Address: Goldsborough Farm - Stoke St Michael
Town/City: Near Frome
Postcode: BA3 5LD
Sale Type: For Sale
Town/City: Near Frome
Postcode: BA3 5LD
Sale Type: For Sale
Property SummaryOriginally part of the Goldsborough Estate, Goldsborough farmhouse is a fine, period family house set in its own grounds in the heart of Somerset. Situated discreetly on the edge of Leigh on Mendip, it offers privacy and magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Whilst the house stands in its own grounds, there is a cluster of renovated buildings and a small community that live around what used to be the farmyard. Dating from the Victorian era, there are an abundance of original features throughout the house that blend with contemporary touches that combine to offer spacious accommodation over two floors.
The house is approached via a tree lined drive that opens onto an attractive parking area at the front of the property. The front door lies beneath a picturesque porch and leads to an elegant hall that features magnificent and original flagstones under foot. Two comfortable and well-proportioned reception rooms come with elegant stone fireplaces, woodburning stoves and perfectly formed arched windows that allow natural light to pour in. Original shutters and flagstone floors embellish the rooms and hint at a rich history. A light and airy conservatory runs adjacent to the sitting room and allows sensational views of the gardens and access to a fine stone terrace that runs the length of the house. Following from the hall is a farmhouse kitchen/diner at the heart of the house. The kitchen is well equipped with granite worktops, integrated appliances, and a pretty island. There is ample room for a substantial kitchen table, ideal for family get togethers or informal entertaining. An exposed red brick section of the wall and terracotta tiles on the floor lend character and warmth to this delightful room. Attached to the kitchen is a pretty study with picturesque views of the gardens. A corridor leads conveniently to a boot room, a good sized utility room (with direct access to the garden) and a downstairs cloakroom. To the rear of the house is a spacious sitting room with triple aspect double glass doors that lead out to the lawns. Ornate cornicing adorns the ceiling, and a handsome fireplace looks out over the room.
A charming, traditional staircase climbs to a spacious landing, a primary bedroom suite, five further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Two of these come with en-suite bathrooms and all offer superb views of the gardens via more elegant arched windows, evident throughout the house. The primary bedroom suite is very spacious and exposed wood floors, and a little balcony are lovely touches – uninterrupted and breath taking views of the countryside make this room special. One of the bedrooms reveals an original Victorian fireplace. All the bathrooms are furnished to a high standard and feature a stand-alone bath, luxurious walk in showers and high-end fixtures and fittings.
The grounds, gardens and land are picturesque and reflect the rural beauty of the Mendip hills. Well-manicured lawns sweep away to the South and West of the house towards a post and rail fence that demarks five acres of agricultural land. The garden is enriched with various mature trees that include a flowering Cherry, a walnut tree an ash tree and various fruit trees. Close to the house, a layered seasoned stone terrace provides the perfect backdrop for summer entertaining. At the front of the house, there is an attractive stone outbuilding that would lend itself to a variety of uses. There is ample parking for multiple cars.
Leigh on Mendip is one of a cluster of sought-after villages on the edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. It has a very fine 13c church, an excellent village pub and a primary school voted outstanding in a recent report by Ofsted. Close by is the up-market Talbot pub and Babington House, Soho House’s country mansion. Leigh lies about 7 miles 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. Equally fashionable Bruton lies approximately 12 miles to the South with its famous Hauser And Wirth Art Gallery and Roth Bar.
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 schools include All Hallows and Downside, and Prior Park, Monkton Combe and King Edwards in Bath as well as Writhlington School near Radstock.
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 the centre of Frome, head West on Broadway and continue onto Egford hill. Continue on this road until you reach the little village of Mells - turn left onto Limekiln lane. Continue for ½ mile and turn right onto Knapp Hill. Continue onto Leigh Street and through the village for approximately 1.3 miles. The driveway to Goldsborough farm is on the left hand side.
Mains water, Electricity, Private drainage
Oil fired Central Heating.
Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road
Shepton Mallet. Somerset BA4 5B
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- Substantial period family house
- 6 bedrooms 4 bathrooms
- Set in approx 6 acres of land
- Beautiful rural location and landscape
- Approx. 3000 sq. ft. of accommodation
- Scope for improvement/ put ones own stamp on.
- Not listed
- Garaging and extensive parking
- Glorious views of Somerset countryside
Guide Price £1,175,000enquire now