Otterford, Chard

£850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A rare opportunity to acquire a small farm with approx. 32 acres, farmhouse, cottage, two stone barns and modern outbuildings set in a stunning tranquil location. EPC Band G.

DESCRIPTION

Griggs Farm is situated in a glorious private location and enjoys stunning views over a small valley on the edge of the Blackdown Hills. The farm was originally used for dairy and includes three stone barns, of which one has been used as a holiday let and has provided a useful income in recent years. The holiday let was originally the main farm cottage and dates back to 1735. This is a rare and unique opportunity to purchase a rural hideaway in a tranquil, exceptionally private yet accessible rural location. It is the position of the farm that makes it so special. It is approached by its own private driveway and the house sits centrally in its own grounds surrounded by areas of pasture and woodland extending to thirty-two acres. The house and barns are positioned together within a traditional yard surrounded by areas of gardens to the side and rear all enjoying spectacular views over surrounding farm land. To the front of the farmhouse is the main area of garden, which is south facing, laid to lawn and surrounded by a number of mature trees and shrubs with a summer house. From the yard a drive way extends to an enclosed yard where there is a newly built traditional steel framed agricultural building, which measures 60ft x 40ft.

SITUATION

Situated on the edge of The Blackdown Hills, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, which provides miles of footpaths and bridleways, ideal for those with an equine interest. Despite enjoying such a rural location, the property is by no means remotely situated. The County town of Taunton is approximately only nine miles away and the A303 is only three miles to the south, providing excellent links to London and the West Country. Taunton has a comprehensive range of facilities and the M5 motorway is easily accessible at Junction 25 at Taunton and Junction 26 at Wellington, both providing fast access to the rest of the country.

ACCOMMODATION

The main farmhouse includes a recently built conservatory which opens into the kitchen breakfast room, which is fitted with a range of freestanding units. A door opens into the sitting room, which includes a woodburning stove and has dual aspect windows. A rear hallway has a glazed door to the rear courtyard. On the first floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The farmhouse has great potential to remodel and develop subject to the necessary planning consents. The holiday cottage is arranged over two floors including an open plan living area on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a single bedroom and a bathroom.

OUTSIDE

The house is approached by a long track that leads to the house and yard. There are two further detached stone barns. One has a congregated iron roof divided on the first floor to provide two rooms and a wood store on the ground floor. The second barn is the former milking parlour. At one end there is a door leading to the inner lobby with storage space over. From the inner lobby there is an opening to a main hallway with a vaulted ceiling and dual aspect windows. This barn has electric, light and power as well as pedestrian access to the front. To one side of the driveway there is another enclosed concrete yard with a store to one side, two bay timber stable block and a modern agricultural building. To the front of the house is a formal garden area with a vegetable garden, summerhouse/office, garden shed, stable and various stores. The garden enjoys superb views from the house and overlooks the valley beyond. The land is divided up from a number of fields laid to pasture including a number of areas of woodland. There is a footpath, which runs along the driveway to the side of the house and down the valley.

DIRECTIONS

Leave Taunton on the B3160 heading towards Corfe. Proceed through the village and up onto the Blackdown Hills. At the top of the hill continue through the cross roads for a further mile, passing through an S bend and a turning on the right to Otterford Church. Take the second turning left and proceed down the hill where the entrance to Griggs Farm can be found on the right hand side opposite Rull Farm.

SERVICES

Mains electric, private water and drainage.

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