This handsome Grade II Listed farm house offers spacious five bedroom accommodation with a wealth of character features in a stunning location with glorious views towards the Quantock, Brendon and Blackdown Hills. The property has been occupied by the same family for 3 generations and is on the market for the first time in 90 years. Dating from the 1500's, and first mentioned in 1280, the property was substantially enlarged and remodelled during the Georgian period so that it now has a beautiful typically Georgian façade of wonderful symmetry with sash windows. There are numerous features from the 16th and 17th Century, including original flagstone floors, exposed beams and a magnificent nine panel moulded compartment ceiling and inglenook fireplace in the kitchen/breakfast room. The property has electric and night storage heating.
In summary, the accommodation comprises:
Arched entrance porch with panelled front entrance door with glazed fanlight over opening into a
Galleried Reception Hall with flagstone floor and elegant balustraded staircase rising to the first floor, understairs storage cupboard
Inner Hall with built-in shelved cupboard, built-in cloaks cupboard with shelving and hanging rail
Cloakroom with suite comprising low level w.c. and corner wash hand basin
Drawing Room of wonderful proportions with sash window on the front elevation with original shutters, open fireplace with slate over mantel and inset fire basket, built-in cupboards with book shelving over
Sitting Room, again another well-proportioned room with sash window on the front elevation, fireplace with marble surround, further built in cupboards with shelving over and central display cabinet with glass shelving and lighting
Dining Room, the oldest part of the house (1580) with a wealth of exposed ceiling timbers, inglenook fireplace with spiral staircase to one side with cupboard below, flagstone flooring, beautiful mullion window overlooking the rear garden, door to loggia and side garden
Study with fitted desk, window overlooking the rear garden
Kitchen/Breakfast Room, another beautifully proportioned room with a wealth of character features including a fine moulded nine panel ceiling and large inglenook fireplace. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with work surfaces over, with inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, two oven oil fired Aga. Boot room.
Utility Room with plumbing for automatic washing machine, Belfast sink, fitted shelving
Landing with opening through to the rear landing with built in cupboards and shelving and airing cupboard housing the factory insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater and shelving
Bedroom 1 with sash window on the front elevation with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside including towards the Blackdown and Brendon Hills, built-in wardrobes and cupboards running the length of the room
En-Suite Bathroom/Shower Room with vaulted ceiling with exposed cruck beams and fireplace. White suite comprising panelled bath, vanity basin with cupboards and drawers below, close coupled w.c. and bidet, separate shower enclosure with Mira shower unit, shelved linen cupboard
Bedroom 2 a well-proportioned double room with window on the front elevation, ornate fireplace
Bedroom 3 sash window on the front elevation, built-in wardrobes to one wall
Bedroom 4 with a wonderful vaulted ceiling with a wealth of exposed wall timbers, beautiful views towards the Quantock Hills
Bedroom 5 with window on the side elevation, stone chimney breast, staircase descending to dining room
Family Bathroom with coloured suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., shower enclosure with Mira shower unit. Wealth of exposed beams and views to the Quantocks.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached from the lane through twin five bar gates opening onto a wide concreted driveway giving access to a parking and turning area to the rear of the property and the detached double garage. The front garden is set behind a low stone wall with pedestrian gate and paved path giving access to the front door flanked by lawn and well stocked flower and shrub borders. To the side of the property is a garden enclosed by walling and mature hedging and accordingly enjoys a good deal of privacy. Here can be found an area of lawn, again bordered by shrub and flower beds. Loggia, log store and Gardener's w.c. Adjacent to this garden is a former kitchen garden area being enclosed by walling and yew hedging and here can be found a very useful Outbuilding/Store. Beyond these areas of gardens can be found an orchard which wraps around on the north east boundary and adjoins open farm land. In all the gardens extend to about 0.86 acres. Adjoining the garden can be found a field extending to about 2.14 acres. Further land is available by separate negotiation.
Grove Farm occupies a beautiful rural location unknown to many but in a readily accessible location between Taunton and the Quantock Hills. From the property there are beautiful views towards the Quantock Hills which have been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and they provide miles of footpaths and bridleways ideal for those with walking and riding interests. The nearby village of Kingston St Mary provides an active community with many local clubs, organisations and amenities to include a highly regarded primary school, garage, pub, parish church, village hall and playing field.