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Fine & Country
Offers Over £1,500,000
- A fine detached country house
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms and downstairs cloakroom
- Kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, sitting room, snug and boot room
- Beautiful landscaped gardens with lake and tennis court
- 2 stables and separate paddock - suitable for EQUESTRIAN use
- 3 garages, converted farm buildings - 2 storey office and further potential for ancillary accom.
- Further outbuildings and courtyard parking
- Location in thriving Somerset village of Weare
- Offered with NO ONWARD CHAIN
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Description - The property is accessed through 5 bar gates into a spacious courtyard with ample parking for vehicles and access to the outbuildings.
The front door with entrance porch leads to a welcoming hallway, off which are the principal rooms. To the left is a cloakroom and utility/boot room with units and sink and which houses the oil central heating boiler.
Further up the hall is a snug room overlooking the front garden with interconnecting door to the main drawing room. The light and bright double aspect drawing room has a fireplace with wood burning stove and glazed doors to the front and main gardens. The adjacent dining room is again dual aspect, with windows to the main garden and to the grounds. The reception rooms have period charm with panelled sash windows, shutters and window seats.
The well-equipped Mark Wilkinson kitchen has a range of oak units and cupboards, eye level double oven, 2 built in fridges and separate freezer, dishwasher, microwave, sink and granite worktop with tiled splashbacks. There is a hatch through to the adjacent breakfast room which in turn leads to the rear garden, grounds and lake.
Upstairs the principal bedroom suite is very spacious. (A 6th bedroom was previously knocked through to create the extra space and the original door to the landing remains). The en suite has a WC, bidet, walk-in shower and vanity unit with basin. There are four further double bedrooms, all with good storage and with lovely rural views towards the Mendip Hills. These are serviced by a modern style family bathroom with bath with shower over, and WC.
Outbuildings - The Old Dairy & Milking Parlour/Office - this is a stone built two storey building with office accommodation with kitchenette and WC on the ground floor and with a studio, spacious storage attic space upstairs and a double garage with electronically operated doors, underfloor heating at ground level and radiators on the upper level and a separate boiler. This building provides scope for possible accommodation and could be converted to a 3-4 bedroom annexe for guest or ancillary accommodation (subject to the necessary planning permissions) or gym/cinema/games room. Accessed from the garage is a tractor/storage shed.
Stables - accessed from the courtyard are two stables and a single garage and a fuel store to the rear.
'The Cheese Room' - This is another studio space accessed via a flight of stone steps from the courtyard with night storage heating and further storage space.
Workshop - At the entrance to the property is another stone building used as a store/workshop.
Gardens - To the front of the house is a garden, paved and gravelled with pretty beds and borders, planted with mature shrubs and flowers. The delightful rear landscaped gardens include lawned areas, mature trees including Willows, Silver Birch, Cedars, Maples and a Walnut. The rear of the house looks over a stunning lake covering over an acre, trickle fed at both ends. A pretty, walled formal garden with pergola lies to the west and to the north is a hard tennis court. There are raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse for the green-fingered as well as a patio for outdoor dining. Beyond a gate at the bottom of the garden lies a paddock (approx. 1.36 acres) and which is suitable for keeping horses. This can also be accessed off Henmore Lane.
Location - Laburnham Farm lies on the edge of the thriving village of Weare, close to the ancient and attractive market town of Axbridge on the south side of the Mendip Hills. The area offers a wide range of outdoor leisure activities including walking, horse riding and sailing, with Cheddar Gorge and reservoir within easy reach.
Weare has an active community with plenty of local events, including coffee mornings and celebratory events. The local primary school, Weare Academy First School (1/2 mile) is rated Outstanding by OFSTED and further primaries are available in Axbridge and Cheddar. For secondary education, The Kings of Wessex Academy is 2.6 miles away, Hugh Sexeys is 3 miles away, and Churchill Academy and Sixth Form is 4.8 miles away. There is a choice of schools in the independent sector available including Sidcot, (approx. 3 miles away), Wells Cathedral Schools and Millfield School.
The property is well placed for access to the motorway network (M5), train stations and Bristol International Airport is under 12 miles away.
Further Information - .Tenure: Freehold
.Council: Somerset, Band F
.EPC Rating: E
.Oil central heating
Last Modified 24/10/2023