- Approximately 5,000 sq ft
- Main house 4 bedrooms , 4 reception rooms
- Large self-contained annexe - 2 bed (1 with en-suite) 2 reception rooms
- Grade II listed
- 7.5 acres of land
- Outbuildings and stables
- Superb rural location
- Idyllic views
- Mature gardens and trees
- Equestrian facilities
Kent Farmhouse is a magnificent Somerset farmhouse that has been recently renovated to create a wonderful family house complete with fine mature gardens and 7.5 acres of land. Many of its original features have been retained and now blend seamlessly with an impressive glass and oak atrium that floods the house with natural light. The Annexe is currently providing a very successful holiday let through Airbnb and Booking.com.
The property is approached via a sweeping drive that runs alongside the gardens amongst mature trees and shrubs. To the front of the house is parking for 2 cars; with further ample parking to the rear.
An impressive front hall leads to two of the four reception rooms within the main house and the skilfully designed atrium reception hall at the heart of the house. The double height oak framed glass panels are an inspired addition to the original house and offer a wonderful space to enjoy the superb views of the countryside beyond. The kitchen has been sensitively designed using hand-built oak and painted cabinets, which incorporate an integrated dishwasher, butler style sink and granite work tops. The beautiful oak floor, exposed oak beams and two oven Aga with Aga Companion (with gas hob) give the room a sense of warmth and tradition and allow it to retain its farmhouse kitchen character. A large door connects the main house to the annexe. The dining room runs off the atrium and is a beautifully proportioned room with flagstone floor, inglenook style fire place with log burner and has a door to the terraced patio areas outside. The utility/boiler room and workshop are accessed from outside.
Upstairs in the main house, there are four double bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities and a further family bathroom. All are generously proportioned and have lovely views of the gardens outside. The bathrooms are equipped with quality fixtures and fittings, two of which feature standalone cast-iron baths and all have stripped wood floors. The first floor of the atrium, in the form of a large gallery, is the perfect place to sit and admire the views as natural light pours into the space and is currently used as the study area. This lovely farmhouse is full of original features that include an inglenook fireplace, flagstone floors, sash windows, and exposed beams – and with the new atrium, is a great example of what can be achieved when combining tradition with modernity!
The Annexe has recently had the last 2 remaining rooms (which were formerly being used as store rooms) renovated to a very high standard and therefore now comprises of a large kitchen, 2 reception rooms, entrance hall and shower room on the ground floor and 2 large double bedrooms on the first floor, 1 with an en-suite bathroom
The Atrium has double doors that open onto a north facing terrace and to the east side of the property are situated two private stone patios, which face south and are ideal for entertaining in the summer months with views over the large sweeping lawns, which run away from the front of the house and which are planted with mature trees and shrubs.
The property also comes with 7.5 acres of agricultural land, stables and outbuildings that offer a great opportunity for equine activities.
Shapwick is one of a number of small villages that lie close to the Polden Hills and on the Southern edge of the Somerset levels. There is a village shop/post office and farm shop 3 miles away at Edington. Shapwick has a church and a village hall where activities such as Pilates, yoga, cubs and Women’s Institute are held. The Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve abuts the property boundary - beautiful starling murmurations can be seen from Kent Farmhouse. Nearby, the thriving town of Street offers a wide variety of retail opportunities including Clarks Village and the usual selection of supermarkets. Recreational facilities include two swimming pools and Strode theatre. Local pubs include the Ashcott Inn and Ring ‘O’ Bells in Ashcott, the Crown Inn and the King William Inne in Catcott. Transport links are good with the A39 leading to the M5 just 8 km away.
Primary schools are at the neighbouring villages of Ashcott and Catcott. Local state secondary schools and colleges can be found at Street (Strode College). Glastonbury and Bridgwater (Bridgwater College) as well as the excellent independent schools which include Millfield Senior and Prep School, Wells Cathedral School, Shapwick School, an independent school specializing in dyslexia and the many independent schools in Taunton,
Services Mains water and electricity. Drainage is to a bio-digester. Oil fired central heating
Freehold – Grade II listed
Council Tax Band F - Local Authority Sedgemoor District Council.
Directions: From Wells follow the A39 West - once beyond Ashcott, turn right to Shapwick. Proceed into the village and turn left at the Church into Church Road. Take the 2nd Right into Kent Lane. Follow Kent Lane around to the left and proceed for approximately half a mile; the driveway for Kent Farmhouse will be found on the right-hand side.
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