DESCRIPTION Over recent years Court Farm has been extensively renovated and refurbished to provide an outstanding and well-appointed family home that retains many of its character features, combined with the very highest specifications required by modern family living. A former dairy farm set on the Somerset/Wiltshire border Court Farm was once a farmstead belonging to the Longleat Estate and was a dairy farm until 1998. There are an extensive range of traditional outbuildings and agricultural barns which would suit a variety of uses, some already having been converted to office space and others with consent to convert into holiday cottages. The gardens are well planted and bordered by a stream with the adjoining farm land all in permanent, gently undulating pasture land. The property benefits from two separate driveways and parking is to the front of the house in the courtyard area. The entrance porch leads to the original studded wooden door and the reception hall. There is an impressive open plan kitchen and living room with a sitting room, play room, utility room and a large garden/dining room along the rear of the property. The sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with inset timber beam and wood burner, with alcoves to each side of the chimney breast and exposed beams. The focal point of the house is the kitchen and living space which is ideal for entertaining and is fitted with a range of bespoke cabinets around an island unit finished with granite work surfaces. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, cream 'Heritage' traditional range cooker and separate Wok ring. The flooring is stone travertine tiling and the under floor heating is run by the range cooker. The garden room is fully glazed with super views overlooking the gardens and grounds and provides space for a large dining table and informal seating area. There is a play room which could be a further sitting room or snug and a downstairs cloakroom. The house also benefits from a large utility room housing the boiler and laundry machines. There are a range of wall and floor cabinets, sink with drainer and a further gardener's cloakroom. On the first floor the master bedroom suite has views over the rear gardens and open countryside and has a fully fitted walk in wardrobe and a bathroom. The bathroom has a bath and a separate shower. There are three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are two further bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor with exposed beams and Velux windows.
OUTSIDE To the front of the house is a traditional courtyard of period buildings and ample parking. The glorious gardens are mature and well planted with a variety of shrubs and plants. There is a patio seating area and a large level lawn that is bordered by the stream at the bottom. There is a well organised gravelled area with raised beds.
The traditional farm buildings are built of stone and red brick under clay tiled roofs, with an extensive range of more modern agricultural buildings and yards. The main buildings are as follows:
The Office Suite (31' x 12').
A detached building with exposed beams, tiled floors and fitted with a kitchenette and cloakroom.
'L' shaped unconverted barn with consent for holiday cottages.
Dutch Barn (75' x 70') (including lean-to's to east and west) Currently used as storage. Concrete floor and corrugated iron cladding and roof.
Barn (60' x 28'). Steel Portal framed building divided into two. Fibre cement roof, hard core floor with concrete floor to lean-to. Currently used as storage.
Workshop - rendered concrete construction with steel roof. Workshops to the east of the farmhouse adjoining the gardens are of block construction and have been timber clad. Currently a potting shed, bike/tool storage and a games room.
LOCATION Frome is an historic market town with many notable buildings and features the highest number of listed buildings in Somerset. Frome offers a range of shopping facilities, a sports centre, several cafés, a choice of pubs, local junior, middle and senior schools, several theatres and a cinema. Private schools are to be found in Wells, Bath, Warminster, Cranmore, Beckington, Glastonbury and Street. Bath and Bristol are within commuting distance, and the local railway station connects at Westbury for London, Paddington.
THE LAND Mostly to the east of the farmhouse and buildings, the land is laid to pasture and slopes gently towards the woods of the Longleat Estate. The land is enclosed by mature hedges and water is connected to most of the fields and benefits from a stream in places.
LOCATION West Woodlands is a small hamlet on the Somerset and Wiltshire border just outside Frome. Frome is a historic market town with many notable buildings and features the highest number of listed buildings in Somerset. Frome offers a range of shopping facilities, a sports centre, several cafés, a choice of pubs, local junior, middle and senior schools, several theatres and a cinema. Private schools are to be found in Wells, Bath, Warminster, Cranmore, Beckington, Glastonbury and Street.
Communications are excellent with the A303 about 10 miles away and the M4 can be accessed at Bath. Mainline railway stations can be found at Westbury, Castle Cary and Bath, providing a London Paddington service and Warminster and Gillingham provide services to London Waterloo. Bristol airport is about 45 minutes away.