A hidden gem in Somerset
25 June 2012
A haven of seclusion and tranquility, Bagnell Farm, Norton-sub-Hamdon sits in its own spectacular private valley, surrounded by 174 acres of land. The immaculate seven bedroom period house is situated at the end of a ¾ mile Beech avenue drive and there is also a two bedroom cottage, beautiful terraced garden, and a range of both modern and traditional farm buildings. Bagnell Farm is currently being offered for sale with Savills Salisbury and Symonds and Sampson, Dorchester.
“When visiting the property it is impossible not to be captivated by what can only be described as a small piece of quintessentially English countryside,” comments David Cross of Savills. “The setting below Ham Hill is idyllic, with woodland, wildlife ponds and streams in view from the house, yet readily accessible by both road and rail.”
At the end of the drive sits Bagnell House. This charming Grade II Listed property has been refurbished with an attention to detail by the vendors which makes it of the highest standard. Opening the oak front door you immediately step into the magnificent entrance hall. Leading off the hall is a double height drawing room and the dining room, both of which benefit from south-facing, stunning views over the land. The spacious kitchen with Purbeck stone floor and Aga leads out to a paved outdoor seating area with lovely views of garden and ponds beyond. There is also a study, boot room, laundry room and cellar.There are seven bedrooms and four bathrooms arranged over the first and second floors, including the fabulous, dual aspect master bedroom suite.
To the rear of the house is a terraced lawn which leads to a pond and spring-fed plunge pool and to the east of the house is an orchard. Situated in a delightful courtyard setting which adjoins the house by an archway are a two bedroom cottage, an office and traditional buildings including a workshop and large stone barn. The barn could be used for a variety of purposes such as a first rate ‘party barn’. The courtyard has raised vegetable patches, a yew hedge and a spring-fed fish pond. There is also a covered outdoor dining area which is perfect for entertaining.
The land at Bagnell Farm is all down to grass or woodland with a stream running through the valley and a series of ponds which provide an excellent habitat for a wealth of wildlife. The majority of the land is described as South Petherton Series being deep, well-drained silty soil. The farmyard comprises of a range of both traditional and modern farm buildings including a 4-bay steel portal frame stock building with 42 photovoltaic panels on the roof.
David Cross of Savills Salisbury concludes “Many people looking to buy in Somerset want a peaceful, private location that offers excellent views and surroundings. I believe it will appeal to either a local purchaser or one who is looking to relocate to the country.”
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