An exciting opportunity to acquire a holding comprising of a farmhouse, A former public house and an extensive range of farm buildings set in grounds of approx. 2.3 acres with great potential to develop (subject to pp). The property benefits from far reaching views across surrounding countryside and is located adjacent to the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding
The property is situated in open countryside between the villages of West Horrington and Binegar just off the Bath Road which leads directly into Wells. Surrounded by attractive open countryside, the property benefits from far-reaching views. Close by is the village of Gurney Slade with a village shop, Post Office and Public House.
More comprehensive facilities can be found in Wells just 3 miles south. Wells is the smallest city in England and offers a range of shopping facilities including a high proportion of independent shops and boutiques, banks, restaurants, public houses, a cinema and churches. The stunning market square holds a farmer’s market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The property benefits from good links to the local road network and, in particular, Bath, Bristol and the M5 are easily accessible as is the A303 towards London.
Along with these benefits, there is an international airport at Bristol and access to mainline railway stations at Castle Cary and Bath. The countryside around Victoria Farm is well known for its beauty with many near-by sporting and leisure facilities and is ideal for walking, cycling while sailing and fishing can be pursued at Chew Valley Lake. Leisure centres can be found at Wells and Shepton Mallet. Wells, Mendip and Farrington Golf courses are conveniently located close by and Horse Racing enthusiasts are catered for at Bath and Wincanton Race Courses.
There are excellent schools in Wells and the surrounding area including highly regarded primary schools at West Horrington and in Wells, the extremely sought-after Wells Blue secondary school, Wells Cathedral School, Downside School, All Hallows Preparatory School and Millfield.
Victoria Farm is a detached 1940s built three bedroom room house set in its own gardens and benefitting from a driveway, parking area and a range of garden outbuildings.
Downstairs comprises a side entrance hall with w/c and store room, kitchen, dining room, dual aspect sitting room and a front entrance hall which leads to the first floor which consists of two double bedrooms, a single bedroom, bathroom and separate w/c. The house is in need of modernisation and offers plenty of scope for extension if needed (subject to the usual planning consents).
The Old Victoria Inn
In the centre of the farmstead sits the stone and rendered L-Shaped former Victoria Inn. The public house closed approx. 150 years ago and has been since used as living accommodation and in more recent years as a farm building.
The front section is two storeys and benefits from a number of windows and doors with the rear wing being single storey. There are a range of single storey stone and tin build outbuildings attached.
The property benefits from an extensive range of further farm buildings as follows:
• Range of attached stone and tin buildings adjoining the Old Inn
• Dutch Barn with lean-to cubical building
• Two domed block & tin cow sheds
• Stone & block former Parlour and stores
• Three bay hay barn
• Tin built single storey barn
Beyond the main gardens and yards is a grass paddock fronting Bath Road and a further area of land. The site in total measures approximately 2.3 acres.
General Property Information
The property will be sold freehold with vacant possession on completion. The property will be sold free of overage or other similar clauses.
Farmhouse Council Tax Band - F
The property is serviced by mains electricity, a private water supply and private septic tank drainage.
Fixtures and Fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.
Somerset County Council. Tel: 0300 123 2224
Mendip District Council. Tel: 0300 303 8588.
Strictly by appointment with the Vendor’s Agent, Killens, Telephone 01749 671172.
From Wells take the Bath Road (B3139) towards Bath, after passing through the village of West Horrington, the property can be found on the right after ½ mile, 300 metres before the “Burnt Wood” cross roads with the B3135.