A beautifully restored Grade II listed farmhouse with generous accommodation set within approximately 7.5 acres of gardens and grounds with far reaching views. (Approximately 4,936 sq ft / 459 sq m)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Atrium Reception Hall • Drawing Room • Sitting Room • Dining Room • Study • Utility Room • Boiler/Boot Room • Workshop • Store
Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom • 4 further bedrooms, 1 with en-suite shower room • Large galleried sitting room • Possible 6th bedroom with en-suite • Approximately 4,936 sq ft / 459 sq m
Gardens and grounds approaching 7.5 acres • A range of useful outbuildings and stabling
Kent Farmhouse boasts many characterful features from its original time including exposed beams, inglenook fireplace, original range fireplace, flagstone floors and large sash windows. The kitchen, while recently installed, has a typical country feel with an AGA oven, oak floor, butler style sink, integrated dishwasher and granite work surfaces. This beautifully restored home benefits from a large oak and glass atrium conversion, filling the entrance hall and the back of the house with natural light and outstanding views. The ground floor offers great flexibility with 4 further reception rooms, a study, large utility, boiler/boot room and workshop/store. A further 5th reception room could be created from the ground floor storeroom.
Upstairs, the glass atrium continues into a large light and airy galleried sitting room allowing far reaching views of the Mendip hills. This space makes for the perfect sitting area or studio. The property has five large, double bedrooms. The master bedroom and a further bedroom both feature en-suites facilities. The remaining bedrooms are all excellent sizes and if required a further sixth bedroom with en-suite could be created from the first floor storeroom.
Outside, the property is not only surrounded by a large garden with mature trees, flowerbeds and beautiful views, but also by 7.5 acres of its accompanying land, as well as a long sweeping driveway, wood and garden store and stabling for those with equine inclinations.
Shapwick is an attractive village, situated on the Polden hills. The neighbouring villages of Catcott and Ashcott have excellent Primary Schools and Village Inns.
Ashcott and Edington also have a thriving village store/Post Office and farm shop. The larger town of street is some 5 miles away and has excellent shopping and recreational facilities including the Clarkes village retail complex, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and Strode Theatre. Glastonbury is just a mile away from Street and Wells a little further.
There are excellent state and independent schools available including Strode College, Millfield Senior and Prep School, the many independent schools in Taunton, Wells Cathedral School and Shapwick School, which is an independent school specializing in dyslexia.
From Wells follow the A39 and once beyond Ashcott, turn right signposted to Shapwick. Proceed into the village and turn left at the Church in to Church Road and then take the 2nd Right into Kent Lane. Follow Kent Lane around to the left and proceed for approximately half a mile; the driveway for Kent Farm will be found on the right-hand side.
From the M5 follow signs for the A39/Glastonbury. Proceed for approximately 6 miles, turn left signposted for Shapwick. At the crossroad continue straight and on entering Shapwick (after the 30 speed sign) take the 1st left onto Kent Lane and then proceed as detailed above.
PLANNING The property is Grade II listed.
SERVICES Mains water. Mains electricity. Drainage is to a Digester. Oil fired central heating.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Sedgemoor District Council
VIEWING Strictly by appointment only