Excellent versatile residential holding, including a good family house, superb range of outbuildings and level pasture land extending to 24 acres. Four bedroom house, brand new workshop, stone barn with potential, range of traditional and modern outbuildings, American barn with nine stables and excellent equestrian facilities.
The well regarded parish of Clayhidon is set within the beautiful rolling Blackdown Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing many opportunities for walking and riding. The village centre maintains an active community and includes a church, village hall and popular inn, whilst the nearby village of Hemyock provides further amenities, including village shop, post office and primary school.
Within easy reach, to the north, is the town of Wellington, with Waitrose, range of independent shops and Wellington School, whilst Taunton, the county town of Somerset, and the cathedral city of Exeter, are within an easy drive and provide, a greater range of facilities.
The M5 is easily accessible at Wellington, providing great links to Cornwall to the south and Bristol and London to the north and east. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Taunton and Tiverton and Exeter and Bristol International Airports provide a number of domestic and international flights.DESCRIPTION
Set in a private position, surrounded by its own land, Hunters Lodge Farm enjoys fine views across the adjoining countryside and is approached along a country lane, although is adjacent to the main spine road, which crosses the Blackdown Hills.
The property is centred on an excellent family house, along with a fantastic range of traditional and modern outbuildings. This package could be utilised in various ways; the present owners use the stone barn for hobbies, although the building offers plenty of scope for ancillary accommodation (subject to the necessary planning consents); the fully fitted workshop offers a substantial and versatile space and the extensive outbuildings and yards are perfect for a smallholding, along with equestrian facilities.
It sits in just over 6 acres of grounds, bounded by Devon banks, and divided into paddocks and pasture with stock proof fencing. On the opposite side of the road, is a further level block of 18 acres. FARMHOUSE
The original part of the house dates back to 1948, although was substantially improved and extended by the present owners in 2007 and is built of rendered elevations under slated roofs.
The living accommodation is spacious and well appointed. On the ground floor there is a wide entrance hall with staircase leading to the first floor.
The hub of the house is undoubtedly the family living area, which merges seamlessly the dining/kitchen/snug areas, as well as the garden room. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of wood fronted units and granite work surfaces, incorporating a deep bowl glazed sink, integrated dishwasher and separate fridge and freezer and four ring LPG gas hob with electric oven under. There is also an oil fired Stanley, which in addition to cooking, serves the central heating and provides domestic hot water. The dining and snug areas provide comfortable reception space, along with the large formal sitting room, which includes a wood burning stove on a raised slate hearth, bay window and double doors opening through to the garden room beyond. The garden room is glazed and enjoys a fine outlook over the surrounding gardens.
The ground floor is supported by some excellent service rooms. There is a utility room with further storage, sink and plumbing for laundry appliances etc., a rear entrance porch/boot area ideal for storing outside wear, a separate cloakroom and an office with telephone point.
On the first floor there is a large split level landing. The principal bedroom suite benefits from both a dressing room and an en-suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom fitted with a white suite, comprising panelled bath with shower fittings, vanity hand wash basin and low level WC.STONE BARN KNOW AS 'THE COTTAE'
The barn is currently used as a hobby room with a separate kitchen and would easily lend itself for ancillary accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents. Plumbing is readily available, along with a separate private drainage system. There are double doors leading to an enclosed garden.GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The pillared entrance leads along a gravelled drive, passing the house and leading to a large yard area, ideal for parking multiple vehicles and horse boxes or trailers. Surrounding the house are the gardens consisting of extensive lawned areas and a large patio, providing the ideal space for entertaining.
A portion of the land is situated to the south of the house and outbuildings and consists of three level grass fields, divided by stock proof fencing. There is also a newly planted orchard, including apples, pears and plums. Alongside the house, there is a sand school, measuring 40m x 20m, which benefits from a full drainage system.
Immediately opposite and on the other side of the road, is 18 acres of level pasture land, which is divided into four useful holding paddocks. This land has direct road access along with access to bridleways that give good and safe access to this attractive area of the Blackdown Hills.OUTBUILDINGS
Hunters Lodge Farm benefits from a range of modern and well maintained outbuildings, all to the east of the house, including an American barn with nine stables, large tack room and feed store. Additionally there is a large insulated workshop measuring 45' x 30' with double electric roller doors and mezzanine level. There are a number of fodder/animal buildings suitable for a variety of uses.VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the agents, Stags, on 01823 662822.DIRECTIONS
From junction 26 of the M5 motorway head towards Wellington and at the roundabout take the first turning left signposted Tiverton. After approximately 1 mile turn left signposted Ford Street and Chard. Continue through Ford Street to the crossroads at the top turning left then taking the next turning right. The entrance to Hunters Lodge Farm will be found immediately on the left hand side.