DESCRIPTION Built in 2002 by the current owners, this attractive stone-built farmhouse has been well designed and finished to a high standard with oak flooring, oak lintels and joinery all complemented by wrought iron latch furniture. All of the principal rooms enjoy far reaching countryside views. The house sits at the end of a long driveway overlooking the Sparkford Vale to Cadbury Castle.
ACCOMMODATION Entrance hall with a slate tiled floor, stairs to the first floor and under stairs cupboard. A large, light sitting room enjoys doors overlooking the garden and has a fireplace with stone chimney breast, oak beam over and a wood-burning stove inset. The kitchen/dining room has Shaker style kitchen units with a cream 'Aga', built-in electric oven, hob, extractor and dishwasher. There is space for a good-sized table and seating area with a tiled floor and doors into the conservatory that overlooks the gardens. There is a useful study that enjoys a triple aspect and has shelving units. The utility room has a stable door to the front, a quarry tiled floor and a range of wall and floor cabinets, a Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine. The downstairs accommodation is completed by a shower room.
On the first floor there is a galleried landing. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there are two further bedrooms. The family bathroom has a roll-top bath with wash hand basin and WC set into panelled surrounds.
OUTSIDE The gardens surround the property and are level and laid to lawn with a patio seating area.
OUTBUILDINGS With a really good range of useful farm buildings the owners have consent to run a livery yard with 17 stables. At the bottom of the garden is a range of 2 timber stables with a hay store enclosed by post and rails with a concrete yard.
A roll-top Dutch barn has 5 stables enclosed within the barn with a secure tack room. Attached to this barn is a lean-to with 4 block-built stables. A 4-bay steel portal framed barn accommodates a further 3 stables with secure tack rooms and cloakroom facility. An additional barn has 2 further stables and 2 workshops. The All-weather arena measures about 43m x 30m.
THE LAND The land is ring fenced and enclosed by mature hedges. Water is connected to the land and there are troughs in many of the paddocks. There are four enclosures some of which slopes and they are subdivided into turn out paddocks. The upper parts have magnificent southerly views. There is ample parking for horseboxes and trailers and this versatile yard and buildings could suit a mixture of uses. The riding out is excellent with a bridleway running adjoining the land. There are a network of bridleways, by-ways and quiet country lanes.
AGENT'S NOTE The farm is ring fenced and served by a metered water supply with troughs to all main enclosures. The farm is eligible to receive the Single Farm Payment. The property is also subject to an Agricultural and Equestrian Occupancy Restriction.
LOCATION Galhampton is a small village on the outskirts of Castle Cary with a popular village pub, chapel, recently built village hall and village store. Castle Cary (2 miles) also has many shops and other facilities and has a main line railway station (London/Paddington 90 mins). The recently opened 'The Newt in Somerset' is a country estate that is fast becoming an essential destination with the town of Bruton now home to Hauser and Wirth and their world-class gallery, multi-purpose arts centre and Roth Bar & Grill. The town has excellent schools including King's, Bruton School for Girls and Sexey's and also successful primary schools. Close by are Downside at Stratton on the Fosse, Millfield at Street and Wells Cathedral School. Bruton has a good range of local shops, pubs and restaurants including the highly regarded 'The Chapel' which also supplies artisan bread and take out pizzas. There is a railway halt on the Paddington line. Frome (15 miles) a thriving arts and cultural centre, it was recently voted the best town in England to live with a vibrant Caf頣ulture. The city of Bath and its University are within easy commuting distance as is Bristol. Equestrian facilities in the area are excellent with a good selection of local training bases and completion centres, including Kingfisher Equestrian, Ecliffe at Gillingham, Half Moon Stud at Motcombe and Kings Sedgemoor, Nr Greylake. The local pony club and hunt would be the Blackmoor & Sparkford Vale or South & West Wilts with National Hunt racing at Wincanton, Taunton and Exeter.