A character farmhouse with a number of outbuildings, stabling and 7 acres including a vineyard
Tuckerton Farm has been extensively improved by the current owners who have created a wonderful family home, preserving the original character features. The house has been damp-proofed, double glazing fitted and the electrics, drainage systems, central heating system and plumbing have all been replaced. Remarkably for a property of this age, Tuckerton Farm remains unlisted.
On the ground floor there are three spacious reception rooms; a sitting room, drawing room and dining room. The drawing room, to the front of the house, has a quarried flagstone floor with underfloor heating, and a large inglenook fireplace which has flooring constructed with original bricks and a wood burner. An attractive quadruple-aspect studio is accessed from the drawing room, with stone floor tiles, a Velux window and lovely views of the surrounding gardens. The front-facing sitting room is a light and spacious room, featuring a large fireplace with an ancient wood mantel and a Villager wood burner. To the rear of the house is the dining room, benefitting from a beautiful flagstone floor, exposed beams and an original well, covered with reinforced glass, creating a unique feature. The kitchen is well-equipped, with Howdens cabinets and wine racks, an electric AGA with a Delft-tiled surround, two electric ovens, a gas hob, extractor fan and a breakfast bar. Completing the ground floor is a pantry with a slate cold shelf, a utility room with a ceramic Butler sink, a useful boot room which has a separate entrance, and a shower room with an original ceramic Butler sink.
Upstairs, there is a spacious, double-aspect master bedroom and an adjacent family bathroom with a Heritage bath. There are three further double bedrooms on the first floor, plus a well-presented shower room with a large walk-in shower. On the second floor is a single bedroom, which could be used an office or snug, plus extensive loft space providing storage.
This property has 7 acres of land.
Tuckerton Farm is approached by a remote-operated entrance gate that leads to a gravelled turning circle and forecourt. The front garden is beautifully landscaped, with large areas of lawn bordered by established shrubs and trees which provide a high level of privacy. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 7 acres in total and are split into different areas, providing a combination of formal and informal gardens.
A pretty stream runs across the gardens to a lake that provides a wonderful habitat for a wide range of local wildlife including waterfowl and the occasional otter. Surrounding the lake is a paddock, currently used as a small golf course, and a nature meadow. Three pretty foot bridges cross the stream at various locations within the gardens. There is a wide variety of established flora, including a twisted willow tree, walnut, plum, conference pear and sloe berry trees, as well as an orchard field with cider, cooking and eating apples. There is also a productive vegetable garden and a polytunnel. A number of different pathways within the garden provide access to the different areas.
The Vineyard: Within the grounds is an established vineyard. There are three types of vine: 51 Rondo red, 45 Orion white and 23 younger Sirius white. The current owners use a local master winemaker to produce the wine. The vineyard provided circa 100 bottles in 2017 and an even greater yield is expected in 2018.
Outbuildings: Tuckerton Farm has a number of outbuildings including a garage/tractor shed (electricity connected), a gym, foaling barn (providing potential for conversion, subject to the purchaser obtaining relevant planning consents), log store, piggery, three stables, a feed/tack room and an animal shelter.
Tucked away in a secluded area of the garden is an office, with raised decking to the front and a log burner inside. Adjacent to the office is a large duck and chicken run, plus a greenhouse. Power and light are connected to both the office/studio and the greenhouse.
Tuckerton Farm is the principle house of the pretty hamlet of Tuckerton. Just 5 miles away from the property is the Quantock Hills, which were Englands first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For those enjoying walking, cycling, riding and outdoor country and equestrian pursuits, the surrounding countryside and coastline provide superb recreational opportunities.
Taunton, just 7 miles away, has an extensive range of shopping facilities and a thriving farmers market. There are also many excellent local producers and artisan farm shops. The Musgrove Park and Nuffield Hospitals serve the town and surrounding area. There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages including Taunton School, Kings College, Queens College and Kings Hall. Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield and Blundells, all within driving distance.
The cathedral city of Exeter, approximately 39 miles away, offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants, including John Lewis and a Waitrose supermarket. There are several primary and secondary schools, both state and independent, and Exeter University is recognised as one of the leading universities in the country.
Communications are excellent with the M5 motorway providing links to the A38 to Plymouth, the A303 to Cornwall, and Bristol and London to the north and east. There are regular rail services to Bristol and London from Taunton, taking as little as 1 ½ hours to London. Exeter International Airport, 37 miles away, provides an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights, including two flights a day to London City Airport. Bristol Airport, approximately 34 miles away, provides an even greater number of international flights and connections.
From Exeter, follow the M5 northbound towards Bristol/Taunton. At junction 25, take the A358 exit to Taunton/Yeovil. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Toneway/A358 and then at the next roundabout take the 1st exit to stay on the A358. Proceed for approximately a third of a mile and turn right onto Bridgwater Rd/A38. Stay on the A38, passing through 4 roundabouts, and turn right onto the A361. Follow the road for approximately a mile and a half, turning left immediately after the Thank you for driving carefully sign. Proceed for approximately a mile, entering into the village of Tuckerton, and the entrance gate to Tuckerton Farm is on the left hand side.Read all
- Vineyard within the grounds
- Spacious, flexbile accomodation
- Accessible yet rural location
- Well-presented accommodation
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