West Bagborough, Taunton

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
An outstanding equestrian farm with direct access on to the Quantock Hills. 49.18 acres (19.90 hectares). An exceptional detached house with views towards the Brendon & Blackdown Hills with a detached 4 bay garage with annexe / grooms accommodation. Former racing yard with 28 stables and outdoor riding arena. Modern agricultural building for storage. South-facing pasture land including a former gallop. FREEHOLD.


Bashford Stables is situated in an unrivalled position overlooking the Taunton Vale with the Brendon and Blackdown Hills and Dunkery Beacon within the Exmoor National Park visible in the distance.

The property lies on the edge of the popular village of West Bagborough in the heart of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The village has a bustling community with a popular village pub, cricket club and village hall.

The nearest amenities are found at Bishops Lydeard, 2 miles to the south, which has a GP Surgery, Farm Shop, Co-op and village primary school.

Taunton is 8 miles away and has an extensive range of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and recreation facilities including the Somerset County Cricket Ground. There are an excellent range of schools in both the state and independent sectors, including King s Taunton, Taunton School, Queen s College and Huish Sixth Form College. Taunton has main line rail links to London Paddington and Birmingham New Street and access to the M5 is found on the edge of the town at Junction 25.

Bashford Stables has direct access to the Quantock Hills for riding, walking and cycling, an area which is well known for its beautiful rolling countryside and varied wildlife. The Blackdown Hills, Exmoor National Park and the Somerset coastline are all within easy reach.


Bashford Stables is situated in an elevated position with outstanding views over the Vale of Taunton. The farm is approached from the centre of West Bagborough and is private, surrounded by 49.18 acres (19.90 hectares) of its own land.

The farm was previously a racing yard and now includes a substantial, characterful modern house, an impressive four-bay garage with accommodation above, a stable yard and modern agricultural building, outdoor riding arena and south-facing grass land.


The south-facing house was constructed approximately 16 years ago with a traditional design of sandstone elevations and a pitched tiled roof. The house was architecturally designed to offer versatile living accommodation arranged over three floors which extends to approximately 4,115 sq ft. It is a characterful home with large fireplaces, wooden beams and oak flooring as well as classic room proportions providing plenty of natural light.

The ground floor accommodation includes a sitting room with a 12KW Defra approved Burley wood burner (Dec 2022) set into a stone fireplace and with double patio doors opening to the south-facing terrace and garden. The snug/lounge also has a wood-burner, doors out to the rear garden and direct access to a Jack and Jill shower room with WC. The dual aspect kitchen and family room is the hub of the home with double patio doors out to the stunning south facing veranda, enjoying panoramic views over the Taunton Vale from sunrise to sunset. The rear bifold doors open onto another terrace overlooking the farmland to the rear. The kitchen is fitted with solid oak units, a Range cooker, integrated appliances, large island, and a walk-in larder. There is a fire place with a 12KW Defra approved wood-burner (Dec 2022). From the kitchen there is a boot room leading to the back door.

The turning oak staircase leads to the basement and first floor and includes a large window with views over the farm s land. On the first floor there is a galleried landing, a master bedroom suite with an en-suite shower room and walk in Sharp s dressing room with fitted wardrobes. There are three further double bedrooms, two with an en-suite bathroom. In addition there is a family bath room with separate bath and shower.

The basement can be accessed from the main hallway or from its own separate entrance by the parking area outside. This is a versatile space which includes one bedroom/ media room, an office, potential gym, laundry room and a shower room.


Bashford Lodge is a desirable detached building which includes accommodation which can be occupied for purposes ancillary to the main house and from where there are outstanding panoramic views.

The lodge is set above the four-bay garage and has its own private entrance with three luxurious double bedrooms, two spacious wet rooms and an open plan living area with bifold doors opening out on to a full width balcony with panoramic views as far as the Exmoor National Park. This property has a high-quality finish includes, a wood-burner, a well-equipped kitchen complete with a 12 bottle wine cooler. The entrance is on the ground floor where there is a third wet room, laundry room, boot room and a sheltered terrace for barbeques and entertaining.


The house is approached from the village lane through private entrance gates into the stable yard and a gravelled driveway leads up to a parking and turning area for the house. The Lodge also has its own parking area.

The gardens wrap around the house and are laid to lawn, with a beautiful south facing veranda and terrace to the front taking advantage of the panoramic views. An enclosed and well-kept walled vegetable garden with raised beds and a greenhouse are to the rear.


Storage Barn: Clear-span steel frame with a concrete floor. Concrete panelled walls with timber boarding above. Fibre cement roof. This barn was approved on 9th November 2021 under reference 45/21/0017.

Outside is a level area for parking and turning.

Stable Yard: A former racing yard with 28 stables and additional tack store around a concrete yard. Rendered block construction with timber stable doors.

Note: a planning application has been approved (subject to phosphate legislation) to erect two attached dwellings with car-ports which will replace part of the stable yard.

There are 4KW solar PV panels on the roof of the stables connected to the main house.

Outdoor Riding Arena: Approximately 40m x 20m. Planning consent was approved on 7th August 2012 (reference 45/12/0009).


The Land: The land lies within a ring-fence and lies below Middle Hill and Lydeard Hill in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). There is direct riding out from the farm on to the Quantock Hills.

The land has a south-west facing aspect and is all down to grass, including a former gallop which was created when the farm was run as a racing yard.


Oil fired central heating, mains drainage and water, there is a separate water supply via a spring and Cat5 cabling.


The property is owned freehold and is registered on the Land Registry.


Planning consent was approved for the garage and annexe under reference 45/14/0021. The development shall be occupied for purposes ancillary to the residential use of the main dwelling or as customer / groom accommodation in connection with Bashford Stables. The building shall not be occupied as a person s sole residence.


Somerset Council (Somerset West & Taunton).

Council Tax Band G.


All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale.


The sporting & mineral rights insofar as they are owned, are included with the freehold.


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements and any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

There are NO public footpaths or bridleways that pass across the farm. There is direct access on to a bridleway from the farm.


Strictly by prior appointment with Stags. Please call: 01823 256625 to arrange an appointment.


From the Rising Sun in West Bagborough, proceed to the south-east and the entrance lane to Bashford Stables will be found on the left after a short distance.


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

01823 617493

Stags - Taunton

5 Hammet Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1RZ

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