- Detached farmhouse set within 10 Acres
- Original flagstone floors, and mullion fireplaces and windows
- Walled gardens
- Paddock and open fields
- 6 bedrooms
- Amazing views
The Home House is a truly impressive, detached grade II listed farmhouse, dating back to the 17th century retaining immense charm and character and boasting gardens and grounds of over 10 acres.
Introduction The Home House
This handsome home has been lovingly restored by the current owners and offers spacious accommodation, with well-proportioned rooms which are arranged over three floors that all capture wide views of the surrounding gardens and countryside. Charm and character feature throughout the property which stands proudly within its own grounds.
The Walk Through
A spacious reception hall with original Blue Lias flagstone flooring welcomes you into the house, leading into the formal dining room which is naturally lit with dual aspect mullioned windows, a common feature throughout all rooms of the property. The dining room boasts original flagstone flooring and an inglenook fireplace housing a sizeable wood burner. Across the entrance hall is the sitting room with a large garden window and window seat boasting beautiful views of the mature gardens. There is an inglenook fireplace housing a wood burner in the sitting room also, creating the perfect cosy room for evenings in. The kitchen has high ceilings, exposed beams, sensitively restored elm woodwork and more Blue Lias flagstone flooring. A designer deVOL kitchen of the finest quality was installed by the current owners in 2020 and this modern addition fits effortlessly into the rich history of The Home House. The new additions include large Carrera marble and Belgian blue limestone worktops, fitted solid wooden base cupboards with Verdigris brass handles, a large pantry cupboard, Miele electric cooker and integrated dishwasher, Smeg induction hob, Shaws Belfast sink and brass taps, and open solid oak shelving with brass brackets. The original 1940s Aga was professionally refurbished in 2020 and converted to electric, enabling energy efficient use throughout the year. The Aga is recessed within the original fireplace and is perfect for winter cooking. The kitchen is the real hub of this home and this room enjoys both sunrise and sunset from its dual aspect windows. Following on from the kitchen is a DeVOL fitted scullery in a sunny yellow, with wooden base cupboards and bronze handles, thick oak wooden worktops, space for washing machine and a large Shaws farmhouse sink with brass taps and window outlook into the rear orchard. There is also a large fridge/freezer, larder, separate wine fridge and marble topped cocktail bar all bespoke fitted as part of the 2020 refurbishment, you will find access to the garden from this room. Off the scullery is a recently refurbished WC with William Morris wallpaper and sanitary ware from Catchpole and Rye.
The boot room provides floor to ceiling cupboards, perfect for muddy boots after a walk in the countryside and a door to the garden. The stable is currently used for storage and houses the new heating system, from here you will also find access into the gardens. Access to the cellar is by the front door and is standing height and is currently used for storage. On the first floor is the master bedroom which has dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens. This room features a fireplace and an ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom also offers a feature fireplace and views of the garden and the sunrise and sunsets. Bedroom three is also of double size and has exposed floorboards and views of the garden. A single bedroom also with exposed floorboards complete the bedrooms on this floor. The family bathroom has a white suite. On the second floor are two further double bedrooms, which have great ceiling height and stunning exposed beams. An ensuite bathroom also provides access into a useful storage room. To the other side of this room, you will find the original servant’s staircase which goes all the way down to the ground floor kitchen.
The Vast Outdoors
The front of the house is flanked by a beautiful mature Wisteria which blooms twice a year. The extensive gardens are south facing with a sprawling lawn and a variety of mature shrubs and trees, including magnolia, jasmine, roses, wildflowers including native orchids, cowslips and English bluebells. There are abundant fruit trees including pear and apple. There is a walled vegetable garden currently producing a wealth of soft fruits, rhubarb, potatoes, asparagus, and artichokes and there is also a greenhouse. The smaller paddock is the perfect spot for summer camping and games, whilst the remaining acres are fields bordered by trees. The beautiful gardens wrap around the house with many spots to enjoy both sunset and sunrise. The house is approached via a private driveway to a secluded spot where there is ample parking for several cars, as well as a carport.
On The Doorstep
The property is located on the western outskirts of the Somerset village of Stoke St Michael in the heart of the Mendip Hills National Character Area. There is a real uniqueness to this location as Bath, Frome, Bruton, Castle Cary and Wells are all just 10-25 minutes drive away. Bristol Airport is just 35 minutes drive from the property, and regular direct train connections to London Paddington take 1hr 20mins from Bath Spa. The Home House is located in an extremely accessible location.
Babington House, Hotel and Private Members Club is also less than 6 miles, and The Newt Hotel and Gardens 12miles, both exclusive countryside retreats.
There is also an excellent selection of schools in the local area including All Hallows, Downside, Wells Cathedral, Millfield and Kings Bruton, in addition to those in Bath such as King Edwards and Monkton Combe.
Prior to advertising for sale, the current owners submitted a planning application to internalise both the stable and workshop and create an east facing morning room and west facing garden room. Both spaces will benefit from triple aspect views of the mature gardens and grounds with fabulous sunrises and sunsets across the far reaching landscape. Mendip District Council has responded positively to the submission and a planning consent is scheduled to be granted in September.
Planning reference 2022/1021/LBC.