Town/City: Near Castle Cary
Postcode: TA11 7DL
Sale Type: Sold
Situated in the pretty and desirable village of West Lydford, Fosse Farm is a wonderful 17th century farmhouse which has recently been renovated, extended and decorated to the highest standard to create a fabulous home bursting with character and offering spacious accommodation. A combination of contemporary and reclaimed building materials ensures that the extension blends seamlessly with the original house. Original features abound and include large flag stones, wide oak and elm floorboards, cross beam ceilings, period fireplaces and even an original bread oven. Due to the extensive use of glazing, the property is bathed in an abundance of natural light. The house comes with 16 acres that include several outbuildings, gardens and paddocks ideal for agricultural or equestrian purposes. Planning permission has been granted for two of the outbuildings to be converted into separate dwellings.
The downstairs hallway, with wonderful large flagstones underfoot, leads into the two main reception rooms, both generous in size and with original beams in the ceiling. Both rooms are perfectly proportioned for either dining or relaxing and have fireplaces . The second reception has a door which leads into an orangery which in turn opens out onto a sheltered courtyard. At the heart of the house is an impressive 40ft kitchen with freestanding, bespoke, handmade units and a beautiful large, central island featuring a reclaimed timber work top and an integral sink. Further highlights include a four oven Aga, a SMEG range electric cooker, plenty of cupboard storage and underfloor heating. The flooring is a contemporary polished concrete and, coupled with industrial style overhead lighting, gives the kitchen a truly modern feel. At the far end of the kitchen is a fireplace with a wood burner and plenty of room for a large dining table and extra seating. Along the length of the wall are two sets of French doors that open onto a secluded courtyard, perfect for dining alfresco on a summers day. Extensive glass panelling allows natural light to flood into the room and create a truly magnificent south facing kitchen.
From the kitchen, a spacious hallway links a utility room, boot room and a cloakroom with a shower. It also leads into an annexe with a further reception room with a wood burner and a fully equipped kitchen. A staircase rises from the sitting room up to a light, bright and generous double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. This wing of the house is currently integral to the property but can be used as separate accommodation benefiting from its own private entrance. The current owner occasionally offers these rooms as an Air B&B dwelling but it would work equally well for guests, family or staff.
Upstairs, and off a spacious landing is a fabulous master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a dressing room which spans the entire length of the kitchen below. The bathroom has a large bath, marble walk in shower, Jack and Jill sinks and a loo, whilst the dressing room offers plenty of storage space and clever shelving units. The dual aspect bedroom overlooks the garden and its high ceilings and light decor, create a feeling of light and space. Also on the first floor are three further double bedrooms, a beautifully designed family bathroom with roll top bath and marble shower, and a further, separate, shower room. Another staircase climbs to the second floor and a fourth, sizeable, bedroom also with dressing room and shower.
The house is totally secluded, within 16 acres of land, and includes a gravelled driveway, lawns, a courtyard, paddocks and various outbuildings all entered via an electric gate.
West Lydford is a popular and sought after village, largely constructed of stone built period properties. The village has a church and a nearby garage with a shop. Castle Cary, 6 miles from West Lydford, is a busy town offering plenty of boutiques, restaurants, a post office and coffee shops. The fashionable town of Bruton with the renowned art gallery, Hauser and Wirth and the restaurant, At the Chapel, is also only a 20-minute drive. Larger towns, within easy reach, include Sherbourne, Shepton Mallet and Yeovil which offers a large screen multiplex cinema. The picturesque town of Somerton is close by , originally the county town of Somerset and before that, possibly the capital of Wessex. Its focal point is the wide 17th Century Market Square with a Buttercross in the centre. Somerton offers all the usual amenities of a market town and has a small independent supermarket.
Castle Cary 6 miles (Paddington Station from 90 mins), Glastonbury and Street 9 miles. Yeovil 10 miles (London Waterloo). A303 6 miles- distances and times are approximate.
Many of the area's best known independent schools are within easy commuting distance including Millfield, Kings Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Sherborne, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Hazelgrove and All Hallows. There is a local state primary school at nearby Keinton Mandeville, plus state secondary schools at Ansford and the very popular Sexeys School in Bruton.
Mains water, electricity, drainage, gas.
Council tax band F
Mendip District Council
From the A303 Podimore roundabout proceed up the A37 for approximately 5 miles to Lydford-On-Fosse traffic lights. Continue straight over and then take the second turning to West Lydford. Take the first turning on your right onto Dials Gate Lane and Fosse Farm can be found, approximately 200 yards, on your right hand side.
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- 6 bedrooms 5 bathrooms
- Wonderful 40 ft kitchen/diner
- Circa 16 acres of land
- Popular Village
- Good access to trains and and A303
- 1 bed Annexe
- Outbuildings with planning permission
- Peaceful private location
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