ON the market on a guide price of £2,600,000 is a 52-acre farm near Frome with charming farmhouse, extensive range of modern farm buildings, equestrian facilities and a further two-bedroom cottage.

West Forest Farm features a four-bedroom farmhouse with charming period features, an extensive range of modern farm buildings largely converted for equestrian use, equestrian facilities including stabling, menage and gallop, the two-bedroom cottage and portable cabin.

The farm was a dairy farm until 2002, when it was converted for equestrian use and a cottage created for ancillary accommodation.

The current owner has continued to invest in the facilities, providing new track to access the turnout paddocks, building an all-weather turnout area, and substantially improving the stables and barns with new cladding and insulated roofing. The gallop has also been regraded and serviced.

West Forest Farmhouse is an attractive unlisted period country house of stone elevations under a tiled roof.

The property offers spacious and well-presented accommodation arranged over three floors.

The house has been comprehensively refurbished by the current owner, including lime repointing, new metal guttering and refurbishment of all the exterior doors and windows as well as extending the eastern ground floor elevation, creating a wonderful garden room which has undoubtedly created a huge amount of light and warmth throughout the ground floor of the property.

While the house has a number of period features including exposed beams, flagstone flooring and an Inglenook fireplace, the windows are all large and so it does have very good light and the work done by the current owner has certainly improved this.

West Forest Farm benefits from two driveways, the first serves the house only and was recently created by the owners to provide a gravel drive leading to an oak framed double car port.

The second serves the equestrian facilities and gives a degree of seclusion to the house meaning that a commercial operation, subject to planning, could be founded at West Forest Farm without disturbing the house.

The garden has been planted with perennials and shrubs in the borders, and the rest of the garden was planted as a wild flower meadow, which is really starting to come into its own.

Geoff Jones of Savills says: “West Forest Farm is an outstanding equestrian facility with beautiful, far-reaching views over surrounding farmland.

"The farm is in a peaceful, rural location yet it has fantastic connectivity, being a short distance from Frome and within easy reach of Bath, Bristol and Salisbury.”

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