Westend Farm is an attractive country house approached from a gated driveway set within a rural but not isolated location.
The property is on a manageable scale benefitting from many original features including exposed wooden beams, an inglenook fireplace as well as a lovely rural outlook.
The light, spacious country kitchen is where the current owners spend most of their time. This great “live in“ kitchen has flagstone flooring, wall and floor base units and a belfast sink. French doors open out to the garden ideal for alfresco dining. The kitchen leads through to the dining room which is a well-proportioned space for a large dining table, the stairs lead to the first floor from here.
The sitting room has lovely features including exposed oak beams, an inglenook fireplace which houses a wood burning stove. This room leads to a study/second reception room. Comprising the ground floor is utility/laundry room and a cloakroom.
The charm continues to the first floor where you will find four good size bedrooms. The master bedroom has a dressing area and an ensuite shower room. There are three further bedrooms which are all doubles, to complete the first floor is the family bathroom with a roll top bath and airing cupboard.
The property is ideal for equestrian buyers and comes complete with a new stable block currently partitioned to create three large fully matted (floor and walls), bright and airy stables with automatic drinkers, two of the stables have large stable mirrors, trace heating for the water pipes.
There is a washdown/tack up box with hot shower and solarium. Directly outside the stables is an all-weather turnout area and yard.
There is a separate natural stone barn, mobile metal field shelter currently used as an equipment store and large temporary stable/isolation box
The paddocks are bounded by mature hedges and have separate road access. The four acres are split into 5 paddocks with electric fencing, arranged for easy access and field mats in gateways. There is a small public footpath that runs across the end of one of the paddocks.
Completing this great package is a 20x60 menage with flexiride surface that doesn’t freeze and one short side fully mirrored. There is also a purpose built muck heap with a drainage system.
Hacking: quiet lanes, bridleways and a common with a hill suitable for canter work.
Westend Farm is situated in the sought after village of Hinton Blewett, placed evenly between Bath and Bristol.
Hinton Blewett is a stunning Somerset village with an active community, a wonderful church and a well-regarded public house ‘The Ring O’ Bells’.
The village’s situation offers commuters excellent access to the regional centre of Bristol which is 13 miles to the north and the Heritage City of Bath which is also 13 miles is to the east. The Cathedral City of Wells, which offers further facilities, is 9 miles to the south.
The nearest motorway access can be found at M4 junction 18 or the M5 junction 21 in Weston Super Mare. High speed rail services to London Paddington are available from Bristol Temple Meads (98 minutes) and Bath Spa (85 minutes) whilst Bristol International Airport is 9 miles away.
There is a network of bridleways and footpaths on the door step. The Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes are close by, notable for their fishing, birdlife, sailing, and nature study amenities whilst the Mendip Hills, well known for their limestone features, provide a wide range of informal leisure opportunities. The property is easily accessible to competition and training centres include Mendip plains, Badgworth Arena, Kings Sedgemore EC and Stretcholt EC, with West Wilts, Burrows Court and Chard EC slightly further away.
There is a wide range of good educational establishments at all levels in the local area from the public and private sectors. Most schools provide transport within the village or nearby.
Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Mains electricity, water and private drainage. Oil fired central heating with underfloor heating in the kitchen, the boiler was fitted new in 2016 as was the solar PV system.
Local Authority and Council Tax
Bath and North East Somerset Council Tel: 01225 477000.
Council Tax - Band G
From Bristol, take the A37 southbound and continue for about 9 miles. At Clutton, turn right after The Warwick Arms, onto Stowey Road and continue for about a mile. Turn left at the crossroads and you will come into Hinton Blewett. Pass the Ring O’Bells pub on your right hand side, follow the road pass the church, continue until you see Westend Farm on your left. Parking is straight ahead, though the gateway on the hard standing; There is a horse lorry parked on the right (you can park next to the lorry)
From Bath, take the A36, Bristol Road westbound. After about 2.5 miles, take the second exit at the roundabout onto the A39 towards Marksbury. At Marksbury, turn left onto the A368 and continue to the end of the road. Turn left onto the A37 towards Clutton and follow the directions above.
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors Agents, Killens 01275 333993
Fixtures and Fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the Vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale although may be available by separate negotiation.