Shelthorne, Broomfield, Bridgwater


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A wonderful detached house set in a tranquil rural position with landscaped gardens and lake. In all, grounds extend to approx. 2.25 acres. EPC Band E.


Woodney Farm occupies a glorious rural position on the Quantock Hills. These hills were the first area in the country to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are an equestrian delight with quiet country lanes, wooden combes and high open moorland ideal for those with riding and walking interests. Broomfield stands at the south eastern end of the Quantock Hills and centres upon a fine parish Church together with a traditional village green and village hall. The area is well known for Fyne Court, owned by the National Trust and home of the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Nearby can be found Hestercombe House with its well-known gardens, Durleigh Reservoir with its sailing opportunities and Enmore Golf Course. The property is about two and a half miles from the popular village of Kingston St Mary which has a primary school and pub. Taunton, the County town of Somerset, is about five miles away and here can be found a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities as well as a main line railway station and M5 motorway interchange.


Woodney Farm is set in an elevated, set back position and enjoys far reaching views of the gardens, lake and Quantock Hills beyond. The house is believed to have been built to an individual specification in 1956, and has been substantially renovated and extended throughout in more recent years to provide a versatile, spacious family home. The property still retains many original features.


The entrance hallway provides access off to the main reception rooms. The sitting room is a dual aspect room that centres upon a fireplace with an inset wood burning stove and double doors opening out to the front patio area. The dining room has exposed wooden floors with a double sided, wood burning stove, which also heats the conservatory. The conservatory is located on the western side of the house and is constructed of timber frame with doors opening out onto the patio area. It offers spectacular views over the garden and lake. The kitchen / dining / family room offers a wonderful open plan space. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of matching, hand painted shaker style wall and base units with a four oven Aga and wooden work surfaces. An Italian porcelain tiled floor extends throughout the kitchen, family room, inner hall, utility room and conservatory. The family room has double doors opening onto the patio area, that enjoys the morning sun. Utility room with low level WC and Belfast sink. There is access to the double garage.

On the first floor, there are five bedrooms all enjoying wonderful views over the garden. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room with a fitted matching suite. There is a family bathroom with a fitted matching suite.


The property is set in an elevated position surrounded by fully enclosed formal gardens. A side gate provides parking at the bottom of the drive and there is access to a sweeping tarmacadam driveway flanked by staddlestones. This in turn, leads to a brick paved parking and patio area to the front of the garage and house. The garage is constructed of brick elevations under a pitched tiled roof. The garage has one electric up and over door, power, light, water and a gardener s WC. There is a loft storage space above accessed via a staircase. The gardens are a stunning feature of the property. They sweep around the property and are predominantly laid to lawn with a number of mature planted specimen trees and shrubs. At the bottom of the garden, is a spring fed lake. There is a stream beyond the lake with a small waterfall feature. In all, the gardens extend to approximately 2.25 acres.


Proceed out of Taunton in a northerly direction towards Broomfield / Kingston St Mary. Once in the village of Kingston, turn right at the triangle and proceed up the hill, at the T-Junction turn left. At the next junction turn left and then immediately right. Follow the lane to the bottom of the hill. The entrance to Woodney Farm can be identified on your left hand side.

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