Whatley, Winsham, Chard, Somerset, TA20

Sold £895,000

Key Features

3 Reception Rooms
Breakfast Room
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Further Guest Suite of Bedroom and Bathroom

About This Property

A stunning Grade II Listed 5 bedroom former farmhouse with garage and generous level garden, peacefully located on the Somerset/Devon border. Additional opportunity to purchase, by separate negotiation, further outbuildings with planning consent for conversion to a three-bedroom residential dwelling.

Dating in the main from the 18th Century, parts of this beautiful and much-loved thatched farmhouse have more ancient origins from the 16th Century. Substantially built with deep stone and cobb walls, the property has been sympathetically restored in recent times seamlessly blending a wealth of period features with all the comforts of a modern family home. The original cross passage hallway and dining room both retain flagstone flooring whilst the sitting room, games room, and dining room all feature fireplaces and fine timber work. From the main hallway, lobby, and cloakroom, you step into a tastefully modernised former dairy with a magnificent double aspect kitchen/family room with access to a secluded south facing terrace and garden, office and utility room. From here a staircase leads to a self-contained suite with a light and spacious double aspect bedroom and a bathroom.

Stairs rise from the main hall to a long first-floor landing with four superb double bedrooms boasting a wealth of fine timbers and cruck beams, together with a family bathroom and a further shower room/WC. Heating throughout is by oil fired central heating with two further wood/multifuel burners and one open fire in the downstairs reception rooms. The house was entirely re-plumbed and re-wired in 2010.

At the front the property lies on a quiet country lane, protected by traditional estate railings, all surrounded by glorious undulating countryside. The driveway leads to a wide parking area with a stone and tiled garage/barn offering the potential to create a further office, studio, or workshop space. The large enclosed garden enjoys a south facing aspect with a lovely sheltered terrace, extensive lawns, mature shrubs and trees, greenhouse, and vegetable garden.

In recent times, East Whatley Farm has been successfully let via the Airbnb website where further details can also be found.

Separately available at the rear of the property are outbuildings with planning permission for conversion to a three-bedroom residential dwelling. Further land may also be available. Plans for this site can be viewed on the South Somerset District Council website ref: 21/02181/FUL.

The property is set on the Dorset/Somerset border about 1 mile from the popular village of Winsham which provides good local amenities with a Post Office/general store, pub, primary school and church. The town of Chard is only about 3.5 miles distant, with a range of supermarkets, specialist retailers, banks, schools and a newly opened swimming pool and leisure centre. There is a main line rail station at Crewkerne (7 miles) and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast is some 12 miles to the south at Lyme Regis. The award winning gardens at the 13th Century Forde Abbey are 1 mile away, with wonderful walking on the Cricket St Thomas Estate even closer.
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1 High Street Somerset Chard TA20 1QF

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