway station. The land extends to a total of just over 11 acres. There are currently six acres under vine, with some 4,500 vines. Over the years, Wraxall's wines have won awards at numerous international competitions including the International Wine Challenge, the Sommelier Wine Awards, the Wine GB Awards and the International Wine Competition.
A gravelled parking area at the entrance to the vineyard with visitor parking then leads up the sloping gravelled driveway to the parking area above the house.
 

THE HOUSE Set in an elevated position with glorious and far reaching southerly views the house enjoys extensive outdoor seating areas to absorb the stunning location. A light and welcoming entrance hall has stairs rising to the first floor and doors to the principal reception rooms. An impressive kitchen and dining room is the focal point of the house and has a range of bespoke units under a granite work-surface. A traditional cream four oven Aga with hotplate is the main cooking source that is supported by an electric hob with extractor fan over. There is a built-in fridge and dishwasher and a 1½ bowl sink with drainer. The floor is finished with a slate tiled floor and the dining area enjoys French doors leading onto the patio and vineyard beyond. A walk-in pantry leads to a downstairs bathroom and separate utility room with oil fired boiler and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier. The sitting room enjoys a dual aspect and has a fireplace with flagstone hearth and wood-burning stove inset. On the other side of the hallway is a study. On the first floor the master bedroom overlooks the vineyard and has built in wardrobes in the eaves and an en suite shower room. The guest bedroom again has eaves wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms with storage cupboards and a family bathroom. The house was extended by the current owner and has had the plumbing and electrics renewed during this work. 

THE VINEYARD There is a stone built barn that houses the tasting room and shop with the necessary secure wine stores. A further timber outbuilding houses the machinery, equipment and tractor storage. The vines cover about 6 acres and comprise a mixture of Bacchus, Pinot noir, Pinot précoce and Seyval blanc, and the estate offers further planting opportunities. The estate's still and sparkling wines, which include a still dry white blend, a 100% Bacchus, a Pinot noir rosè, a sparkling white and a sparkling rosè, are produced locally by renowned winemakers Steve Brooksbank and Ian Edwards of Furleigh Estate.
Last year was an excellent harvest and the vineyard produced 17.7 tonnes of grapes. If you chose to convert all or most of the grapes into wine this will produce about 5,300 bottles of sparkling wine and 10,100 bottles of still wine. There are also a further 400 vines which are two years from full production and could add a further 1,500 sparkling bottles.

 

LOCATION Bruton is just 6 miles and is home to Hauser and Wirth gallery and multi-purpose arts centre with the Roth Bar and Grill. Bruton has a good range of local shops, pubs and restaurants including highly regarded The Chapel which also supplies artisan bread and take-away pizza. The nearby towns of Frome, Shepton Mallet and Wells all have a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. Charlton House Hotel with restaurant and spa is a few miles away and Babington House the renowned private members' country club is within easy reach. The Emily Estate at Castle Cary is just about to open. Communication links are excellent with Bath and Bristol within commuting distance with the A303(M3), M4 and M5 all within easy reach. Access by rail is found locally with stations at Frome, Bath, and of course Castle Cary (Paddington approximately 100 minutes).

An excellent variety of schools can be found in the area to suit all abilities and interests; Bruton (Kings, Sexeys and Bruton School for Girls), Hazelgrove at nearby Sparkford, Street (Strode College and Millfield), Wells (Cathedral and The Blue School), Downside School is nearby at Stratton on the Fosse, Allhallows at nearby Cranmore, Sherborne and Bath both have good schools.

Tourist attractions such as Longleat, Bath, Stourhead, and Stonehenge are a short distance away, with the Devon and Dorset Coast also within easy reach. Golf can be played locally at Wells and Mendip Golf Clubs, whilst National Hunt racing is within easy reach at Wincanton and Exeter, with flat racing at Bath and Salisbury. The rolling Somerset countryside provides a variety of leisure pursuits with horse riding, hunting, walking and cycling well catered for with diving, dry ski slopes, swimming and outdoor pursuits all available on the Mendip Hills.

 

AGENT'S NOTE The property is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition. There is a public footpath crosses the vineyard. The guide price quoted is for the freehold property and the vines but excludes the business, goodwill, intellectual property of the business, stock and equipment. The latter are all available by separate negotiation.

 


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