Barn conversion with outbuildings and land in Churchinford, near Taunton, Somerset
Grade II listed stone barn conversion with land of 3.7 acres (more available if required), on the edge of the sought after Somerset village of Churchinford in the Blackdown Hills area - an area of outstanding natural beauty within easy reach of Taunton, Exeter and the M5
The property is in the Blackdown Hills area - an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It enjoys a rural location on the edge of the village which has a Post Office / general store, inn and doctors surgery. Taunton 8.5 miles, Wellington 9 miles, Honiton 12 miles and Exeter airport 24 miles.
An appealing barn conversion on the edge of a sought after village. Well designed flexible accommodation with generously proportioned rooms, set in lovely grounds. It benefits from a beautiful and peaceful location but with the advantage of being close to major road, rail and air links. It lies within easy reach of the coast and has a 3.7 acre paddock and large garden, with extra land available.
• Rural but accessible location
• South facing gardens
• Easy reach of favoured village
• Many character features; galleried landing, inglenook and exposed beams
• Wooded valley views
• Local Primary School
• Village Hall
• Post Office / general store
• Inn with restaurant and en suite accommodation
Property Full Description
This stone and pan tile barn was converted in 1994 by the present owner. Situated on the fringes of a sought after village in the heart of the Blackdown Hills. The interior is imaginatively designed with spacious, well proportioned rooms and boasts a southerly aspect. The property has flexible accommodation and is set in a peaceful and beautiful location yet not far from major road, rail and air links.
The accommodation comprises the following (measurements are approximate):
Ground Floor Accommodation
Half glazed front door with glazed panels either side opening into:
Reception / dining hall 230 (7.0m) x 161 (4.9m)
Large vaulted hall with wooden staircase leading to galleried landing. Wood floor, wall lights, coats cupboard, shower / cloakroom and doors leading to beds one and four. Double doors opening into:
Kitchen / breakfast room 1810 (5.75m) x 159 (4.8m)
A lovely dual aspect room with wooden floor, large oak beams and feature oil fired Rayburn providing hot water and central heating plus cooking. Separate Neff electric oven, well designed corner hob with extractor and good range of fitted pine cupboards and other Neff appliances. Large larder and separate cupboard. Double doors into:
Drawing room 223 (6.8m) x 155 (4.7m)
A triple aspect room with attractive feature inglenook fireplace with raised flagstone hearth and Woodwarm wood burning stove. Pine wood floorboards, four wall lights and deep wood windowsills. Other features include heavy oak beams. French doors opening onto a lovely South facing patio and garden.
Bedroom four /study 910 (3.0m) x 710 (2.4m)
Approached via reception hall. Tiled floor, deep window sill.
Cloakroom / shower room 73 (2.2m) x 411 (1.5m)
Off reception hall, deep windowsill
Bedroom three 170 (5.2m) x 139 (4.2)
A lovely double aspect room with deep windowsill, French windows onto a south facing patio with delightful outlook, wall lights. Door to:
Ensuite 92 (2.8m) x 610 (2.1m)
Lovely bathroom with deep windowsill. Corner bath with shower attachment.
First Floor Accommodation
Leading off the galleried landing 2610 (18.0m) x 165 (5.0m):
Bedroom one 184 (5.6m) x 149 (4.5m)
A well proportioned room with a west facing window overlooking the orchard. Door leading to:
Ensuite 710 (2.4m) x 610 (2.1m)
With shower and vanity unit
At the further end of the gallery is a door into the airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder incorporating an immersion heater. Double doors lead into:
Bedroom two 155 (4.7m) x 159 (4.8m)
With fitted wardrobe, large conservation Velux window, door to ensuite (plumbing for shower). Two access doors into roof void.
Mains electricity and telephone capable of upgrading to Broadband.
Private personal sewage treatment plant with permitted soak-away into paddock.
Private spring water supply with hydraulic ram.
Bulk oil storage tank.
Council Tax Band G
Local authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
The grounds lie to the front and sides of the property, approached by a circular gravel driveway and turning area next to a stone and Pan tiled detached garage, stable and store.
There are two garden areas, one consisting of beautiful well established shrubs and perennial borders.
Two archways lead to the orchard area and vegetable plot. Both gardens are fully enclosed with post and rail fences and hedging.
The property has the benefit of a 3.7 acre paddock which is also the site for the spring water supply and hydraulic ram system. Further land is available.
Churchinford lies in the heart of the much favoured Blackdown Hills. Despite its enviable rural location Little Fayre House is within easy reach of the County Town of Taunton with its excellent wide range of recreational, shopping and scholastic facilities, including the M5 junction and rail links to London Paddington (less than 2 hours). The A303 is also within easy reach and Exeter Airport is only 24 miles distant; the Cathedral City of Exeter is a further 4 miles away with its University and wide range of shops. The coast resort of Sidmouth is only 20 miles away.
From Taunton take the Honiton road up Compass Hill, signposted Trull and Blagdon Hill. This road leads direct to Churchinford, some 7 miles distant. Follow this road through Trull, over the M5 motorway, continue through Blagdon Hill village past the Blagdon Inn and Lamb and Flag Pubs. Continue up this road to the village of Churchinford. At the six point crossroads in the centre of the village turn left into Moor Lane which lies immediately next to the York Inn. Go down this lane for 800 yards to Fairhouse Farm on the right hand side and turn right. Little Fayre House is a short distance along on the right hand side of the lane. A five barred wooden gate leads into the gravelled turning area.