YEW TREE FARM CRIB HOUSE LANE, CRICKHAM, WEDMORE, BS28 4JS
Wedmore 1.5 miles, Cheddar 4 miles, Wells 9 miles, Glastonbury 10 miles, Street 12 miles, Bristol 21 miles, Taunton 28 miles, M5 (J22) 10 miles.
Guide Price in excess of £1,300,000 towards, £1,400,000
An exceptional property in a small tucked away hamlet in beautiful unspoilt countryside just over a mile from the village of Wedmore.
Yew Tree Farm is unique, providing a period house, an annexe, mature gardens, an orchard, outbuildings, a swimming pool, equestrian amenities, permaculture, a vineyard, duck pond and scope for holiday cottages.
The farmhouse has a hall, 2 reception rooms, a large living kitchen & breakfast room, conservatory, rear hall, utility room, loobrary, 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Adjoining is the self-contained annexe with a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room. This annexe area (originally the dairy) can easily be re-opened to be an integral part of the house if required.
Outside are a stone barn (workshop, garage, home office, garden loo), a covered swimming pool, stabling, car port, large timber barn, mature gardens, orchard paddocks, meadows and a small vinery. In all over 4 acres.
NB The barn had consent to convert to a 2 bedroom holiday cottage.
Crickham is a small hamlet, near Wedmore, accessed from a quiet country lane and comprising a scattering of mainly period houses and cottages. Yew Tree Farm stands back from the lane within its gardens.
Yew Tree Farmhouse is a handsome building which is not listed nor is this a conservation area. Dating back to the Georgian period, and probably earlier, it was extended in Victorian times and has since been sympathetically improved over the years in keeping with its charm and character. It is now an exceptionally comfortable and appealing home with well-proportioned rooms.
Period details include flagstones, brass picture rails, bells summons, marble fireplaces with tiled inserts, elm and pine floorboards, and beams. These are complemented by oil central heating, recently fitted double glazed sash windows, a 4 oven Aga, and well-appointed bathrooms, utility room and kitchen.
The front door, sheltered by an elegant portico, opens into a hallway with flagstones, coat hooks and space for coats and boots. Each side of the hall are reception rooms, the sitting room and the dining room, with both having beautiful fireplaces. The sitting room also has a walk in understairs cupboard/wine store.
Also, off the hall is the loobrary/cloakroom with fitted bookshelves, loo, basin and plenty of space for more coats and boots.
As with most farmhouses the kitchen is the heart of the house and this is a bright and cheerful room with a tiled floor, an inglenook with the Aga, fitted units including an island, granite and hardwood work surfaces and a Butler’s sink. Appliances include an induction hob, oven and dishwasher. There’s also lots of space for a table and chairs.
An archway opens through to a conservatory which has two sets of double French doors to the sunny courtyard. Leading off the other side of the kitchen is an inner hallway with a side door to the drive and a utility room with butler’s sink, cupboards, hardwood and granite worktops, space and plumbing for washing machine and the oil-fired boiler.
The staircase leads from the hallway to the first floor and a large landing which serves three bedrooms and a bathroom.
There are two front bedrooms, each a good size, one having a handbasin. The bathroom has bath (with shower above), wc and a pair of handbasins with marble surround. From the landing a short flight of two steps leads down into a large bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards and a large cupboard containing the hot water cylinder. Also, a doorway, which leads to a spiral staircase to a second floor bedroom.
Returning to the main landing, double doors open to the inner landing (large enough to be used as a study) and a staircase to the second floor. Here there is a fabulous bedroom with a pitched ceiling, extensive fitted cupboards and a bathroom with a pitched ceiling, a central free standing bath, wc and basin.
The fifth bedroom is approached from the bedroom and also by a spiral staircase from the bedroom below. It’s another super room with a pitched ceiling and fitted cupboards.
Adjoining the rear of the house in the old dairy is an independent self-contained annex. This includes a sitting room which has floorboards beams and a gallery area used as a sleeping area. The kitchen is fitted with units and space for appliances. There is a double bedroom with a window, velux roof light and adjacent shower-room with a tiled floor, handbasin wc and a shower cubicle with a Mira shower.
The property has a neat front garden with stonewalls, a yew hedge, lawns and box topiary. At the side a tarmac drive flanked by walls and a laurel hedge leads past the house and into a parking area in front of a car port.
This property has many delightful aspects and not least amongst them is the large, sandstone paved courtyard which is approached through the conservatory and which is bounded by traditional stone buildings, stonewalling, a small lily pond, damson tree and gardens. It’s very private, very sheltered and is a great sun trap.
Across the courtyard from the house is a stone barn which includes garaging, a workshop, garden loo and there is a staircase to a first floor office. Planning consent was granted to redevelop the barn into a 2 bedroom holiday cottage.
Another great feature of Yew Tree Farm is the swimming pool, surrounded by decking and with a large domed cover which slides right back and can be opened as required. The pool has a 16ft. diameter and can be heated with an air source heat pump
Beyond is a lawned garden, a vegetable garden, greenhouse and a small paddock, all with shrubs and fruit trees including apple, medlar, pear, cherry, plum and quince. Next to the paddock is a stone semi-detached chicken house and store. Built some time ago, there is a children’s tree house and zip wire – no warranty on condition given or implied. Check thoroughly before using.
Adjacent is the riding arena and the stable yard with a turn out area, loose box, tack room and hay store. A gate leads into the meadow beyond.
Close by is a large timber hay barn, a meadow with more fruit trees, an enclosed duck pond (fed by a bore hole) and a small plantation of vines. Adjacent to the vines there is a small coppice of young native trees.
Planning consent for holiday cottage
With regard to the Barn flanking the house courtyard - Planning consent was granted in 2013 for a change of use, extension and conversion of the building to provide holiday accommodation and alterations to access. See planning details via the link below-
About the area
Crickham is close to Wedmore and in easy reach of Wells, Glastonbury, Street and also
Bristol and Taunton are within easy commuting distance. There are good communications with the M5 to the west and a main line station to Paddington at Bristol or Castle Cary and a local service from Highbridge. Bristol airport is about 15 miles and an easy drive.
Wedmore is an old Saxon town where Alfred signed a treaty with the Danes in 901. It’ s now a charming country village with interesting shops, pubs and a great range of organisations, clubs and groups- sporting, cultural and social. It’s Harvest Home being one of the highlights of the year. There is an excellent primary school and the secondary school is the well regarded Kings of Wessex. In the private sector, Millfield, Wells Cathedral and Sidcot are all a short drive away.
From Wedmore Church continue up Church Street, turn right onto Lascot Hill, continue for approx. 1.5 miles and turn right towards Crickham. In just over 1/2 mile turn left onto Crib House Lane. Yew Tree Farm is about 500 yards on the right hand side
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