Postcode: BA10 0JW
Sale Type: For Sale
Oakwood Farm in North Brewham is a magnificent contemporary mansion constructed to the highest standards by the Green Oak company based in Sussex. This stunning property combines the very best elements of contemporary living and economic efficiency with the finest building materials that include Egyptian limestone, local quarried Doulting stone and both English and French oak. With superb interior design, and a thoughtful layout of the abundant living space, the current owners have created a luxurious home, ideal for entertaining on a grand scale as well as being the perfect family house. This is a rare opportunity to buy an exceptional contemporary home in the heart of Somerset.
The house is approached through automatically operated gates that lead to an attractive gravel driveway. The entrance hall is beautifully constructed and bathed in natural light that makes the most of the lavish limestone floors and the stunning views to the South of the property. An elegant oak staircase with glass panels runs to the galleried landing on the first floor. Off the hall are three beautiful reception rooms that feature sumptuous stone fireplaces, recessed lighting and stunning picture windows framed by superb oak timbers. Underfoot lie 100% British wool carpets that enhance a block and beam foundation system that creates a lightweight feel to the floor. Also off the hall and at the heart of the house is a truly magnificent 900 sq. ft. “Devol” kitchen, beautifully designed and with every conceivable amenity - the room incorporates a fabulous dining area with glazed doors on three sides that open fully, allowing uninterrupted views of the garden - magnificent oak timbers soar to the apex of the double height ceiling. The kitchen area itself has a stylish island, an integrated four oven aga, a combination of Carrera marble and timber work surfaces and beautifully crafted, handmade units. Other notable features include an in-built water softener that controls the level of lime scale entering the system, a state of the art, freshwater drinking system which has its own individual supply next to the taps and hot water is supplied by world renowned Perrin & Rowe, the “Rolls Royce” of temperature-controlled systems. Underfloor heating powered by a ground source heat pump lies beneath the stunning limestone floors (and indeed throughout the house) giving the room a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Off the kitchen is a good-sized utility room with all the usual appliances, a cloakroom and a boiler room.
On the first floor is a palatial primary bedroom suite incorporating a spacious en-suite bathroom, and a beautiful oak clad glass framed balcony that enhances the spectacular views of the rolling countryside. There are three further, luxurious bedrooms (one with an en-suite bathroom) and a family bathroom. The gallery in the centre of the house is truly stunning. All the bedrooms have lovely views of the gardens and the elegant bathrooms have been equipped to the highest standard to include double sized showers, stand-alone bathtubs and double size sinks.
Oakwood Farm sits in an enviable, elevated position within 25 acres of land and gardens in the midst of the Somerset countryside. An attractive oak framed timber garage sits in the grounds of the house and allows covered parking for three cars and incorporates a 340 sq. ft. studio, ideal for a wide variety of uses. A steel-clad barn, also in the grounds provides ample room for garden machinery and general storage. Well-manicured lawns sweep away from the house towards a picturesque lake created by the owners, whilst landscaped gardens and imaginative planting enhance beautifully constructed terracing that makes the most of the house’s sensational views.
There is an additional property within the grounds that is currently used for agricultural purposes.
Oakwood Farm has been designed and constructed to be ultra-efficient in terms of running costs and environmentally sustainability.
A ground source heat pump has been installed that powers underfloor heating in every room in the house and each has its own thermostat, so can be individually controlled. The ground source heat pumps use a government environmentally friendly subsidy called RHI which pays around £4576 per annum for seven years - energy will thus be free for the next five years.
A water bore hole has been drilled which allows the extraction of up to 20,000 litres of water per day which even with the largest family would never be reached. The system has a filtration system which is serviced and tested once every six months. There is planning permission for an array of ground based solar panels to be installed if required. SIPS panels have been wrapped around the oak frame in construction - these are 200mm thick and completely insulate the property making it very warm in winter but cool in the summer as it acts like a flask. All the windows and external doors are made from a wood called Accoya giving hardened protection against the elements.
Oakwood Farm is situated in the rural idyll that is North Brewham in the heart of the Somerset countryside. This pretty village is a stone’s throw from fashionable Bruton with its bustling high street, home to a florist, a pharmacy, a variety of boutiques, the renowned restaurant “At the Chapel” and the world-famous art gallery “Hauser and Wirth”. The pretty town of Castle Cary is a few miles to the west, which also offers several independent shops, pubs, interiors retailers and a bookstore. Other local attractions include the newly opened country estate “The Newt in Somerset” and Stourhead gardens to the South. Travel connections are good with easy access to the A303 that links London to the West Country. Rail links are excellent with trains from Bruton to Waterloo and Castle Cary to Paddington with travelling time less than two hours.
This exceptional property offers a rare chance to purchase a magnificent and luxurious family home built to the highest specifications and designed to be entirely environmentally sustainable. It is one of only a handful of premium properties in this highly sought-after area and represents the opportunity to savour the very best of Somerset life.
Bruton and Castle Cary both have excellent primary schools and secondary state schools including Ansford and the state boarding school Sexeys. Private schools include Hazlegrove Prep, All Hallows Prep, Kings Bruton, Bruton School for Girls. Sherborne Boys and Girls and Millfield.
From Bruton take the A359 North towards Frome. After 3.5 miles turn right onto Gunnings lane, go through Upton noble and onto Straps Lane. Approximately 1.4 miles from turning into Gunnings Lane, the driveway to Oakwood Farm is on the right hand side.
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- Superb contemporary country mansion
- Stunning rural views
- 5600 sq. ft of accommodation
- Construction by The Green Oak Company
- State of the art fixtures and fittings
- 25 acres of land and gardens
- Eco friendly with ultra-low running costs
- Ground source heat pump and water bore hole
- Planning for solar panels
- Garaging for several cars
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