Brendon Hill, Watchet, Somerset, TA23

Sold by Private Treaty

Key Features

Commercial Livestock Holding
4 Bedroom Farmhouse (AOC)
Bespoke design
Range of modern farm buildings
300 acres of ring fenced arable and pasture land
Breath taking views
Long private driveway
Excellent road access

About This Property

An outstanding commercial livestock holding centred upon a detached farmhouse (AOC) enjoying breath-taking views together with a modern range of outbuildings and 300 acres of pasture and arable land.

Higher Sminhays Farm comes to the market following the vendors decision to return to the family farmstead. The current owners purchased the property in 2005 and constructed the farmhouse in 2011. The holding now provides an excellent commercial livestock unit situated in the heart of the Brendon Hills with uncontested views over the Bristol Channel and surrounding countryside.

Designed by the current owners, the house is carefully thought out to offer open plan accommodation perfect for modern day living. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises an entrance porch which leads to a fabulous kitchen/breakfast room with range of modern units, AGA and island. A set of French doors lead to an Oak framed garden room enjoying fantastic far reaching views. Also on this floor is a dual aspect living room with an open fireplace with inset log burning stove, rear hall and shower room. On the first floor are four double bedrooms all of which have built in wardrobes and a family bathroom.

The Farm Buildings
Situated to the west of the farmhouse is a superb range of modern farm buildings, conveniently grouped around either concreted or hardened yard areas and suited to a variety of mixed farming enterprises. They comprise:-

Steel framed and corrugated fibre cement roofed workshop 10.99m x 5.35m with concrete floor.

Five bay pre cast concrete and corrugated fibre cement roofed covered yard 22.86m x 5.35m with drive through feed passage with covered manger to one side. Concrete floor.

Six bay pre cast concrete and corrugated fibre cement roofed fodder barn 28.34m x 6.26m.

Steel framed and corrugated fibre cement roofed covered yard 23.77m x 6.05m with concrete floor.

Seven bay steel framed sheep house 33.83m x 13.36m with corrugated fibre cement roof and part precast concrete panel and profile steel clad elevations. Hardened floor.

Four bay part steel framed and part timber framed cubicle house beneath GI roof with central feed passage and diagonal barriers. Cubicles for 60. 23.55m x 19.11m overall. External concreted yard area to one end.

Four bay timber and mono pitched GI roofed fodder store.

RSJ open silage clamp 31.00m x 12.00m.

Ten bay steel framed and corrugated fibre cement roofed covered yard 45.72m x 19.53m with part block and part GI clad elevations.

RSJ open silage clamp 24.00m x 11.81m with concrete floor. Planning consent exists for this clamp to be covered with a modern building.

The Farm Land
Higher Sminhays Farm is without doubt one of the most productive stock farms within the Brendon Hills. The land is predominantly level and although ideally suited to grassland production, it has in the past grown rotational crops of cereals, swedes and seed potatoes. The enclosures are of a convenient size, well fenced, watered and accessible. It is an efficient and productive unit, ideally suited to mixed farming purposes but with alternative potential.

In total, the holding extends to about 299.12 acres (121.04 ha’s) as shaded pink on the identification plan.

Higher Sminhays Farm occupies an enviable position at the end of a 200m driveway surrounded by its own land and enjoying complete privacy and seclusion. The Brendon Hills are situated within Exmoor National Park and the property enjoys excellent road access to the B3224. Taunton lies to the east and to the west are the moors and wooded valleys of Exmoor. Wimbleball Lake is only a short drive away, an excellent location to enjoy sailing and fishing. Wheddon Cross is approximately 6 miles to the west which hosts pre-school and primary school, general stores incorporating post office and fuel station. A public house and church is in adjacent Cutcombe. The larger town of Dulverton is 9 miles away and offers a variety of shops together with a post office, chemists, doctors, dentists and veterinary surgery, library, primary and middle schools are also present.

The county town of Taunton lies approximately 18 miles to the east which hosts an extensive range of retail, commercial, scholastic and leisure facilities with access to the M5 and mainline rail stations to London Paddington. There are in addition three independent schools and Somerset County Cricket Ground. At junction 24 of the M5 is Sedgemoor Auction Centre, one of the largest livestock markets in Europe.

The property is approached over a long private driveway through an attractive set of stone pillars and forks where it meets the house and farm buildings. The right hand fork leads to the house where there is a large gravelled car parking and turning area for several vehicles enclosed within attractive well-maintained flower beds and banks with sleeper retaining walls. Here access can be gained to the detached double garage of rendered block elevations beneath a slate roof with utility and WC installed to the rear. A pedestrian gate to the side leads to the front gardens which are predominantly lawned and enclosed with attractive Exmoor stone walling and established floral borders. A set of steps lead down to a further lawned area where gates open to the adjoining field. The gardens and grounds are a real selling point of this property and enjoy far reaching views over the Bristol Channel towards South Wales, Quantock Hills and the unspoiled open countryside of West Somerset.

Entrance Porch of timber glazed construction with slate flooring and slate window sills. Solid front door with glazed panel.

Kitchen Dining Room with range of solid timber base units with Oak work surfaces and matching wall cupboards. Integral fridge, dishwasher, Bosch electric oven, Belfast sink and AEG four ring electric hob with extractor fan over. Oil fired AGA set in inglenook and glazed French doors to garden room. Under stairs cupboard.

Garden Room of Oak framed construction with double glazing and two sets of French doors to outside enjoying fabulous far reaching views over the Bristol Channel and surrounding countryside.

Living Room a dual aspect room with large open fireplace set in stone surround with Villager log burning stove. Exposed Oak flooring and bay window.

Rear Hall with tiled floor and door to outside.

Shower Room with low level WC, corner shower unit set in tiled surround and hand wash basin.

First Floor

Landing with full length window and airing cupboard.

Bedroom 1 double room with built in storage.

En-suite with corner shower unit, low level WC, hand wash basin set in tiled surround, heated rail and Velux roof light.

Bedroom 2 double with built in storage.

Bedroom 3 double with built in storage.

Bedroom 4 double with built in storage.

Family Bathroom with corner Jacuzzi bath with shower attachment set in tiled surround, low level WC, hand wash basin and heated towel rail

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