Hurley Farm occupies a truly rural location with the homestead located at the end of a long private drive in a protected and sheltered position enjoying outstanding views to the north across the Vale of Taunton. The property is situated on the fringe of the popular village of Corfe offering a thriving community including an attractive church and public house. Corfe stands at the foot of the Blackdown Hills which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and which in turn provides miles of footpaths and bridleways. Both Pickeridge Golf Club and Taunton Racecourse are situated in close proximity. Taunton, the Somerset County Town, is approximately 5 miles away and provides comprehensive facilities including a good range of shops, excellent schools within both the state and independent sectors, a mainline rail link to London Paddington and the M5 (Junction 25) motorway interchange.
Hurley Farm offers prospective purchasers the increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a ring fenced equestrian and livestock holding of approximately 109.7 acres with the added benefit of sporting potential and amenity appeal. The house and buildings are situated at the end of a long private drive and enjoy outstanding views to the north and east. There is good access to the land from the farmstead with much of the land also benefitting from direct access off the adjoining council road.
The farmhouse is constructed of stone and rendered elevations under a slate roof and lies in a sheltered position a short distance from the traditional barn and adjoining farm buildings. The principal rooms enjoy an open aspect with views over both the farmland and the open countryside beyond.
The house, which is not listed, is full of charm and character and is ideal for entertaining and as a family home. The house offers flexible and spacious accommodation with numerous east facing windows and doors leading to the terrace and garden beyond. The generous accommodation includes a well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen with a Aga and a range of fitted kitchen units and tiled floor. The kitchen is serviced by a utility room with boiler and rear door off. Additional accommodation on the ground floor includes a good size dining room with far reaching views to the east, Cloakroom, Family room with inglenook fireplace, French windows to terrace and stairs to the first floor, Sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burner and Study with double doors to the gardens. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, a single bedroom and family bathroom. The house has the benefit of oil fired central heating and partial double glazing throughout.
The house is approached over a long private gravelled drive with spacious gravelled areas adjoining that provide ample parking for a number of cars. There are additional areas of lawned gardens bounded by herbaceous borders.
The farm buildings are positioned to the south of the farmhouse and comprise a mixture of both traditional and modern construction.
Situated closest to the farmhouse is a most attractive traditional barn measuring about 10m x 5.2m of stone and slate construction with lean-to’s off. This building offers potential for a range of alternative uses, subject to obtaining the appropriate consents.
In addition, the modern farm buildings include:
- A covered yard measuring about 31.5m x 10m of steel and fibre cement with concrete panel walls and cladding above.
- A dry store measuring about 10.3m x 12.5m of steel and box profile steel roof with clad walls.
- Monopitch loose box measuring about 8m x 6m of block and fibre cement construction.
- Covered stock yard measuring about 18m x 9m of steel and fibre cement construction.
- Dutch barn measuring about 9m x 7m.
- Covered yard measuring about 10.5m x 10m of stone and block with fibre cement and galvanised roof.
- General purpose store measuring about 13m x 5m.
- Livestock store with lean-to off measuring about 8m x 5m.
A number of these buildings would be ideal to service a wide range of equestrian or livestock enterprises.
The land, which extends the holding in total to about 109.72 acres, lies predominately within a ring fence providing privacy and amenity to the homestead. The land enjoys access off the council maintained road that runs along the western and southern boundaries, and from the farm drive. The majority of the land, which is gently undulating, is ideal for grass production, and is best suited for servicing equestrian or livestock enterprises. The holding generally provides sporting and conservation opportunities alike.