Whetcombe

North Huish, South Brent, United Kingdom
GBP|2500000GBP £2,500,000USD $3,327,101
MLS EXE210255
Web code OOKQ
Status Pending

Key Details

Size
5388 M2
Total Beds
6
Full Baths
3
Lot Size (M2)
94.5

Overview

An exceptionally private Georgian country house with farm buildings, set in the heart of its land of approximately 94.5 acres. Whetcombe is a substantial Georgian country house, situated in the heart of its own land of approximately 94.5 acres. In need of updating, the property presents an exciting opportunity for restoration to its original magnificence as a superb country residence. Notably for a house of its age the house is unlisted, but it has all the features of a property of its era including high ceilings, deep skirting boards, detailed cornicing and open fireplaces. There are three large reception rooms...

on the ground floor, plus a conservatory which is in need of restoration but features original ornate floor tiles. The kitchen/breakfast room at the rear of the house has an oil fired AGA and an original quarry tiled floor, an adjacent utility room, wash room and a separate larder with slate shelves. Upstairs, there are four large double bedrooms, one with an en suite dressing room. Two family bathrooms and a separate WC service the bedrooms. Wonderful views can be appreciated of the gardens and verdant countryside beyond from most of the house. Accessible from a separate entrance at the rear of the house, there is an integral annexe which comprises a kitchen, reception room and three bedrooms with a family bathroom. Depending on requirements, this could be integrated to be part of the main house or could provide the perfect opportunity for an income via letting on Airbnb for example. There is also a large loft which may be suitable for conversion into additional accommodation, subject to the purchaser obtaining the relevant planning consents. Services: Mains electricity. Private and mains water. Septic tank drainage. Fibre internet is available at the front gate. Local Authority: South Hams. Council Tax: Band G. Rights of Way: Whetcombe enjoys a Right of Way over a neighbouring property to access the private water supply. Further information is available from the vendor’s agent. This property has 94.5 acres of land. Outside Whetcombe occupies an unrivalled private position at the end of a long private driveway which passes through its fields of pasture. The drive approaches the house and farm buildings to a large parking area which can accommodate multiple vehicles or a boat. The gardens immediately surrounding the house are immensely beautiful, featuring a wide variety of colourful all-seasons planting and specimen trees. An expansive level lawn is in front of the house with a large wildlife pond; all overlooking fabulous views over the surrounding fields and countryside. A number of paths meander through patches of woodland, creating pleasant woodland walks to enjoy and providing a haven for local wildlife; deer can often be seen roaming the grounds. There is a walled garden area adjacent to the house, as well as additional pathways through the natural woodland gardens behind. Of particular note are the swathes of bluebells which appear in the spring. There are a number of farm buildings at Whetcombe, each in need of varying degrees of refurbishment, in total providing an additional 10,306 sq. ft. The farm buildings include a large stone barn with calf pens and stables, a log shed, piggery, tractor shed, separate stone barn, the old dairy and a silage barn. The remaining land is divided into fields of well fenced gently sloping pasture which surrounds the house on all sides, with a small patch of woodland at the southern boundary. Although there is no official certification, the land is understood to have been farmed organically. In total, the land measures approximately 94.5 acres.

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