DESCRIPTION Located just outside the popular villages of Wellow and Shoscombe, this attractive stone built farmhouse dates back to the 18th century and retains many of its period features and attractive fireplaces. Located in an elevated position with glorious countryside views, the farmhouse overlooks the lane and has beautiful, well-stocked cottage gardens and a range of traditional outbuildings,some of which are attached to the house and could perhaps make further living space. There are two large agricultural buildings that are currently housing cattle and some further stone buildings that could perhaps make holiday accommodation or office space. There are two paddocks that slope up the valley, in all just over 5.5 acres.
THE ACCOMMODATION A stone entrance porch leads to the front door and into the sitting room. A cosy room with an inviting inglenook fireplace and windows to the front and side that both overlook the pretty gardens. The snug is adjacent to the kitchen and has a Victorian fireplace with tiled surround and oak mantel. The kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the rear gardens and is fitted with a range of wooden cabinets and exposed stonework. It has plumbing for a dishwasher and an electric cooker point. This opens into a lovely light conservatory that has a dining and seating area. There is a further reception room with a window overlooking the front gardens which could be a study or playroom. The bathroom is downstairs and has a bath, separate shower, toilet and wash hand basin.
An enclosed 'bullnose staircase' curves upwards to the first floor landing. There are two lovely double rooms displaying period fireplaces and beams, a single bedroom and a cloakroom. There is also a room in the attic.
OUTSIDE The pretty cottage gardens border three sides of the property and are well-established and well-stocked with an assortment of vegetable beds, fruits trees, roses and shrub beds. There are some stone storage sheds, kenneling and a greenhouse.
THE OUTBUILDINGS Adjoining the house is a stone building with a sink and toilet and a useful farm office. There are also some stone buildings to the front that are currently used as calf pens. There is a former parlour building that is block built with a concrete floor and has been more recently used as stables.
There are two large agricultural steel portal framed barns within the farm yard that have been used to rear cattle and store bedding and fodder. The larger barn is a 5 bay barn with a concrete floor and CFC roof with lean-to barn attached. The other barn is a 4 bay barn with concrete floor.
The versatile range of buildings and yard area could suit a variety of uses subject to the necessary planning consents.
THE LAND There are two paddocks with the farm that are enclosed by mature hedges and slope up away from the farm yard. One paddock has a cider apple tree orchard. The paddocks are ideal for ponies, sheep or cattle. Mains water is connected to a trough in one paddock the other is fed by a stream.
LOCATION Set on the edge of a valley with undulating Somerset countryside all around, Shoscombe Parish is made up of six separate hamlets, Stoney Littleton, Single Hill, Shoscombe Vale, Shoscombe village, Double Hill and White Hill. The nearby villages of Shoscombe and Wellow both have lively communities with primary schools, pubs and churches together with various sports clubs and village halls. The village of Peasdown St John has excellent facilities including convenience stores, doctors, vets, garage and public house.
The Historic City of Bath offers fantastic shopping facilities and many tourist attractions for the whole family. There are excellent state and private schools in the area, with excellent private schools in Wells, Downside, Bruton and Bath (King Edwards and The Royal High School). Monkton Combe and Prior Park. State schools in Bath and nearby Writhlington have an excellent reputation and both Wellow and Shoscombe have good primary schools.
The Mendip Hills provide a variety of leisure pursuits including horse riding, hunting, walking, cycling, diving, dry ski slopes all in the vicinity. Bath and Bristol are within easy commuting distance with Bristol Airport also within easy reach as is the M4 and M5.
Equestrian facilities in the area are good with Wellow Trekking Centre, Hill House Farm, West Wilts Equestrian Centre and Bath riding club all having regular fixtures. The out riding is excellent with a mixture of quiet lanes and bridleways. Hunting is with the Mendip and South and West Wilts Hunts, and the junior equestrians are well catered for with the Wylye Valley and other Pony Clubs in the area.