Postcode: BA3 5QB
Sale Type: For Sale
Property SummaryDating from 1786 Kilmersdon Common Farmhouse, Holcombe is a handsome and substantial property that is now on the market after 26 years providing the current owner with a wonderful Somerset family home. The addition of an attractive, sympathetically constructed and detached cottage in the grounds generates an impressive income if required or would be ideal for a dependent relative or for guests. The property is tucked away in a private and rural location with beautiful views of open countryside from the garden but is within 30 minutes of Bath. A welcoming entrance with turning circle and ample parking greets visitors, with the symmetrical Georgian façade of the house standing proudly within the plot. A canopied porch leads into the entrance hallway and amongst the many original period features that have been retained are beautiful large flagstone floors and refurbished sliding sash windows. There are open fires, wood burning stoves and all the accommodation that you would expect to find in house that has absorbed many happy years of family life. Leading off the entrance hall to the right a formal sitting room overlooks the south facing front elevation and to the left the sitting room is double aspect facing south to the front and west to the garden. A formal and elegant dining room, which used to be the original cheese room of the farm, retains glimpses of its former use and leads through to an attractive west facing garden room. From the dining table on Christmas day the current owners have often watched the sun set beyond the trees that border the garden. The more contemporary garden room has been well designed and constructed and features a wood burning stove with doors opening onto a pretty terrace planted with lavender. A well proportioned traditional family kitchen features a range of solid oak painted units with oak block work surfaces, the flooring switches to quarry tiles here and there is a Belfast sink, hob and electric oven. There is plenty of space here for a large table and sofa. Completing the ground floor practicalities is a spacious utility area with inbuilt cupboards and a room off which is currently used as a pantry but would be large enough to make an ideal study. A downstairs shower room here is perfect for washing down muddy children or dogs. From here a back door leads out to the detached Cottage. On the first floor of the main house, four double bedrooms surround a galleried landing and are all of excellent proportion, with three featuring double aspect windows making them light and very pleasant rooms. Of particular note is the master bedroom with ensuite bath and shower and windows overlooking the side and rear garden. The cottage has been constructed to blend seamlessly with the main house and comprises open plan accommodation on the ground floor with double doors out onto a sunny terrace. On the first floor of the cottage is a double bedroom with ensuite shower room.
Approximately three quarter’s of an acre of garden at Kilmersdon Common Farmhouse is partly walled on the east side and enclosed by established trees and hedging on the west side which borders a quiet lane. As you drive in, the main lawned area is screened from view by beautiful Beech hedging and there is a very pretty little gate from the lane into the rear of the garden. There are places to sit and relax and enjoy garden games; this is a garden for children to have adventures in and has enough planting to keep gardeners or non gardeners happy, the maintenance here is not an onerous task with most of the garden being laid to lawn. There are extensive views across open countryside and woodland which add to the exceptionally charming, rural and open feel of the garden. There is potential to create some further holiday accommodation (subject to planning) and there are plans available should this be of interest.
Kilmersdon Common Farmhouse is situated close to the Somerset village of Holcombe in the heart of the Mendip Hills well away from main roads but within easy commuting distance of Bath and Bristol and only 15 minutes from the bustling market town of Frome.
There are two public houses nearby, one of which, the Holcombe Inn, is highly regarded and can be reached on foot from the Farmhouse.
Local primary schools include Kilmersdon C of E primary school, Mells C of E first school, Leigh on Mendip first school and Stoke St Michael Primary. Independent schools include All Hallows, Downside, the Bath schools including Prior Park, Monkton Combe and King Edwards and the Bruton schools that include Bruton School for Girls, Sexeys and King's.
BA3 5QB - From A367 follow the road into the middle of Holcombe, turn left along Common Lane towards Coleford and Kilmersdon Common Farmhouse can be found on the left hand side.
Services Gas fired central heating, private drainage, mains water and electricity.
Council Tax Band F
Local Authority Mendip
Viewing by appointment only
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- Handsome Somerset farmhouse
- Four double bedrooms
- Charming well established garden
- Detached cottage / annexe
- Period features
- Close to Bath and Bristol
- Light and contemporary garden room
- Potential to create additional letting units
- Quiet secluded rural location
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