A prestigious home of style and elegance in beautiful 1.37 acre grounds.
Set in an idyllic location on a quiet country lane, on the western edge of the Mendip Hills in the heart of glorious countryside, Willow Farm enjoys a wonderful sense of calm and tranquillity, yet is perfectly placed for swift access to village amenities and the motorway network. Approached via an impressive gated entrance shared only with one neighbouring home, the driveway splits to a sweeping paved turning circle set behind wide front lawns interspersed with colourful flowering Cherry trees, ornamental fir and a wonderful specimen Sycamore at the entrance. The well established beech hedging runs the full width of the property providing a great sense of privacy and year round screening. The house was originally built in 1962 but it has been completely remodelled by the current owners and transformed into a truly exceptional and stylish family residence. The redesign of the home has been executed with terrific flare and imagination. Willow Farm now offers beautifully proportioned, generous space, perfect for entertaining large numbers of friends and family yet retaining a relaxed and informal air.
To the front elevation, an entrance lobby leads via a pair of glazed Oak doors to a welcoming hallway which is open to the superb library room with eye level Bodart and Gonay wood burner and windows to the front overlooking the driveway and gardens. A particular feature of this lovely room is a hidden doorway created within the bespoke library shelving through which one steps into the recreation room perfect for use as a home cinema or gymnasium. Adjoining this is a large home office with a wonderful outlook across the rear garden. At the far end of the entrance hallway is a bright triple aspect drawing room that runs the full depth of the property with sliding doors that open directly to the rear terrace. This room features a contemporary wood burning stove by M Design with wide slate display hearth providing storage for logs and ornaments. Useful built in storage cupboards are set on the south side of the room which is a separate defined seating area from which to enjoy the delightful garden outlook. It would be hard to imagine a more stylish and elegant kitchen. With beautiful, clean lines this is arranged as a series of symmetrical banks of storage cabinets, and a custom designed work preparation area and breakfast bar crafted from 300 year old English Elm. Appliances include a Neff induction hob, extractor, twin Samsung fan assisted and steam ovens. Throughout the kitchen and into the adjoining utility and breakfast room runs a polished Limestone flooring with bi-fold doors to a flush, raised seating terrace. The open plan dining room set off the kitchen also has large doors opening to the grounds and looking directly over the large raised Koi pond. A very smart, modern staircase with glazed balustrade and oak support opens to the wide first floor landing, off which there are five bedrooms and the family bathroom. The Grand Designs' style master suite is simply breathtaking. This impressive suite is arranged over two levels with both mezzanine floor and lower bedroom level flooded with natural light from the eight velux windows, the majority of which are electronically controlled with rain sensors and electronic blinds. The four pane sliding doors that open on to a magnificent balcony terrace command gorgeous views over the pond, waterfall, lawns and the backdrop of wooded hillsides. The suite features a very large walk in dressing room with extensive aluminium clothing rails and shelving and the en suite bathroom is of five star hotel quality with a central free standing bath, walk in shower, twin designer circular basins and chrome towel rail, supplemented by electric under floor heating. The family bathroom is of a similar high standard, again with both contemporary sanitary ware and tiling by Porcelanosa. The guest bedroom has its own dedicated en suite shower room - it is worth noting that all rooms at first floor command wonderful views whether across gardens and countryside to the rear or a more open aspect across farmland and fields and towards Banwell Castle to the front.
The large gardens at Willow Farm have clearly been well maintained for both current and previous residents and landscaped to create a series of magnificently stocked mature shrub and flower borders with large curved lawns leading to a formal geometric fishpond set on a raised gravel seating on the far boundary.
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Any written narrative is unlikely to do a garden such as this justice but without doubt it is a tranquil paradise from which to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.David Wild