5 bedroom detached house for sale
- Tenure: Freehold
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 17.15 acres
Given its lovely position most of the rooms have lovely, uninterrupted views over the garden and/or the surrounding countryside. There are four reception rooms, all with windows on two or three sides giving a wonderful feeling of light and space with plenty of natural light. The centrally positioned kitchen/breakfast room has a walk-in larder and is fitted with light-coloured units under granite work surfaces together with a range of electric appliances and a 2-oven AGA inset in the inglenook fireplace. On one side a window looks through the timber, lean-to style conservatory to the terrace and back garden with countryside beyond.
On the first floor are a total of five double bedrooms, with potentially three in the main part of the house and two in the annexe. The principal bedroom is positioned directly above the kitchen and has a recently fitted en-suite bathroom with separate shower. The other two bedrooms in the main part of the house share a bathroom, with the two bedrooms in the other wing also sharing a bathroom. One of these bedrooms also has an en-suite dressing room, which currently serves as a home office.
Bowers Farm is approached down a 200-yard tarmac drive lined with Acer and Cherry trees to a parking area. To one side is an L-shaped range of outbuildings fronting onto a concrete yard and comprising a barn with integral cart shelter and a modified byre-type range providing a 7-bay carport and two loose boxes. The barn has planning consent (now lapsed) for conversion to ancillary accommodation. The formal garden extends around three sides of the house. Between the two wings of the house is a stone paved path to the front door flanked by clipped box. Beyond it is a level lawn with well-stocked herbaceous borders and several mature specimen trees including a mature Aspen Poplar. Beside the parking area is a lily pond fringed with bullrushes and Weeping Willow. Behind the house are a paved terrace, raised well, lawn and further borders. Beyond it is a hard tennis court (requiring refurbishment). The land is divided into four level enclosures comprising an Apple and Pear orchard, two paddocks containing scattered Apple, Walnut, Mulberry and Sweet Chestnut trees and a principal paddock. All paddocks have mains water to troughs and are suitable for stock. In all about 17.15 acres (6.94 hectares).
Babcary 0.8 mile. A37 1.3 miles. A303 2.1 miles. Charlton Adam 2.2 miles. Charlton Mackrell 2.8 miles. Somerton 7.9 miles. Castle Cary station 7.9 miles (Paddington 90 minutes). Sherborne station 9.7 miles (Waterloo 2.25 hours). Yeovil 10.9 miles. Bristol Airport 33.5 miles (Distances and times approximate).
Bowers Farm is situated amidst unspoilt, open countryside just outside the small village of Babcary (0.8 mile), which is a vibrant community with a parish church, village hall and pub. The neighbouring, adjacent villages of Charlton Adam (2.2 miles) and Charlton Mackrell (2.8 miles) between them have a village shop/post office and a primary school. The small town of Somerton (7.9 miles) is nearby for most day-to-day requirements offering a selection of local shops and businesses including medical, dental and veterinary surgeries (se
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