Postcode: BA11 3LJ
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryBuilt in 1650 and discreetly positioned in the premium village of Chantry (near Frome), Yew Tree Farm is a charming and picturesque five bed family house set in 2.4 acres of grounds and gardens. Along with almost 3000 square feet of accommodation in the main house, there is a substantial one bed annex and extensive outbuildings that include four stables, a workshop and a wood store.
The accommodation is accessed via a generous sized hall that opens both to a study, and to a particularly attractive sitting room that features striking, original beams and beautiful mullion windows with lovely views of the gardens to the front of the house. At one end of the room, a pretty wood burner sits beneath a recessed, natural stone fire place. Also off the hall is a good-sized dining room with polished concrete floors, and easy access to a fully equipped kitchen that features hand-made “Chalon style” units, granite worktops, a magnificent range cooker and a double sized Belfast sink. A spacious pantry adjoins the kitchen, whilst a boot room and a utility/cloakroom complete the ground floor.
Stairs from the hall lead to a landing and four generously sized bedrooms, a shower room and a further family bathroom. All the rooms have delightful views of the gardens and the rolling Somerset countryside beyond. Original beams and mullion windows combine with pastel colours on the walls to create light and elegant spaces. On the second floor is a huge attic space (8.5m x 3.5m), perfect for sleepovers but could be converted into an office or divided into two smaller rooms. There is also significant scope to extend into the loft space.
Yew Tree Farm is set in 2.4 acres of beautiful grounds that include gardens, a post and rail paddock, woodland, and paved areas that would provide hours of outdoor play for children – there is even an ancient working well. The stone outbuilding has the potential to develop with the necessary consents.
Open barns offer the opportunity for feed storage and/or shelter for animals, whilst the former milking parlour is currently used as a workshop, storage area, stable and woodstore. A fully stocked South-facing vegetable garden comes replete with a wide variety of fruit trees and beds. Mature trees enrich the landscape and include two apple trees, a massive horse chestnut and a sycamore tree.
In the grounds is a spacious multifunctional annex with large living area (9m x 4.2m), kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with mezzanine/sleeping platform floor – this space would be ideal for an office, an Airbnb facility, a teenage den, or as additional accommodation for guests.
Chantry is one of the most sought-after villages in Somerset and lies about 5km West of Frome, one of its most fashionable market towns and recently featured in the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Somerset. The town has a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities. Founded in 2013, the “Frome Independent” is an award-winning independent street market that is held on the first Sunday of every month and attracts 80,000 people a year.
Close by are various footpaths, Asham Woods and a bridleway to the nearby village of Mells. The Macmillan Way, a long-distance path passes through the village and there are ample opportunities for walking and cycling along converted railway lines and alongside the Mells river.
Local amenities include Babington House, (Soho House’s country mansion), the Hauser And Wirth Art Gallery and Roth Bar in Bruton, and the Talbot Inn, a village shop and a post office all 5 minutes away in Mells.
Local primary schools encompass Mells C of E first school, Leigh on Mendip first school and Stoke St Michael Primary. Independent schools include All Hallows, Downside and the Bath schools: Prior Park, Monkton Combe and King Edwards.
Transport links are good with a railway station in Frome that connects to Westbury and from there, to London Paddington or the South West.
From Frome entering Chantry on Raiford Hill , go past the church on your left and Yew Tree Farm can be found a few 100 yds on your right hand side.
From the Old wells road enter Chantry and Yew Tree Farm can be found on your left as you leave the village .
Oil fired central heating
Council Tax band F
Viewings by appointment only
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- Period property with land and outbuildings
- 5 beds in main house plus 1 bed annexe
- Lots of period features
- Striking rural views
- 2.4 acres of land, paddock and enclosed gardens
- Extensive outbuildings with potential to develop
- Plenty of parking
- Grade II listed
- 2785 square feet of accommodation
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