Somerlea Farm, Charlton Musgrove, Wincanton, Somerset

£1,600,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
3 Reception rooms

Kitchen/breakfast room

Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom

3 Further bedrooms | Family bathroom | Attic

rooms.

Integral double garage with studio above

Large malt house barn, Former dairy providing garaging and workshop

Garden, Pasture land

In all about 30.6 acres

A very appealing 17th century L shaped farmhouse which is listed Grade II and has notation from 1679. Approached over a long drive which forms a forecourt in front of the house and its stone outbuildings. The pleasing stone elevations under a clay tile roof are complimented by stone mullion and dormer leaded windows and four chimney stacks. Architectural features including chamfered

beams, stone and wooden floors, arched open fireplaces, plus a charming window seats and a

panelled walls. These delightful features have been greatly enhanced by the present owners who have undertaken significant improvement.

On entering the flagstone hall, around which the accommodation revolves, the recent improvements are immediately apparent. Doors lead off to the reception rooms and a rear hall has a glazed door opening onto the rear garden. The kitchen/ breakfast room with its traditional cabinets (and larder) is very much the hub of the house and has the boot room, utility room and access to the double garage beyond.

The first floor has a well appointed master bedroom suite with ensuite shower room with

walk through shower. There are three further bedrooms including a large guest bedroom and a family bathroom. A loft ladder provides access to the large loft with windows which could provide additional bedrooms and bathrooms. The integrated double garage has a studio above (ladder access) and a door to the garden and this could provide additional accommodation if required.

Set in countryside renowned for its natural beauty near the Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire border, Somerlea Farm sits in a rural position close to the pretty village of Charlton Musgrove with its parish church and village hall. Much of the surrounding area is designated one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is direct access from the farm to a number of lovely walks and rides.

The nearby small towns of Bruton and Wincanton have local facilities, the former having the renowned, recently opened, Hauser and Wirth art gallery and the Roth Bar and Grill, as well as the popular Chapel restaurant and bakers. Wincanton is well known for its racecourse. More comprehensive facilities are available in Gillingham while Salisbury and Bath have a wide range of cultural and commercial facilities. Despite its rural nature, this lovely area is extremely accessible. There are rail services from Bruton to London Paddington via the Georgian city of Bath. Direct train services also run from Castle Cary and Gillingham to London Paddington and London Waterloo respectively. The A303, about 4.3 miles to the south, connects via the M3 to the national motorway network while the south coast is within reach, as are international airports at Bournemouth, Southampton and Bristol.

Excellent schools in the area include Hazelgrove, Kings Bruton, Millfield, Wells, Sandroyd, Port Regis, St Marys Shaftesbury, Bryanston, Hazelgrove and Clayesmore.

The surrounding countryside provides an array of sporting amenities including hunting with the Blackmore Vale and the Sparkford Vale and the South West Wilts close by. Excellent pheasant and partridge shoots. Golf clubs locally include Mendip, Wells and Sherborne.

Lawns border the house and beyond the open pasture land surrounds the house and garden. The extensive range of outbuildings are arranged to the north and south. The large, three storey 19th century malt house to the north has planning consent for enlargement and conversion into a primary residential dwelling with the farmhouse becoming ancillary accommodation (planning ref;16/04569/FUL & 16/04570/LBC). To the south are a range of further stone outbuildings including the former dairy (equipped with PV panels generating electricity) and both provide space for storage, garaging and workshops. In addition there is a log store and cedar wood chicken house.

The land is arranged as pasture with a young orchard of 60 fruit trees planted in the eastern field. Two public footpaths cross the pasture land.

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