Withial, East Pennard, Shepton Mallet

£725,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
17th Century Newly thatched Grade II listed south facing farmhouse with annexe/studio together with stabling and land extending to approximately 3.5 Acres.

DESCRIPTION

Boxbush Farm is centred on a newly thatched Grade II listed farmhouse constructed principally of local stone, together with single storey section to rear contained beneath a tiled roof. The property enjoys an enviable position with wonderful south facing views across unspoilt countryside. The house retains many period features including flagstones throughout much of the ground floor, together with plank and muntin screen, elm and old pine timberwork, exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces. It is also enhanced by modern oil fired central heating, together with wood burning stove and solar panels. Adjacent to the farmhouse is a single storey annexe/studio/bedroom 4, providing income potential, along with additional outbuildings including garaging, workshops and stable block together with three paddocks and delightful gardens and grounds extending to approximately 3.5 acres.

LOCATION

Boxbush Farm is situated in a quiet hamlet and although rural is by no means isolated with the popular towns of Castle Cary, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet all within approximately 6.5 miles. Therefore, there is excellent shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities available with a primary school in the nearby village with many excellent state and independent schools in the area, including Millfield, Wells Blue, Strode College and the Bruton schools. Mainline railway station at Castle Cary giving direct access to London (Paddington). The A303 is also readily accessible just a 15 minute drive from the property.

ACCOMMODATION

A rose covered entrance door, which leads directly into the sitting room. It is centred on a large inglenook fireplace, inset log burner with beam over, further exposed beams and an Elm wall. Adjoining is a useful study/bedroom 4 with window seat to front. In the heart of the house is a superb farmhouse style kitchen with flagstone flooring throughout with single drainer ceramic sink with adjoining worktops and an excellent range of floor cupboards and drawers. 13 amp Electric Aga, integrated fridge, space for dishwasher and two large Velux windows allowing plenty of light. The adjoining dining room enjoys views from two aspects with Oak flooring, recess shelving, open fireplace, window seat and shelved cupboard. Leading off the kitchen is a useful rear porch/boot room with flagstone flooring and door to utility room comprising Belfast sink with wooden worktops, space for washing machine, tumble dryer, freezers etc. along with a Worcester oil fired boiler. There is an inner hallway again with flagstone flooring, window to side and stairs leading to the first floor. Adjoining is a shower room comprising shower cubicle, low level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled flooring.

On the first floor is a good size landing with window to side, exposed cruck beam, Elm and Pine panelling, trap access to roof void and useful wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving. There are three double bedrooms, one with views from two aspects, another with a recess fireplace with inset shelving and exposed floorboards and the other enjoying wonderful views to front. The family bathroom is well appointed and comprises panelled enamel bath, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and low level WC.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached off a quiet lane through a 5-bar timber gate leading onto a concrete block paved drive bounded by attractive flower and shrub borders. Adjacent can be found the single storey stone annexe/bedroom 4/studio, set beneath a tiled roof and comprising open plan with bedroom/sitting/kitchen-dining areas and adjoining shower room. It also enjoys its own south facing courtyard garden to front with seating area. Adjoining are a useful range of outbuildings including garden store with light and log store. To the rear of the farmhouse is a paved sun terrace which is walled with cold water tap, raised flower beds and a gateway leading around to the front garden which is laid mainly to lawn with pathway together with patio area and attractive well stocked borders. The views from here are stunning and on the opposite side of the lane can be found a useful kitchen garden.

Beyond the main entrance to the farmhouse is a secondary entrance which leads to the stable yard comprising 3 loose boxes, tack room and feed store. Here there is also ample parking and turning and access to a timber garage/workshop connected with power and light with a concrete floor and lock-up store room. Adjacent is a small orchard with a fine selection of trees, including two mature Walnut trees. From here access to the land can be gained. There are 3 paddocks which are on a gentle southerly slope and are protected by post and rail fencing together with natural hedgerows and tree lined. In total the grounds extend to approximately 3.5 acres.

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with the vendors selling agents, Stags Yeovil office, telephone number 01935 475000

DIRECTIONS

From the A303 head north on the A37 towards Shepton Mallet and after approximately 9 miles, turn left at Wraxall crossroads signposted East Pennard and Glastonbury. Continue along here for 1.5 miles passing Avalon Organic Vineyard whereupon Boxbush Farm will be seen on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01935 321902

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