Combe Florey, Taunton, Somerset, TA4


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A fantastically located residential smallholding offering four bedroom living accommodation, planning permission to remodel and extend, outbuilding with potential for a large home office, games room or similar, beautifully mature gardens and views that are some of the finest in the south west. Togther with 75 acres of arable and pasture land.

Chesil House Farm comes to the market for the very first time following the passing of the current owner. It offers a wonderful opportunity for those now searching to embrace a change in lifestyle. The house comprises a detached family home, built to an architects' design in 1952 but now with planning permission to extend and re-orientate with new double garage and a parking/turning area. Beautiful mature gardens surround the house, together with a two storey outbuilding, orchard and adjoining farmland to the west. The pasture and arable land has stunning panoramic views over the village and towards the Quantock Hills an area designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty . Combe Florey is famous for its literary association with the Victorian wit Sydney Smith and more recently the Waugh Family.

The Farmhouse was designed by the current family and is of rendered brick elevations under a pitch tiled roof. The accommodation which is now in need of some updating briefly comprises a storm porch which leads to a kitchen/breakfast room with views over the front gardens, a hallway with stairs rising to the first floor, two reception rooms both enjoying a dual aspect and a downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor are four bedrooms with the master enjoying an en-suite and family bathroom.

The house and grounds extend to approximately 1.4 acres together with a 1.07 acre paddock and a field of 15.96 acres with a small copse of 0.39 acres, totalling 18.82 acres.

In addition is a further 56 acres of land located to the south of Combe Down Lane. This additional arable and pasture land is divided into five convenient enclosures together with a small range of buildings and mature block of woodland. The cropable area extends to 53.85 acres with a 2.1 acre woodland, the balance being a small range of farm buildings/sheds. This block is ideally suited to livestock and arable enterprises and also has sporting potential. The land enjoys several gated access points, metered mains trough watering and is shown on the attached Identification Plan.

In total the property extends to 75 acres.

Planning Permission

Planning permission has been obtained to extend and re-orientate the house, improving the front elevation and providing a new double garage and parking and turning area. A substantial sitting room is provided along with an en-suite master bedroom on the 1st floor.

Possible future extensions

The house offers further potential for extension, subject to the necessary consents, by replacing the existing porch area and bathroom with a new additional sitting room and fifth en-suite bedroom together with an additional garage (architect design proposal available).

Chesil House Farm occupies a slightly elevated position enjoying views of the village of Combe Florey towards the Quantock Hills. The property occupies an edge of village location enjoying a great deal of privacy and seclusion with little passing traffic and no noise disturbance. Combe Florey is widely regarded as one of the prettiest villages in the Taunton Vale District and lies in a tucked away location just off the Taunton to Minehead road. There are excellent local facilities at Bishops Lydeard including primary schooling, mini supermarket and health centre whilst a pub is within walking distance of the property (The Farmers Arms). The Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are within two miles where a wide array of both foot and bridleways can be found. Taunton, the county town, is an easy drive some seven miles to the South East where wide representations by most national retailers will be found together with excellent scholastic facilities. Taunton is also the home of Somerset County Cricket, Taunton Racecourse and the Brewhouse Theatre and enjoys excellent communication links to the rest of the UK with a fast rail link to London Paddington and Motorway access at Junction 25 of the M5. The South and North Coast are also easily accessible for day trips and the cities of Exeter and Bristol are both within an hour's drive, both hosting International airports.

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