PARK FARM PITNEY, LANGPORT, SOMERSET, TA10 9AU
Pitney 2 miles, Somerton 2 miles, Langport 4.5 miles, A303 Podimore 7 miles, Street 8 miles, Castle Cary Rail Station 13 miles (London Paddington from 92 minutes), Wells 16 miles, M5 (J24) 17 miles, Taunton17 miles, Sherborne 17 miles, Bath 35 miles, Bristol 37 (All times and distances are approximate)
A splendid Grade II listed farmhouse in a quiet rural setting in beautiful countryside, well away from any busy roads.
The house has very generous accommodation with bags of character. It includes a hall, 4 reception rooms, study, a wonderful large farmhouse kitchen with breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, 5 bedrooms, dressing room, 3 bathrooms and plenty of storage.
Stone outbuildings include a potting shed, stores, garaging and a charming studio providing further accommodation.
A sweeping tree lined drive leads to the house which stands in gardens and grounds of around an acre plus an adjoining paddock of around half an acre.
Park Farm is in a very quiet location, well off the beaten track between the small historic towns of Somerton and Langport. The property is approached from a quiet country lane with a long driveway leading to the house, which stands in a gently elevated position with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
The house is very attractive with blue lias stone elevations under a hipped tiled roof extending to a typical rear wing under a slated roof. It has enormous charm and character with excellent accommodation, retaining period details including flagstones, beams, inglenooks and original pine, elm and oak timberwork. These are enhanced by contemporary benefits including oil-fired central heating, an electric Aga, wood burning stoves and well-fitted and equipped bathrooms and kitchen.
Internally the layout of the accommodation works well with the front hall linking with the back hall and all four reception rooms having fine views. The drawing room has a stone fireplace with a log burner and is equally suitable as a morning room being dual aspect including an easterly view. Both the dining room and sitting room have beams, flagstones and inglenook fireplaces with log burners.
The sitting room is conveniently connected by a door to the kitchen and also to the playroom (or TV room, snug etc.), which has double doors to the garden. The study (off the rear hall) also has an inglenook and has been lightly partitioned to provide a walk-in store. This room has been used lately as an additional bedroom.
The kitchen & breakfast room is a delightful, light and airy living space, with its flagstones, an extensive range of bespoke fitted cabinets, a 4 oven electric Aga and plenty of room for a large breakfast table overlooking the gardens and woodland beyond. Leading from the kitchen is a generous boot room area/utility room and a downstairs loo.
On the first floor are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms are served by one bathroom and a guest bedroom has an en suite.?The splendid Master suite has a spacious bedroom with a stunning ensuite bathroom with a free standing bath and a walk in glass shower area. Beyond is a dressing room with an excellent range of bespoke fitted wardrobes and shelved cupboards.?Off the landing is a huge boarded storage area, running along the length of the house. An oak staircase leads to the second floor and the vaulted and beamed 5th bedroom and 2 large fully boarded and insulated attic rooms with scope for further uses.
The drive leads in over a cattle grid to a large parking area and lawned gardens of over an acre surround the house, bounded by post and rail fencing. There is a large croquet lawn, kitchen garden area and a well sheltered paved terrace on the southern side with views to the wooded hillside beyond, home to much wildlife.
Outbuildings (fitted with light and power) include two stone barns (used as a potting shed, workshop and stores), a garden WC and a garage. There is also an attractive stone and tiled barn overlooking the kitchen garden, currently used as a studio/party room and with a separate shower room and WC.
Next to the buildings is a small railed paddock of about half an acre with a small store/ pony shelter.
Private water and drainage. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating.
From Somerton take the B3153 out of the town towards Langport. Pass the playing field on the left hand side and just past the last house on the right turn right into Cartway Lane and at the next junction turn left. Stay on this lane for just over a mile and the well signed entrance to Park Farm is on the left hand side, just past a large oak tree.
About the area
Park Farm is beautifully positioned near the towns of Somerton and Langport and the much sought after village of Pitney, which has an award winning pub and many village events. 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 Langport, Street, Glastonbury, Taunton, Wells and Sherborne offer a wide range of amenities and the area offers a good choice of country pubs and restaurants. 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 prep schools. Sporting facilities include a good number of syndicated shoots, hunting with various packs, racing (at Wincanton, Taunton, Exeter & Bath), 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 organisations within this very active and friendly community of Somerset.