Holiday cottage complex with established business close to the Somerset coastline. Period farmhouse with 4 double bedrooms (all en-suite). 4 holiday letting cottage each with 2 bedrooms all with VisitEngland 4* rating. Set in 3.42 acres plus outbuildings.
LOCATION Hope Farm and Cottages are situated in a rural position ¼ mile from the sought-after village of Lympsham which has a range of amenities including a village shop, post office, church, primary school, village hall, cricket pitch and sports club.
The property lies at the foot of the Mendip Hills yet only 5 miles from the Victorian seaside towns of Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea. The expansive sands at Brean and Berrow are just 2 miles distant.
Close by will be found the County town of Taunton (24 miles), Wells, the smallest cathedral city in England (19 miles), the Roman city of Bath (35 miles) and the famous maritime city of Bristol (25 miles) which all offer a huge variety of tourist attractions for every age and interest. Bristol International Airport is 14 miles distant.
Local visitor attractions in the area include Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, various National Trust sites and the West Somerset Steam Railway.
Hope Farm is ideally situated 4 miles from the M5 motorway (J22) and is easily accessible to the Somerset Levels, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park. Hugh Sexey's Middle School near Wedmore, 8 miles away, and Kings of Wessex Specialist Technology College in Cheddar, 10 miles away, are both highly reputed. For independent education, Sidcot School and Millfield are nearby.
The present owners have been successfully running the business since early 2009. The cottages trade all-year-round and enjoy high occupancy rates and repeat custom.
The business is marketed predominantly via the internet and its website which makes up 70% of the trade, ( plus repeat business and recommendations. Several opportunities exist to increase income further. Trading information is available to bona fide purchasers.
THE PROPERTY Hope Farmhouse was rebuilt in 1868 and records show a house on the site since at least 1539. It is the only brick house of seventeen built in the village by the Reverend Stephenson and is of traditional construction under a double pitched clay tiled roof. The house is south facing and enjoys unspoilt countryside views.
The farmhouse provides 4 double bedrooms (all en-suite) and includes such features as flagstone floors, exposed beams, vaulted ceiling and revealed roof trusses.
The property benefits from uPVC double-glazed windows which have been sympathetically installed behind the mullioned windows.
HOPE FARM HOUSE GROUND FLOOR:-
Entrance Porch Stone and brick porch with Stephenson monogram. Glazed door into:-
Hall Glazed door to rear leading out to courtyard. Pine staircase with polished stripped balustrade leading to first floor accommodation. Under stairs cupboard. Period stripped pine door to:-
Sitting Room 5.52m x 4.30m (18'1 x 14'1) with window to front with original stripped pine window shutters overlooking gardens. Open fireplace with a pine fire surround with slate hearth housing cast iron wood-burner style fire (LPG gas fuelled).
Dining Room 4.27m x 3.93m (14'0 x 12'10) Accessed via period stripped pine door from hall. Window to front overlooking gardens with original stripped pine window shutters.
Kitchen 5.85m x 4.22m (19'1 x 13'10) Hand-made reclaimed pine kitchen with wall and base units, large dresser, larder cupboard, wooden work surfaces and inset Belfast sink. LED spotlight lighting. Cookmaster LPG range cooker with extractor hood.
Integrated fridge and integrated dishwasher. Ceramic tiled floor. Window to rear overlooking courtyard. Stripped wooden door to:
Boot Room 2.88m x 2.71m (9'5 x 8'10) Range of base cupboards. Flagstone floor. Tongue and groove to walls. Wooden slat door to store and wooden slat door to garage. Plumbing for American fridge. Stripped pine door to:-
Utility Room 3.15m x 2.90m (10'4 x 9'6) Plumbing for two automatic washing machines and tumble dryers. Venting for tumble dryer. Laundry rack. Flagstone floor. Belfast sink. Tongue and groove to walls. Boulter oil-fired boiler. Modern Heatrae Sadia unvented Megaflo water heater. Heavy glazed door to outside.
Store Room 3.24m x 2.91m (10'6 x 9'6) Accessed from boot room. Flagstone floor. Window to side.
Cloakroom Accessed from hall. Matching suite of coupled WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. Extractor fan.
Study 4.21m x 3.01m (13'10 x 9'10) Accessed from hall. Window to rear overlooking courtyard. Shelved alcove and built in cupboards.
FIRST FLOOR:- Landing Window to rear overlooking courtyard. Walk-in linen store. Two built-in airing cupboards. Access to roof void. Heavy exposed beam over ceiling. Wooden doors to rooms. Polished pine balustrade to staircase.
Bedroom 1 4.85m x 4.47m (15'11 x 14'7) Accessed via stripped pine slat door from landing. Window to front overlooking gardens and surrounding countryside. Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. Fitted wardrobes. Stripped wooden slat door leading to en-suite bathroom. Wooden staircase leading to:-
Gallery 11.42m x 3.05m (37'5 x 9'11) Range of storage cupboards. Feature lighting.
En-suite Bathroom White Victorian style suite of coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle tiled to ceiling with shower, roll top Victorian style bath with ball and claw feet. Window to front overlooking gardens and views to Brent Knoll. Tongue and groove to walls. Vanity mirror and LED lighting. Storage cupboard. Heavy beam over ceiling. Chrome heated towel rail radiator. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 2 4.44m x 3.37m (14'6 x 11'0) Window to front overlooking gardens and surrounding countryside. Heavy beam over ceiling. Stripped wooden slat door to:- En-suite Shower Room White suite of coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle tiled to ceiling with Sirrus shower. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 3 4.26m max x 4.20m (13'11 max x 13'8) Window to rear overlooking courtyard. Picture rail. Stripped slat door to:- En-suite Shower Room White suite of coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle tiled to ceiling with Sirrus shower. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 4 4.20m x 3.31m (13'8 x 10'10) Window to rear overlooking courtyard. Picture rail. Stripped pine door to:- En-suite Shower Room White suite of coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and double shower cubicle tiled to ceiling with shower. Frosted window to rear. Extractor fan and LED lighting.
OUTSIDE:- The front gardens are laid mainly to lawn with mature shrubs and trees including; Horse Chestnuts, Beech, Twisted Willow, Magnolia, Yew and Blue Fir. Further gated, private lawned area next to the house offers a high degree of privacy with a patio and timber shed.
The 4 cottages have been converted from the original stone open-fronted farm outbuildings.
They are all rated 4 Star by VisitEngland. The cottages are single storey and all rooms are wheelchair accessible. Each cottage has a double bedroom with en-suite, a twin-bedded room with further en-suite as well as an open plan sitting room/dining room and kitchen area.
The cottages are heated by modern electric convector heaters supplemented by electric feature living flame fires in the sitting rooms, which also feature a TV and DVD player. As well as offering Wi-Fi connectivity, each cottage also boasts an ethernet broadband connection point. The kitchen is equipped with a range of modern wall and base cupboards, electric cooker, microwave oven and fridge/freezer.
The cottages have a courtyard to the front with seating for guests and have views to the paddocks to the rear. Gravel car parking adjoins the courtyard.
CARTHOUSE Single storey cottage providing open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area with stone fireplace with heavy beam over and slate hearth housing living flame electric fire. 2 bedrooms (both en-suite).
CHESTNUT Single storey cottage providing open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area. 2 bedrooms (both en-suite).
OWLS RETREAT Single storey cottage providing open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area. 2 bedrooms (both en-suite).
OAK TREE Single storey cottage providing open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area. 2 bedrooms (both en-suite).
Games Room Located in the barn with Pool table with lights over, table tennis and table football. Computer games. Video and DVD collection. Sensor lighting.
Information Room tourist information, books, games and payphone.
Music Room 6.02m x 4.16m (19'9 x13'8) accessed from the garden. Glazed door to outside with built in storage cupboards and LED inset lighting. (The music room is externally accessed and could be connected to the main house to make a self-contained annexe by incorporating the laundry room and information room, subject to gaining the relevant planning consents).
Children's Outdoor Play Area. Enclosed by fencing with swings and climbing frame plus a separate toddler's swing.
The property is set in 3.42 acres including gardens, grounds, fenced paddocks and car parking. The current owners run a smallholding with chickens, rare breeds pigs and sheep on site.
Garage 5.76 x 3.60 (8'10 x 11'10) Adjoining the house with wooden double access doors. Concrete floor. Lighting and power. Window to rear. Wooden slat door into the farmhouse boot room.
Barn With concrete floor. Skylights providing good natural light. Power and water. Integral secure workshop with burglar alarm and three phase electricity: 4.84m x 3.71m (15'11 x 12'2).
The property has two highway entrances onto a gravel driveway with a car parking area next to the farmhouse for over 10 cars.
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