An attractive mainly stone farmhouse together with a collection of period outbuildings with land in a stunning elevated Quantock Hills position with open views and close hill and bridleway access, in all just over 23 acres. Read more
An attractive mainly stone farmhouse together with a collection of period outbuildings with land in a stunning elevated Quantock Hills position with open views and close hill and bridleway access, in all just over 23 acres.
This highly attractive 23 acre farm sits in a truly stunning and rarely available position, elevated within the Quantock Hills with outstanding views.The property enjoys a splendid situation near the end of a no through road that continues as a bridle path beyond the property and enjoys access to the open hill land for pursuits including horse riding, walking, mountain biking etc. thus offering some of the best outriding within the West Country.
The mainly stone farmhouse offers characterful accommodation with improvement and extension potential (subject to the necessary consents) and includes two fireplaces within the sitting room and a southerly facing aspect to all rooms.The range of outbuildings offer potential for equestrian and livestock rearing as well as storage and the stables providing potential livery or equestrian holidays and there is potential for many alternative activities associated with the outdoors, residential business or equestrian subject to the necessary consents.
Front door to enclosed Entrance Porch with windows on three sides, door to
Sitting Room With fireplaces at either end, open fire with painted brick surround at one end, the other an exposed stone surround with large beam over and inset wood burning stove, windows with front aspect with window seats, three central heating radiators and staircase to first floor.
Dining Room French windows with glazed panels to either side opening onto the garden, central heating radiator, oak flooring.
Kitchen With handmade cupboard with worktop, further base and wall mounted cupboard, stainless steel sink unit, electric cooker point, central heating radiator, windows with front and rear aspect and door opening onto the garden.
Adjoining Store Room with doors to front and rear.
Cloakroom With low level WC.
Landing With hatch to roof space, window with views to the countryside and hills beyond, exposed wood flooring.
Bedroom 1 Window with front aspect, central heating radiator, exposed wood flooring.
Bedroom 2 Window with front aspect, central heating radiator, exposed wood flooring, airing cupboard.
Bedroom 3 Windows to front, side and rear, central heating radiator, exposed wood flooring.
Bedroom 4 Window with front aspect, central heating radiator.
Bathroom With suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with tiled splashback surrounding, central heating radiator, window with front aspect.
Outside A wide gravelled entrance to gravelled driveway and parking area for numerous vehicles, double iron gates open onto an inner yard with attractive period stone barns, providing stabling, tack room and workshop space for five horses.Beyond this is a further stone barn measuring 29' x 20' with a central opening passageway and gate onto the paddock.Beyond the stable yard is a low stone walling gate leading onto the front garden with paved path to the front door.
Attractive sweeping lawns run away from the front of the house, paved patio to one side with hedging on either side where at the end of the garden are interspersed trees and a secondary lawned area enclosed by hedging and low stone walling with open views beyond across the rolling Quantock Hills countryside.From the driveway a continued area of lawn runs to a post and rail fencing and enclosed by hedging providing further amenity space with apple trees along one side with a small fenced stock enclosure suitable for pigs or chickens.Beyond this area the remaining land is split into four main paddocks, laid to permanent pasture, divided by hedging and forming the southerly facing side of a private valley with open view.A small area of woodland is included with a stream running along the boundary at the valley floor.
Location The property is situated approximately a mile from the small village of Aisholt.Taunton the county town lies approximately eight miles distant with its wide range of shopping, scholastic and commercial facilities including mainline rail station to London Paddington and M5 Junction 25 whilst further to the North, Bridgwater offers M5 Junctions 23 and 24 which can be accessed travelling east from the village and following the A39 to the rear of Bridgwater.
The property is delightfully tucked away within a no through road.The property offers a rare opportunity for ownership of a small farm with hill access in what was the UKs first appointed Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty approximately 60 years ago.It was recognised then as it is now that the Quantock Hills holds some of the most beautiful and stunning landscapes which are so well served by foot and bridle paths giving the widest possible opportunities for outriding as well as simply walking and cycling on the many tracks and paths available.
Porch9'9" x 4'9" (2.97m x 1.45m).
Sitting Room31'8" (9.65m) x 14' (4.27m) reducing to 13'8" (4.17m).
Dining Room15'10" x 11'11" (4.83m x 3.63m).
Kitchen13'1" x 12' (3.99m x 3.66m).
Store17'9" x 7'2" (5.4m x 2.18m).
Bedroom 113'8" x 11'2" (4.17m x 3.4m).
Bedroom 211'10" x 10'5" (3.6m x 3.18m).
Bedroom 311'11" x 9'1" (3.63m x 2.77m).
Bedroom 48'3" x 7'3" (2.51m x 2.2m).
Bathroom8'6" x 6'7" (2.6m x 2m).
From Taunton follow Kingston Road out of the town and through the village of Kingston St Mary to a multiple junction at The Pines Caf.Bear slightly left at the junction and then cross the road signposted Aisholt and Nether Stowey, running to the left of the cafe.Follow the road as it leads down through the valley and after approximately 1.5 miles turn left at a crossroads signposted Aisholt.Proceed up the hill and in just under half a mile turn left into a no through road and the property can be found a short distance along on the left hand side.