Rickford Farm is a large detached house with a beautiful stone exterior benefitting from plenty of accommodation set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Downstairs comprises a boot/utility room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, snug with inglenook fire, dual aspect dining room, dual aspect sitting room and a downstairs WC. Upstairs are four well proportioned bedrooms with glorious countryside views and a large family bathroom.
The house dates back to the 1700's and has been extended a couple of times since then. There are plenty of options to be extended further if needed (subject to the usual planning consents).
The property is situated between Rickford and Burrington nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills in North Somerset. It is a quiet hamlet, located well away from the main road and comprising of predominantly period property. Surrounded by the open country and wooded slopes of the Mendip Hills, the village has a popular Primary School (www.burringtonceva.ik.org), village hall and ancient Parish Church. Close by is the renowned Burrington Combe, with public house and restaurant.
More comprehensive facilities can be found in the nearby villages of Wrington and Blagdon which offer shopping, community and recreational facilities. Burrington is within commuting distance of the city of Bristol, the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, and Bath and Wells, and there is access to the motorway network at Clevedon (junction 20) and St. Georges (junction 21).
Along with these benefits, there is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to a mainline railway station at Yatton. The countryside around is well known for its beauty with many country pursuits available including riding, walking, hunting, caving, dry-skiing, sailing, fishing and golf. There is a sports centre and swimming pool at nearby Churchill. Secondary schooling, both state and private, is well catered for, with Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre (www.churchill.n-somerset.sch.uk), which has recently been awarded Outstanding by Ofsted and also benefits from a modern sports complex, and private schools are available at Bristol, Wells, Sidcot, Bath and Wraxall.
Grounds and Gardens
There are gardens to the front, rear and side of the property to catch the sun at different times in the day, perfect for al fresco dining in these summer months. The grounds include a large veggie patch, shrub boarders, two lawns and a concrete yard with a single garage, wooden barn and attached lean-to. The grounds total approx. 0.43 acres.
The garage measures approx. 5.6m x 2.4m
The barn measures approx. 12.0m x 6.6m with an attached lean-to of approx. 6.0m x 5.0m
Beyond the main gardens is a field of approx. 7.09 acres (2.87 ha) ideally suited as a pony paddock.
The field benefits from a water trough and is accessed from the yard and from a field gate off the road Rickford Rise.
The property is serviced by mains electricity and water connections, oil central heating and private septic tank drainage.
The property will be sold freehold with vacant possession on completion. The 7.09 acre paddock as outlined in blue of the sale plan will be sold subject to an overage clause at 50% for a period of 20 years (this does not include the outbuildings and barn located in the yard).
Strictly by appointment through the vendors agent, Killens - Chew Magna 01275 333993
Fixtures and Fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.
Heading towards the village of Rickford from Upper Langford, take the first right into Rickford Rise and the property is the first one on your right hand side.