A beautifully presented farmhouse with a collection of cottages currently providing an excellent self-catering business in a lovely rural setting with views of Glastonbury Tor. In all about 12 acres (Approximately 10,449 sq ft / 970 sq m)
– Wells 8 miles
– Bath 24 miles
– Bristol/Bristol Airport 27 miles
– London (Paddington) from 1hr 20 mins from Castle Cary (5 miles)
Farm House: Entrance vestibule • Sitting room • Family room • Kitchen/dining room • Utility • WC • Master Bedroom with en suite bath/shower room and dressing room • Four further bedrooms • 4 bath/shower rooms (3 en suite)
The Lodge: Entrance hall • Kitchen/dining room • Sitting room opening onto balcony • Gym • Laundry room • Games room • Office • Utility room • 6 en suite bedrooms • Further kitchen • Further shower room • Garage/workshop.
Four two bedroom cottages with private gardens and parking area
Outside: Large south facing gardens, ring fenced paddocks and pasture • In all about 12 acres
Lower Withial Farm is set in an unrivalled position, located at the end of a sweeping drive in the middle of a generous 12 acres of gardens, paddocks and pasture. It is a former dairy farm that has been completely refurbished by the present owners, creating a superb self-catering business opportunity or further potential use as a large family establishment.
The five bedroom stone built farmhouse has accommodation spanning over three floors. Internally it has light and spacious rooms and a range of en-suites and bathrooms. The stunning farmhouse kitchen comes complete with AGA and flagstone floors, creating an excellent family space, superb for entertaining. It has oak floors throughout the remainder of the ground floor with under floor heating. The top floor of the house provides a luxurious master bedroom suite and separate dressing room, with tranquil and far-reaching views. The property opens onto a large private garden.
The Lodge is an attractive wood clad, detached, two storey building, again with large rooms that offer incredible rural views. The accommodation is very versatile, having the benefit of six bedrooms with en-suites, whilst also having a games room, gym, laundry room, offices and garage/ workshop. If not needed for separate accommodation, it would be ideal as an office/entertainment building. The far side of the drive leads to a parking area for the four attached cottages, next to which planning permission has been granted to build a large machine store. Presently these cottages provide an excellent income as four two bedroom properties, which all come with under floor heating, private gardens and immaculate presentation throughout.
This quiet and rural position sees the properties face a southerly direction, with views across to Glastonbury Tor and the evening sunset.
East Pennard is a delightful rural area between the historic small city and country towns of Wells, Glastonbury, Street, Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary. They all have their own individual character and offer a wide variety of amenities and facilities whilst the major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. A popular vineyard is located half a mile away and walking and riding in the area is exceptional. Throughout the year there are festivals for Music (Glastonbury Festival is 2 miles away), Literature, Art and Food, and many societies and clubs serving most interests. There are extensive sporting activities with several golf courses, racing at Wincanton and Bath, many local shoots and hunting with the Blackmoor Vale and Mendip Farmers.
State & independent schools in the area include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows, Hazelgrove and Millfield. A Main line rail link to London runs from Castle Cary (5 miles) and Bristol International Airport is a 35 minute drive away.