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Substantial period house with equestrian facilities set in c.8 acres

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Outdoor school, Field shelters, Outbuildings, Good local hacking and Rug room
KEY FEATURES: Substantial detached period House Superb Equestrian Facilities Holiday cottage/annexe with income generating potential Stone Barns with scope for development 3 receptions, 5 bedrooms Spacious accommodation in excellent order throughout Attractive gardens and land c. 8 acres Tennis Court Near the ancient market towns of Langport and Somerton, Little England enjoys a quiet position on a no through road in the Somerset village of Othery. This is a very attractive and substantial period property constructed from mellow brick and natural stone which is exposed at the front and some painted at the rear. Little England offers a quintessentially English charm; its origins dating from the 1600s, and with later additions and careful updating combined, it is now a wonderful home for a busy equestrian and country loving family. Protected by a canopied porch the pretty green front door opens into the entrance hall where flagstones, many of which are original, run from here throughout the ground floor setting the tone for the practical countryside aesthetic which is the order of the day at Little England. The hallway flows through from the front to the rear of the house with a door leading out to the rear and adjacent access to an amazing utility and boot room with downstairs WC. There is plenty of room here to accommodate the outdoorsy lifestyle to the maximum; a quarry tiled floor welcomes boots, coats, tack, rugs, dog beds and laundry, there’s plenty of scope here to organise everything perfectly away from the main living accommodation. From here, there is an additional access out to the rear and the adjacent Grain Barn has been converted into holiday accommodation and cleverly incorporated with entry from the main house as well as having a separate entry from outside. The Grain Barn has an open plan kitchen and living room, mezzanine level bedroom area and a bathroom. Returning to the hallway the fantastic kitchen breakfast room which is open to a warm and comfortable family room can be accessed from the front and rear halls. The classically farmhouse style kitchen with solid wood units and very impressive gas and electric range looks out over the rear garden and opens onto a terrace for enjoying warm summer al fresco dining with convenient kitchen access. A wonderful large capacity larder is conveniently adjacent to the kitchen meaning everything can be stored away but remain within easy reach. There is plenty of room for a large kitchen table to be the perfect place for casual suppers and weekend gatherings of family and friends. On cooler evenings a wood burning stove set into the fireplace in the family room makes it a lovely cosy spot for family to gather and chat to the cook of the day. A sitting room with open fireplace leads through to a formal dining room with wood burning stove with both these rooms looking out over the front of the property. Stairs rise to a wide, spacious landing area where the current owners have set up a lovely reading nook where there is plenty of room to enjoy curling up in a comfortable arm chair and selecting a book from the shelves. The charming configuration of five double bedrooms begins with an impressively spacious triple aspect master bedroom including ensuite with bath and separate shower. A further four good sized double bedrooms featuring original elm floor boards, lead off the landing and are served by a family bathroom with an adjacent airing cupboard. There are stairs providing access to the boarded attic where subject to the necessary consents the potential exists to convert this very impressive space into additional living accommodation. Outside From the gravelled entrance a traditional wrought iron gate leads to the courtyard, with extensive parking also available on the gravelled area to the front of the property. Forming an L-shape around the courtyard, an impressive and substantial run of outbuildings are attractive with practical and flexible appeal. A stone built rendered games barn features original flagstones and is open into the eaves providing a wonderful space for relaxed entertaining and teenage parties. Adjacent there are two barn style open fronted loose boxes and a pretty blue lias two storey stone barn provides a further three loose boxes on the ground floor and has been partially developed on the first floor. Two sets of traditional stone barn steps provide access to the first floor and there is a further yard area to the north side which could be landscaped to provide a private garden. Subject to the necessary consents there is very exciting potential here to configure additional income generating accommodation or to provide for multi generational family living, separate from the main house. Little England is currently set up to provide exceptional equestrian facilities which are positioned adjacent to the 8 acres of level grazing land with a superb purpose built stable block comprising 4 loose boxes, tack room, yard and floodlit 40’ x 20’ menage. Large well established formal gardens laid predominantly to lawn are defined with evergreen structural plants, beds, beautiful trees and attractive areas to sit and enjoy the garden. Warm summer days can be spent wandering through the garden to the tennis court and on to the paddocks to check on the horses, then back to relax on the terrace having grabbed a drink from the kitchen. Situation Set in the beautiful South Somerset countryside the parish and village of Othery known as the island on the levels, is rich in history and in 1086 was under the control of Glastonbury Abbey. The village is surrounded by The Somerset Levels, one of Britain’s best wetlands which abound with wildlife. Thousands of waterfowl and waders winter in the environs, whilst overhead buzzards, marsh harriers and peregrines are a regular sight. There is a thriving primary school which offers a broad and balanced curriculum and the village hall is busy with events throughout the year. Othery is a low crime area with a strong community spirit and boasts a full Neighbourhood Watch scheme. The popular town of Langport is just 4 miles south east with its thriving cafes/restaurants, artisan bakery, butcher, award winning Langport Stores ( as well as a supermarket, pharmacy, vets and a number of other independent shops and a monthly artisan and vintage market. There is excellent walking, riding and cycling in the surrounding open countryside.The Battle of Langport was fought in 1645 during the Civil War and is referenced in the Domesday Book. The icing on the cake are the lovely walks along Cocklemoor river where you can hire boats ( In September there is the fabulous Langfest that spans a whole weekend. In addition there are several good golf courses nearby and a thriving tennis club at Somerton. The picturesque town of Somerton is only a 15 minute drive. Originally the county town of Somerset and before that, possibly the capital of Wessex. Its focal point is the wide 17th Century Market Square with a Buttercross in the centre. Somerton offers all the usual amenities of a market town and has a small independent supermarket. Larger towns within easy reach include Taunton, Street and Glastonbury. Access to fabulous beaches on the Devon coast is just an hour’s drive away. Approximate distances: Langport 4 miles, Somerton 8 miles, Street and Glastonbury 10 miles, Taunton 11 miles (London Paddington), Yeovil 17 miles (London Waterloo), Castle Cary 16 miles (London Paddington), Bristol Airport 27 miles, A303 10 miles, M5 (J24) 8 miles for northbound travel, M5 (J25) 15 miles for southbound travel. There are excellent state and independent schools including Millfield, Sherborne, Hazlegrove, Leweston, Bruton, and Taunton School. Sixth Form colleges at both Richard Huish, Taunton and Strode College in Street. Directions Postcode: TA7 0QR What.3.Words: corner.marzipan.engineers Viewing by appointment only.

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