Character 17th Century farmhouse and adjoining barn with stables. Grade II Listed 6 bedrooms house. 3 stables & stone outbuildings. Walled gardens and heated swimming pool. Quiet hamlet location. Just over 1 acre grounds. Option to purchase additional land adjoining.
The Old Farmhouse is set within the small hamlet of Clayhanger, 1/2 mile from the nearby village of Combe St Nicholas. This pretty village has a post office, village store, public house, primary school and ancient church. The small country towns of Ilminster and Chard are approximately 3 miles distant, both offer a range of local amenities.
Taunton, the County Town of Somerset, which lies approximately 13 miles to the north has an array of sports and leisure facilities including a race course, Somerset County Cricket Club and a shopping centre with many of the well-known high street stores. There is a mainline railway station with direct links to the North, East and South Wales. The M5 motorway can be accessed from junction 25 and the A303 gives fast access to the rest of the country.
The property is within half an hour drive from some of the South Coast resorts including Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Lyme Regis.DESCRIPTION
This glorious circa 17th Century farmhouse and adjoining converted barn both have a wealth of character features, such as period leaded windows, exposed stone walls and beams, inglenook fireplaces and flag stone flooring.
The property has been substantially improved over the years enhancing the character features, whilst incorporating more modern conveniences and integrating the adjoining barn into the main farmhouse.
The accommodation has a flexible arrangement of rooms across the farmhouse and barn providing an opportunity to use some of the rooms as ancillary accommodation.
The modern oak frame link between the farmhouse and barn forms an attractive entrance to this desirable property. In the farmhouse there are three large reception rooms each with feature fireplaces and exposed beams, the drawing room is particularly impressive with large windows and French doors to the front garden. To the rear is the study.
Accessed via two stair cases from the farmhouse hall way and drawing room, are four comfortable bedrooms, one with ornate period plaster work, thought to be Jacobean. There are two family bathrooms, one with free standing slipper bath.
Within the barn on the ground floor is a splendid open plan kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen has recently fitted units, stone worktops with Belfast sink and four-oven electric Aga, and the breakfast area has exposed timber stalls and harness hooks, clues to its former use. A few steps from the breakfast room is the laundry /utility room with historic 'copper'. A stair case then leads up to the first floor of the barn, which provides a light living/sixth bedroom, a shower room, and further bedroom.OUTBUILDINGS
As shown on the floor plan, adjoining the barn, but accessed from outside is a good sized office, whilst on the southern gable is a garage with store above. Forming the remaining part of the 'L' shaped barn are three stables.
Above the walled garden is a small courtyard of historic single storey outbuildings.GROUNDS
To the front of the house, sheltered from the lane by a large stone wall are the formal gardens with a patio and flanked by trees.
To one side the property is accessed through double timber gates to a gravel turning and parking area beside the barn and stables. To the left is a small raised orchard, whilst behind the barn is a small paddock.
Walled gardens to the rear provide a private entertaining space alongside the heated swimming pool, expanse of lawn as well as fig, apple and mulberry trees.
In all the property extends to about 1.14 Acres (4624 sq m).SERVICES
Mains electric and water. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.ADDITIONAL LAND
An additional adjoining 2.80 acre paddock is available at a price of £30,000.VIEWING
Strictly by appointment only, call Stags 01404 45885.DIRECTIONS
From the A303 at the Eagle Tavern, turn to the South signposted to Combe St Nicholas. Continue forward passing a Nursery on your left to the top of the hill. Where the road bears round to the right, proceed straight across to Combe St Nicholas. Proceed through the village and upon leaving the village turn left to Clayhanger. Follow the road for approximately 1 mile and the property can be found on the left hand side.