- Magnificent 6 bed farmhouse
- 2 cottages (one 3-bed, one 1-bed)
- 16.5 acres of land, paddocks and woodland
- 2.5 acres of gardens
- Stabling and other outbuildings
- Stunning rural views
- Private drive
- Party barn
- Landscaped private garden
- Large terrace and Al fresco dining area
- 4500 sq. ft of living accomodation
- Grade II listed
Nestled discreetly in the heart of rural Somerset, Bush Farm is a fabulous six bed family house with stunning views of the countryside that surrounds it. Situated entirely within its own land, the property affords complete privacy and is positioned at the end of a long private drive. Built in around 1800, this charming and Grade II listed building was sympathetically restored in 2001, and, with a magnificent extension added in 2016, the current owners have created what is now a unique and luxurious home.
The house is approached via electric gates and a long private drive that culminates in a pretty gravelled circular parking area. The front door opens into a spacious hall lit by recessed lighting and adorned with a beautiful, natural stone floor. A corridor follows to a charming and luxurious kitchen that features handmade “Chalon style” fitted units, granite worktops, a Belfast sink and a four oven aga. French doors from the dining area lead directly to a pretty South facing terrace that runs along the front of the house.
Off the kitchen are three of the four reception rooms: an office, a delightful and comfortable snug/TV room equipped with a retractable cinema screen facility and direct access to the garden – and a dining room complete with an original flagstone floor and doors that lead to a small private, landscaped garden.
At the far end of the house is a sumptuous, formal sitting room graced by an elegant, natural stone fireplace, and full height, oak framed windows that enhance some stunning views across the countryside. Two sets of double doors lead directly to the pretty terraces outside and allow natural light to pour into the room.
The ground floor is also furnished with a cloakroom, a boot room, a utility room and a larder, as well as a cellar accessed directly from the TV room.
Two flights of stairs lead to some beautifully appointed bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom suite is particularly impressive; a triangular oak frame houses a fully glazed picture window that makes the most of the superb views to the South; a dressing area compliments a stunning en suite bathroom that impresses with a beautiful clawfoot stand-alone bath tub, individually designed wall lights and a magnificent marble floor; a beautiful handmade "his and hers" vanity cabinet beautifully finish a luxurious and opulent space. The other five bedrooms are equally inspiring; stripped and painted wooden floors marry with pale pastel colours on the walls to create light and airy spaces. Arched windows and “stable” wardrobe doors lend character to the original rooms, all with delightful views of the gardens. Both the second en-suite bathroom and the family bathroom are furnished to the highest standards with walk-in showers, high end fixtures and fittings and bespoke furniture.
To the South of the house, magnificent manicured lawns, lined with copper beech trees, sweep away to a ha-ha, offering uninterrupted views of the glorious countryside beyond. A stylish terrace runs along the length of the house and is perfect for summer entertaining on a grand scale - to the North of the house is a delightful private landscaped garden replete with fine boxed hedging and a built-in hot tub!
The gardens also include a traditional half-brick greenhouse, a vegetable potage garden, herbaceous borders, an ornate stone pond and fountain and feature lighting.
Alongside approximately 16 acres of land incorporating three stocked fenced paddocks, equestrian facilities include a stable yard, stabling for four horses, a tack room and outside WC, parking for a horse box and a hay barn.
There is also a separate large barn ideal for parties and/or storage. There are also steps built to an undeveloped area that would lend itself perfectly to a tennis court.
Also, in the grounds, a three-bed cottage (Little Bushes) and a one bed cottage (The Copse) both come with self-contained terraces and offer significant additional accommodation to the main house, or the opportunity to generate an additional income stream as holiday lets.
Copse Cottage, with a galleried bedroom is equipped to a very high standard and has full underfloor heating, a large beamed living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and French doors. It also features a stunning kitchen/dining area with stone floor, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
Little Bushes has also been renovated to the highest standards; on the first floor, the property features a stunning open plan living/dining and kitchen area, original timber beams and a beautiful oak floor throughout. The kitchen is finished to a high standard and gives way to a large seating area with a wood burner and beautiful views across the fields beyond. On the ground floor, there are three good sized double bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom and a further family bathroom. The bathroom is luxuriously appointed with limestone floors, bath and shower unit.
Bush Farm is ideally situated on the outskirts of Babcary, one of the most charming villages in Somerset. Village life is vibrant and there is a tangible sense of community spirit. It is well known for its excellent pub (The Red Lion), its playing fields with public tennis court and its 14th century Church. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and bordering the Sparkford Vale, the lack of through traffic allows for an unusually free environment for children to roam freely!
Local amenities include a convenience store and petrol station 2 miles away and further shopping can be found in the nearby market towns of Castle Cary, Somerton and Sherborne.
Castle Cary is an attractive, small market town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. It has many independent businesses including shops, boutiques and galleries. Amenities include nursery, primary and secondary schools, health centre, dental practice, library, bank, post office, delicatessen, grocery stores, weekly market, butcher, newsagent, chemist, pubs, restaurants and and tea shops. The latest exciting news for this area is the opening of the fabulous Newt Hotel and restaurants:https://thenewtinsomerset.com/
Transport links are excellent with Castle Cary’s mainline railway station just 15 minutes away, and the A37 providing easy access to Bristol and Bath. The A303 with direct access to London and the South West is a few minute’s drive.
Excellent local state and independent schools include Hazelgrove, Millfield, All Hallows Prep, The Bruton schools, Ansford and Strode College.
Heating supplied by a 60kW BioWIN Windharger Wood-Pellet Boiler. This is a central heating plant which provides heat and hot water to the house and both the cottages and the stables. The Boiler is fed by a 10-tonne holding hopper. An RHI tariff is receivable which covers the cost of the wood pellets.
Mains Water, Mains electricity, Private drainage
South Somerset District Council, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT
Council Tax band F
Driving South on the A37, go through Lydford on Fosse and past the turning to Babcary on your left – Bush Farm is the next turning on the left and situated just before the corner on the A37. From the Podimore roundabout on the junction of the A37 and A303 take the A37 towards Bristol for approximately 3.2 miles – Take a right hand turn from the A37 into Bush Farm.
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