Rydon Farm is situated in a private location in the hamlet of West Newton which can be found 7 miles from the county town of Taunton. Rydon Farm is set well back from the council road and is approached from a long driveway but it is readily accessible from the local roads and, in particular, the A38 to Taunton and Bridgwater. The property is very conveniently located for the M5, either at Junction 24 or Junction 25. North Petherton is 2 miles away and has a range of day to day facilities. The county town of Taunton is within a 10-15 minute drive where a wide range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities can be found including three noted public schools, Richard Huish 6th Form College and Somerset College of further education. Easy access can be gained to Taunton train station which has fast trains to London Paddington in 1 hour 45 minutes.Description
Rydon Farm is a privately situated substantial detached period farmhouse set in approximately 1.5 acres of garden and grounds also benefitting from an extensive range of outbuildings which are adaptable for a variety of uses. The large barn is particularly notable and is highly adaptable and offers extensive potential for a wide range of purposes.
Rydon Farm faces south and enjoys lovely views over its own garden and further towards the Blackdown Hills. It is believed that the house dates from the 1550's but it is not listed.Accommodation
In detail, the accommodation comprises an entrance porch with a tiled front door which leads into the reception hall with an attractive turning staircase leading to the first floor. The sitting room is a large well-proportioned room with dual aspect windows. The room, with exposed beams, centres on an open fireplace with an inset wood burning stove on a slate hearth. The inner hall provides access to the dining room. This is another excellent reception room with an attractive inglenook fireplace incorporating a wood burning stove with exposed beams. From the inner hall there is access to the conservatory on the south side of the house with a tiled floor and French doors opening onto the gardens. The utility room has a one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit and plumbing for a washing machine. A cloakroom with a pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. The rear porch provides access to a large covered play/drying area. This area has a pedestrian door to the garden and double doors to the side parking area. This room is suitable for a wide range of purposes.
The beamed farmhouse kitchen is an excellent room that is fitted with an extensive range of eye and low level units incorporating a twin bowl stainless steel sink unit. There is plumbing for a washing machine, dish washer and a four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood over. There is a solid fuel Rayburn and an oil fired boiler.
On the first floor there is a large open landing with an airing cupboard and five double bedrooms, many of which enjoy lovely views. Two bedrooms have en-suite facilities. One en-suite has a panelled bath and a separate shower cubicle as well as a pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. En-suite two has an en-suite shower room with a tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom which has a panelled bath with shower fittings, a glazed tile shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low level WC.Outside
One of the useful features of the property is the extensive range of outbuildings available. These include a large barn suitable for many purposes together with a lower barn with further storage space. The barns are supplemented by an office, workshop and a garage. Details of these buildings are available on the floor plan. The outbuildings are highly adaptable and offer a wide range of possibilities and potential end uses.Gardens
The gardens are a delightful feature and include large expanses of lawn with flower and shrub borders and an extensive range of fruit trees to include - Apple, Plums, Pears, Kiwis, Cherries, Walnuts and Grapes. There is a fully fenced vegetable garden and a greenhouse.Directions
From Taunton head on the A38 north towards Bridgwater turning right on the A361 sign posted Glastonbury. Immediately before the Durston Elms Service Station and just after the motorway turn left and follow this road to West Newton passing through the small hamlet. Keep going north, pass Rydon and then you will come to a sign on the left (opposite 2 high road mirrors) clearly marked Rydon Farm. Turn left here and follow the track into the property.