COMBE FARM, COMBE, HUISH EPISCOPI, LANGPORT, TA10 0QG
Street 11 miles, Glastonbury 13 miles, Somerton 5 miles, Bridgwater11 miles, Wells 19 miles, Taunton 16 miles, Yeovil 14 miles, M5 (J24) 11 miles (all distances approx.)
A charming mainly 17th century farmhouse with a barn, 1.5 acres of mature grounds and a quiet peaceful setting on the outskirts of the historic town of Langport.
The house has plenty of great living space and includes a hall, cloakroom, 3 reception rooms, kitchen & breakfast room, utility, 5 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms and 2 bathrooms.
The grounds total about an acre and a half and include lawns, an orchard, flower beds, shrubberies, mature trees and a pond. The garden is crossed by a public footpath. In addition there is a large stone barn with consent and which was previously used as an office.
The drive past the house and gardens is owned by Combe Farm and is subject to rights of access for a small number of users including one house, farmland, fishermen and the Environment Agency visiting the River Parrett. It is believed this driveway is to shortly to be resurfaced by the Environment Agency.
Combe is a small hamlet about a mile west of Langport and is approached by a small country lane with no through traffic. Combe Farm is approached by a spur from this lane which becomes a private no-through lane just before the property. The house faces south across farmland to the River Parrett.
There has been a Combe Farm documented on this site since 1322. The present building is mainly 17th century with other additions and is Grade ll listed. It’s a very handsome house of blue lias stonework with Hamstone dressings and a brick rear wing. There are coped gables to the roof which was originally thatched but is now tiled. The front of the house has chamfered mullioned windows with rectangular leaded panes. The heavy plank front door is protected by a flat-moulded stone hood supported on console brackets.
The house has bags of character and retains many other period details including a traditional cross passage with ceiling beams, an open fire with Hamstone surround in the sitting room and a chamfered bressumer above the open hearth in the dining room.
There’s plenty of living space with the sitting room and dining rooms being the main reception rooms. The open plan kitchen and breakfast room have lots of windows and French doors to the garden in addition to the 4 oven Aga and units. Beyond is a garden sitting room again with French doors to the garden. Also on the ground floor are a cloakroom, utility room and a garage.
On the first floor are 5 bedrooms (of which one is a through bedroom and has been used as a dressing room) and a bathroom.
The whole of the second floor is taken up as the master suite with a 28ft. bedroom, dressing room and bathroom.
Grounds and Barn
There’s a very pretty garden in front of the house and extensive lawns to the west and north sides. The barn is about 30 yards from the house and has been improved. It has consent for use as an office and has previously been usd as such
The lane past the house is owned by Combe Farm as is the pond and woodland on the far side. The lane is subject to rights of access for a small number of users including one house, farmland, fishermen and the Environment Agency visiting the River Parrett. It is believed this driveway is to shortly to be resurfaced by the Environment Agency.
Freehold. Partial double glazing. Oil central heating. EPC rating is 44 (E). Council Tax Band G
About the area
Langport is an historic town alongside the River Parrett which was the Roman accessway to Avalon and Wessex and also later to the invading Danes. It was also the site of an important battle in the Civil War. It's now an idyllic small Somerset town which has changed little over the years which gives it great charm and character. Individual shops remain without large chain outlets other than the useful Tescos. It also has very pleasant and popular cafe/restaurants alongside the river much used by walkers and nowadays cyclists as well as the local townspeople.
The surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful and is accessible with many footpaths and bridleways. It is also ideal for cycling with its small lanes and little traffic (see Somerset Cycle Route).
The nearby towns of Street, Glastonbury, Taunton, Wells and Sherborne offer a wide range of amenities and the area offers a good choice of country pubs and restaurants. The award winning Halfway House being just a short drive eastwards.
Communications are excellent via the M5 motorway linking the north and south and the A303 to the east and west. Nearby Castle Cary provides a fast train link to London Paddington.
There is an excellent choice of state and independent schools including Millfield, Sherborne, Bruton, Taunton School, Wells Cathedral School, Huish Episcopi Academy and Sixth Form colleges at both Richard Huish, Taunton and Strode College in Street; Hazlegrove and Leweston are very popular local Preparatory schools.
Sporting facilities several good golf courses and numerous clubs for a wide variety of sports (cricket, tennis, squash, rugby, soccer, etc.) There are also many cultural and artistic societies and organizations within this very active and friendly community of Somerset.
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