Address: Hurlingpot Farmhouse - Chelynch
Town/City: Shepton Mallet
Postcode: BA4 4PY
Sale Type: Sold
Town/City: Shepton Mallet
Postcode: BA4 4PY
Sale Type: Sold
Hurlingpot Farmhouse is an elegant family house set in picturesque grounds in the heart of Somerset. Dating from the 17c, the house has recently been renovated to the highest standards and has been completely rewired, replumbed and comes with a new roof. Much of its original character and a wealth of period features have been preserved and combine effortlessly with 21st century interior design and every modern amenity. Situated on the edge of the little hamlet of Chelynch in the heart of rural Somerset, it offers privacy and seclusion and stands at the end of a long driveway that makes its way under a canopy of spectacular mature trees.
The drive opens onto a gravelled area at the front of the house, overlooked by a spectacular and aged Monkey Puzzle tree. A pretty front door opens to a fine hallway and a superb oak panelled staircase that leads to the first floor. Off the hall are two main reception rooms and a magnificent kitchen / breakfast room; The sitting room and the dining room are beautifully proportioned and both feature oak beams and engineered oak floors together with grand fireplaces that survey the rooms. Subtle wood panelling and window seats give the rooms real character. Running the full length of the house is a sumptuous kitchen which combines with a dining area and a comfortable snug at one end. Luxurious granite worktops adorn handmade and bespoke Chalonesques style units, a four-oven electric aga warms the room and an original bread oven hints at times past. Majestic Portland stone lies underfoot, and original oak beams span the ceiling. Integrated appliances include a Fisher and Paykel double dishwasher, Bosch double fridge freezer and a pyrolytic oven, housed in a lavish island that comes with a breakfast bar and an integrated induction hob. The dining space is ideal for informal entertaining, and the snug area is charming with a flagstone floor and a small wood burner set into the chimney breast. From the dining area is access to a cloakroom and well-furnished utility room a new boiler , original flagstone floor, a range of modern appliances and direct access to the garden. Alongside the kitchen is a recently restored Victorian conservatory and a boot room that features an original well in the floor. There is also a home office.
Upstairs is a palatial primary bedroom suite, four further bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom) and a family bathroom. A fabulous landing area joins the North East and South West wings of the house and oak beams soar to the eaves of a double height roof. All the bedrooms are beautifully furnished; some retain their original Victorian fireplaces, and all have wonderful views of the grounds and gardens. The bathrooms are luxuriously appointed and are equipped with high end fixtures and fittings, heated towel rails and power showers. The primary bedroom suite that occupies the entire South wing of the house is particularly special and comes with a walk-in shower room and an enormous dressing room.
The grounds and gardens are beautiful. To the East of the house is a pretty terrace that gives way to a generous lawn and a multitude of flower beds enriched by a dazzling array of flowers and shrubs worthy of inclusion in Homes and Gardens magazine. To the South, a bench overlooks an original cattle pond now resplendent with a stunning display of irises and fed by a natural spring. To the West is a second gravelled terrace area that also gives way to more well-kept lawns. The land comprises a five-acre field and a seven-acre field and lies beyond a well maintained post and rail fence. A small area of woodland shelters a natural pond that is also fed by a natural spring. One of the fields is currently home to horses and would be ideal as a paddock once a stable had been erected. There is a double garage and a sizeable garden machinery store housed in the outbuildings to the West of the house.
Hurlingpot Farmhouse is a fine and elegant family house with a warm and inviting atmosphere. It is immaculately furnished and embellished with luxurious features throughout. Elements such as double glazing housed in gorgeous Mullion windows, a new roof and a new bio digester allow a potential buyer to relax in the knowledge that all the fundamental elements of the property have been taken care of. It is beautifully situated in rural Somerset and benefits from lovely views of surrounding countryside.
The House is perfectly situated to take advantage of some of Somerset’s most sought after towns and villages. Approximately 10 miles to the west is 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. Equally fashionable Bruton lies approximately 7 miles to the South with its famous Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery and Roth Bar. Babington House, Soho House’s country mansion lies approximately 7 miles to the North. Other local amenities include Stourhead gardens, The Newt outside Castle Cary and a collection of excellent local pubs.
Local schools include All Hallows Prep, Downside, Kings Bruton and Millfield. The Bath schools are all accessible and include Prior Park, Monkton Combe and King
Transport links are excellent with a railway station in Frome that connects to Westbury and from there, to London Paddington or the South West. There is also a mainline station in Castle Cary with direct links to London and the South West. The A303 is 12 miles to the South.
Take the A361 East from Shepton Mallet to Frome. On arriving in Doulting, turn left onto Chelynch Road and continue as far as the Poachers Pocket pub. Turn immediately left and the drive to the farm is on the left-hand side.
Mains water, Electricity, Private drainage, Oil fired CH
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- Elegant country house
- Approx 12 acres of land and gardens
- 5 beds / 3 baths
- Approx 4000sq ft accommodation
- Superb village location
- Grade II Listed
- Enchanting gardens
- Garaging and covered parking
- Home office
- Beautiful views of Somerset countryside
Guide Price £1,500,000enquire now
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