HEATHERFIELD HOUSE, COPSEWOOD LANE, STONE ALLERTON, NEAR WEDMORE BS26 2NS
Wedmore 3 miles, Cheddar 6 miles, Wells 11 miles, Glastonbury 12 miles, Bristol 20 miles, Burnham on Sea 8 miles, Taunton 25 miles, M5 (J22) 7 miles.
A charming, substantial period farmhouse with very useful outbuildings, ideal for their current equestrian use, together with towards 16 acres and all in a beautiful quiet location.
The farmhouse is very roomy with 2 principal reception rooms, snug, study, large farmhouse kitchen/dining room, utility/boot room, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms/shower rooms and large detached studio/games room with cloakroom.
Mature gardens and excellent outbuildings providing barns and stabling.
The property also includes a manege, paddocks and meadows. In all towards 16 acres.
Heatherfield House is in good riding country with direct access onto a network of bridleways and byways.
The popular “Allerton villages” are tucked away in beautiful countryside, with virtually no “through traffic” yet within easy reach of Wedmore, Wells, Glastonbury, Street and the larger towns of Bristol and Taunton. Heatherfield House is on the distant edge of Stone Allerton, within the community yet entirely private. It links from its own land to footpaths and bridleways and is a haven from traffic and modern developments. Also, within walking distance is a good pub with a farm shop and smokery and also the village cricket ground.
The property is approached from a quiet little used lane and enjoys fine views across the unspoilt surrounding countryside. This is good riding or walking country with quiet lanes and many droves. A gravel drive leads into the property and the house, which stands within its own gardens and adjacent yard and buildings.
The house is extremely comfortable and liveable with considerable style and also flexibility. There’s a great deal of living space with two good sized reception rooms plus a snug and a study. The kitchen & dining room is well fitted and equipped and there are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
The accommodation is light and fresh having well-proportioned rooms and lots of windows which flood the house with sunlight.
The front door opens into a reception hall with oak flooring, French doors to the garden and a Minster stone fireplace with an inset wood burning stove. On each side of the chimney breast are double doors which open through into the drawing room. This is a similar sized room, again double aspect and again with a Minster fireplace with an inset wood burning stove (this is a double-sided fireplace opening into both rooms).
From the reception hall a door leads into an inner hall, with a staircase, and through into the large kitchen & dining room. This has large sash windows flanking a stable door into the garden and is extremely well appointed and equipped with a tiled floor, wood burning stove and an Aga. The extensive range of units includes floor and wall cupboards, a dresser, a large island unit and a twin bowl sink unit. Appliances include an integral double oven, 4 ring hob, dishwasher and an American style fridge. A door leads into a storeroom with the hot water cylinder and plant.
At the end of the kitchen is the utility room/boot room with tiled floor, cupboard units, wall cupboards, sink unit, oil fired central heating boiler, walk in boot cupboard, plumbing facilities and a door to an outer porch.
Returning to the drawing room a door leads to an inner hall with a shower room and a study. This is next to a snug/sitting room with a fireplace and stove (doubling with the kitchen) and a French door to the garden.
The ground floor works extremely well with the rooms linked by the two inner halls.
The staircase rises to a large central landing with a linen cupboard. The main bedroom faces southwest over its land, stabling and adjoining countryside. The room has an extensive range of fitted wardrobes, wall lights and an en suite bathroom with a shower cubicle, bath, wc and hand basin.
There are three other bedrooms on this floor, all with fitted wardrobes and good views. One of the bedrooms has an en suite shower room and there’s also a family bathroom.
From the landing the staircase continues to the second floor and a fifth bedroom with sloping ceilings, access to storage areas and an en suite shower room.
Close to the farmhouse is a detached building which includes a large studio or games room 5.6m x 5.9m with a cloakroom with hand basin and wc. The building is ideal for its present use but is equally suited for other uses including a gym, home office etc.
There are neat lawns on the approach to the house and more than ample car parking space. On the east side of the house is a paved terrace screened and sheltered by the house and high stonewalls. Beyond is a partly walled, extensive lawned garden with flower bed, shrubs and fruit trees.
Outbuildings, manege and land
Beyond the house and walled gardens is a Dutch barn with lean-tos, adapted for stabling and being ideal for covered use on the American Barn principle. This includes a barn 23m x 9 m with a side lean-to 23m x 6.3m arranged as loose boxes and a covered yard. On the other side of the barn is a further lean-to 23m x 6m providing garaging, a tack room and three open bays for further garaging and storage.
Beyond the barn is a manege, 50m x 25m and one of the fields has a shelter.
The land totals towards 16 acres, all within a ring fence and in conveniently sized fields with smaller paddocks close to the yard. The land lies level or gently sloping and is permanent pasture in good heart.
The property is freehold and not listed. The Council Tax Band is D. The EPC rating is 59 (D). Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating.
About the area
Stone Allerton is a small village in beautiful countryside about 3 miles from Wedmore and is undoubtedly one of the most popular residential areas in this part of Somerset.
Wedmore, Cheddar Burnham-On-Sea and Wells provide a wide range of amenities and facilities and the larger towns of the area are within easy commuting distance. Train services from Highbridge and Weston-Super-Mare (Paddington about 120 minutes).
There are a number of primary schools within a few miles and nearby is the Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School (9 to 13 years) and the Kings of Wessex School (13 to 18). Independent schools within easy reach include Sidcot, Wells Cathedral, Millfield and the Taunton schools.
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