A well proportioned family home with stunning views and parkland style setting situated in an attractive rural location enjoying good access to excellent schooling and communication links, the property is sold with agricultural tie in place and land totalling 33 acres.
A well designed modern farmhouse with stunning views and parkland style setting situated in highly desired rural location enjoying good access to excellent schooling and communication links. With outbuildings and In total 33 acres.
Drone tour & virtual tour available.
A303 1 miles, Wincanton 4 miles, Gillingham 6 miles Bruton 7 miles, Shaftesbury 11 miles
Mainline Train Services: Gillingham (6 miles) to London/Waterloo (2 hours), Castle Cary (11 miles) to London/Paddington (2 hours)
International airports: Bournmouth 40 miles, Bristol 35 miles, London Heathrow 95 miles
Pits Farm is situated in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of the village of Pen Selwood near the Somerset/Wiltshire border. The property enjoys stunning views across the Blackmore Vale with excellent communication links to the A303 giving access to the M3
and motorway network.
The West Country is excellently catered for with a range of state and private schools. Zeals hosts an outstanding pre-school / nursery with Bourton, Mere and Wincanton having primary schools. Schools in the Shaftesbury area include St Mary`s Girls School and Port Regis at Motcombe. Bruton is a 20 minute drive and offers Kings School and Bruton School for Girls, Hazelgrove at Sparkford and Clayesmore and Sherborne Boys & Girls a 30 minute drive south. Schools slightly further a-field but within an hour include Leweston and Millfield. Further details for independents can be obtained from isc. co.uk or via schoolsearch. co.uk. More comprehensive state school information can be obtained via the local authority at wilts. gov.uk. Zeals offers a garage, primary school, post office, a church and 2 pubs - The White Lion and the Bell & Crown as well as preschool facilities.
LOCAL,SPORTING & RECREATIONAL
The area has immense historic and archaeological interest including the world heritage site of Cadbury Castle a short distance to the west. Stourhead and Longleat are within a 20 minute drive. The neighbouring towns of Wincanton, Bruton, Gillingham and Shaftesbury offer a good range of facilities including supermarkets, shops, chemist, surgery, public houses, schools and fitness centre with a more comprehensive range of services available in Bath and Salisbury. There are plentiful walking and cycling opportunities directly from the property and the West Wiltshire Downs with fishing available locally on the Rivers Nadder
& Wylye as well as the further afield River Avon (by membership of the local clubs). There is also coarse fishing available at Higher Farm, Coarse Fishery, Shepton Montague www.higherfarm.net. Stunning equestrian countryside locally with the beautiful Mere Downs and permits available to ride through the Stourhead Forest Estate. Sailing and water sports are available on the south coast. Horse-racing at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury. Golf can be enjoyed at Wincanton, Warminster, High Post or Tollard Royal.
Built in 1990 by the current owners family, Pits Farm is a spacious family home constructed of stone elevations under a tiled roof and extends to some 4,708 ft2 in total providing versatile accommodation over two floors. The house has been repainted throughout, offers
light and airy rooms but is perfect for someone/a family to put their own stamp on in terms of refurbishment or even extending subject to relevant planning consents. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees surrounding and well stocked flower beds. The house is sat in grounds of approx. 33 acres and benefits from good flat land suitable for equestrian, horticultural, tourism or agricultural use. The paddocks are divided by hedgerows with mature trees and benefits from a woodland area in the far northerly corner. There are 4 block built stables with a concrete yard area. Approached off a village lane,
the drive divides into two, one leading to the stables and land and the other to the house. The gravelled drive to the house benefits from ample room to park, a stone-built double garage, store and workshop. There is also a lean-to storage area and two kennels.
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 property.
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 The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Plans, Areas and Schedules 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.
4. The property is subject to an AOC ` As the District Planning Authority would not have been prepared to grant permission but for the special need, the occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed, in the locality in agriculture as defined in Section 290 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1971, or in forestry, or a dependent of such a person residing with him or her, as a widow or widower of such a person.` and a Section 106. Please ask the agents for more details.
Rights Of Way There are public rights of way across the property, these include footpaths and 1 bridleway. These are marked on the sale plan. Please ask the agents for details.
Local Authority South Somerset Council Tel: 01935 462462
Council Tax Band F
EPC Band D
Services Mains electricity and water, private drainage. Oil fired central heating
Tenure Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Fixtures & Fittings All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale.
Particulars Prepared in Oct 2019 JG. Advert Code
• Kitchen with AGA
• Entrance Hall with French Doors to the garden
• Sitting Room
• Dining Room
• Drawing Room
• Utility Room with Pantry
• Boot Room and WC
• Shower Room
• Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and Ensuite
• 4 Double Bedrooms with built in wardrobes
• Family Bathroom
GARDENS & GROUNDS
• Private driveway with ample parking
• Large garden wrapped around the house
• Flat parkland paddocks amounting to approx 30 acres
• Double Garage
• 4 x Stables
From the A303 heading West: Take the first exit for Wincanton signposted Wincanton Racecourse. Immediately turn right. At the end of the road turn right and then immediately left signposted Pen Selwood. Follow this road, taking the second left up a hill. Follow the lane round and take the second right onto Pear Ash Lane. At eh little green triangle turn right into Pits Farm.
From A303 heading East: Exit the A303 at the second Wincanton junction signposted Wincanton Racecourse. Turn left at the end of the road. Take the first right signposted Pen Selwood. Follow this road, taking the second left up a hill. Follow the lane round and take the second right onto Pear Ash Lane. At eh little green triangle turn right into Pits Farm.
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.