A magical and unique Listed Grade II thatched farmhouse and seperate1 bedroom cottage, producing £6,000 a year, with stunning gardens, enchanting river setting and outstanding views, outbuildings and one's own island paddock with river frontage and fishing rights.
Stunning Farmhouse with Outstanding Views
One bedroom Cottage under seperate title
River Island Paddock
Stables & Outbuildings
River Frontage and Fishing Rights
Hinton is only 5 miles south of the A303 trunk road which links to the M3 and London within about 2 hours drive. Yeovil 2½ miles, Sherborne 5 miles. Mainline Trains: Sherborne to London Waterloo 130mins. International Airports: Bournemouth, Exeter, Bristol all within 1¼ hours.
Green Close Farm is set back from a quiet country lane in the peaceful hamlet of Hinton yet has great communication links to the A303 (east-west) and A37 (north-south) as well as easy access to the commercial centre of Yeovil and Sherborne which is dominated by its ancient Abbey and school, and is widely regarded as one of the most attractive towns in Dorset. The house is surrounded by its own grounds and benefits from an island paddock surrounded by the Mill Leat on one side and the River Yeo on the other ensuring privacy and tranquillity.
The area is well positioned for access to primary and secondary schools and there is a range of excellent independent schools in the area including Sherborne Boys and Girls, Hazelgrove, Sexey’s at Bruton as well as the local school at Chilton Cantelo. Park School in Yeovil is also highly regarded. For further details see www. isc.co.uk for independent schools and www.somerset.gov.uk for state schools information.
LOCAL, SPORTING & RECREATIONAL
This area of the west country is noted for its beautiful countryside and rolling hills with extensive walking, cycling and riding opportunities from the property. The attractive nearby town of Sherborne, centred around its historic Abbey provides cultural and music events throughout the year, as well as a range of boutique and traditional shops, in addition to a weekly market. Yeovil is a larger commercial centre and provides a wide range of shopping, sporting and recreational facilities. Golf is at Sherborne, Yeovil and Wheathill. National Hunt racing is at Wincanton and Taunton, with flat racing at Bath and Salisbury. Hunting is with The Blackmore and Sparkford Vale. Sailing and water sports can be enjoyed at Sutton Bingham Reservoir as well as on the World Heritage Designated Jurassic Coast (location of the 2012 Olympics). See www.visitsomerset.co.uk for more details.
Constructed of local Blue Lias stone under a thatched roof, Green Close Farm offers quintessential country living with spacious and well-presented rooms finished and decorated to the very highest of standards. While full of character and period charm the property has all the modern conveniences, including a sizable family kitchen complete with Aga, perfectly suited to family living. Downstairs there are also well proportioned Sitting and Dining rooms and a useful Study. The grounds offer privacy and views as well as an island paddock ideal for horses or other livestock. For a video tour of the property please visit http://vimeo. com/73675397.
The house comprises some 2555ft² (237m2) [GEA] as follows:- • Hall • Cloakroom • Sitting Room • Dining Room • Study/4th Bedroom • Good sized family Kitchen with bespoke traditional units and four oven Aga • Larder • Utility • Master Bedroom Suite with adjoining Bathroom • 2 Further Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Gardens
As a semidetached converted barn (under separate title) with garden, a short distance from the main house, Gardener’s Cottage gives versatility for ancillary accommodation, rental income or holiday let. The accommodation comprises of some 693ft2 (64m2) [GEA] as follows:- • Hall • Kitchen • Bathroom • Sitting room • Bedroom • Separate hedged Garden laid to lawn • Currently under AST occupancy
GARAGE, STABLES & OUTBUILDINGS
• Double Garage (currently arranged as large stable and tractor store) • Pony Stable • Tack Room • Lean-to feed store/implement shed
GARDEN & LAND
• Well planted gardens laid mainly to lawn with mature shrubs and trees • Island paddock of level and fertile meadow of about 2.8 Acres • In all the land and gardens amounts to some 3¼ Acres