Bayford, Wincanton, BA9

For Sale ££1,150,000 Guide

Key Features

Detached 4 Bed House
Additional 2 Bed Annexe
Walled Garden
Popular Village Location
Good Communication Links
Wonderful Family Home

About This Property

A charming period home, dating back to the late 18th Century with earlier origins, offering annexe or income potential. This four bedroom main residence with two bedroom annexe, or combined family home, has a wealth of possibilities and a convivial flow benefitting from walled gardens and orchard (0.8 acres). The residence has been fully renovated in recent years yet retains a host of period features and elegance.

Ivy House is a delightful character home which dates back to the late eighteenth century, although some parts of the property are believed to be considerably older. The property has evolved over the years and from 2003 to present day, the property has benefited from a substantial programme of renovations, upgrades and improvements by the current owners creating a convivial flow to the home. The vendor has really taken a top to bottom approach to improvements, with upgrades to the services (rewired and re-plumbed) and also the structure of the house, with roof, damp and timber works undertaken. Ivy House could easily be configured as a main residence and autonomous cottage, which has existing goodwill for holiday letting or ancillary income (subject to any relevant consents). The property is predominantly of stone and brick elevations beneath a tiled roof and sits in grounds of approximately 0.8 acre. Character features include open fireplaces, high ceilings, leaded windows, mullion window and exposed beams.
This charming residence currently offers: an impressive farmhouse kitchen breakfast room with attractive flagstone floors and bay seat, a fully fitted hand-made kitchen with an inglenook and inset oil fired Aga, sink and drainer with drinking tap and plenty of room for a breakfast/dining area. The attractive dual aspect drawing room has a more retiring feel and sits across the entrance hall with stone open fireplace and bespoke book case; and access to the annexe/cottage if so desired.
Further ground floor accommodation includes a separate formal dining room with exposed oak floorboards and an open fireplace, leading out onto the pleasant gardens. There is also a utility room and a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs, Ivy House has four bedrooms, each of individual proportions. The bedrooms enjoy different attributes, in keeping with the evolution of the building. The first floor provides three double bedrooms, two of which offering fitted wardrobes and the principal bedroom having its own en suite facilities. The first floor also offers a generous bathroom comprising a corner panelled bath with wc, heated towel rail and pedestal sink unit. The second floor offers a further double bedroom, with generous study and dressing area.
The attached cottage/annexe has its own style and charm. It can easily operate as an autonomous annexe or holiday let. The current vendors have accrued a great deal of goodwill in the holiday letting world, which goes hand in hand with the property. In summary the accommodation of the annexe includes a private reception hall with Blue Lias flagstone floor and WC, farmhouse style fitted kitchen, sitting room with inglenook and woodburner inset. Whilst on the first floor there are two generous double bedrooms served by a contemporary shower room.
All mains services less gas. Oil fired central heating.

Ivy House is situated in the small village of Bayford, which lies directly to the east of Wincanton. The property is set at the bottom of the exclusive Bayford Hill on the eastern side of Wincanton, within walking distance of many of the towns amenities which include a number of good public houses and restaurants and a good selection of local shops with a large MorrisonÂ’s supermarket on the southern side of the town. Wincanton lies to the north west of both the historic Abbey town of Sherborne and the local regional centre of Yeovil with Castle Cary to the north west which lies within short motoring distance providing between them an excellent range of cultural, recreational and shopping facilities. Sporting, walking and riding opportunities abound within the area while the region is well known for both its public and privately funded schooling. Communication links are good with a main line station at Templecombe linking directly with London Waterloo while road links are along the A303 joined nearby giving swift access to London and the Home Counties along the M3, M25 route.

To the front, Ivy House is set back from the main road, enclosed by a mixture of ornamental wrought iron railings and stone wall. To the right hand side of the property there is a gated driveway leading around to a generous parking/turning area with ample room for a number of cars. From here access leads to a double bay car port and former hay loft/attic store above. There is also an internal bike store and attached workshop with light and power connected. Further outbuildings include a selection of garden stores, sauna and shower room and impressive 27ft (approximate) glasshouse. The walled gardens offer a wonderful private setting, with manicured level croquet lawn, lower and upper sun terrace, raised beds and hedging, ornamental pond, not to mention an abundance of specimen trees. Close to the dining room and sun terrace is a further section of garden utilised as a vegetable garden. The remainder of the plot is utilised as a productive orchard with sheep pen positioned adjacent to the workshop/garage. Varieties of mature apple trees in the orchard include Yarlington and Kingston Black.

Agent Note: Please note an agricultural right of access runs through the orchard to adjoining fields, currently rented by the present owner.
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