Address: Church Farm - Church Street Babcary
Postcode: TA11 7DT
Sale Type: For Sale
Postcode: TA11 7DT
Sale Type: For Sale
Church Farm is a stunning Georgian farmhouse that has been recently renovated to an exceptional standard and now offers luxurious and practical accommodation. Located in Babcary which is one of the most desirable villages in Somerset with a fabulous pub/restaurant which is very well used by locals and lucky people who know about it. Occupying an enviable position in the centre of the village, Church Farm has stunning views of the church to the front and open farmland behind. Thoughtful and inspired interior design allows an ideal mix of open plan space and individual rooms, that offer maximum flexibility.
The front facade of the house is typically Georgian and nestles discreetly behind a charming low stone wall. Inside, four beautifully proportioned reception rooms flow from a central entrance hall while a dream kitchen diner occupies one side of the house. Designed as an L shaped room, full height glazed windows allow natural light to flood the room and showcase the views of the garden and countryside. Hardwicke seasoned limestone flooring sets off bespoke cabinetry made by ‘Dreamscape Kitchens’ in a stunning mix of pale grey and teal blue with grey quartz worktops. Bespoke larder cupboards are personalised to Church Farm with the name and pretty gothic church window cut-outs. Miele and Siemens appliances and an electric AGA complete this high-quality kitchen. There is ample space for comfy sofas or an enormous dining table for entertaining and family meals. At the other end of the L shape is a second sink, a wine fridge and lots more cupboards - and a space by the window with a lovely view across to the church, which makes a perfect office area.
Off the kitchen is a boot room with fitted cupboards, coat hooks and bench seating, and a door out to the parking area. There is also a downstairs loo here.
On the other side of the hall is a cosy library, a sitting room with glass doors that runs along the rear of the house and maximises the countryside views, a snug and a dining room, both equipped with wood burning stoves.
A triple turned staircase leads up to the first landing, with a window seat to sit and enjoy the lovely view across to the church. In the west wing is an exceptional primary bedroom suite with a spacious dressing area, shower/steam room (teuco) and a triple aspect bedroom with full height windows that open to a rooftop balcony with far reaching views. In the East wing is another triple aspect bedroom and wet-room. Two further bedrooms and a family bathroom, with a large bath are perfectly positioned to take in the views. At the top of the house is a pretty attic double bedroom. All the bedrooms are well laid out and have lovely views and copious built-in cupboards and wardrobes.
Bespoke timber double-glazed windows, underfloor heating and hard-wired internet throughout, underpin the thorough renovation.
From the entrance hall, an ancient door reveals stone steps down to the basement where there is a well organised plant room on one side |(that includes a safe) and a wine cellar with a Wine Master temperature control unit.
To the front of the house, a central iron gate opens to a cobbled path up to the front door. A deep stone well, lit and covered with an iron grid, is an attractive feature by the path. Deep borders and gravel pathways enclosed by an old stone wall run along the front of the house and around both sides to the back. To the side of the house a five-bar gate opens to a very spacious gravel parking area with a double garage. To the rear of the house, a south facing stone terrace leads down to a sweeping lawn and the meadows beyond . There is a real sense of wide-open space that stretches into uninterrupted and open countryside with the river Cary meandering through it. The land totals approx 3.5 acres. A pretty wooden bridge crosses the river, dividing the fields where sheep currently graze. On the terrace there is a Hot Spring hot tub, and a steel sunshade to provide a cooler spot to sit or eat on a hot summer’s day. A gate leads through to a gravel area with a stable, wood store and a hen house. A five-bar gateway leads across the neighbouring property out to the road, with right of access.
The property is ideally situated in the centre of Babcary, one of the most charming villages in Somerset. Village life is vibrant and there is a tangible sense of community spirit - a fortnightly sale of excess produce brings the village together, as well as an annual Bonfire Night party. It is well known for its excellent gastro pub, The Red Lion, which is just a few minutes’ walk, and there are playing fields with a tennis court and a C14th church. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and bordering the Sparkford Vale, the lack of through traffic allows for an unusually free environment for children to roam freely!
Local amenities include a convenience store and a petrol station 2 miles away and further retail therapy can be found in the nearby market towns of Somerton, Castle Cary and Sherborne. Transport links are excellent with Castle Cary’s mainline railway station just 15 minutes away, and the A37 providing easy access to Bristol and Bath. The A303 with direct access to London and the South West is a few minute’s drive.
Excellent local state and independent schools include; Keinton Mandeville Primary School, Ansford Academy, Strode College, Hazelgrove, Millfield, All Hallows Prep and The Bruton schools.
Post code: TA11 7DT
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Driving South on the A37, go through Lydford and take the first turning to Babcary on your left. Drive to the centre of the village and to the church and Church Farm is next to the church. From the Podimore roundabout on the junction of the A37 and A303 take the A37 towards Bristol for approximately 3.2 miles – Take a right hand turn from the A37 into Babcary and continue to the centre of the village.
Mains electricity, water and drainage
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- Stunning Georgian farmhouse in beautiful village setting
- Approx 3.5 acres of garden/paddocks
- 5 bed, 3 bathrooms
- Stunning rural views
- Approx 5000 sq ft of accommodation
- Ample parking and double garage
- Set in Babcary, one of the most desirable villages in Somerset
- Not listed
- No chain
Guide Price £1,950,000enquire now
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