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Peaceful setting near Wedmore Guide Price £850,000

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  • Wonderful location at the end of a no through lane.
  • About 2 miles from Wedmore
  • A house with an adjoining cottage + 3.5 acres
  • Flexible as one large home or two independent ones
  • Bags of character and living space.
  • Gardens with land and manege available
  • Perfect for country living
  • Perfect for home living ( high speed fibre broadband)
  • Immediately available
  • Further adjoining LAND AVAILABLE

A country house with an adjoining cottage in a beautiful quiet rural setting near Wedmore. Gardens and meadows. 3.5 acres plus further land available


MOOR VIEW FARM ASHTON DROVE, WEDMORE BS28 4QD

Bristol 21 miles, Wedmore Village 2 miles, M5 (J22) 8 miles, Wells 9 miles & Bristol Airport 13 miles.

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Moor View Farm is a delightful country property in an idyllic rural setting on a no-through lane in beautiful countryside a few miles from Wedmore.

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The property includes a former farmhouse with an adjoining cottage and adjacent land , 3.5 acres.

ADDITIONAL LAND AVAILABLE BY NEGOTIATION.

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The house has accommodation including a reception hall, large 23ft. drawing room, sitting room, library, farmhouse kitchen & dining room, cloakroom and two porches. On the first floor are five bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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The cottage (which can be an independent dwelling) includes an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Outside are mature gardens and ample parking plus a paddock with a beautiful walnut tree and a field of about 2.3 acres.

Location

The Parish of Chapel Allerton includes Stone Allerton and the small hamlet of Ashton and has a very active and friendly local community. In addition Wedmore, which is just over 2 miles away has a remarkable range of cultural, sporting, social and commercial amenities and societies embracing a wider community. Ashton Drove is a very quiet lane and Moor View Farm is near the end and there is absolutely no through traffic. (The only other property in the area having access from this far along Ashton Drove is the old coach house and stables which will be retained by the vendor of Moor View Farm.)

Description

The house is a substantial building standing with a sunny open outlook, southwest facing, over its gardens. Adjoining and interconnecting with the rear of the house is the self-contained single storey cottage . The property is extremely flexible. The house and the cottage can be occupied as one large home and equally the cottage can be a self contained unit for family or letting. Whether occupied as a whole or in part it is an ideal property for any wishing to enjoy a country lifestyle or wishing to work from home as the property benefits from high-speed fibre internet connectivity. It has rural views to all sides, period details with flagstones and beams, a great farmhouse kitchen and dining room (with an Aga) lots of other living space plus plenty of bathrooms and loos. It also has double glazing and oil fired central heating supported by a wood burning stove linked in. A drive leads into a gravelled courtyard flanked by the house and cottage and with access to each.

Accommodation

The reception hall in the house is approached directly from the courtyard. It leads to the kitchen & dining room which is the heart of the house and also has an outside back porch and doors to the garden. This is a great room with a defined kitchen area and a dining area with plenty of space for a large table and chairs. There is a bespoke range of hand made , solid timber painted units, granite worksurfaces, a twin sink and a traditional design Aga with electric conversion. In addition there are an electric double oven, hob and a walk-in in pantry plus space for a large fridge unit. A concealed door opens to a cloakroom.

Reception rooms

There are three reception rooms in the house. The drawing room is a splendid room over 23ft long with re-claimed oak panelling and a handsome fireplace with a wood burning stove. It has two windows overlooking the garden and a door into a front porch. It also has electric underfloor heating. The sitting room is another large room with a fireplace (with a wood burner)and it also has an archway into the library with bookshelves. A great fun detail is the concealed door which when opened leads directly into the hall of the adjoining cottage. This door can be locked if desired to separate the house and cottage.

First floor

The staircase rises from the beautiful flagstone floored hall to a large landing and there is access to the loft which has scope for conversion to additional accommodation if required. On the first floor there are 5 bedrooms in all and 2 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is a through room to a bedroom which has an en suite bathroom. The bathroom has a basin bath and wc. The other bedrooms are all a good size and the second bathroom has limestone travertine tiling, a basin, bidet, wc, bath and shower.

The Cottage

This adjoins the house and is interconnecting via the concealed library door which leads into a travertine tiled hallway in the cottage.

Accommodation

There’s a door from the courtyard into the hall which serves all the rooms. The comfortable sitting room is very light and airy having a triple aspect which flood it with light. It also has a fireplace. The kitchen is neat and practical with fitted units with work surfaces, a sink unit, tiled splashbacks, an electric integrated oven, hob and fridge freezer. There are two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a tiled floor, a range of fitted cupboards and an en suite shower room with a tiled floor, hand basin, wc, and shower cubicle (electric shower). The bedroom and shower room both have electric under floor heating. The second bedroom has a built in double wardrobe. The bathroom has a travertine tiled floor, hand basin, wc, bath, tiled shower cubicle and half tiled walls

The grounds

The mature gardens are mainly lawned with trees, shrubs, a pond and a paved terrace outside the dining room in the main house. Also in the garden are a treehouse and summerhouse (which requires some repair). The courtyard provides plenty of parking and next to this courtyard is a grassed garden ideal for chickens or livestock, a vegetable garden or play area. A paddock with a beautiful walnut tree adjoins the garden and the field is across the lane.

Services

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage with a septic tank in the field directly opposite the house. Oil fired central heating which serves the house and the cottage with an external boiler. The wood burning stove in the drawing room also has a back boiler which is plumbed in supporting the system.

Communications

There is good mobile phone reception. There is high speed fibre internet to a station adjacent to the garden.

Planning

1. The cottage has a lawful use option as separate dwelling which can be formalised. 2. There is planning consent to add a rear extension to the house to create an internal staircase to facilitate conversion of the large attic to additional accommodation. This being 2 rooms with dormer windows on each side. Work was commenced to retain the consent and the back of the house the footings are in place and there is a drain outlet already laid which links into the drainage system which runs to the septic tank .

Additional land

There are other fields close by which are also available for purchase to the buyer of Moor View Farm. They are not for sale independently. The prices will be by negotiation.

Directions

From Wedmore continue up Church Street with the church on the right hand side and then take the first right turn. Continue past the golf club and approaching Stoughton crossroads take the first left. Continue and take the right hand turn signposted Ashton. Continue until reaching a small hamlet and take the lleft onto Ashton Grove, signposted no through lane.

About the area

The Saxon village of Wedmore is a delightful and extremely active centre and in many ways is an archetype of an English village. There are historic buildings including the medieval church next to an old coaching inn, a general store/newsagent, post office, butchers, chemist, various other interesting shops, plus pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. There is a wide range of cultural and sporting clubs and societies. Swimming pools at both Cheddar & Wells; Sailing & Windsurfing Clubs at Cheddar Reservoir; the Badgworth Equestrian Centre: Wedmore 18 Hole Golf Course; Floodlit Astroturf Tennis Courts; Indoor and Outdoor Bowling Green; Football and Cricket clubs.

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The Cathedral City of Wells is approximately 7 miles away and also provides a good range of business, recreational and shopping facilities. City shopping centres are available at Taunton, Bath and Bristol (each approximately 25 miles away). Communications in the area are good with access to the M5 (J22 - 10 minutes) connecting to M4 (J16). A local train service from Highbridge (7 miles) links with the intercity train services at Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington taking approximately 11/2 hours. Castle Cary, a mainline station is about 20 miles whilst Bristol International Airport is 15 miles away. There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Wedmore First School, Hugh Sexeys Middle School, Kings of Wessex Upper School, Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot and Millfield.

Important notice

Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise.

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