A handsome double-fronted stone farmhouse, set in a large plot, with fantastic potential to be a stunning family home
- Off Road Parking
THE AGENT SAYS...
Church Farm is an exciting opportunity to purchase a characterful period property and put your own stamp on it with a programme of modernising and renovating to fit your own needs and taste. The large, well-proportioned rooms are awash with light, owing to the large, multiple sash windows and dual-aspects. The scullery and independent bedroom above offer potential to create a self-contained annexe or home working space. Last but not least, there is the opportunity (by separate negotiation) to purchase a neighbouring building plot.
Under the welcoming storm porch, the front door opens into the hallway with original tiled floor and decorative turned spindle staircase to the first floor. On the right is the light and airy living room, with large sash windows overlooking the gardens and fireplace flanked by large alcoves.
Across the hall, the dual-aspect dining room has a handsome fireplace and exposed original floorboards that beg restoration. A small serving hatch opens to the large eat-in kitchen behind, which requires complete modernisation but has fantastic potential to be the heart of the home. Opposite the kitchen is the drawing room, which is currently used as a study/office. At the end of the
hall is a downstairs bathroom. Beyond this is a door out to the garden and behind the drawing room is the scullery, currently used as a workshop. The scullery can be accessed directly from outside and also houses the stairs which provide a secondary entrance to bedroom 5 above. This arrangement, and generous room sizes, offer great potential to create a self-contained annexe or home working space. Behind the scullery are two covered store rooms and large woodstore.
The staircase from the hall leads up to four generously sized double bedrooms, three of which are double-aspect. Bedroom 1 is a particularly impressive 24 x 14 with two large windows overlooking the front. The family bathroom is also sizeable, with plenty of room to install the bath and shower of your dreams. All main bedrooms could accommodate en-suite facilities.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The level lawned garden wraps around the property with the majority to the side. There is a greenhouse, small vegetable plot and fruit trees immediately alongside the property along with a wildlife pond and herbaceous border. A driveway runs up the side of the house to a large parking area at the rear.
The property has outbuildings comprising a large workshop area with garage doors and first floor attic, a double garage and lean-to provide opportunity to create separate working or living areas.
Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating.
South Somerset District Council Band G
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Current Rating F
South Barrow lies a few miles away from the North Dorset Downs. The nearby village of Sparkford has a pub, village hall and garage with a small supermarket catering for most daily needs. The historic Abbey town of Sherborne and the bustling town of Castle Cary are within easy driving distance and provide a comprehensive range of amenities including the mainline railway station to London/Waterloo from Sherborne and Paddington from Castle Cary. The A303 can be joined at Sparkford giving good access to London and the motorway network. Nearby beauty spots & places of interest include Cadbury Castle, Haynes Motor Museum & Yeovilton Air Museum.