Elms Farm is a super detached period property with some great equestrian facilities that will suit a wide variety of uses and needs. The farmhouse has been subject to a complete scheme of renovation and improvement by the current owners and now requires a degree of completion to add the finishing touches. The current configuration of the property lends itself perfectly to provide separate, yet linked, accommodation for a couple of generations of the family or alternatively the potential to generate some income from holiday lets. There is a further detached period barn that, subject to the relevant consents could be converted.
THE MAIN HOUSE The main entrance leads you into a welcoming hallway with doors leading to all rooms and wonderful exposed beams. The front living room is full of charm and character which continues into the kitchen diner with a range of base units and natural stone floor, a stunning cream four door Aga heats the kitchen and provides a central cooking hub whereby socialising is a must. There is a feature fireplace at the dining room end and a Belfast sink and space for white appliances. The adjacent utility room has plumbing for a washing machine and space for further white goods if required and is nicely fitted with a selection of wall and base units. There is a side door opening outside and space for an additional downstairs cloakroom to be installed. A door in the utility room leads into the kitchen of the cottage. There is also a boiler room at the rear of the property and a further area which is currently used as a playroom but could alternatively be used as a study.
The first floor offers three bedrooms. The master is a light room with front aspect windows and space for a dormer extension and an additional en suite bathroom. The current en suite room could be converted into a dressing room but currently houses a pedestal sink, low level WC and shower cubicle. There are two further front aspect bedrooms with the second bedroom housing an integral cupboard. There is also a family bathroom with a sunken Jacuzzi bath with an electric shower overhead, low level WC and a pedestal sink.
THE COTTAGE The Cottage is a new extension to the property where there is a fitted kitchen with an electric oven, overhead hood, breakfast bar, three skylights and underfloor heating. There is a downstairs rear aspect bedroom which leads into a bathroom which is currently unfinished but could be fitted with a toilet, sink and a roll top bath. There is access into the family utility room and there is a good sized living room with a side aspect window, flagstone flooring and a wood burner. A steel spiral staircase leads to the first floor where there is a double bedroom with storage cupboard and a further bathroom.
ANNEX To the side of the property is an annex. There is a good sized kitchen with a front aspect window and skylights and is fitted with a selection of wall and base units, a gas cooker with space for white appliances. There is a double bedroom with storage space, a cosy light living room with three skylights, a front aspect window, flagstone flooring, exposed brickwork and a feature wood burner. There is also a bathroom suite which is fitted with a walk in shower, vanity sink, low level WC, a wall mounted Worcester boiler and an integral cupboard with space for white appliances. The annex also benefits from an extension to the front which could then allow the kitchen to be relocated and a second bedroom created.
OUTSIDE The property is set within approximately 6.90 acres or gardens, grounds, copse and paddocks. The front is gated and there is a long driveway which leads to the front of the property where there is ample parking for multiple vehicles and access to all parts of the property. There is electric to the front gates so electric gates could be installed. There is a good sized timber shed and two freestanding garages. There is a yard area with three individual sheep pens and a small woodland area at the rear. There is a summerhouse at the front with mains electricity and water an outside toilet. There is back patio and turfed area which is enclosed with hedges, mature borders and a selection of trees. There is a further summerhouse, greenhouse, shed and an allotment area.
To the side of the house and set within an enclosed gravel area is a U-shaped range of timber stables which offers 8 boxes including a large corner foaling box. A second corner box is currently being used as a tack room and store and there is a separate hay and feed store. Consent has been granted to erect a 20m x 8m barn opposite the stables which could be used as additional stabling, workshop and storage. Further consent has been granted for a 60m x 20m all weather school just to the rear of the stables. There is ample space around the stables for parking for horse boxes and trailers.
There is also a separate stone built barn which could be could be converted into another residence or used as holiday lets (Subject to planning permission).
LOCATION Biddisham is a small village on the edge of The Mendips near Rooksbridge. There are a range of local amenities including post office/shop, public houses and garages. The nearby towns of Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea are both within easy access and offer a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities for all ages. We understand that Biddisham is within the catchment area for Hugh Sexeys and Kings of Wessex Schools. For the commuter there is motorway access at M5 Junction 22 and a mainline railway station can be found at Weston-super-Mare offering direct links to Bristol Temple Meads, London Paddington and other major towns and cities.
Elms Farm is ideally situated for those wishing to follow equestrian pursuits with some superb riding a short box journey away. For those looking to compete there are regular competitions held at the nearby Badgworth Arena and Stretcholt Equestrian Centre which is just north of Bridgwater. Stockland Lovell offers some superb training facilities including cross country schooling fields and arenas. Training and rallies are also offered by the Blackdown and Mendip and Brent Knoll Riding Clubs and a choice Pony Clubs including the Weston Harriers and Banwell branches.
SERVICES Mains Electricity, Gas Tank, Mains Water, Water Meter, Septic Tank
LOCAL AUTHORITY Sedgemoor District Council
COUNCIL TAX Band G
EPC RATING Main Property - Band E
Annexe - Band G
VIEWINGS Strictly by Appointment Only - Call Cooper and Tanner - 01934 740055
DIRECTIONS Travelling south along the A38 from the Bristol direction, continue past the airport through Churchill, past Winscombe, down Shute Shelve, through Lower Weare into Biddisham. The property will be found on the right hand side just before the Biddisham Village signpost.
Alternatively, if travelling from the M5 motorway, exit at junction 22 Edithmead/Burnham on Sea and head north along the A38 taking the right exit at the East Brent roundabout, over the motorway bridge into Rooksbridge, through Tarnock and into Biddisham. The property will be on the left hand side.