Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4

££325,000 Guide

3 Bedroom Semi-Detached House For Sale

For sale by public auction. Tuesday 18th June, 12pm. The Theatre, The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet. Bidding available in person, by proxy or online via livestream. Auction guide price £325,000 to £375,000* A charming Grade II listed former farmhouse set in approximately 1/4 of an acre of gardens.

Higher Bodden Farm is a charming Grade II listed former farmhouse set in the quiet rural hamlet of Bodden, close to the outskirts of Shepton Mallet.

The house retains a great deal of character throughout with exposed beams, flagstone floors, sash windows and a super Doulting stone fireplace in the sitting room. Having been the subject of some renovation and improvement works, the house now requires completing and offers the potential to be a wonderful family home.

On the ground floor there is a lovely entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor, large cupboard and doors to the sitting room and kitchen. The kitchen is a traditional farmhouse style room with Belfast sink, fitted cupboard and former fireplace. Beyond the kitchen is a useful utility room and cloakroom. An inner hallway links the kitchen and sitting room, behind the stairs, and is believed to be the former pantry. The sitting room is dual aspect with an impressive stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. Steps lead from the sitting room down to a second utility/boot room which has a door to the front.

On the first floor there are three good double bedrooms and a large landing area that has been used as a study space. The bathroom has recently been completed with a traditional style suite and a freestanding bath.


The house sits in an enclosed garden of approximately ¼ of an acre with a large gravelled parking and turning area with space for several vehicles. There is a detached single garage to the side of the driveway. The garden is currently laid to lawn with some mature shrubs and trees and is a wonderful space and a blank canvas.

Agents note

The vendors will be looking to sell a parcel of land of approximately 1.4 acres later this year. The land is located just along the lane from Higher Bodden Farm. Further details are available on request.

The purchaser will enter into a Deed of Mutual Covenant at completion with two other homeowners in respect of contributing a share of the cost of emptying, maintaining, renewing and replacing the Septic Tank which serves those properties. A draft of the Deed of Covenant will be supplied as part of the Auction Pack.

Local Council

Somerset Council (Mendip)

Council Tax band



Freehold with a small area of flying freehold over the neighbour’s downstairs WC.  Vacant possession.

Central Heating

Oil fired central heating


Mains water and electricity are connected property. Shared septic tank drainage. However, potential purchasers must rely on their own enquiries regarding the location of services and connections into them.

Viewing: By appointment through Cooper and Tanner on 01749 372200

Solicitors: Blanchards Bailey, Blandford.  Sarah Dunlop acting. Tel 01258 488205

Registering to bid and Administration fee

Cooper and Tanner require all bidders who wish to bid at our Auction to register beforehand. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to provide card details in order that the Buyer’s Administration Fee of £1350 inc VAT can be paid if you are successful.

A week before the auction a hold will be placed on your account for this sum, which will then be released if you are unsuccessful. This fee will only be taken if you are the successful buyer. The fee is retained by Cooper and Tanner and does not form part of your deposit or completion settlement. Please also be aware that the Buyer’s Administration fee is payable per lot purchased. If you are successful in purchasing more than one lot, we will contact you following the auction to take subsequent payments for additional lots bought. All checks required by current anti-money laundering legislation must be satisfactorily completed, as part of the registration process before prior approval to bid will be granted; this will include providing proof of funds.


Successful bidders will be required to pay to the Cooper and Tanner Client Account the deposit of 10% of the purchase price within 24 hours of the auction. The account details will be provided to the successful bidder on conclusion of the auction. Once funds are cleared, they will be transferred on to the account of the solicitor acting for the seller. Please ensure that funds are in an account suitable to be able to make an Electronic Transfer from.

Tenure: Freehold

Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4
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