Bakers Arms & Cottages is located in the centre of the village opposite the church. The village includes a village hall, The Coach & Horses Inn and Millennium Green with a children s play area. Winyard s Gap Inn is located on the edge of the village and is known for good food within the area. Crewkerne is located 3 miles away and has a range of shops, supermarkets, Lawrence s antique/auction centre, restaurants, a doctor s surgery, dentist, a leisure centre with indoor pool and railway station with London Waterloo service.
There is a primary school in Mosterton (1 mile away) and the property is within the catchment area for Beaminster secondary school. The private school of Perrott Hill, North Perrott is 3 miles away. The commercial centre of Yeovil is 11 miles away with further amenities and facilities including a multiplex cinema and theatre. The Dorset coastline of West Bay is 14 miles away made famous by the TV program Broadchurch and Lyme Regis (18 miles) with its historic Cobb harbour with moorings and sailing along the coastline.
Picturesque fishing villages along the coastline include Beer and Branscombe which are popular tourist attractions. Weymouth with its harbour and the Isle of Purbeck with the National Trust Corfe Castle and Chesil Beach with sub-tropical gardens and Abbotsbury Swannery are easily accessible. Further into Dorset is Hardy s Cottage at Higher Bockampton and the tank museum at Bovington along with Monkey World, near Wool; which are all year round tourist attractions.
The property has been in the same ownership since 1994. The Old Bakery was run as a self-catering business until 2016 when it ceased trading due to retirement The Old Bakery Cottage was let with Hoseseasons with a gross turnover of approximately £10,000 per annum from a limited season.
The property currently has a two storey office building adjoining the Old Bakery Cottage which could be easily converted into an additional 1 bedroomed holiday cottage and could be interconnected into The Old Bakery.
In addition, the Bakers Arms has planning permission to convert the workshop into a 2 bedroomed, two storey holiday letting cottage granted by West Dorset District Council. Planning refence: 1/W/89/0032F which also encompasses the conversion of a detached ham stone barn with consent to convert into a 3 bedroom, two storey holiday cottage.
The Bakers Arms farmhouse has previously been used for guest accommodation and the formal gardens extend to approximately 2 acres with footpaths and secret gardens. The River Parrett runs through the grounds and forms an integral part of the property. The gardens, which include a small arboretum, also have potential for glamping, yurts or open gardens and provides a natural habitat for wildlife.
Bakers Arms Farmhouse:
Accessed via a wooden door. Window to front. Heavy beam over ceiling. Original heavy arch wooden door into sitting room and painted ledge & brace door into study. Ledge & brace door into:-
Cloakroom matching suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash and basin and window to front.
Study with window to front. Formally a bedroom.
Sitting room with inglenook fireplace with heavy wooden mantel and a flagstone hearth housing cast iron hood and fireplace. Beam over ceiling. Window to front and rear. Stairs to first floor. Opening leading through into:-
Dining room with flagstone floor. Window to rear. Beamed ceiling. Original minster sandstone fireplace housing cast iron wood burning stove. Opening leading into:-
Inner hall with flagstone floor. Window to rear. Access to roof void. Glazed wooden door to outside. Door and stairs leading to first floor. Painted door into:
Utility room with a range of wall and base cupboards. Roll top work surfaces with inset stainless steel sink unit. Plumbing for washing machine. Alcove with shelving. Flagstone flooring. Window to front. Access to roof void.
Kitchen fitted oak kitchen with wall and base cupboards. Inset stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit. Ceramic tiled floor. Rayburn royal navy blue range cooker. Window to front and side with painted wooden window shutters. Under stairs cupboard. Opening leading through into:-
Breakfast room with stone open fireplace. Flagstone floor. Heavy beam over ceiling. Window to rear and side.
Landing with windows to front overlooking the courtyard. Access to roof void. Built in airing cupboard with factory insulted hot water cylinder. Stairs to second floor. Painted wooden doors to rooms. Stairs leading to inner hall on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1 with window to rear. Cast iron fireplace with painted wooden surround and mantel.
Bathroom white heritage suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath. Chrome electric heated towel rail radiator. Window to front overlooking the cottages and courtyard.
Bedroom 2 with window to rear. Built in wooden cupboards. Wooden painted door into:
Inner landing with window to rear and side. Built in handmade mahogany wardrobe. Spiral stairs to sitting room on the ground floor. Used as a dressing room area for bedroom 3.
Shower room white heritage suite of close coupled WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Electric chrome heated towel rail radiator. Tiled shower cubicle with electric shower. Built in cupboards.
Bedroom 3 with window to rear and side. Built in wardrobes. Exposed natural stone walling.
(The inner landing, shower room and bedroom 3 have their own staircase from the sitting room and are used as a suite).
Bedroom 4 with exposed roof trusses. Window to side. Wooden slat painted door leading into roof void. Built in wooden cupboards.
Set around a gravel courtyard with Wisteria, Fig and Virginia Creeper to the front elevations and lavender hedging. Parking for guests in front of the cottages and opposite the cottages is a former games room 7.16m 3.08m (13 7 x 10 1) with power and lighting.
(Potential to convert the former games room into guest accommodation, a studio, holiday letting cottage or an external office for the property subject to gaining the relevant planning consents).
The Old Bakery
Two storey end of terraced, ham stone cottage providing on ground floor sitting room with stairs to first floor and exposed natural ham stones with original cast iron bread oven. Kitchen/diner with oak kitchen of wall and base cupboards. Roll top work surfaces with inset 1½ bowl sink unit. Electric hob and oven. Plumbing for automatic washing machine.
First floor with window to front. Double bedroom with built in cupboards and window to front. Single bedroom with built in cupboards and window to front.
Bathroom with matching suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with electric shower over. Built in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Window to rear.
Mid terraced property adjoining The Old Bakery Cottage which could be interlinked providing on ground floor sitting room with exposed natural ham stone wall. Kitchenette and under stair cupboard. Stairs to first floor accommodation. At first floor, landing with window to rear. Access to roof void. Office with window to front, brick open fireplace and built in airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder. Cloakroom with white suite of close coupled WC and wall mounted wash hand basin along with space for a shower cubicle. Frosted window to rear.
Workshop 6.10m x 4.57m (20 0 x 14 11). Two storey ham stone barn with power, lighting and concrete floor.
(Planning permission to convert into a two storey 2 bedroom holiday letting cottage with potential to interlink to the office building if required).
Detached Ham stone barn with planning consent to be converted into a two storey, 3 bedroomed holiday letting cottage.
Orchard with a variety of fruit trees including apple, plum and pear and gated access onto the lane where there is a public footpath with access out onto open countryside.
The formal gardens extend to approximately 2 acres with footpaths and secret gardens. It is set out as a small arboretum including mature trees some with tree preservation orders including; Mulberry, Horse Chestnut, Walnut, Cherry, Douglas Firs, Beech, Oak and Sycamore. The gardens are an important part of the property and are unique. They could be used for cottage guests, to expand the business or as animal enclosures and make a natural habitat for wildlife.
There is a bridge that leads over the River Parrett to a rear level garden area used previously for ball games for cottage guests with further apple trees. The gardens include Beech hedging, vegetable gardens with irrigation system, green house and vegetable patch enclosed by hedging and natural stone walls. Timber tool shed.
There is a pagoda within the gardens and the irrigation system runs along the flower and shrub borders.