Guide price £2,250,000
A superb country property, beautifully restored and extended in an enchanting and peaceful setting within the Quantock Hills. In all about 38.92 acres. The original buildings at Luxborough Farm date back to the Sixteenth Century and have been developed during the Seventeenth Century and again an extension to the farmhouse dates back to the Twentieth Century. In recent years the property has been cleverly restored and extended and provides an extremely comfortable and well-appointed home with particularly good reception space. A glazed atrium provides a stunning entrance hall with a contemporary staircase and connects the original farmhouse to a substantial stone and slate barn providing a magnificent kitchen / dining room with high vaulted ceiling and Bi-fold doors leading out onto a decking area enjoying the stunning view. The kitchen has been beautifully fitted with panelled fronted cupboards and granite work surfaces, an oil fired four oven Aga is accompanied by a two ring Calor Gas hob. The staircase from the atrium leads up to an en-suite guest bedroom and study area and wine cellar with glass balustrade overlooking the kitchen. The drawing room has an open fire and slate floor and leads through to a sitting room also with a slate floor, fireplace and a concealed drop down stream providing a home cinema. The principal bedroom has a freestanding roll top bath positioned to take in the fabulous views beautifully fitted bathroom, shower and a dressing room with further hand basins. In addition to the main house there is a detached Bothy with sitting room and bedroom with shower. It is the setting which is so special at Luxborough Farm and described by some as being ''God's own country' and with endless riding on the Quantocks together with the superb equestrian facilities the property would appeal particularly to an equestrian buyer. This beautifully presented country property enjoys glorious views across rolling picturesque countryside and occupies an enviable and peaceful setting within the Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Set at the end of its own private drive the house faces south and overlooks gardens, ménage and stable block. Totally private and tranquil the property is within easy reach of the centre of Taunton providing many of the well-known high street stores, good independent schools including Kings and Queens Colleges, Taunton School, Kings Hall Preparatory School and a Richard Huish Sixth Form College. The heather topped beacons of the Quantocks enjoy magnificent views and endless riding and walking countryside, excellent riding can be enjoyed direct from the property. For those wishing to play golf there is an excellent and well-respected golf course at Enmore. Other golf courses can also be found at Taunton, Berrow, Tiverton and Honiton. The well-known Wimbleball Lake provides good water sports facilities including dingy sailing, canoeing and wind surfing. The drive down to Luxborough Farm leads off a no -through road and has handsome drive gates leading down to the farmstead. Well-tended lawned gardens surround the farmhouse with a number of specimen trees providing areas of shade. A well-placed terrace and decking area provide excellent entertaining space and enjoy the glorious view. The property is set at approximately 583 feet above sea level with the fields rising up to Lydeard Hill at 1012 feet above sea level enjoying some breath taking views towards the Bristol Channel. Some thirty-eight acres are devoted to pasture and provide seven good sized fields and a two acre belt of ancient bluebell woodland. Whereas a spring fed wildlife pond is found on the lower southern boundary. A range of stone and slate barns have been well-restored and include a detached garden implement store, workshop, general store and secure garage. A secondary drive leads into the rear of the property and provides additional parking and a double open fronted garage with two lockable stores and one further door into the boot room. The stable yard has been attractively designed and provides five larger than average loose boxes, hay barn and a secure tack room with sink and water heater and a feed store. A corral to the front of the stables adoins the all-weather posts and rail ménage with sand and fibre surface. The ménage measures approximately 48m x 33m. There is an additional all-purpose storage barn. In all the gardens and grounds amount to 38.92 acres.
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