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A fine former farmhouse with a good holding of land, substantial outbuildings and stable block, within this evocative part of Somerset

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Period detached former farmhouse with views over its own land
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Receptions including Amdega conservatory
  • Good size kitchen/breakfast room wih Aga
  • Paddocks of over 8 acres
  • Numerous outbuildings including cider barn, stable block, work shop, presenting a variety of opportunities.
  • Large gardens
  • Pretty historic village
  • Quiet location

THE PROPERTY

Manor House is an elegant, detached, former farmhouse thought to have been built in the late 1600s, with later additions, and is justifiably Listed Grade II of architectural or historical importance. Built of red brick, Flemish bond with Lias and Hamstone dressings under a clay tiled roof, this gracious house has much to offer, with a number of original features remaining, such as mullioned windows, working fireplaces, ceiling beams, window seats and beautiful old, studded Elm doors. Set in the heart of this most appealing and historic village, Manor House has views to the front, over its own land towards the church tower of St Peter and St Paul. To the rear, are far reaching views over the pretty, well stocked gardens, and its own paddocks and barns. The property has been in the same family since the 1930s, and is now in need of some modernisation, but is nonetheless well proportioned, with a good balance of reception rooms to bedrooms, and offers enormous potential to provide a wonderful family home. In addition, there is an excellent range of outbuildings suitable for a variety of uses (subject to any planning consents that may be necessary). This represents a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of unspoilt Somerset. The beautiful, studded Elm front door opens into the entrance hall with geometric tiled flooring and stairs to the first floor. Doors lead through to both the sitting room and drawing room, each with an Inglenook fireplace and views to the front. The generous sized family room currently fitted with a kitchenette, has a lovely marble fireplace and views to both front and rear. A door leads through a passageway with fitted storage to the Amdega, double glazed timber conservatory, with exposed stone wall and French doors to the garden. An Elm studded door leads back to the entrance hallway. From the sitting room, a door opens to the kitchen/dining room, with exposed beams. This is a wonderful sized, double aspect room, ideal as the heart of the home, with plenty of space for a large table and chairs. There's even a 2-oven cream Aga, (oil) to keep you warm. Following on is the good-sized utility room with space and connection for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The real surprise however, is the impressive blue Lias stone slab with space below, a legacy of its farm days, when milk churns would be left on its cool smooth surface, ready for collection. A doorway opens to the walk-in pantry. Following on is the former scullery complete with copper and fireplace, now a useful boot room with Belfast sink. Space and connection for a chest freezer and ample room for coats and boots. From the utility room, a door leads to the rear lobby with 2nd staircase to the first-floor landing and a further door leads to the downstairs shower room/cloakroom. On the first floor is the double aspect principal bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom. Also, on this floor are 4 further double bedrooms and a single, plus the family bathroom. Manor House is approached from a quiet village road to a gated gravelled parking area and detached garage. A track continues up through the traditional outbuildings towards the stable block and paddocks to the rear. A gravelled courtyard with back door access is adjacent to the parking area and is accessed via a 5-bar gate. There's even an original mounting block. Much of the land is situated to the south of the property and extends to over 6 acres. A further 2 acres lie to the front of the house, across the village road and provides a peaceful pastoral view towards the church tower of St Peter and St Paul. The attractive gardens, which catch the sun for most of the day, surround the house on 3 sides and are extremely private with well stocked borders, flowering shrubs and mature trees including a Copper Beech, Scott's Pine and Oak. An area of lawn bordered by a low stone wall with a flagstone path leads to the front door and extends to the west side of the garden where there's a pretty Victorian brick summer house. To the south and immediately abutting the property is a paved area, completely sheltered and private, ideal for outside entertaining. There are further areas of lawn, dissected by paved paths and flanked by mature borders and flowering plants. Privet and Hornbeam hedging, together with stone walling provide definition and divide the garden into ''rooms' offering much privacy and seclusion. The village of Muchelney remains much as it has been for the last two centuries and comprises period properties amidst a landscape which has changed little. Famous for its historic 13th/14th century former Benedictine Monastery and Abbey ruins, the surrounding countryside is designated a Special Landscape Area in which strict planning controls operate to preserve its special character and so remains particularly unspoilt. There is a good range of amenities in the nearby small towns of Langport, Somerton and Martock, with a more comprehensive range of facilities at Taunton or Yeovil. Despite its rural location, the area is very accessible as the A303 is only about 6 miles to the south, giving good access to London and the West Country. In addition, Yeovil has a main line station with services to Waterloo and there is a main line service from Castle Cary to Paddington, about 90 minutes.