Raddington, Somerset, TA4

Under Offer ££2,250,000 Guide

Key Features

Traditional Holding
4 Bedrooms
218 Acres

About This Property

A beautifully situated traditional holding occupying a south facing position within unspoiled undulating countryside and with potential for a variety of residential, agricultural and sporting/amenity uses.
218 acres.

Washers Farm affords prospective purchasers with the increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a traditional farmstead set within attractive countryside. The farmhouse occupies a central position within its surrounding farm land is now in need of general improvement and possible enlargement, subject to consent but provides the opportunity to create an exceptionally attractive and highly individual family home in this unique setting. It is complimented by a range of traditional buildings with alternative potential, as well as modern adaptable outbuildings, ménage and the adjoining pasture lands which forms both sides of the valley in which the property is set. The amenity and conservation appeal of the property is enhanced by a wealth of mature hedgerow trees, as well as various areas of amenity broad leaf woodland, and attractive lake and bisecting stream. In total, the property extends to about 218.31 acres and is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.

The Property
The present house dates from the Victorian period, although it is believed that it stands on the site of a former manor house. It is now in need of general improvement and modernisation, and it has been the vendors intention to substantially enlarge and remodel the property to take advantage of its stunning south facing location and parkland type setting. The property therefore provides a blank canvass for the purchaser to either improve what is an exceptionally attractive house in its own right or, to create a new dwelling.

The existing house is constructed of what are believed to be part cobb and part stone elevations; externally rendered beneath a slate roof with the present accommodation comprising:

The Ground Floor
Entrance porch to the:
Entrance hall flagstone floor and stairs to first floor.
Sitting room with attractive inglenook fireplace with slate hearth.
Kitchen with two oven Aga and door to outside.
Back Kitchen with stainless steel sink unit and return door to entrance hall. Adjoining Boor Room leading to:
Utility Room with WC off. Door to front.
The First Floor
Spacious Landing with 4 bedrooms (3 doubles) and (1 single) with one having an En-suite Dressing Room.
Bathroom shower cubicle, bath, WC and wash basin.

The farmstead is approached over a hardened entrance drive which leads through the farm land to terminate at the house and buildings. To the front of the house is an attractive terrace from which outstanding views may be enjoyed across the properties own land. This is flanked by gently sloping lawned areas with adjoining orchard. Adjoining the western elevation of the house is a single storey traditional building in which is situated the oil fired central heating boiler and this adjoins a further two storey traditional barn, on which planning consent has previously been granted for conversion to an annexe. It is considered that subject to consent, these buildings are suitable for incorporation to form part of the main accommodation. To the east and set within an enclosed level garden is a traditional barn comprising of former stables with three loose boxes and loft over.

To the west and enjoying separate access from the entrance drive is a former threshing barn of stone and cobb construction and with the potential to create a separate dwelling if so required.

To the east is a more modern farm building, comprising of a sheep shed 31.80m x 8.70m of timber framed construction beneath a fibre cement roof. The building is suitable for a variety of agricultural, equestrian or other uses allied to the enjoyment of the property and is situated in close proximity to the ménage approximately 55m x 22m formed from a former silage clamp with sand base and rubber surface.

The Land
Forming two side of a private valley and bisected by the quiet council lane, is an outstanding block of undulating productive pasture land with some suitable for arable cropping. As well as being agriculturally productive, it also has enormous conservation and amenity appeal and with the undoubted potential to create a small farm shoot. The majority of field enclosures are natural and well maintained hedgerows, interspersed with mature broad leafed hedgerow trees, various areas of amenity broad leafed woodland and the bisecting stream and lake which combine to create an exceptionally attractive and diverse landscape. The south western most corner of the farm adjoins the River Batherm.
In total, the holding extending to about 218.31 acres as shaded pink on the identification plan.


Tenure and Possession
Freehold with vacant possession available upon completion.

Private water supply with recently installed bore hole. Mains electricity and drainage to private system.

These are believed to comprise of local Council Tax in respect of the farmhouse band (F), together with the usual service and environmental charges where applicable.

Basic Payment Scheme
Basic Payment Scheme entitlements for the relevant area of land will be included in the sale and the Vendors will use their best endeavours to transfer the entitlements to the Purchaser (s) subject to receiving written instructions. The Vendors will retain the 2021 payment.

Agri-Environment Schemes
It is understood that the holding is entered into a Mid-Tier Stewardship Agreement, the benefit of which will pass to a buyer on completion. Further details are available from the Agents.
Rights of Way, Easements, Wayleaves, Etc.
The property is offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the property charges register of the registered title together with all public and private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way whether these are specifically referred to or not.
A public footpath crosses the property.

Sporting and Mineral Rights
The sporting and mineral rights across the holding, insofar as they are owned, will be included in the freehold sale.

Local Authority
Somerset West and Taunton Council - Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton , Somerset TA1 1HE
Tel: 0300 304 8000

Washers Farm occupies a fabulous south facing position; set within a private valley and within the largely unspoiled band of undulating countryside which lies to the south of the Brendon Hills and the Exmoor National Park. It is a rural but accessible location with the small town of Bampton being the closest settlement and affording a comprehensive and attractive range of local amenities including primary healthcare and schooling. To the east the lies Wiveliscombe which affords similar facilities as well as providing access further eastwards to Taunton which provides a comprehensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities for those befitting those of a country and regional centre as well as providing access to the M5 (J25) and mainline rail connections. To the south and approached through the attractive Exe Valley lies the town of Tiverton with the noted public School of Blundell’s and easy access eastwards to the M5 (J27) and with mainline rail connections available adjacent to this junction at Tiverton Parkway. The property is set within an area renowned for the diversity of its countryside, and for the many varied sporting and recreational facilities available within the locality.
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