Somerset farm with cider orchard and boating lake
Vencroft Farm is a typical English farmhouse which has grown organically over the years, with origins back in the 15th century. The property has been both extended and other buildings have been incorporated into the property, including an old stone barn, which is now the impressive dining room.
The accommodation lends itself to both family time and entertaining and comprises entrance hall, sitting room, drawing room, study/library music room, reception hall, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, boot room, and upstairs the master bedroom suite and two further bedroom suites, plus four further bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The house forms two sides of a delightful courtyard. An original barn now provides useful garaging and a games room upstairs, as well as generating energy through the solar panels on the roof. Next to here is a freezer room and a wine cellar.
The large south-facing terrace overlooks the landscaped gardens and grounds, and lies above the small ponds and the lake. A large greenhouse houses a variety of productive fruit trees, while the orchard has cider apples. The lake at the southern end of the property has an attractive, wooden landing platform for boating. Mature woodland flanks the house, predominantly made up of oak trees. The grounds come to over 20 acres.
Vencroft Farm is a delightful smallholding positioned in an idyllic rural setting on the River Culm, surrounded by the Burnworthy Estate in the heart of the Blackdown Hills. Taunton is just seven miles.
The guide price is £2.4m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 020 7861 1098 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.