- Tranquil Location
- Four Bedroom Modern Farmhouse
- Barn with Planning Permission
- 8 Acres of Ring Fenced Agricultural Pasture
- Useful Farm Buildings
Wisteria Farm is a well-equipped small holding located on the Somerset Levels in the tranquil hamlet of Fordgate near the market town of Bridgwater, Somerset. The farm comprises a farmhouse, a former cider barn along with Dutch barn and livestock building and is set in approximately 8 acres of pasture in open countryside. The land is found within a ring fenced block and has been used for the grazing of livestock in recent years.
The old cider barn benefits from full residential planning permission to convert into a three bedroom residential dwelling.
The property is located in the peaceful, rural hamlet of Fordgate approximately five miles from the Somerset market town of Bridgwater. Its great location provides easy access to shops and local amenities whilst offering desirable country style living.
Wisteria Farm has good access on to Junction 24 of the M5 Motorway (approx. three miles) and national rail networks.
From Bridgwater, follow the A38 towards Taunton until you come to the roundabout for Junction 24 of the M5 Motorway and then take the second exit. Head on to the M5 roundabout and then take the second exit. Continue along the road until you reach the third right turn that is signposted Huntworth and Burrow Bridge. Remain on the road and continue past the Thatchers Arms public house until you reach a right hand turn immediately before Northmoor Pumping Station, sign posted Fordgate. Take the right turn and continue along the road around the sharp right turn where the property will then become visible on your left hand side.
Wisteria Farmhouse is a modern two storey four bedroom detached dwelling with far reaching countryside views. The Farmhouse is in close proximity to the main farmstead but has benefit from a separate access drive. Internally the farmhouse is modern and well-presented throughout, and bears a good level of space. Outside to front of the property is a graveled enclosure which provides ample parking and manouvering for motor vehicles. The rear garden is laid to patio, which provides easy management but also allows private enjoyment of the tranquil setting of Wisteria Farm.
We are informed that the property has a shared private water supply, private drainage & mains electricity. The property has benefit of an Air source underfloor heating system.
The Old Cider Barn
The old cider barn has in recent years been used for storage and farming activities that have taken place on Wisteria Farm. In June 2016 the barn gained full planning permission (Planning No. 37/16/00038) for residential conversion into a three bedroom residential dwelling thus providing an investment opportunity to create an additional dwelling. Please see attached plans. The barn measures approximately 14m (45ft) x 11m (36ft) and forms a two storey building under gable roof with mono pitched ground level lean-to constructed from block and render elevations under asbestos sheet roof.
The largest of the livestock buildings is a 9m (30ft) x 14m (45ft) Dutch barn with lean-to, constructed from a steel portal frame with three metal clad sides and metal clad roof. The building has in recent years been used for the housing of livestock and as a result the front of the building has feed barriers and remains largely open. The smaller livestock building measure 4m (14ft) x 28m (90ft) in size and is constructed from block and timber elevations under a corrugated tin roof. The building is benefited by a concrete area surrounded by block elevations with metal gate and feed barriers. We believe this building could be converted into stables, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
The land is approximately 8 acres consisting of orchards and permanent pasture, found within five enclosures in a ring fenced block bounded by fencing and rhynes.