Staple Fitzpaine, Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA3

£950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 10
A four bedroom farmhouse, two bed annexe, three cottages, outbuildings and equestrian facilities set in an enviable, rural location surrounded by 6 acres of its own land. 4 Bedrooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 4 Reception Rooms, 2 Bedroom Annexe, 3 Cottages, Range of Outbuildings, 8 Stables & Tack Room, 3 Paddocks and Orchard. No Onward Chain. Income Available (If Required).

Situation

Mill Farmhouse is situated at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, in an enviable rural location, on the edge of the popular village of Staple Fitzpaine, surrounded by open farmland. The farmhouse is in a picturesque position, set centrally within its gardens and grounds of approximately 6 acres and is a short walking distance to the ancient village church and popular pub in Staple Fitzpaine.

The nearby hills afford excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and riding, with several bridleways available in the locality, including the circular 13 mile Herepath. Staple Fitzpaine is approximately 5 miles south of the County Town of Taunton, which offers a wide range of shopping and leisure amenities, as well as an excellent choice of schools within both the state and private sectors. The nearby village of Thurlbear, 2 miles away, also provides primary education. Taunton is also the home of Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton Racecourse and a number of golf courses. It also offers excellent communication links to the rest of the country with fast rail links to London (Paddington), M5 interchange (Junction 25) and the A303.

Description

The farmhouse is built primarily from a combination of blue lias stone and rendered elevations under a slate roof. There are many period features throughout the property to include natural stone walls and exposed timbers. The property has accommodation arranged over two floors with many of the rooms enjoying views over its south facing gardens towards the church.

Accommodation

On the ground floor, the front door opens into a sitting room, which is centred upon a wood burning stove surrounded by original Victorian tiles with a slate mantel, surround and hearth. Beyond is an inner hallway with a door to the study, stairs to the first floor and access to the dining room. The study features a further original Victorian tiled fireplace.

The dining room benefits from dual aspect windows to the front and rear, as well as a large understairs cupboard. The kitchen beyond is fitted with a range of wall and base units, finished with roll edge worktops, with an inset two bowl drainer sink. There are a number of integrated appliances to include an oil fired Rayburn, space and plumbing for dishwasher and an electric oven/hob. Leading from the kitchen is the spacious garden room with wonderful southerly views and double doors leading onto the patio area and garden. The kitchen exits through a lobby with access to the cloakroom/WC and further access to the rear porch.

First Floor

The first floor landing provides access to all four spacious bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is well fitted with plenty of storage space, including a walk-in wardrobe, and benefits from an en-suite with a whirlpool bath, wash hand basin and WC.

Outside

The house is approached from the village, along a driveway, which continues beyond the farmhouse to provide access to the cottages, as well as a range of outbuildings and stabling. Mill Farmhouse has a south facing garden, which wraps around the side of the property and is primarily laid to lawn with a stream at the bottom. There are large patio areas and an attractive stone outbuilding with WC. Mill Cottage also enjoys a southerly garden and has a gravelled driveway sweeping around to the front of the property, which doubles up as an outside entertaining area. The garden is laid to lawn, enclosed by a combination of fencing. Beyond Mill Cottage is a large modern steel framed agricultural building, with four stables and hay barn, that provides dry cover. There are a further four stables opposite with a store/tack room attached. There is a large hardstanding

parking and turning area leading to an orchard, which also provides access to the furthest paddock. Additional outbuildings include a large timber clad garage/machinery store with adjoining games room, both with double doors and there are further storage sheds and workshop areas. The paddocks are all enclosed by stock proof fencing, bordered by a stream to the south and wrap around the farmhouse and cottages.

Bay Tree Cottage (Annexe)

Bay Tree Cottage has accommodation on one level, centred upon an open plan kitchen/living/dining room with wood burning stove set into an exposed stone chimney breast. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom suite. Backing onto the annexe is a laundry room and sauna.

Horseshoe Cottage and Primrose Cottage

Horseshoe and Primrose Cottages are mirror images of each other with accommodation set on one floor. The front doors open into an open plan kitchen, living and dining room with wood burning stove and exposed stone chimney breast. Here are two bedrooms and a fully fitted bathroom suite in each cottage. Both cottages have character features to include exposed timber A frames.

Mill Cottage

Mill Cottage is the largest of the cottages and also benefits from a large area of southerly garden. The cottage is built of stone elevations with brick quoin surrounds to the windows and doors, under a tiled roof. A stable door opens into the entrance hall, which provides access to a downstairs WC and the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units, roll edge worktops, inset drainer sink, electric oven, four ring electric hob with extractor over and there is also space and plumbing for a washing machine. Next to the kitchen is the sitting room with an inset wood burning stove, large understairs storage area and stairs winding to the first floor. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, the master bedroom having an en-suite WC, and bedroom two benefits from a large built-in wardrobe. The bathroom is fitted with a suite comprising a panelled bath, low level WC and wash hand basin.

Directions

From Taunton, take the B3170 towards Corfe and after passing the motorway bridge, turn left signposted to Staple Fitzpaine. Proceed along this road and into the village of Staple Fitzpaine. Upon entering the village, Mill Farmhouse can be found on the right hand side about 50 metres before the Greyhound pub.

Services

There is a sewage treatment plant, which caters for the whole site, located in the garden of Mill Cottage. All properties have oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity.

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

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