Guide price £3,000,000
Lydeard Farm, Listed Grade II, provides a very rare opportunity to buy a substantial period farmhouse in an outstanding rural setting with ancillary accommodation, good equestrian facilities and a secluded bush camp with five wooden lodges in its own private valley, IN ALL ABOUT 70 ACRES Believed to date back to the early 16th Century, 1509 has been suggested, this fine and particularly handsome medieval farmhouse retains many character features expected of a house of its age. Lydeard Farm has been well restored over the years by the present owners, the house offers spacious, yet comfortable rooms with particularly good reception space. A cross passage hall with flagstones and beams lead to the drawing room, a particularly well-proportioned room with cut stone fireplace with open hearth and recessed shelves on either side, ceiling beams and windows to both the front and rear of the house. A rear hall leads to a study, has a door to outside and through to a cloakroom. The sitting room / snug has a range of bookcases, large brick arched fireplace with wood burning stove and wood panelling. The dining room is of good size with cut stone fireplace with open grate and arched alcove. There is a fine Jacobean turning staircase with beautifully restored handrail and balustrades. The kitchen / breakfast room has recently been completely re-fitted with Robert Charles bespoke cabinets with granite work surfaces, good quality appliances, a four-oven oil fired AGA set with a mantelpiece surround. There is also a central island with an induction hob. The kitchen has room for a large dining table, has a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, French windows to the garden and door through to the boot room / utility with a door to the rear garden and door through to a traditional pantry. The first floor landing leads to a family bathroom and two good sized double guest bedrooms (one with wash basin, the second having recessed cupboards and glorious views). The inner landing has linen cupboards, door to the second floor stairs and a bedroom with a dressing area over the porch. The principal bedroom has two windows enjoying lovely views, exposed beams and an excellent range of built-in cupboards, providing good hanging and storage space. The en suite bathroom has wash hand basin, wc, panelled bath and a shower. The second floor has a spacious landing with bookcases and a door to a spacious attic storage area. The bathroom with roll top bath, wc, wash hand basin. There are two bedrooms on the second floor, one smaller room with vaulted ceiling and the larger bedroom has a range of built-in cupboards. Lydeard Barn A particularly spacious barn conversion that provides self-contained accommodation and has just recently been completely re-modelled and designed and provides a spacious vaulted sitting room with a recessed well-fitted modern kitchen, a hall with good cupboards and entrance in from the passing lane, three bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom. There is parking and a garden area for the barn separate to the main house. A further drive gives access to the Bush Camp, in its own secluded valley, which is currently run as a commercial enterprise. The present owners have, over the past 25 years run a successful business providing leadership training, outdoor activities for schools and corporate clients, and overseas youth expeditions using the farm as a natural base and training area. Lately the Bush Camp has also been used successfully for AirBnB and Group accommodation lettings.
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