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Brookhouse Farm, CHAPEL ALLERTON, Axbridge, Somerset
1,295,000
Brookhouse Farm is an attractive four bedroom period property in a charming rural position. Over the years this spacious detached family home has been completely refurbished throughout by the current owners. Additional features include a detached two bedroom holiday cottage providing a reliable income, further barns and outbuildings and 18 acres of land with various access points from the lane. The way the property, outbuildings and land is split across the lane lends itself to further development (STPP). The accommodation for the main home includes a recently updated kitchen breakfast room and a large living room. There is a separate dining room, study and utility room. The spacious triple aspect master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and an en suite shower room leading off. There are three further double bedrooms and two bathrooms. At the rear of the property there is a private courtyard garden, ideal for Al Fresco dining and entertaining. The holiday cottage has a wonderful open plan kitchen/living/dining room as well as two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Ample off road parking and planning permission in place for a detached garage, if required. Offered with the benefit of no onward chain.

Entrance

Whilst there is a traditional front door under a storm porch, day to day access is from the gravelled drive at the rear. The entrance hall has the main staircase leading to the first floor accommodation with storage under, exposed ceiling beams and flagstone flooring. Door out to the rear courtyard garden.

Living Room

This triple aspect reception room measures and impressive 25' x 17' 5" (7.62m x 5.31m). Feature brick built fireplace with a wood burning stove. Double glazed windows throughout the property including on three sides in this room. French doors out to the courtyard garden. Exposed ceiling beams. Ample space for sitting room furniture as well as a dining table and chairs.

Kitchen Breakfast Room

Updated in 2018 when refitted with a range of hand painted wooden wall and base units with a mix of wood and granite work tops. Inset one and a half bowl sink and drainer unit with mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher, recycling bins and wine cooler. Oil fired Aga with a base unit and a fitted electric oven and hob either side. Large walk in cupboard with shelving and space for a freestanding fridge freezer. Measures 15' 7" x 13' 5" (4.75m x 4.09m) with exposed beams, flagstone flooring and recessed down lighting. Dual aspect with a bay window to the front and a window to the side.

Utility Room and Downstairs WC

Measures 6' 11" x 4' 9" (2.11m x 1.45m) and fitted with base units with a work top over and a stainless steel sink and drainer unit. Space and plumbing under for a washing machine. Low level WC and a window to the front aspect.

Dining Room

Part of the original cottage dating back to around 1890 this charming reception room measures 12' 9" x 10' 6" (3.89m x 3.20m). Dual aspect with windows to the front and rear. Traditional front door and a fireplace (not used). Second staircase to the first floor and recessed down lighting. Door out to:

Study

Measures 10' 8" x 7' 10" (3.25m x 2.39m) with recessed down lighting. Window to the front aspect with a deep sill.

Master Bedroom

This spacious and light triple aspect room measures 16' 3" x 13' 2" (4.95m x 4.01m) and has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Recess with a wood burning stove (not used) on a slate hearth. Windows on both sides, the rear and a door to:

En Suite Shower Room

Walk in shower and a low level WC. Fitted bathroom unit with a counter top sink with worktop space alongside and storage under. Exposed ceiling beams. Velux roof window to the side.

Bedroom Two

Measures 10' 4" x 9' 7" (3.15m x 2.92m) with a window to the side and exposed ceiling beams.

Bedroom Three

Dual aspect with windows to the front and side. Measures 13' 7" x 11' 10" (4.14m x 3.61m) with exposed ceiling beams.

Family Bathroom

Wood panelled bath with a central mixer tap and hand held shower attachment over. Separate fully tiled walk in shower cubicle. Pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC. Measures 11' 6" x 8' 9" (3.51m x 2.67m) with wood panelling to dado height and some fitted shelving in front of the window to the front aspect. Exposed ceiling beams and recessed down lighting. <br/><br/>Off the bathroom and also accessed from the second staircase is:

Bedroom Four

Measures 13' 1" x 10' 11" (3.99m x 3.33m) with a window to the front aspect, exposed beams and a useful fitted cupboard.<br/><br/>Off the small rear landing and offering the equivalent of an exclusive bathroom to this bedroom is:

Bathroom and Separate WC

Panelled bath with hot and cold taps over. Pedestal wash hand basin and a window to the front aspect. Recessed down lighting and access to a loft space. Also off the small landing area is a separate WC with a low level WC.

Brook House Barn

Constructed from former cow sheds and stables this charming and completely detached two bedroom holiday cottage was built to a very high standard by the current owners back in 2008. Spacious, light and open plan living space, whilst retaining period features. The LIVING and DINING room measures an impressive 20' 10" x 16' 4" (6.35m x 4.98m) and is open plan to the fully fitted kitchen which measures a further 10' x 7' 5" (3.05m x 2.26m). BEDROOM ONE measures 13' 1" x 12' 5" (3.99m x 3.78m) with an EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM leading off. There is then a separate BATHROOM and BEDROOM TWO measures 16' 1" x 11' 1" (4.90m x 3.38m) . Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. Outside there is ample parking and a patio and a raised decked area where you can take in the stunning views.

Outside

Whilst the property benefits from around 18 acres of land, the current owners have deliberately kept the formal gardens and their upkeep down to a minimum. The main family home has a courtyard at the rear with steps up to an lawned area which backs on to one of the fields. The holiday cottage has a patio area and a raised decked area, again all backing on to fields. There are various outbuildings including stables and a large open barn which may at some stage offer further building potential (STPP). In total there are five fields all with access from the lane. The current owners also inform us they are part of the Rural Payments Agency Scheme. Each year they are entitled to a grant for the 18 acres and last year they received 1638.00.

Parking

The gravelled drive at the rear offers off road parking for at least five cars. The plans from when the property was extended back in 2002 included a two car detached garage and workshop. On the basis the extension to the main home was completed, the owners believe the permission for the garage remains in place. The holiday let has its own drive and parking area and the different plots of land have their own access points from the road.

Services and Location

The family home has mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired boiler fitted in 2018. Contract in place with Truespeed for guaranteed hi speed Wi-Fi. The council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: 'F'. The holiday cottage has its own independent services including a its own boiler and bio-digester drainage system.

About the Area

Chapel Allerton is a small village in beautiful countryside with a thriving community. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular residential areas in this part of Somerset. The nearby local public house has recently been refurbished and reopened with a restaurant featuring renowned smoked fish. It also trades during the day as a local farm shop. Wedmore, Cheddar Burnham-On-Sea and Wells all are within easy reach and provide a wide range of facilities. The larger towns including Bristol are within easy commuting distance. Bristol International Airport is just 18 miles away and nearby train stations from Highbridge and Weston-Super-Mare offer services to London. There are a number of primary schools within a few miles and a bus service in the village running to the nearby Hugh Sexey Middle School as well as the Kings of Wessex School (13 to 18 years). Independent schools within easy reach include Sidcot, Wells Cathedral, Millfield and the Taunton schools.