Beercrocombe, Taunton, Somerset, TA3

£1,250,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A beautifully situated period farmhouse with cottage annexe, surrounded by its own land. The property has a Chalon kitchen / breakfast room with Aga, two reception rooms, bespoke David Salisbury Orangery, five bedrooms, orchard, lawned gardens, a range of outbuildings and approximately 27.5 acres.

Situation

Beer Mill Farm occupies an enviable setting within a landscape of unspoilt farmland where little has changed over the years. With no other houses in sight, the property faces south and enjoys glorious views across open fields. The newly tarmacadamed drive down to the farm leads from a village road, which in turn takes you back into the village of Beercrocombe, which is just a mile and a half from the slightly larger village of Hatch Beauchamp, with its pub, Church and primary school. Whilst enjoying a country location the property is by no means isolated, Taunton, the County Town of Somerset, being within a ten mile drive offering an excellent shopping centre with many of the well-known high street stores, good schools, both state and independent and main line railway with trains to London Paddington, scheduled to arrive in an hour and forty five minutes on the fast service. The A303, which can be joined at Ilminster, also provides quick and easy access to Exeter and London. Ilminster has a good range of day to day amenities. Exeter is also within easy reach via the A303 and has an airport providing good flights, both nationally and internationally.

Description

Believed to date back several hundred years, Beer Mill Farm, as its names suggests, was probably the mill house for surrounding farmsteads and has in recent years been cleverly extended and refurbished, now providing a very comfortable and appealing country home. Great attention to detail was the theme throughout the works of restoration and high quality

workmanship is evident with sympathetic plasterwork, well-restored exposed timbers, beams and a substantial inglenook fireplace in the drawing room. The kitchen has been beautifully fitted with a range of Chalon furniture, complete with an Aga, and has French doors leading out to a traditionally designed oak framed orangery designed by David Salisbury, with a limestone floor, underfloor heating and bi-folding doors leading out onto the terrace. There is also a separate dining room which could easily double up as an informal sitting room. The bedrooms are all of a good size and there are well-fitted bathrooms to both the principal and guest bedrooms. In addition to the main house, the present owners have created a guest cottage, which has also been fitted to a particularly high standard and includes a double height kitchen / reception room, a fully tiled bathroom, a spacious bedroom and a study which could be utilised as an occasional bedroom. There is a first floor home office / studio with external staircase.

Outside

The long private drive, newly tarmacadamed, is edged on either side by natural hedges and lawn and eventually leads to a gravel drive, which sweeps around to the side of the house. Well stocked and designed flower beds above retaining walls provide an attractive setting for the house. A large terrace stretches out and around the orangery and enjoys the lovely outlooks. Lawned gardens lie to the south and east and are bounded by traditional post and rail fencing. A kitchen garden is also post and railed and has a mature magnolia, fruit cages, a traditional greenhouse and a cold frame. The property is set within a valuable parcel of land of some twenty seven acres. Three pastures, ideal for horses or livestock, extend to the front of the house and are edged by the former Chard Canal, providing an excellent natural habitat. A further field wraps around the property to the south and is bordered by the River Fivehead. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 11.104 hectares (27.438 acres).

Outbuildings

A range of modern former farm buildings include a covered yard, used for garaging and housing the oil storage tank, which is adjoined by a Dutch barn providing excellent storage and could easily accommodate stabling to create an American style barn. There is a further stock barn with a small yard.

Services

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Some underfloor heating. Broadband connection. Principal rooms wired for Sky televisions. The house is also CAT 5E wired. There are a number of solar panels earning approximately £1,300.00 per annum.

Directions

From Taunton: Proceed in an easterly direction on the A358 towards Ilminster. At the Thornfalcon traffic lights proceed straight on, take the first turning left signposted to Hatch Beauchamp. Proceed along this road into the village, turning left with the pub in front of you towards Beercrocombe and Curry Mallet. Proceed along this road for approximately 1 and a half miles and turn right, signposted to Beercrocombe. Proceed into the village bearing round to the left of the village green, signposted to the Church, and continue along this road for approximately mile. Just after a cottage (Broadbridge Cottage) on the left you will see a turning left into Beer Mill Farm. Proceed down the drive to the property.

Contents, Fixtures & Fittings

Unless specifically mentioned as included in these particulars, all contents, fixtures and fittings, garden ornaments and statues, carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale. Certain items may be available by separate negotiation.

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

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