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West Buckland, Taunton, Somerset, TA21
Guide price £700,000 | 5 bedrooms | 7.75 acres

Property features

• Wonderful rural views
• Easily accessible to regional centres
• Extensive stabling
• Traditional stone barn with potential for conversion
• Farmhouse kitchen
• Two reception rooms with inglenook fireplaces
• Five bedrooms and two bathrooms
• Approximately 7.75 acres

An attractive country property on the slopes of the Blackdown Hills, comprising a substantial period farmhouse and an excellent range of traditional stone barns with high quality equestrian facilities to include a stable yard, menage and paddocks in all approximately 7.75 acres.
 
Situation
Budleigh House Farm is situated in a wonderful location on the slopes of The Blackdown Hills an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearby village of West Buckland has a primary school and shop, whilst Wellington and Taunton provide a comprehensive range of facilities including a number of well respected state and independent such as King's School, Queen's School, Taunton School and Wellington School. Motorway access can be gained at Junction 25 Taunton, or Junction 26 Wellington and there is a mainline railway station with trains to London Paddington in 1 hour 45 minutes. From the property there are superb views to Exmoor, Brendon Hills, The Quantock Hills and up towards Wellington Monument.

Description
Budleigh House Farm comprises a detached stone and rendered property beneath a slate roof and benefits from an extensive range of traditional outbuildings, which provides potential for a variety of uses subject to the necessary planning consents, as well as currently offering a wonderful equestrian establishment. The property has proportioned accommodation with good ceiling height.

Accommodation
From the entrance porch, a door leads to the entrance hall, with stairs rising to the first floor. The kitchen/breakfast room has a wonderful newly fitted kitchen with double doors to the front garden, a range of high and low level units with granite worktop surfaces and exposed pine flooring. The sitting room centres on a brick open inglenook fireplace with inset wood burner and enjoys wonderful views over the garden and towards Exmoor. There is also a inglenook fireplace in the dining room, again with a brick surround and inset wood burner. The dining room has lovely views over the front garden. From the entrance hall there is an inner porch, a cloakroom with low level WC and wash hand basin and a utility room with a range of fitted units and a single drainer sink unit.

First Floor
On the first floor the property has four double bedrooms to include the master bedroom with a walk in dressing room as well as an en suite walk in shower room with low level WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. There is also a newly fitted family bathroom with a panelled bath, separate walk in shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. Stairs lead up from the first floor to the second floor apartment, which is a large space stretching the whole width of the house and currently provides a substantial sitting area as well as a double bedroom ideal for family use.

Outside
To the front of the house is an attractive garden with an expanse of lawn with flower and shrub borders. There is a traditional stone outbuilding in the corner of the garden with a sitting out area in front, which offers potential for a variety of uses. There is also an adaptable garden store, a greenhouse and a well with a pump providing water to the garden.
From the main drive there is access to the courtyard of buildings and in the centre there is a raised area of lawn with fruit trees, which are surrounded by stone walling. To one side there is a single storey stable building containing a range of stables, currently the property has five stables and a feed and rug room as well as an adjoining garage. To the other side of the courtyard there is a large traditional barn, which currently has three internal foaling boxes, which could open up to one large area together with a workshop at the westerly end. This barn has potential for a variety of different uses subject to the necessary planning consents. Easily accessed from the equestrian building is the large ménage, which is in excellent condition and is surrounded by post and rail fencing.

From the yard area there is access to the land. A slope leads from the buildings down to flat meadow paddocks. The fields are well fenced and are divided into convenient sized enclosures. In total the land extends to approximately 7.75 acres and all fields are mains water connected.

Directions
From Junction 26 of the M5 take the exit on the roundabout signposted West Buckland. In the village centre turn right at the T-junction. Cross over the motorway and turn left, signposted Ruggin. At the next T-junction turn left. At the next T-junction at the top of the hill turn left again, continue for about 0.5 miles and immediately after passing Budleigh Farm on the left, turn left into a private roadway. Budleigh House Farm will be seen straight ahead.

 

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