- Guide Price £695,000 for the whole
- House & Garden available at £395,000
- Planning Permission Certificate No. 37/16/00038
- 8 Acres of Ring Fenced Agricultural Pasture
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. Alternatively the vendors would consider selling the farmhouse with half an acre for £395,000 (as marked blue on the plan). The farmhouse is not subject to any agricultural occupancy restriction.
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 gravelled enclosure which provides ample parking and manoeuvring 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.
Obscured and patterned double glazed door and window to front, double glazed window to side, ceiling coving, wall mounted alarm control panel, timber effect Karndean flooring, stairs to first floor with recess under. Part glazed door to kitchen/dining room, doors to office and sitting room.
Office 11.01 x 9.00
Ceiling coving, telephone point, television point, timber effect Karndean flooring, double glazed window to front.
Sitting Room 16.08 x 11.06
Ceiling coving, feature fireplace with double aspect fireplace and wood burning stove, openings to either side of chimney breast, timber effect Karndean flooring, dual aspect room with double glazed windows to front and side. Opening to
Family Room 11.06 x 11.08
Ceiling coving, timber effect Karndean flooring, television point, double glazed double doors to rear, arch to kitchen/dining room.
Kitchen/Dining Room 16.04 x 16.04 (max)
Measurements including units, fitted with matching solid wood fronted wall and base units, 2 glazed display wall units, doors and drawers of soft close feature, granite effect work surfaces over, inset stainless steel 1.5 bowl sink with single drainer and mixer tap, inset electric hob with stainless steel splash-back, extractor hood over and built in oven under, additional built in eye level double oven and grill, integrated dishwasher , ceiling coving, timber effect Karndean flooring, double glazed window and rear door to utility room.
Utility Room 11.06 x 6.09
Measurements inc units, matching wall and base units, granite effect worktop over with inset stainless steel sink with sink drainer and mixer tap. Part tiled walls space and plumbing for washing machine, timber effect flooring, door to storage cupboard (housing underfloor heating controls), double glazed window and obscured glazed door to rear, inner door to garage, door to
Fitted with recessed shower cubicle, wall mounted shower unit and tiled surround. Pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, heated towel rail, timber effect flooring, obscured double glazed window to rear.
Ceiling coving, loft access, radiator, door to built-in storage cupboard, doors to
Bedroom 1 14.07 x 11.07
Radiator, television point, telephone point, and built-in double and single wardrobes, double glazed window to front, door to en-suite fitted with built-in shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit and tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator, shaver light, tiled walls.
Bedroom 2 11.06 x 11.07
Radiator, television point, double glazed window to rear.
Bedroom 3 12.06 x 8.11
Built-in double wardrobe, radiator, double glazed window to front.
Bedroom 4 11.06 x 9.00
Radiator, built-in double wardrobe.
Fitted with three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower mixer head attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator, shaver light, timber effect Karndean flooring.
Garage 21.0 x 11.02
Metal up and over door to front, lighting and power, floor mounted hot water tank.
Gravelled front area for parking and manoeuvring motor vehicles with pathways leading to front door and to either side of house. The rear garden is a secluded, tranquil location offering quiet enjoyment of the surrounding countryside. The area is patio and is easily maintainable and perfect for summer BBQs and entertaining.
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 benefitted 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.
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Further Information & Viewings
Viewings are by appointment only. The selling agents would be pleased to meet with any interested parties between Monday – Friday in the hours of 9am – 5pm. If you would like to obtain further information or arrange a viewing then please contact either Ian Walker, William Gilbert or Ellie Jones
on Tel: 01278 458241 or by email: