Willow Tree Farm, Vole Road, MARK, Somerset
SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOME WITH THE ADDED BENEFIT OF TWO BUILDINGS WITH FULL PLANNING PERMISSION IN PLACE FOR ADDITIONAL HOMES TO BE BUILT ..... Willow Tree Farm is surrounded by miles of open countryside and is a charming period farmhouse with parts dating back to the 1600's and benefits from extensive outbuildings suited to residential or commercial use. Currently the owners have planning permission in place to convert the two storey barn into a residential four bedroom family home and the remaining outbuildings to be extended and improved to create a three bedroom residential home, all with land. There are also stables with an adjoining arena, gardens and paddocks - in total up to 10 acres of beautiful grounds which will be split if required between the three plots. The existing farmhouse offers 5 good size bedrooms, the master having a luxury mezzanine bathroom and walk in dressing room, 3 receptions rooms, study, a large kitchen, utility room, a dining conservatory and 4 further bathrooms. Well suited to a family or investors and chain free.

Existing Accommodation

The wooden front door opens into an impressive reception hall with a wide turning staircase leading up to the galleried landing. Off the reception hall at the front are the two principal reception rooms. The sitting room measures 23' x 16' with a high beamed ceiling, an impressive stone inglenook fireplace and beam with a smaller inset stone fireplace with an open fire and a flagstone hearth. French doors lead out to a terrace area. The drawing room also faces the front aspect overlooking the large and impressive front gardens and measures 19' x 16' with a Victorian open fireplace and further period features.<br/><br/>Also off the reception hall is the dining area which is open plan to the lovely farmhouse kitchen measuring approx 18' x 12' and fitted with a range of bespoke wooden painted units with thick butcher block wooden worktops over. An enamel butlers sink with granite worktop and drainer. Large inglenook with inset Aga. A door then leads into the utility room which is a another spacious area with a sink unit and plenty of cupboard space and ample room for a washing machine, tumble drier and other free standing units. From the kitchen an archway leads into the Cathedral style conservatory with a brick fireplace (not working), stunning views and double doors leading to the garden terrace. Also off of the reception hall is a spacious study with a door out to the garden terrace and also a downstairs shower room.<br/><br/>Stairs from the reception hall lead up to the galleried split level landing measuring an impressive 16' 7" x 14' 1" and overlooking the front elevation with lovely countryside views. The dual aspect master bedroom has a high pitched ceiling with exposed beams and also benefits from stunning views to the front elevation. Measuring 23' x 16' with an exposed stone chimney breast and a door to the master en suite shower room and a timber built staircase leading up to the mezzanine bathroom with a free standing slipper bath with mixer shower. A door then leads into a walk in dressing room. In addition to the master bedroom suite there are a further four bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room and the large family bathroom.

Triple Garage and Boiler Room

The triple garage measures 27' 7" x 14' 8" (8.41m x 4.47m) Large garage with three up and over doors. Also the location for Oil Tank and leads to the adjoining the Boiler Room measuring 16' x 8' with ample storage.

Summer House and Walled Patio Area

The walled patio area measures just over 32' x 16'. The adjoining Summer House measures 14' 9" x 10' with a large feature window looking westerly towards the pond.

The Stable Blocks and Riding Arena

The stables comprise a timber range with three loose boxes, a storage room and a tack room. In front of the stable range is a concrete apron, post and railed with gates. There is a further concrete yard behind with ample space for the muckheap and vehicles. The riding arena measures approximately 132' x 72' and is enclosed by post and rail fencing.

Two Storey Brick Barn, Games Room and Two Storey Maisonette

Fully planning permission is in place to convert the following areas into a four bedroom family home. Also potentially well suited to commercial use. The planning application number is: 33/16/0031 through Sedgemoor District Council. The existing building consists of: GROUND FLOOR ROOM - 27' 11" x 16' 6" (8.51m x 5.03m), windows to the front, stairs lead to: FIRST FLOOR ROOM - 29' 1" x 17' 3" (8.86m x 5.26m), windows to the front, rear and side, small hatch to loft area. GROUND FLOOR BOILER ROOM with door to: SHOWER ROOM shower cubicle with power shower, wash hand basin and WC. A door leads to the GAMES ROOM measuring 42' 10" x 16' 3" (13.06m x 4.95m) Windows to the side look out to a paved and walled courtyard. From the Games Room doors then lead to two further rooms: Room One - 15' 8" x 11' 7" (4.78m x 3.53m) Room Two - 15' 8" x 9' 6" (4.78m x 2.9m). The additional TWO STOREY MAISONETTE is arranged over two floors with a kitchen, separate sitting room and a shower room with a WC.

Single Storey Barn

The existing SINGLE STOREY BARN is brick built and has planning approved to be extended/demolished and rebuilt as a three bedroom residential property. The application number through Sedgemoor District Council is: 33/16/0015.


Willow Tree Farm dates back in parts to the 17th century and is situated in beautiful open countryside approached from a small lane. Electric gates open to a drive which leads to the farmhouse. There are several paddocks and meadows and the property totals just less than 10 acres. In front of the house and to the east side are gardens and a covered terrace. To the rear there is a paved terraced area which runs under a timber pergola to a dining area which is sheltered by the brick built garage block. Beyond this is a gravelled courtyard with timber gates opening to further lawned gardens on the south side with a 'Breeze House' alongside the pond for relaxing afternoons in the sun.

Services and Location

Mains electricity and water. Oil fired heating and hot water. Private drainage. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: TBC. The postcode for this property is: TA9 4PE.

About the Area

The property is a short drive away from the village of Mark and within 7 miles of the popular village of Wedmore with a range of interesting and varied shops including essentials such as the newsagent, butcher, chemist etc. together with others usually only found in larger county towns, plus pubs, tea rooms and restaurants. Within easy reach there are a wide range of clubs and societies, cultural and most sporting activities are catered for. There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Hugh Sexeys Middle School which has an Outstanding 2007 Ofsted rating and the high performing Kings of Wessex Upper School. The nearby Independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield, Taunton School, King’s Bruton, All Hallows and Downside. The property is just over a mile from the M5 which gives access north and south. Just 4 miles away is Highbridge &#38; Burnham railway station with regular trains to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Bristol airport is approximately 13 miles north.