Enmore, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5

£895,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A beautifully presented farmhouse with a converted barn, occupying a magical and peaceful setting in the Quantock Hills. There is a converted barn providing ancillary accommodation, landscaped gardens extending to approx 5.1 acres, lake and an orchard, garage, workshop, a David Chapel kitchen, four bedrooms and two en-suites. No Onward Chain. EPC Band D.

Situation

Smocombe Farm occupies a tucked away and quiet location within the folds of the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are three other properties within the small lane and Smocombe Farm enjoys a good degree of privacy and seclusion. The property is close to the village of Enmore, which offers good local facilities and amenities, a highly regarded primary school, parish church dating back to the 12th Century, a public house and a well respected Golf Club. The Quantock Hills provide magnificent views with endless possibilities for walking and riding.

 

The property is within easy reach of Taunton with many of the well-known high street stores, independent schools including Kings & Queens Colleges, Taunton School, Kings Hall Prep School and Richard Huish Sixth Form College. There are mainline railway links from Taunton, which have trains scheduled to arrive at London Paddington within 1 hour 45m minutes. Taunton has an M5 motorway junction at Junction 25 and the motorway can also be joined at Bridgwater at Junction 23 & 24. Bristol and Exeter Airports are within easy reach and provide international flights.

Description

Smocombe Farm is situated in a wonderful position on the edge of the Quantock Hills at the end of a long private driveway. The house dates back some 200 years and was modernised a number of years ago, offering beautifully appointed accommodation with a seamless blend of contemporary and traditional styles.

Accommodation

The accommodation includes an entrance hallway with a cloakroom and staircase rising to the first floor. There is a bespoke fitted kitchen designed and fitted by David Chapel and this includes a range of integrated appliances, a range of units with granite work surfaces, twin Belfast sinks with cupboards and drawers under, window seat with cupboards and drawers and a further fitted storage cupboard. There are a range of exposed beams and dual aspect windows with Bi-fold doors opening onto a south facing patio area. The sitting room is a delightful room with two pairs of arched French doors and arched windows to the front elevation, which overlook the beautifully landscaped gardens. There is an open fireplace with brick hearth, exposed stone walling canopy, exposed beams and a glazed door leading to a family room/study, which has dual aspect windows, exposed beams and French doors opening onto the rear terrace.

On the first floor there is a half landing with glazed doors leading to a lovely south facing balcony with steps up to the main landing, with linen store, Velux windows and exposed beams. The master bedroom suite is a wonderful feature of the property and is approached into an en-suite comprising a freestanding roll top claw foot bath, twin circular stone sinks, low level WC, exposed wooden floor, fitted storage cupboards and Velux window. A door leads through to the master bedroom, which enjoys a wonderful outlook over the gardens. There is a range of fitted bedroom furniture providing wardrobes and drawer space, vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers. The guest bedroom enjoys a wonderful outlook to the front elevation and has a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and a door to the en-suite comprising of a panelled bath, low level WC, and wash hand basin with a vanity cupboard. There are two further bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers with views overlooking the gardens. The main shower room is beautifully appointed comprising a corner shower cubicle, low level WC, wash hand basin, with mosaic tiling, Velux window and a built in airing cupboard.

Outside

The property is approached via double oak electric gates, which lead onto a sweeping gravelled driveway with lawned areas, mature trees and a lake, providing a wonderful setting. On the banks of the pond there is an octagonal summer house and to one side a stone colonnade provides a lovely walkway. Adjoining this are beautifully landscaped gardens with large expanses of lawn. There are a number of mature trees and shrubs and a five bar gate leads into an apple orchard. At the end of the gravelled driveway, there is a generous parking area that gives access to the converted barn, which provides a wonderful entertaining space and includes a built in shower, low level WC, boiler cupboard and a turning staircase leading to the first floor cinema room. This could easily be converted if required, to provide further accommodation STP and enjoys four double opening doors leading out onto the driveway. There is a part vaulted ceiling in one half and on the other side is a double garage, which again could be converted to form further accommodation STP. There is a five bar gate leading through to the paddock, which enjoys distant views over the surrounding open countryside. To the rear of the property is a delightful sheltered terrace enjoying a wonderful oriental terrace where there is a hot tub, covered outside dining/sitting area and beyond this a lawned area and access into the paddock.

Directions

Leave Taunton in a northerly direction passing through the village of Kingston St Mary. On reaching the top of the hill bear right sign posted Enmore and Bridgwater. Continue past the Travellers Rest, on the left hand side and after passing the left hand turning to Spaxton there is a lane giving access to the property, which can be found on your right hand side. Proceed into the lane and take the turning on your left hand side.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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