- Gorgeous Grade II Georgian Farmhouse
- 2 Acres - Garden and Orchard
- Five bedrooms potential for sixth
- Attached Barn - annexe potential
- Peaceful and Idyllic location
- Minutes from Millfield
Higher Farm is a gorgeous grade II listed Georgian former Farmhouse, built in 1780 with later additions in the 1800’s and set within its own land of about 2 acres which runs down to a pretty stream through its own cider apple orchard.
Over the last 30 years as a much loved family home Higher Farm has been creatively converted and improved to maximise the use of the light, well proportioned rooms and generous living space. Many period features remain such as flagstone floors, working shutters, high ceilings and large windows resulting in a sense of elegance.
There is a large kitchen/breakfast room which has a wonderful aspect with two sets of double doors to the terrace and the garden and orchard beyond. The large bright kitchen opens into the lovely sitting room with enormous inglenook fireplace and log burner, wonderful for those cosy winter evenings. In the corner is a concealed door to the adjoining building that has been incorporated into the main house and now used as an office/music room but could be made into secondary accommodation depending on your needs. Further entertaining space is provided by the elegant drawing room with an open fire. There is a versatile room off the kitchen which has a cloakroom, utility area, plenty of storage, a mezzanine level as well as ample space for another office or playroom.
Stairs from the hall lead to the first floor where there you’ll find the master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and lovely views to the front, there are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom along with excellent storage under the eaves in this part of the house. Through the main bedroom or via a secondary staircase from the annexe is access to two further rooms, one with large dormer window which could be used as a studio space or converted for further bedrooms or children’s snug area. From the first floor landing are stairs leading to a large attic room under the eaves which could easily be converted into further bedrooms or another hide away for children.
Outside is a pretty garden with a well planned and planted kitchen garden with Mulberry, Fig, Quince, Plum and Damson trees. A mature cider apple orchard surrounds the garden and leads down to the stream on the boundary. Bordered by trees beyond the whole vista gives you a quintessential Somerset view over your own land.
If more space is required the large barn attached to the house could also be incorporated if needed and the stone built former pigsty provides a great log store. To the side is ample parking for several cars.
Higher Farm is on a quiet country lane in the pretty hamlet of West Bradley, 4 miles south-east of Glastonbury. The word Bradley comes from Old English and means the broad clearing or wood. The manor of Bradley was given to Glastonbury Abbey in 746 by Ethelbald, King of Mercia and held it until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539.
West Bradley is a short drive from the popular villages of Baltonsborough and West Pennard both of which have primary schools and a pub. It is also very close to the nearby town of Glastonbury which is steeped in history going back to the legends of King Arthur. There was a Celtic monastery here in 500AD, which during the next 1000 years evolved into one of England’s wealthiest and influential Abbeys. The magnificent Glastonbury Abbey ruins and the famous Glastonbury Tor attract tourists to the town and so although small, it is a thriving town and it is well served by markets and a huge range of festivities. It is one of the few towns that has managed to shun many of the main chain stores whilst still providing all the necessary shops, restaurants, cafes, doctors, pharmacies, dentists, a wealth of clubs and sporting facilities and supermarkets.
Further shopping can be found in nearby Street (with its famous Outlet stores at Clarks Village), the market town of Somerton and the historic city of Wells and Bruton just a short drive away. Local attractions include the Glastonbury Festival, the Kingweston Golf Club and several good local pubs and restaurants. Bath and Bristol are both about an hour’s drive to the North. Millfield Senior and Prep Schools are both within a few minutes drive of the house, there are other local independent schools locally including Wells Cathedral. There are excellent local schools including the well respected Strode College, Crispin School, Brookside Academy and The Blue School in Wells.
Local transport links are excellent with a mainline railway station in nearby Castle Cary, which is a 15 minute drive, offering direct services to London and the South West. The A37 and A303 offer good road links to London and the M5.
Oil fired central heating, mains electric and water and private drainage.
BA6 8TL - Higher Farm can be found equidistant from the A37 and A361 in middle of the hamlet of West Bradley.
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