A detached 5-bedroom period farmhouse and a range of modern and traditional farm buildings set in 10.96 acres. Situated only some 2.3 miles from the popular market town of Bruton, enjoying far reaching southerly views across unspoilt open countryside.
The Property Set back from the council-maintained road and lying to the south of the courtyard of farm buildings, the farmhouse enjoys outstanding views towards King Alfred’s Tower.
The holding is supported by a good range of both modern and traditional farm buildings, ideal to support various livestock or equestrian enterprises.
Location Copplesbury Farm is located some 2.3 miles to the north east of the popular town of Bruton which offers a good range of shopping and social facilities including its well known restaurants and pubs including “At the Chapel” and “The Roth Bar “ at the world-renowned Hauser + Wirth gallery plus “Osip” and the “Old Pharmacy”.
The nearby towns of Frome (some 9 miles) and Shepton Mallet (9 miles) offer additional facilities. The picturesque city of Wells is located some 14 miles to the west whilst the Georgian city of Bath, a World Heritage site, is located about 25 miles to the north.
The area offers excellent schools, both in the public and private sectors including Kings School at Bruton, All Hallows Prep School, Millfield at Street and Wells Cathedral School.
The area offers easy access to major rail and road links. Castle Cary station (offering direct trains to London Paddington) is only about 6.5 miles away whilst the A303, A36 providing access to Bristol and the M5 are all easily accessible from the farm. In addition, Bristol International Airport (approximately 29 miles to the north) operates regular services to many European cities.
Lot 1 - comprising Copplesbury Farmhouse, farm buildings and 10.96 acres.
The farmhouse lies to one side of the farm buildings enjoying outstanding southerly views across the adjoining farmland towards King Alfred’s Tower. Constructed of render and stone elevations under a new slate roof, the house offers good-sized family accommodation but also the potential to remodel or extend to take full advantage of the location.
The accommodation on the ground floor currently offers entrance hall with stairs off and door leading to dual aspect dining room, further door to good-sized south facing living room and further door to sitting room which in turn leads to a south facing kitchen with a range of farmhouse style kitchen units. Side hall with secondary stairs to the first floor, providing access to cloakroom. Two further large former dairy rooms, used as a utility and general store. These rooms would be ideal to incorporate into the main house to add to the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor, a central landing leads to five good-sized double bedrooms with family bathroom and shower room. Stairs lead to a large attic space which could provide, subject to the appropriate consents, additional accommodation.
There is a small cellar accessed via the gardens. The house lies within its own lawned gardens, protected from the road by a courtyard of farm buildings to the rear.
Farm Buildings As stated, the farm is serviced by a range of former dairy and livestock buildings. The principal building once formed a courtyard and whilst some have been removed, there are still two most attractive, detached, two storey stone and tile barns. These two barns would be ideal for a range of potential or alternative uses, subject to gaining the appropriate consents. The additional buildings are capable of servicing a wide range of agricultural, equestrian or other livestock uses.
Land The land provides privacy, amenity and the potential to service a number of agricultural or equestrian interests. In all, lot 1 totals 10.96 acres.
Method of Sale The farm is for sale by private treaty as a whole or in four lots.
Tenure & Possession The farm will be sold with vacant possession on completion.
Listing Status Neither the farmhouse nor the buildings are listed.
Basic Payment Scheme The entitlements will transfer with the holding.
Services The farm is connected to mains water. A meter is located some 1.5 miles away and the water is brought to the farm through a recently renewed pipe. The water supply will be maintained and controlled by the purchaser of lot 1 and the benefit of water via sub-meters will be provided to lots 2, 3 and 4. The farmhouse is connected to a private drainage system. The farmhouse and farm buildings are connected to mains electricity.
Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including; rights of way, whether public or private, light, sport, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasieasements and restrictive covenants and all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not. There is a public footpath that passes through the farmyard from the road in southerly direction to the woodland below. There is a bridleway crossing the eastern boundary of lot 4.
Health & Safety The site currently comprises a working farmstead. Potential purchasers are therefore required to take particular care when inspecting the property, bearing in mind especially the risk of sudden movements from machinery, vehicles and livestock which may be present and operating at the time of inspection, especially in and around the farm buildings. Potential purchasers are requested to wear supportive footwear for viewings and are advised to be conscious of potentially uneven and slippery ground surfaces.
Designations The farm does not lie within an AONB therefore offering the opportunity for potential purchasers to seek Class Q or Class R permitted development rights.
Sporting & Mineral Rights Included within the sale in so far as they are available.
Viewings By prior appointment with the Vendors’ agents, Carter Jonas. FAO David Hebditch, Taunton office.
Directions From the centre of Bruton, follow the A359. After approximately 2.3 miles, the farm will be found on the right hand side of the road.
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