CHURCH FARM, CHURCH STREET, SOMERTON TA11 7DU
A charming Georgian farmhouse, totally renovated with a perfect blend of period grandeur and modern convenience; set within this incredibly desirable village between Somerton and Castle Cary.
The elegant and luxurious accommodation spans over 5,000 sq. ft. and includes an entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen dining room, living room, library, boot room, cloakroom, cellars, five double bedrooms and three bathrooms.
There is ample parking with garaging, beautifully landscaped south facing gardens and two large paddocks. In all, the gardens and grounds amount to approximately 3.5 acres.
About the area
Babcary is one of Somerset’s charming and historic villages set in beautiful countryside between Somerton, Glastonbury and Castle Cary. Recorded in the Domesday Book, it’s an attractive small village bordering of the Sparkford Vale. The medieval church is close by where one of the earliest games of 'fives' was recorded. Elsewhere in the village is the Red Lion, an excellent pub and restaurant dating from the 17th century which is well renowned for superb food, and the well used Village Hall and playing fields. All these factors contribute to the friendly and active village community.
Glastonbury, Wells, Castle Cary, Bruton and Sherborne are all within a short drive as are Castle Cary and Yeovil Rail Stations with main lines to London. There are many golf courses in the area with National Hunt racing at Wincanton and Taunton and flat racing at Bath.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Hazelgrove, Millfield, the Bruton Schools, Wells Cathedral, Downside and Sherborne.
Church Farm sits centrally within the village, close to the church and pub, and is certainly one of the finest properties in the area.
Church Farm has a handsome facade typical of its Georgian era with later additions adjoining the western and eastern elevations to now provide the substantial and impressive accommodation we see today. Throughout the property there are many period details including timber floorboards, flagstones, fireplaces and sash windows; all of which being in perfect condition thanks to the restorations the property has received at the hands of the current owners.
The property is set back behind a low stone wall, offering good privacy from the lane. A cobbled path leads through to the front door, flanked by pretty rose bushes within the landscaped borders to the front.
Entering the property through the front door is the entrance hall which leads straight through to the rear of the property where a period glass panelled door opens back out to the gardens. Off the hall there are doors opening into the kitchen, sitting room, dining room, library; and down to the cellars.
The kitchen dining room has been exquisitely extended with a garden room style dining area on the southern side which enjoys a triple aspect, roof lantern and two sets of bi-folding doors; all of which allowing light to flood in and complimenting the stunning garden views. The kitchen itself is a Bespoke “Dreamscape Kitchens” masterpiece with beautifully designed, high quality cabinetry and quartz worktops. There are top of the range Miele and Siemens appliances and no kitchen would be complete without an Aga, in this case an electric triple oven Aga. Harwicke limestone floors span the entire room. Further cupboards, worktop space, a wine fridge and sink are located in the other half of the L-shape. Off the kitchen is a boot room which has a side door for convenient access out to the parking area and a cloakroom.
The sitting room and dining room are on opposite sides of the hall to one another and both enjoy a fireplace with inset wood burner, views of the garden through the pretty sash windows and storage within the alcoves. A door leads back into the kitchen from the dining room.
The library, also accessed from the hall, has timber floorboards, built in floor to ceiling book shelving and a lovely outlook out to the front. Adjoining this room is the living room which would make a superb home gym or playroom, being away from the main living rooms of the house and with floor to ceiling windows and french doors out to a private seating terrace.
The cellars are certainly worthy of note. An old studded door leads down to the basement area where there is a plant room housing the ground source heat pump and hot water cylinders plus the wine cellar which has a Wine Master temperature control unit and cast stone wine storage racks.
On the first floor there are four large double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes and fabulous southerly views. The master bedroom suite is set within the West wing and enjoys a triple aspect with a stunning outlook from the balcony, accessed from a set of french doors. In addition to built in wardrobes within the bedroom itself there is a dressing room area with additional storage space, off which is an ensuite shower/steam room with twin basins and a w/c. The guest bedroom also has an ensuite shower room. The luxurious main bathroom servicing the further bedrooms has a walk in shower, freestanding bath, w/c, and twin basins. A further set of stairs leads to the attic bedroom which is a double in size with timber ceiling beams and built in storage.
There is underfloor heating and hard wired internet throughout the accommodation.
On the Eastern side of the house, a gravel driveway leads through a five bar gate into a substantial parking area where there is a timber clad double garage. By the parking area is a magnificent oak tree.
On the rear side of the property is an expansive seating terrace, basking in the southern aspect and adjoining a deep border filled with fragrant lavender and many other thoughtfully planted shrubs and bushes. On the terrace is a steel sunshade and nestled away is a Hot Spring hot tub.
There is a beautifully maintained formal lawn beyond the terrace and at the end of the gardens are the expensive meadowland paddocks. The two fields are dissected by the River Cary, which is a peaceful and tranquil feature to enjoy with a footbridge connecting the two. Within the main paddock by the house is a stable block/workshop outbuilding which is ideal for equestrian and has solar panels atop. By the field shelter is a five bar gate, through which a right of access can be had over the neighbouring property to access the lane
In all, the gardens and grounds amount to c.3.5 acres.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Ground source heat pump. Council tax band G - South Somerset district council.
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