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SMALL FARM WITH HUGE INCOME POTENTIAL - Situated in a fine rural setting within easy commuting distance of the M5 – an attractive 4 bedroom farmhouse with excellent income potential, land extending in all to approximately 40 acres and a number of outbuildings and barns.

Description: Rooks Nest Farm is nestled in a peaceful location 5 miles from the small town of Wiveliscombe and just 12 miles from the county town of Taunton. Rooks Nest offers an unlimited number of income sources for those with imagination. The farm enjoys a sunny situation and is surrounded by its land which extends to 39.68 aces to include 8 acres of woodland which again could be used commercially subject to planning permission to create a very unique experience in the growing holiday sector.  The farmhouse was extensively renovated 10 years ago and today will be found in good condition built of local stone with rendered elevations under a slate roof with good quality hardwood oak windows to the majority. The accommodation is traditionally arranged over two floors and has a one bedroom annexe for those who may need to accommodate an older relative.

 

In brief the accommodation comprises; Formal entrance hall, under stairs storage, door into Sitting Room; with aspect to front, large inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, oak beam over, brick hearth and exposed stone surrounds, window shutters, door into Dining Room; aspect to front, floorboards, cast iron Victorian fireplace, window shutters, door into Kitchen; rustic tiled floor, aspect to side, basic range of kitchen units under a solid wood worktop with inset Belfast sink, mixer tap over, large oil fired Aga for central heating and hot water, tiled splashback, beam over, integrated appliances, walk in larder, boot room with door to side garden. The kitchen leads into the impressive Family Room; oak framed double glazed windows, limestone floor, underfloor heating, private aspect to side gardens, door into large laundry room with WC, space and plumbing for washing machine, basic kitchen units with inset sink and drainer, mixer tap over, door into Tack Room. To the first floor of the farmhouse there are 4 good sized bedrooms with the mater being en-suite and having an impressive walk in wardrobe with adjacent dressing room. The en-suite bathroom has a modern white suite comprising WC, his and hers bowl wash basins, rolled top bath with claw feet, mixer shower attached over, heated towel rails. Through the dressing room is a further room which has been used as an office and has an outside access but could easily be utilised as a nursery or studio. The family bathroom also has a modern white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer shower attachment over, shower cubicle with thermostatic mixer shower over, WC, two pedestal wash basins and access to the airing cupboard.

The Annexe accommodation can be independently accessed from the driveway or from the formal Entrance Hall. It comprises an open plan Kitchen/Sitting Room with fitted kitchen units, solid wood worktops, integrated electric, inset sink and drainer, WC with WC, wash hand basin, door from the Sitting Room into the large En-Suite Bedroom, French doors to driveway, door into en-suite shower room with WC, pedestal wash basin and shower cubicle with thermostatic mixer shower over.

 

Outside: The farmhouse is approached over its own private driveway which is in good repair. Sweeping around to the West, the driveway passes a traditional stone barn which subject to planning permission could be converted into a holiday letting unit, or utilised as an impressive office. The barn has power and lighting and a mezzanine floor. Adjacent to the barn is a pump house with double timber doors, power and lighting. Opposite the stone barn is an oak framed car port under a slate roof with parking for two vehicles.  The driveway leads to the rear of the farmhouse where there is ample parking and turning space for several vehicles. Off of the parking area is a concrete yard with an L Shaped timber stable block comprising three good sized stables, a foaling box and adjacent feed store or tack room. All with power, lighting and water connected. Within the 39.68 acres and easy walking distance of the farmhouse there is a Dutch barn, old cart barn with concrete yard, cattle shippon, machinery store, large traditional barn and tractor house.  The outbuildings are all in a good state of repair and could be utilised for a wide variety of different industries, or equally divided and sublet to generate another form of income. The majority of the land is laid to manageable paddocks which are well fenced and easily accessed with machinery. The Olympic size ménage was built by the current owner and is just a stones throw from the stable block and enjoys fine rural views of the surrounding rolling hills. The 8 acre wood provides a sustainable source of fuel for the wood burner within the house and has a log cabin sited within but it is now in need of repair and improvement.

The gardens to the farmhouse are easily maintained with a good sized sandstone patio off of kitchen with raised lawned garden above and a formal lawned garden off of the Family Room. Adjacent to the formal lawned garden is an orchard with a number of established fruit trees.

Solar Panels; There are 30 solar panels installed on the slate roofs of the farmhouse which are arranged as two separate systems and produce a regular income of approximately £2,000 per annum to supplement your household bills.

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