Cucklington, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9QW | Property for sale | Savills
2,714 sq ft(252.14 sq m)
Guide price £1,200,000

CucklingtonWincanton, Somerset, BA9 9QW

  • Under offer

Key features

  • A quintessential Somerset farmhouse
  • Sympathetically renovated to an exacting standard
  • Converted stone piggery into a very pretty annex/studio
  • Triple aspect drawing room with original flagstone floor and oak beams
  • Charming, mature gardens which have been cleverly landscaped

Charming 16th Century farmhouse with a wealth of period features and breath-taking panoramic views across the Blackmore Vale

About this property

  • A charming family home boasting a wealth of period features. Homers Farm is recorded as the oldest house in Cucklington, being built around 1500 of mellow local stone, under a thatched roof with fire boards. A quintessential Somerset farmhouse, this Grade II listed home was enlarged in the late 17th Century and has since been sympathetically renovated to an exacting standard, including the conversion of the stone piggery into a very pretty annexe/studio, with far-reaching views across the Blackmore Vale. The thatch was replaced in 2016.

    The front door opens into a spacious reception hall, with a drawing room to one side, a snug to the other and a cloakroom off. The snug has a large woodburning stove. The drawing room is a triple aspect room, with the original flagstone floor and oak beams. The dining room is flooded with light, due to bi-fold French doors along one wall, opening out onto a terrace, beneath a rose and clematis adorned pergola. The kitchen, with a door onto a rear entrance area under a wisteria-clad pergola, is fitted with hand-made painted oak cabinetry under granite work surfaces.

    It has an electric Everhot range cooker, a secondary oven and hob, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The adjoining breakfast room, with a second integrated freezer, opens through to a laundry/boot room with Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine and a stable door into the garden.

    Upstairs, a galleried landing offers access to the dual-aspect principal bedroom, which has far-reaching countryside views and an en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The second bedroom can also be accessed via an additional staircase directly from the snug.

    There is also an attic which provides useful storage space.
    The annexe/studio, formerly a piggery, is a particular feature of the property, created as it is with windows on all sides and a timber verandah to maximise the outstanding views. It comprises a studio/sitting room, with French doors onto the verandah, and a double bedroom with an en suite shower room.

    Outside
    The house is settled into the side of the valley and faces south-west. It is approached from the lane onto a large gravel driveway with parking for several cars.

    The garden has been cleverly landscaped into a series of lawned terraces, supported by traditional stone walling and care has been taken to also create some level areas of garden adjacent to the main house. At the bottom of the garden is an orchard, bounded by a beech hedge and behind the annexe is a ‘working area' of garden, including a greenhouse (available by separate negotiation), raised vegetable beds, a cold-frame and a log store. There are also two storage sheds.

    In all, the land extends to approximately 1 acre.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The view across the Blackmore Vale from this location is amazing. It will be hard to resist popping over for a glass of Pimms on the lawn!

Matt OrchardProperty agent

Local information

  • Situation and Amenities
  • The property is located in the sought-after village of Cucklington in the Blackmore Vale. The village benefits from an active community, with a parish church and a village hall. Gillingham, about 4 miles away, offers a good range of everyday amenities, including a Waitrose. Gillingham has a mainline station, with trains to London Waterloo taking approximately 2 hours.
  • Castle Cary, approximately 12 miles from the village, has a train service to London Paddington, with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes. Nearby Wincanton also offers a good range of facilities and amenities.
  • The cathedral cities of Bath and Salisbury are easily accessible.
  • Bristol and Exeter airports are both about an hours drive away.
  • Racing is available at Wincanton and Salisbury Racecourse and golf at Wincanton, Bullpits and Henstridge.
  • The A303 provides access to the south west and London via the M3.
  • There is a wide selection of both state and private schools in the area, including the Sherborne schools, Millfield, Bruton, Warminster School, Port Regis and Sandroyd.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Tenure Freehold.
  • Local authority Dorset County Council – 01305 221000
  • Outgoings The property is subject to Council Tax Band F.
  • Fixtures And Fittings Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
  • Services Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
  • Viewing Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: Directions BA9 9QW From the A303, head South on the B3081 towards Gillingham. After half a mile, fork right up a slight hill onto Tinkers Lane, sign-posted to Cucklington. After half a mile, take the sign to Cucklington. At the t-junction turn left and then take the second right-hand turning, dropping down into School Hill. Homers Farm will be found on the right-hand side. All distances and travel times are approximate.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold