Stoke Trister, Wincanton
£2,100,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7
A conveniently located property close to the Somerset/Wiltshire/Dorset borders offering superb equestrian facilities with two residential properties, set within land of approximately 32.98 acres. Grade II listed.

SITUATION

Mitchells Farm is situated in a unique south facing position on the fringe of the village of Stoke Trister at the head of the Blackmore Vale.

Local facilities are available in Wincanton (approx. 2 miles) with a range of supermarkets, whilst Gillingham to the south has a Waitrose. The larger towns of Sherborne, Bath and Yeovil provide a more comprehensive range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities. Attractions at Longleat House and National Trust gardens at Stourhead are both within approximately 15 miles.

The fashionable and popular market town of Bruton is within 7 miles which has several well known restaurants, pubs and bars including At The Chapel and The Roth Bar at the world renowned Hauser and Wirth Gallery.

Communications are excellent with the A303 trunk road providing access to the M3 and London, just 1 miles to the north. Mainline railway stations are at Gillingham 5 miles (London Waterloo in approx. 2 hours) and Castle Cary 8 Miles (London Paddington from 1 hours) In addition there are twice daily coach services to London from Wincanton.

The area also offers a number of well known state schools for all ages, including the highly regarded secondary school at Gillingham, independent schools in the area include Kings, Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Port Regis, St Mary s, Shaftesbury, Sherborne Boys and Girls, Millfield, Downside, Claysmore, Bryanston and Milton Abbey.

INTRODUCTION

Mitchells Farm extends to approximately 32.98 acres (13.34 hectares) centred on a superb barn style house offering flexible accommodation over two floors with annexe potential, along with a separate three bedroom cottage. The property is set up as an equestrian establishment offering high quality facilities including American barn stabling, protected by three electric roller doors and providing 6 loose boxes and a foaling box. Additional stabling, 60m x 20m all weather riding arena and a Monarch five covered horse walker.

The land is predominantly permanent pasture and is divided into interconnected fields and paddocks of varying sizes, gently undulating to the north and excellent views are afforded from the higher ground.

THE FARMHOUSE

Mitchells Farm was built in 2000 and is now a wonderful contemporary barn style property offering light and spacious accommodation with flexibility and versatility to suit a variety of lifestyles. The accommodation is planned over two floors and also has a non-intrusive lift allowing easy access to both floors. There is a great use of Oak throughout the property together with under-floor heating. There are also numerous doorways leading out onto various sun terraces, from which wonderful views can be enjoyed over the grounds and surrounding countryside.

The size and layout of the house are shown on the floorplan but in brief on the ground floor there is a striking sitting room with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers with a galleried landing framing the room. There is a brick inglenook fireplace with inset log burner and double doors opening into a wonderful and well appointed farmhouse kitchen with bespoke units, granite worktops and a cream four oven electric Aga with adjoining module, along with a Smeg induction hob. Adjoining boot room with cloakroom and utility room make up the ground floor accommodation

A staircase leads from the kitchen directly up into the first floor sitting room with an adjoining galleried area, with lift access. The galleried area has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and has an adjoining store room. The main sitting room enjoys views from three aspects including glazed door to sun terrace and a Jetmaster open fire. Leading off is a hallway with door to the sun terrace. Bedroom two enjoys glazed French doors to the sun terrace with an en suite bathroom. Bedroom four has fitted wardrobes and bedroom three has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Adjacent to these two bedrooms is a wet room. To the far end of the hallway can be found the principle suite which could also make a self-contained annexe. It comprises a sitting area with log burner and bi-fold doors opening onto the sun terrace, together with a small kitchen area with induction hob. Adjoining wet room and principle bedroom with fitted wardrobes and wonderful views from two aspects.

THE COTTAGE

Known as Puckles is situated to the south of the farmhouse and is a Grade II listed three bedroom detached cottage constructed principally of stone and set beneath a tiled roof. It offers excellent additional accommodation or income potential and benefits from its own private gardens and parking area. The accommodation has character and charm including beamed ceilings, flagstone flooring and inglenook fireplace, it briefly comprises; entrance hallway with flagstone floor with adjoining cloakroom and sitting room with views from two aspects, along with inglenook fireplace with log burner and bread oven. Separate dining room with sealed fireplace, door to conservatory and kitchen with granite worktops, electric oven, grill and hob. On the first floor can be found, three bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and one with a shower cubicle, together with a family bathroom.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS

Michells Farm is set well back from the quiet village road and is approached over a private driveway protected by electric gates. Partway along the drive is an extensive area of hardstanding, providing easy parking and turning, for horse boxes and farm machinery etc. Situated close to the farmhouse can be found a detached single garage with small office over and adjoining the farmhouse is a further garage with electric door and wine store. Surrounding the main farmhouse are attractive gardens and grounds together with a sun terrace which encircles the property from which wonderful views can be enjoyed. There is also a productive orchard and an adjoining all weather tennis court. Further outbuilding includes a most useful office/studio of stone and block construction, being pine clad internally and connected with power and light, together with two windows, one Velux and two small mezzanine areas.

THE OUTBUILDINGS

Stone faced stable block comprising three loose boxes that open onto a secure yard, together with a tack room and open storage barn.

American barn stabling protected by three electric roller doors incorporating 6 loose boxes and a foaling box, tack room with viewing area of the arena, together with wash down area, feed area and mezzanine storage.

FURTHER EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES

These include a 60m x 20m all weather arena and a Monarch covered five horse walker.

THE LAND

The land lies in a ring fence and is predominately permanent pasture and divided into interconnected fields and paddocks in varying sizes, together with undulating land to the north, from which wonderful views can be enjoyed. In total the land extends to 32.98 acres (13.34 hectares)

GENERAL REMARKS

SERVICES

Mains and private water. Mains electricity with back up generator. Individual treatment plants for both properties.

TENURE

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

South Somerset District Council, The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, BA20 2HT. Telephone 01935 462462.

COUNCIL TAX

Mitchells Farm - Band G. Puckles - Band E.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME

The entitlements are included in the sale. The current years payment is reserved from the sale.

SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS

The sporting and mineral rights in so far as they are owned are included with the freehold.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

All fixtures and fittings unless specifically referred to within the particulars are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.

WAYLEAVES, RIGHTS OF WAY ETC.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements in respect of any electricity or telephone poles, wires, stays, cables etc. or water, drainage pipes etc. either passing upon, over or under it. The property is also sold subject to and with the benefits of any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc. A public footpath crosses two of the fields.

PLANS AND BOUNDARY FENCES

A plan which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise to its accuracy.

WARNING

Farms can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the properties, particularly in the vicinity of the farm buildings.

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