This characterful former farmhouse sits within grounds of 0.88 acres in the peaceful village of Forton, on the fringes of Chard. The Grade II listed property, originally known as Willey’s Farm until 1967, is believed to date as far back as the late 16th century and has various points of historic interest such as chamfered beams and old stone floors, mixed with several enhancements that have been made over the course of time.

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Inside, the house is presented to a very high standard and is typical of a traditional ‘cross passage’ property where the front door opens into a flagstone hallway leading front to back.

The large sitting room has lovely proportions, traditional window seats and fireplaces at either end of the room. An impressive inglenook gives away the older phase of the property while a more refined fireplace at the other end of the room enables the chance to create two separate living areas. Beyond the cross passage is a formal dining room with an inglenook fireplace and bressummer beam.

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The ground floor is completed with a good size study, a cosy snug with a traditional bread oven that is currently being used as a ground floor bedroom and a handy shower room.

A spacious kitchen has a traditional country-style look with painted units, granite worksurfaces and a cream Aga.

On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The principal bedroom has a private dressing room with a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite shower room. Exposed roof timbers run throughout the first floor and the vaulted ceilings provide a good sense of space.

Outside, the former stables and hayloft have been converted into a detached annexe with a kitchen/dining room, a shower room, two bedrooms and a spacious living area.

The well-stocked and mature gardens offer a good balance between a wildlife-friendly habitat and a more formal garden setting. An extensive paved seating area adjoins the property and beyond the main lawn is a small orchard of apple and pear trees.

Forton, Chard

Guide Price: £750,000

Agent: Symonds and Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790