A TOURING and camping site and farmhouse at the foot of the Quantock Hills has been put up for sale.

Quantock Camping, in West Bagborough, which sits on a landscaped four-acre site, is being marketed by Christie & Co.

The campsite features 16 serviced hard standing caravan pitches, cabins and huts which are ideal for camping and glamping, camping and touring paddocks, as well as a four-bedroom detached farmhouse which has been recently renovated to a high standard.

The site also includes several outbuildings, including an American-style barn and stables, workshop and two storey double garage which can be converted into additional accommodation, subject to the necessary planning permissions.

The business has been owned and run for the last 12 years by Terry and Jane Ayre, who are now planning to retire.

In a joint statement, they said: “Having thoroughly enjoyed developing the site, we are now in our mid-70s and are ready to retire.

"We were first attracted to the house because of the private setting and its proximity to and views of the Quantock Hills, whilst still providing easy access to Taunton and the M5.

READ MORE: Christie & Co details of Quantock Camping.

“We have a large proportion of repeat customers, and they particularly love how green the site is and the fact they can walk the public footpath to the local pub and the hills.

"We also have horses and have found the outriding to be second to none.”

Matthew McFarlane, business agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale, said: “It is a pleasure to be instructed to sell such a fabulous home and business in a beautiful part of Somerset.

"Nestled on the edge of the Quantock Hills and not too far from the coast, it makes for a perfect opportunity for a buyer looking for a more relaxed lifestyle change alongside a well-established tourism business.”