Fine equestrian property offering flexible living accommodation with range of outbuildings and grounds of approx 8 acres.
Appley Court Farm is situated in a rural, yet accessible, location within the popular hamlet of Appley, with the Globe Inn Public House and primary school. Wellington is within 5 miles and offers a good range of day to day facilities. The county town of Taunton and the cathedral city of Exeter are both within an easy drive and offer a greater range of shops, amenities, sixth form Colleges and Exeter University. Communication links are fantastic in the area, with the M5 motorway easily accessible at junctions 26 and 27 and mainline rail stations at Tiverton Parkway and Taunton having regular services to London Paddington.Description
Believed to date from the 17th century, Appley Court Farm comprises a Grade II listed Somerset longhouse and an attached converted former cider house, providing an extensive and attractive family home. The former cider house is currently incorporated as part of the main accommodation, although it easily lends itself to be a self-contained two bedroom annexe. The property offers a wealth of character, including large inglenook fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers and also original plank and muntin screen with further exposed wall timbers. The farmhouse kitchen has been beautifully appointed with hardwood work surfaces, antique pine cupboards and drawers and an inglenook fireplace with inset four oven Aga.
Outside are attractive gardens to the front and to the rear a large yard area with useful outbuildings, including former wagon barn and a substantial and versatile modern agricultural building. The entire land extends to approximately 8 acres and lies mainley to the east of the property where there can also be found a lunging pen and paddock. (Additional 39.5 acres available by seperate negotiations).Accommodation
ENTRANCE CANOPY with oak boarded door leading to ENTRANCE LOBBY with exposed ceiling beams and door to dining room. Opening leading into SITTING ROOM with a superb inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework with beam over. Leaded window to front and further window to rear. Exposed ceiling beams. Door to drawing room and hallway. DINING ROOM with large open stone fireplace with beam over and exposed ceiling beams. Leaded window to front. FARMHOUSE KITCHEN comprising double ceramic sink. Adjoining wooden draining boards, an extensive range of hardwood work surfaces with antique pine cupboards and drawers beneath. Built in oven and hob. Island unit with marble worktop with cupboards and drawers beneath. Large inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework with inset four oven oil fired Aga on a slate hearth. Original bread oven with recess to one side. Cut limestone flooring flowing throughout and window seat. Heavily beamed ceiling, timber and glazed door to front and 2 leaded windows with views to both front and rear. Door to REAR HALL with cut limestone floor, door to rear and secondary staircase to first floor. HALLWAY comprising ceramic tiled floor, exposed beams, recessed shelf and stairs to first floor. STUDY with leaded window to rear. LAUNDRY ROOM with space for appliances. Ceramic tiled floor, factory lagged copper cylinder with immersion heater. Leaded widow to rear and oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Adjoining CLOAKROOM with low level WC, wash hand basin. DRAWING ROOM A superb room with large inglenook style fireplace with exposed stonework with beam over and inset Villager woodburner stove on a slate hearth. Original plank and muntin screen and further exposed wall timbers. 2 ceiling beams, Wide staircase leading to first floor with useful cupboard beneath. Door to: UTILITY well fitted and comprising Belfast sink with brass mixer taps over. Adjoining worktops with cupboards and drawers beneath. Space for cooker and dishwasher. Leaded window and door to side.First Floor
LANDING with built in corner cupboard. Leaded window to rear and door with steps leading to a large boarded attic room with a small gable end window. BEDROOM 1 with leaded window to front. Open fireplace and door to: JACK AND JILL SHOWER ROOM comprising fully tiled shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Door to BEDROOM 2 with leaded window to front. Large walk in wardrobe, built in cupboard. Connecting door to Jack and Jill shower room. FAMILY BATHROOM comprising panelled bath. Pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Sloping beamed ceiling, DRESSING ROOM/NURSERY with leaded window to rear. Sloping ceiling and linen cupboard. BEDROOM 3 with leaded window to front. Walk in wardrobe with light and radiator. Door to: EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM comprising shower cubicle. Low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. INNER LANDING and secondary stairs to ground floor. BEDROOM 7 with leaded window to rear. Sloping beamed ceiling. Door to enclosed store room. From the drawing room there is a further staircase leading to: LANDING with trap access to roof void and exposed cruck beams. BEDROOM 4 with leaded window to front. Large airing cupboard housing the factory lagged copper cylinder with immersion heater and walk in wardrobe. BEDROOM 5 with leaded window to front. Exposed cruck beam. BATHROOM comprising panelled bath. Low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Exposed cruck beam.Gardens and Grounds
To the front of the farmhouse is a walled and fenced garden, which is approached through a five bar timber gate and gravel drive. There is a paved flagstone patio area with attractive shrubs and herbaceous borders. Beyond the driveway is a lawned area together with various trees and shrubs. To the rear of the property, a five bar timber gate with gravelled driveway leads to a large, fully enclosed, courtyard area providing extensive parking and access to the outbuildings. Immediately adjoining the farmhouse to the rear is a small lean-to area with pathway and a small lawned area.
To the east and accessed over a shared track, can be found the land. It incorporates a lunging pen and approx 7.5 Acres of pasture land ideally suited for equestrian use. There is a further 39.5 acres of land available by separate negotiations (outlined in red) including 11.5 Acres of broadleaf woodland.Outbuildings
WAGON BARN comprising a traditional stone construction set beneath a slate roof with planning permission to convert into ancillary accommodation. Works have commenced but not completed. All information can be viewed at tauntondeane.gov.uk on the online application service using application number: 35/11/0001. MODERN AGRICULTURAL BUILDING with part block and profile steel clad elevations with sliding metal doors to one end and concrete floor throughout, currently providing stabling, tackroom and machinery storage. Power and light is connected.Planning Permissions
There are a number of permissions that have been granted throughout the property, along with the erection of a freestanding timber cladded 3 bay garage and 4 bay hay barn. Again, further information can be viewed at tauntondeane.gov.uk on the online application service.Services
Mains water and electricity are connected. There is also a well. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.