Nr Frome, Somerset

£1,500,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A Delightful Residential Equestrian Farm Offering Excellent Facilities,

Situated In An Attractive Rural Location Enjoying Easy Access to Communication Links - 52 Acres

SITUATION

Frome 7 miles, Bruton 8 miles, Warminster 12 miles,

Bath 18 miles, Bristol 30 miles, London 118 miles

Mainline trains: Westbury to London Paddington 106 mins,

Gillingham to London Waterloo 118 mins

International airports: Bristol Airport 32 miles, Heathrow 105 mile

West Forest Farm is situated in an attractive rural location approximately 7

miles south of the popular market town of Frome and enjoys a quiet rural

setting with far reaching views over adjoining farmland. Located a short

distance from the A303 the property enjoys excellent communication

links with Bath (A36) to the north, Bristol (A4) to the north west and

the Cathedral City of Salisbury, south east. Mainline rail connections are

available from Westbury, Gillingham and Bath.

EDUCATION

There is an excellent selection of private schools in the surrounding

area, including:

Kings Bruton (Senior) / Hazelgrove (Prep)

Bruton Girls (Senior)

All Hallows at Cranmore (Prep)

Port Regis at Motcombe (Prep)

Warminster School (Full)

Millfield School at Street (Full)

With a number of good schools in Bath which benefit from a private

bus service nearby. State education is available in Frome, Bruton,

Warminster and Gillingham.

LOCAL, SPORTING & RECREATIONAL

The market towns of Bruton and Frome provide a good range of

services including independent shops, art galleries, restaurants, a

post office, supermarkets, leisure centre and cinema with more

comprehensive shopping, sporting, cultural and education facilities

found in Warminster and Bath.

There are plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities directly

from the property into the surrounding countryside with the National

Trust owned Stourhead Estate and Longleat Estate nearby. Additional

local recreation can be enjoyed at the exclusive Babington Country

House and Centre Parcs in the Longleat forest.

Sailing and water sports are available at Shearwater and on the south

coast. Horseracing is at Salisbury and Bath (flat), Wincanton and

Taunton (National Hunt) with numerous point to points within an

hour s drive. Local hunts include The South & West, Wilts, Mendip

Farmers, Blackmore & Sparkford Vale. Both the successful Wylye

Valley and South and West Wilts pony clubs hold there training within

10 miles.

Fishing can be enjoyed on the River Frome and River Avon nearby on

licence via private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed at

Orchardleigh, The Mendip and Cumberwell Park.

WEST FOREST FARM

Situated in a quiet rural location enjoying far reaching views over

the adjoining countryside, West Forest Farm is a private residential

equestrian farm with secondary accommodation, modern farm

buildings, extensive equestrian facilities and 52 acres of productive

pasture, all within a ring fence.

It was a dairy farm until 2002, when the cottage was converted and

initial equestrian use.

The current owner substantially invested in the new outdoor school

in 2010, brand new new stable fronts, among other projects, he

resurfaced the gallop in 2014, with second hand Wolverhampton

racing surface. The current owner has successfully trained (permit

issued by the BHA) and bred National hunt horses on the farm.

FARMHOUSE

West Forest Farmhouse is an attractive period country house of

stone elevations under a tiled roof. Extending to some 3,528 ft2,

the property offers spacious and well presented accommodation

arranged over three floors.

The property has been subject to comprehensive refurbishment

by the current owner whilst retaining much of its character with

exposed beams, flagstone flooring and an Inglenook fireplace.

Approached over a private drive, through electric gates, the property

is set back in its own courtyard setting and enjoys a lawned frontage,

softened by mature trees with herbaceous borders.

The tarmac drive continues to the north of the house where the

main yard is located comprising a detached 2 bedroom cottage,

a range of barns offering internal stabling, storage, horsewalker,

indoor and outdoor arenas and a tack room.

The yard provides generous parking for lorries and trailors with a

track leading to the paddocks and gallop which lie beyond.

FARMHOUSE ACCOMODATION

Farmhouse kitchen with Aga and second oven

Family room with Inglenook fireplace

Large triple aspect sitting room

Garden room

Large master bedroom with attractive en suite bath/shower

room & dressing room

2 further bedrooms with family bathroom

Bedroom 4 with en suite bathroom

Boot room

Utility & WC

COTTAGE

2 double bedrooms

Family shower room

Open plan kitchen/breakfast room

Sitting room

Utility & W.C

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES & OUTBUILDINGS

50m x 25m arena with Martin Collins surface

Claydon covered horsewalker (5 bays)

18m x 12m Indoor school with lean-to machinery store

American barn with 11 internal Monarch stables with wash

down area

American barn with 3 Monarch stables and 3 further stables

Dutch barn with sand roll pit

Lean-to with 8 further stables

Undulating circular waxed gallop 1,045m (5.2 furlongs) 3

meters wide

Tack room: Stone outbuilding under a tiled roof offering

further potential (STP)

Stone store under a tiled roof, offering further potential (STP)

LAND

Lying to the north of the house the mainly level land lies within a

ring fence and is laid to permanent pasture. The pasture is divided

into a number of enclosures by electric fencing and post and rail.

The gallop follows the perimeter of the western field, with a lake

providing conservation interest.

The land has good access from the yard with a track running north

from the buildings, with the majority of fields benefiting from

mains fed water.

In all the property amounts to approximately 52 Acres.

AGENTS NOTES

Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:

1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the

property.

2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property,

do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or

representations of fact.

3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are

for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.It should not be assumed that the

property has all necessary planning , building regulation or other consents and Fox Grant

have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by

inspection or otherwise. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either

party to compensation in respect thereof.

PLANS & AREAS

These are based on the Ordnance Survey and

are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and calculated by the

vendor s agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied

themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall

not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING

The property is sold subject to any development

plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders, town planning

schedules and resolutions, which may or may not come into force.

Purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and have satisfied

themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the estate.

RIGHTS OF WAY

The neighboring landowner has a right of access over the track

marked X-Y on the sales plan.

UNITARY AUTHORITY

Mendip District Council Tel: 0300 303 8588

COUNCIL TAX

BAND E

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity with private drainage to a septic tank.

Oil fired central heating.

TENURE

West Forest Farm is sold freehold with vacant possession given upon

completion.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS

Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and

garden ornaments are excluded from the sale but may be available by

negotiation.

DIRECTIONS

From A303 head north on the B3092 signposted Frome.

Procced passed Stourhead House & Gardens, taking the

next left turn into Stourton Lane. Continue and on reaching

the crossroads, turn right to Witham Friary and on the right

hand bend, turn left signposted Frome. Proceed down the

hill and the property will be found on your right hand side

as indicated by the agents sales board. See location plan for

alternative routes.

VIEWINGS

All viewings strictly by

appointment through the

agents on 01722 782727.

Please contact Adam

Field or William Grant

for further details or email

adam@foxgrant.com

Arrange viewing 01722 782727

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