A handsome Grade II* listed five to six bedroom detached house with gated access leading to a lovely garden, ample parking area and four self-contained annexes, providing a unique lifestyle opportunity. (Approximately 6,055 sq ft / 562.5 sq m)
Drawing room • Sitting room • Morning room • Kitchen • Utility room • Cloak room • 5 bath/shower rooms • Further Attic rooms • 4 self-contained annexes • Cart Shed Storage rooms
A beautiful detached 5-6 bedroom house built in the 1680’s of mellow local stone elevations with later winged additions to each end in 1715. Previously owned by The Duchy of Cornwall for over 200 years, the house has hosted a number of esteemed members of society, including King George VI and The Price of Wales, later King Edward VIII. The current owners have renovated the property, and its characterful outbuildings, to an excellent standard throughout to form a spacious and well-appointed family home, whilst retaining a number of period features including impressive fireplaces, timber beams, stone mullion windows, stone and parquet flooring and wooden panelling. The reception rooms and bedrooms are extremely elegant and well-proportioned, each having their own style and character.
It is currently arranged as an award winning B&B with a 5* rating on TripAdvisor (further details available upon request). Benefitting from landscaped gardens and charming outbuildings, ideal for holiday lets, B&B accommodation or as annexes.
The Old Parsonage is accessed through an impressive gateway into a large and secure gravelled courtyard where there is an extensive parking area and level gardens to the front of the house. The courtyard is surrounded by a number of very pretty outbuildings that make up four self-contained annexes and store rooms.
The Old Parsonage is situated at the heart of the village of Farrington Gurney with a pub, award winning farm shop, petrol station, shop, and restaurant. The neighbouring village of Ston Easton is home to the renowned Ston Easton Park Hotel with its award winning dining and Farrington Gurney is conveniently located within the picturesque Mendip Hills, an AONB, well known for its beautiful landscape, stone walls, caves and unspoilt villages.
Bristol is 13 miles to the north and the Heritage City of Bath is also only 11 miles away. The beautiful Cathedral City of Wells is 7 miles. Wells is the smallest city in England and offers a range of shopping facilities including a high proportion of independent shops and boutiques, banks, restaurants, public houses, cinema and churches. The stunning market square holds a farmer’s market on Wednesday and Saturday. The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities. Walking and cycling may be undertaken locally. There are leisure centres at Wells and Midsomer Norton. Golf courses at Farrington Gurney, Mendip, Wells and Orchardleigh, Frome. Sailing at Chew Valley Lake and fishing also at Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes. Horse Racing takes place at Bath and Wincanton.
There is a wide range of good educational establishments at all levels in the local area from the public and private sectors. Most schools provide transport within the village or nearby.
BS39 6UB - Proceed south on the A37 from Bristol and proceed through the village until reaching the traffic lights. Take the left hand turning at the lights and then take the next left into Farrington Way. At the T-Junction turn left and the gates to The Old Parsonage are on the left hand side.
SERVICES All mains services are connected
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Carter Jonas.