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Somerset farmhouse in its own valley

Batcombe Vale is an historic stone-built property which became a farmstead around 1800. Completely remodeled and doubled in size, in 1975, the property now sits in a wonderful conservation valley of lakes and trees with 118 acres of pasture.

Inside, the accommodation is spacious and offers two well-proportioned reception rooms, one of which is currently used as an office, and the other as a sitting room. Both have period fireplaces and enjoy outstanding views out to the front.

The family kitchen/breakfast room encompasses the spacious dining room; to the side is a pantry/boot room. On the first floor are four double bedrooms – the master suite has sliding doors to a railed balcony with panoramic views. There is also a single bedroom and a family bathroom upstairs.

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Outside, the delightful grounds are set within a conservation valley, and include shaded valleys, wild landscaped gardens and four interconnecting lakes for coarse fishing as well as boating.

There is currently an annual let for the caravan/camping site and the remainder of the land is pasture, also subject to an annual let. Useful outbuildings include a workshop and a large barn and two smaller stone barns. Modern farm buildings lie at the entrance to the property. 

Batcombe Vale is situated on the edge of the Mendip Hills in and the village of Batcombe lies nearby with a fine church and a very good public house. Local facilities are available in nearby Bruton (four miles, while the mainline rail station is at Castle Cary (six miles).

The guide price is £2m. For further information please contact Savills on 01225 474 500 or visit the house on their website.

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