Stockland Bristol, Bridgwater, Somerset
An attractive, detached period former farmhouse together with gardens, garaging and former stables. Offering impressively large, versatile and characterful accommodation within this accessible but tucked away location. Just 9 miles from Bridgwater and 10 miles from J24 & J23, M5.
This beautiful and well preserved period home has large and varied accommodation offering much versatility, particularly in relation to home and income with an existing self-contained one bedroom flat (currently let.) Potential division of the accommodation, with two existing staircases, providing space for two or potentially three families or elderly relatives etc. (subject to the necessary consents.) Also further potential exists within the large coach house and stables for conversion (subject to the necessary consents.)
The properties accommodation exudes a wealth of genuine character including flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and mullion windows with much of the original character intact. The large garden has been divided into a well organised kitchen garden, providing very productive space for both fruit and vegetable growing. We encourage an internal inspection of this well preserved period home.
Gothic style arched front door to Reception Hallway, moving through to the centre of the house in an ‘S’ shape with exposed flagged floor and two central heating radiators.
Family Room with bay window with outlook to the garden, open fireplace, exposed wood floor, two central heating radiators, picture rail and ceiling cornice.
Drawing Room dual aspect room with windows to the front and side, inglenook fireplace in stone with flagged hearth and large beam over and inset solid fuel stove, exposed wood flooring, two central heating radiators and exposed ceiling beams.
Sitting Room with window with front aspect and window seat, large built-in dresser with cupboards above and below, flagstone floor, inglenook fireplace in stone with beam over and inset solid fuel stove, central heating radiator and exposed beams.
Kitchen/Dining Room with oil fired Aga set in inglenook fireplace with beam over, ceiling beam, wooden drainer and Belfast sink with cupboards under and plumbing for dishwasher.
Inner Hall with flagstone floor, opening to a Rear Hallway with double glazed roof window and further flagged floor.
Boiler Room with large floor mounted boiler, wall mounted shelving and exposed stone flooring.
Adjoining Utility Room, a large workable room with stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine, further appliance space, free-standing enclosed shower cubicle, central heating radiator, exposed stone flooring and windows.
Store Room with built-in work benches and window.
Dairy large slate shelving on two sides, two windows and exposed flagstone flooring.
First Floor Landing with corridors running to all first floor rooms, three central heating radiators and window.
Separate Cloakroom with high level WC with antique seat, wash hand basin, central heating radiator and window.
Bedroom One window with outlook to the front, Victorian style cast iron fireplace with surround and mantel over, central heating radiator and exposed beams.
Bedroom Two window with outlook to the front and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Three window with outlook to the front with window seat and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Four window with side aspect, central heating radiator, exposed timberwork and built-in cupboards to either side of the chimney breast.
Family Bathroom with suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled bath, window, central heating radiator and separate electrically operated heated towel rail.
Bedroom Five bay window with outlook to the side with views, Victorian style cast iron fireplace with surround and mantel over and central heating radiator. Currently used as a library with wooden shelving.
Potential Self-Contained Flat
The first floor has a potential self-contained flat with access from the landing or separate external access from outside via stone steps. This provides either a sixth bedroom on the first floor or a bedroom for the self-contained flat. The self-contained area comprises a lockable doorway from the landing into a hallway with central heating radiator.
Bedroom Six/Flat Bedroom window with outlook to the rear, central heating radiator, cupboard, Victorian style cast iron fireplace with surround and mantle over.
From the hall an open arch opens through to a Kitchenette with built-in working surfaces, stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, further appliance space, double glazed roof window.
Shower Room with low-level WC, wash hand basin, enclosed shower cubicle, central heating radiator and double glazed roof window.
Sitting Room with double glazed roof window, central heating radiator and door providing exterior access separately if required.
A staircase leads from the first floor to the second floor rooms.
Bedroom Seven with two windows, ‘A’ Frame exposed beams, one double glazed roof window and central heating radiator.
A hatchway from bedroom seven opens through to a Loft Room within the A-frame, providing storage and play space potentially, double glazed roof window.
From bedroom seven a walkthrough room is accessed to Bedroom Eight with exposed A-frame roof beams, two windows and further eaves storage.
The property lies within the small hamlet of Stockland Bristol which provides a church and village hall / social club, whilst the nearby village of Combwich has a public house, primary school and post office / general store. The property lies within a natural, rural environment with many interconnecting bridal and public footpaths running down to the West Somerset coastline featuring the Steart Marshes providing extensive walking, cycling, birdwatching and SSSI wetlands. The nearby Quantock Hills provide some of the best walking, riding and mountain biking country within the ANOB, within the West Country. Bridgwater lies approximately 9 miles, with the M5, J24 and J23 accessible within 10 miles.
The property has driveway parking access to the side through a shared entrance with off road parking for three cars, leading to a Triple Garage Block with three separate up and over doors, low picket gate to the front with a flagged path to the front door and gothic entrance porch and a forecourt lawned garden with flowerbeds. The majority of the garden space lies to the south west side of the property and is laid partly to lawn with a gate and driveway giving further vehicle access and parking. Beyond this is a large formal kitchen garden, beautifully laid out and well-tended with fruit trees, raised beds, composting, cold frames and various fruit varieties. A low stone wall surrounds the garden and at the bottom of the garden is further parking and vehicle hardstanding.
Beyond this is the Coach House, formally the coach house to the farmhouse with what was originally quite a grand building. Initially to the far right large double doors open through to a cobbled room, open to roof height, with white washed brick walls. Separate double doors open through to the Tack Room with brick flooring, open fireplace, timber wainscoting and white washed walls to roof height. A separate door opens through to the Stables, still with their original timber and steel panelled partitions with feed troughs and hay racks intact, brick flooring, open to roof height with exposed A-frames, two windows to the front and a separate door. This building offers potential, not only for storage and workshop but it has potential for conversion to further residential accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.
To the rear of the property is further enclosed garden space, an open fronted store and a pathway giving pedestrian access back across to the parking area. From the main garden area views can be taken in across the neighbouring countryside, village and church tower in the distance.
Electric, water and shared private drainage
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From the M5, J24 take the A39 through Bridgwater continuing out to the village of Cannington, turning left taking the bypass around the village. At the roundabout take the second exit following the bypass off of the A39 continuing to a sign, signposted Stockland and Steart. Take this right turn and follow it for just under a mile into the village where the property can be found near the bottom of the hill, on the left hand side after the church.
- Detached period former farmhouse
- Self-contained flat
- 8 bedrooms
- Three reception rooms
- Kitchen/Dining Room with aga
- Triple Garage and separate drive
- Large stone former stable outbuilding and coach house
- Potential for two families/home and income
- M5, J24 & J23 within 11 Miles
- Bridgwater 9 Miles