Gare Hill, Somerset
A Delightful Residential Equestrian Farm Offering Excellent Facilities,.
West Forest Farm
- SOLD : SIMILAR REQUIRED
- Separate 2 bed staff cottage
Situated In An Attractive Rural Location Enjoying Easy Access to Communication Links - 52 Acres
Frome 7 miles, Bruton 8 miles, Warminster 12 miles,
Bath 18 miles, Bristol 30 miles, London 118 miles
Mainline trains: Westbury to London Paddington 106 mins,
Gillingham to London Waterloo 118 mins
International airports: Bristol Airport 32 miles, Heathrow 105 mile
West Forest Farm is situated in an attractive rural location approximately 7
miles south of the popular market town of Frome and enjoys a quiet rural
setting with far reaching views over adjoining farmland. Located a short
distance from the A303 the property enjoys excellent communication
links with Bath (A36) to the north, Bristol (A4) to the north west and
the Cathedral City of Salisbury, south east. Mainline rail connections are
available from Westbury, Gillingham and Bath.
There is an excellent selection of private schools in the surrounding
? Kings Bruton (Senior) / Hazelgrove (Prep)
? Bruton Girls (Senior)
? All Hallows at Cranmore (Prep)
? Port Regis at Motcombe (Prep)
? Warminster School (Full)
? Millfield School at Street (Full)
With a number of good schools in Bath which benefit from a private
bus service nearby. State education is available in Frome, Bruton,
Warminster and Gillingham.
LOCAL, SPORTING & RECREATIONAL
The market towns of Bruton and Frome provide a good range of
services including independent shops, art galleries, restaurants, a
post office, supermarkets, leisure centre and cinema with more
comprehensive shopping, sporting, cultural and education facilities
found in Warminster and Bath.
There are plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities directly
from the property into the surrounding countryside with the National
Trust owned Stourhead Estate and Longleat Estate nearby. Additional
local recreation can be enjoyed at the exclusive Babington Country
House and Centre Parcs in the Longleat forest.
Sailing and water sports are available at Shearwater and on the south
coast. Horseracing is at Salisbury and Bath (flat), Wincanton and
Taunton (National Hunt) with numerous point to points within an
hour`s drive. Local hunts include The South & West, Wilts, Mendip
Farmers, Blackmore & Sparkford Vale. Both the successful Wylye
Valley and South and West Wilts pony clubs hold there training within
Fishing can be enjoyed on the River Frome and River Avon nearby on
licence via private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed at
Orchardleigh, The Mendip and Cumberwell Park.
WEST FOREST FARM
Situated in a quiet rural location enjoying far reaching views over
the adjoining countryside, West Forest Farm is a private residential
equestrian farm with secondary accommodation, modern farm
buildings, extensive equestrian facilities and 52 acres of productive
pasture, all within a ring fence.
It was a dairy farm until 2002, when the cottage was converted and
initial equestrian use.
The current owner substantially invested in the new outdoor school
in 2010, brand new new stable fronts, among other projects, he
resurfaced the gallop in 2014, with second hand Wolverhampton
racing surface. The current owner has successfully trained (permit
issued by the BHA) and bred National hunt horses on the farm.
West Forest Farmhouse is an attractive period country house of
stone elevations under a tiled roof. Extending to some 3,528 ft2,
the property offers spacious and well presented accommodation
arranged over three floors.
The property has been subject to comprehensive refurbishment
by the current owner whilst retaining much of its character with
exposed beams, flagstone flooring and an Inglenook fireplace.
Approached over a private drive, through electric gates, the property
is set back in its own courtyard setting and enjoys a lawned frontage,
softened by mature trees with herbaceous borders.
The tarmac drive continues to the north of the house where the
main yard is located comprising a detached 2 bedroom cottage,
a range of barns offering internal stabling, storage, horsewalker,
indoor and outdoor arenas and a tack room.
The yard provides generous parking for lorries and trailors with a
track leading to the paddocks and gallop which lie beyond.
? Farmhouse kitchen with Aga and second oven
? Family room with Inglenook fireplace
? Large triple aspect sitting room
? Garden room
? Large master bedroom with attractive en suite bath/shower
room & dressing room
? 2 further bedrooms with family bathroom
? Bedroom 4 with en suite bathroom
? Boot room
? Utility & WC
? 2 double bedrooms
? Family shower room
? Open plan kitchen/breakfast room
? Sitting room
? Utility & W.C
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES & OUTBUILDINGS
? 50m x 25m arena with Martin Collins surface
? Claydon covered horsewalker (5 bays)
? 18m x 12m Indoor school with lean-to machinery store
? American barn with 11 internal Monarch stables with wash
? American barn with 3 Monarch stables and 3 further stables
? Dutch barn with sand roll pit
? Lean-to with 8 further stables
? Undulating circular waxed gallop 1,045m (5.2 furlongs) 3
? Tack room: Stone outbuilding under a tiled roof offering
further potential (STP)
? Stone store under a tiled roof, offering further potential (STP)
Lying to the north of the house the mainly level land lies within a
ring fence and is laid to permanent pasture. The pasture is divided
into a number of enclosures by electric fencing and post and rail.
The gallop follows the perimeter of the western field, with a lake
providing conservation interest.
The land has good access from the yard with a track running north
from the buildings, with the majority of fields benefiting from
mains fed water.
In all the property amounts to approximately 52 Acres.
Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:
1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the
2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property,
do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or
representations of fact.
3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are
for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.It should not be assumed that the
property has all necessary planning , building regulation or other consents and Fox Grant
have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by
inspection or otherwise. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either
party to compensation in respect thereof.
PLANS & AREAS
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and
are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and calculated by the
vendor`s agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied
themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall
not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The property is sold subject to any development
plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders, town planning
schedules and resolutions, which may or may not come into force.
Purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and have satisfied
themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the estate.
RIGHTS OF WAY
The neighboring landowner has a right of access over the track
marked X-Y on the sales plan.
Mendip District Council Tel: 0300 303 8588
Mains water and electricity with private drainage to a septic tank.
Oil fired central heating.
West Forest Farm is sold freehold with vacant possession given upon
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and
garden ornaments are excluded from the sale but may be available by
From A303 head north on the B3092 signposted Frome.
Procced passed Stourhead House & Gardens, taking the
next left turn into Stourton Lane. Continue and on reaching
the crossroads, turn right to Witham Friary and on the right
hand bend, turn left signposted Frome. Proceed down the
hill and the property will be found on your right hand side
as indicated by the agents sales board. See location plan for
All viewings strictly by
appointment through the
agents on 01722 782727.
Please contact Adam
Field or William Grant
for further details or email
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
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