A fine collection of property and buildings, including the main farm house, situated in 18 acres of idyllic Somerset countryside between Bath and Bristol.
Everards Farm is a wonderful former farmhouse, built in attractive local stone and once part of the Waldegrave Estate. The property comprises a main house along with two cottages, home office suite, entertainment barn, passive pool house, two large agricultural barns and further garages and buildings.
Situated on the Mendip Hills, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, Everards Farm enjoys a magical and enviable
position with panoramic views across the open countryside. The farm is also a haven for wildlife attracting all creatures great and small from the delicate butterfly to the mighty deer.
The main farmhouse comprises well-appointed accommodation arranged over two floors and benefits from fine period features to include flagstone floors, exposed beams and feature fireplaces. The home is well suited to a family, with the flexibility of four reception rooms as well as the must have
family kitchen/breakfast room that opens up into an impressive garden room, with direct access to the terrace. There is also a practical boot/utility room ideal for muddy dogs and boots.
To the first floor is a master bedroom with en suite shower room along with three further double bedrooms and a beautifully appointed family bathroom.
The cottage offers two double bedrooms with a smart stylish kitchen. This makes an ideal guest suite, living space for independent family member or an opportunity to generate an income. The home office suite offers a large and impressive creative space, which is ideal for those wanting to work from home. The building has a main working area (39'10x16'1) with views front and rear and access to a kitchenette and cloak/shower room along with steps up to a more private room (26'7x10'11) with direct access to outside.
A contemporary link leads across to the passive pool house, designed and installed by the London Swimming Pool Company with the aim of being the UK's most eco pool. The pool is heated via ground source heat pumps, predominantly powered by voltaic cells, which also provide a feed in tariff to supplement overall running costs. The design of the pool is sleek and stylish with a hard retractable cover and a (20m x 13m x 1.4m) pool heated to a constant 28 degrees. The pool barn benefits from tall windows and open country views.
The Threshing barn is designed with entertaining in mind. Beautifully appointed with fine joinery and iron work installed by Stuart Interiors, the barn takes on a medieval theme and boasts an impressive dining hall with tall ceilings, oak panelling and feature gas burner. There is also a well-equipped prep kitchen, cloakroom and first floor mezzanine guest bedroom.
Finally there is a well-appointed studio barn, which is self-contained in a detached barn. This light and airy cottage offers tasteful interiors, well equipped kitchen and stylish shower room; this makes perfect ancillary accommodation or an income source if desired.
Overall you will be hard pushed to find a better appointed collection of buildings in the Mendip area which offer such diversity and flexibility of accommodation and life style living.
Everards Farm is approached via a quiet country lane, where a low lying stone wall leads you into the private driveway, which takes you up to the house and garaged parking. The main house and buildings are centrally located in the idyllic (about) 18 acres of grounds, which is predominantly arranged to paddock and pasture as well as formal gardens, open courtyards and wildlife areas. The main home enjoys a large private front lawn and a paved sun terrace with impressive water feature to the rear. There are further lawn areas to the rear along with a kitchen garden complete with raised vegetable beds. All enjoy a wonderful rural outlook.
From the home there is access to the ancillary buildings, cottages and barns via an impressive gravel courtyard, which in turn leads to further lawn areas, raised flower beds, board walk and hard standings, all interspersed by attractive dry stone walling and wood picket fencing. There are impressive paddocks that surround the home which are ideal for hobby farming, and include two large wildlife ponds, wild meadows and wooded copse areas. There is a secondary access into the farm leading off the main lane via a secured farm gate. This track is usable all year round and leads to a large hard standing. Both the livestock and tractor barns are impressive agricultural buildings built to a high standard and are perfect for their intended use but also a number of alternative possibilities.
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With its idyllic country setting on the foothills of the Mendips, and its impressive collection of buildings, this wonderful former farmhouse can't help but impress.Matthew Pegler