Take a look at this beautiful six-bedroom period farmhouse in beautiful Blackford
Address: Eastfield Road, Blackford | Price: £950,000| Bedrooms: 8 (inc barn) | Receptions: 4 | Agent: Cooper and Tanner 01934 713296 www.cooperandtanner.co.uk
Dating from the late 18th Century, Manor Farm Cottage is a wonderfully spacious period farmhouse bursting with character and in excellent decorative order throughout. Nestled in the rural Somerset village of Blackford, near Wedmore, this much-loved family home boasts six bedrooms in the main house and two in the adjoining converted barn annex.
The beautiful surrounding gardens are a haven for wildlife. Mainly laid to lawn with established trees and planting, there is also a historic well, pretty pond and a patio area designed to enjoy the garden views, plus off-street parking for several vehicles and a detached double garage.
The attractive stone-built cottage with thatched oak framed porch and climbing roses offers three reception rooms on the ground floor plus a shaker-style kitchen, all with flagstone floors and several stunning fireplaces including an original inglenook with woodburning stove. Exposed interior stone walls and brickwork, ceiling beams and deep set windows all add to the charm and country character.
The recently fitted kitchen-breakfast room has plenty of modern conveniences including a Neff induction hob, double ovens, and dishwasher, plus a highly covetable cream enamel five-door AGA.
A useful scullery/boot room and separate utility room are practical spaces to keep outdoor paraphernalia contained.
There are two separate staircases up to the first floor, which provides a family bathroom plus separate shower room that serve one single and four double bedrooms.
The master bedroom suite is a well-proportioned room featuring a vaulted ceiling with A-frame beams, en-suite shower room and an impressive walk-in wardrobe with access to the attached annex giving the opportunity to integrate the two properties if desired.
The adjoining barn has been converted into a self-contained cottage with its own entrance and private garden area. It is arranged as a spacious sitting room, large kitchen-breakfast room, and a ground floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
A spiral staircase leads to an impressive master bedroom with exposed ceiling beams and an en-suite shower. The annex provides a multitude of opportunities for housing visiting guests or dependent family members, potential to be reintegrated into the main property or utilised as a holiday let making the most of the exceptionally beautiful local surrounds.
Blackford is a friendly and active community just 1.5 miles from Wedmore and 10 miles to the west of the cathedral city of Wells. The property is well-situated for schools within the Wessex Learning Trust catchment and near reputable independent schools such as Millfield, Wells Cathedral and Taunton school.