Wells Road, Emborough, Radstock, BA3

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
Set in well-tended grounds of 0.79 of an acre, this beautifully maintained former farmhouse offers a wonderful living style, combining comfortable accommodation with amenity and lifestyle appeal including 677 sq. ft. of outbuilding space. The farmhouse sits along the A37 corridor, offering easy access to Bath, Bristol and the A303 to the south. EPC rating E.

Emborough Farmhouse sits in a historic hamlet, providing a welcoming community and even a local pub just across the road. The house believed to date back to 1880's has a interesting history having once been part of the Ston Easton estate. Evidence of this can be seen within the courtyard area, where the original wheel framing stone was unearthed and now forms a feature of this delightful entertaining space. The characterful property, has in the last 10 years had a focus towards providing a cost-effective home, with replacement double glazing, added insulation and the addition of a high performing solar system; the vendor has calculated that over the remaining 15 years of the government's FIT agreement for this solar energy system, the sum of these annual benefits should exceed £49,000 at today's rates, incremented by the annual RPI uplift. The property offers well laid out and carefully thought through accommodation, having undergone a remodel in 2010. A welcoming reception space adjoins the gated driveway at the rear where the quadruple carport sits. This provides a lovely space to welcome guests in and has a large fitted coat cupboard, heading then into the inner hall with stairs to the first floor, under stairs storage plus a cloakroom. The study sits to the front of the house, providing an ideal space to work from home, with well-fitted bookshelves and desk. The sitting room enjoys wonderful views over the garden and now a large room, having once been 3 spaces, it has 2 fireplaces at either end including one with a fitted Morso stove and stone detailing, which is matched by exposed stonework on the wall at the far end. The kitchen/family room runs the full width of the house, with a delightful triple aspect enjoying views over various sections of the garden, this has been remodelled in recent times and provides a well thought out working space, including a central island with a Neff induction hob John Lewis and Bosch appliances and granite work surfaces. There is ample space on offer under the window for a large table for dinner parties or day to day family mealtimes. The garden room flows directly off the kitchen with matching Karndean flooring to link the spaces, this has attractive terracotta cills and an all-seasons roof, making it useable throughout the year, plus French doors into the courtyard. A utility/boot room sits off the opposite end of the kitchen, with generous amounts of storage, plus sink and units, along with a door out, providing ideal working access to the courtyard and providing easy access to the outbuildings. To the first floor, the open and bright landing provides generous storage spaces plus a further potential study space or music area (access to plumbing/waste is available in this area to potentially provide an ensuite to bedroom 4 should a buyer wish). There are 3 double bedrooms set off the right end of the landing along with a modern family bathroom and all rooms have either views over the garden or the rolling countryside surrounding Emborough. The master bedroom sits to the opposite end of the landing giving it a private feel. There is an arch window, plus a further window overlooking the garden, complete with shutters, exposed stone detailing and a smart modern ensuite, including a large walk-in shower.

Emborough Farmhouse lies on the boundary of Emborough and Chilcompton, 7 miles to the northeast of Wells. The thriving village of Chilcompton offers a wide range of amenities including a post office/shop, primary school, village hall, public houses, church etc. Wells, approximately a 15 minute drive, is well known for its architectural appeal and famous Cathedral as well as a busy high street with many independent and national retailers. There is a twice weekly produce market and various supermarkets including Waitrose. Emborough is also well placed for road access via both the A39 and A37 which make Bath and Bristol within commutable distance. There is also an hourly bus service to Bath and Wells.

Approached through a walled and gated entrance, a courtyard area provides ample space to turn and park, including a recently improved quadruple carport complete with Myenergi electric charger which is integrated into the solar system to provide a highly efficient and cost-effective way to run an electric car. Ample space is also available alongside the property for a caravan, motorhome or boat to be parked. From the outer courtyard, gated access leads through to a beautiful sheltered inner courtyard, a sun trap with attractive features, including a natural stone wall running the boundaries and various climbers, a morello cherry and a fig, plus a timber pergola with productive black grapevine. Running the length of the courtyard is a large outbuilding that is currently split into three areas, providing huge potential for either an annexe or holiday let should a buyer require one, or alternatively home office/gym space. The vendors utilise this as a wonderful workshop, garden store and a produce cold room, which when used in conjunction with the large productive vegetable garden, provides ample winter storage. The garden is a tremendous asset to this wonderful home and has provided a retreat and entertaining area for our owners, they have landscaped it with thought and interest to provide zoned spaces offering every appeal you could ask for.

Vegetable garden – complete with raised beds, kitchen garden section with a wide variety of herbs, plus asparagus bed and productive soft fruit bushes. A 6m x 3m Keder greenhouse runs alongside the garden offering winter growing potential or a large space for overwintering plants that need to be sheltered.

Orchard - offering a wide variety of fruit complete with an established wildflower meadow, which combined with the blossoms during spring provide huge appeal for wildlife.

Spring/woodland garden – offering a variety of trees and shrubs including camellias and acers underplanted with seasonal bulbs, perennial plants and ferns.

Lower garden – two wildlife ponds with complementary planting in the surrounding borders, including lilies, irises and primulas; frogs, toads and dragon flies use the ponds.

Formal garden – set directly adjoining the rear of the Farmhouse with attractive silver birch trees, perennial sweeping flower beds and well-tended box hedging. Clematis and roses adorn the house and a central arbor forged locally.

The gardens extend to 0.79 of an acre and offer a wonderful environment for a young family, or those seeking to find a rural retreat with self-sufficiency potential. Further photos of the gardens are available on the website.

01749 938212

Greenslade Taylor Hunt - Wells

74 High Street, Wells, Somerset

See all properties from this agent

Send me homes like this by email

This field is required
Please enter a valid email address