GUIDE PRICE £1,195,000
The original Lower Eastcott Farm was established in the 16th century, probably as a tenant farm of Ashbury Estate.
Lower Eastcott farmhouse is set in the middle of its own land, comprising just under 12 acres and the house itself has been updated by the current owners to create a well presented family home, whilst retaining many character features. The property lends itself to varied commercial use or as a smallholding. Latterly used as a vineyard, the current owners are now returning these 6 acres to pasture. AGENTS NOTE: Please confirm prior to contract, your intentions of business use as you will need to acquire the necessary consents under new ownership.
The ground floor comprises: Entrance porch : Hall with stairs to the first floor : Kitchen/breakfast room with fitted units, oak surfaces, a butler sink and a Stove range set in an inglenook : Sitting room with exposed beams and National Trust Finch Foundry bolts, a wood burning stove and bread oven set in a stone inglenook fireplace and an original stone clotted cream stove with an outdoor water pump : Dining room with an ornamental fireplace and French doors out to the garden : Study, again with French doors to the garden : Utility/boot room with a wood burning stove providing a great room to come in from outside to dry off and disrobe. Accessed separately from the outside of the house is a second laundry room and cloakroom.
Upstairs are the four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master suite has a fireplace and an en-suite shower room. The three further bedrooms are all double rooms and a large storage/laundry cupboard has the potential to create an en-suite for bedroom two (Subject to any necessary consents/building regs).
Lower Eastcott is approached over a private drive to a graveled parking and turning area to the front of the house and garage. To the rear of the house is a secluded garden, mainly laid to lawn, with paved seating areas, established trees and flowering shrubs. Elsewhere there is a garden area with a polytunnel and fruit cage. Further land lies to the south east of the house and consists of around 4 further acres of pasture and a stream.
Cottages - A Five bar gate from the road provides separate access to the courtyard, two cottages and a further large area of the lawn with some mature apple trees. The cottages are cleverly arranged to ensure they do not impact on the enjoyment of living in the main house.
Merlot Cottage - Merlot Cottage is a well-proportioned three bedroom cottage attached to the farmhouse, currently let on as assured short-hold tenancy agreement. The cottage has its own entrance and parking area off the main drive and an area of level lawn to the front. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises of a sitting/dining room, snug, kitchen and shower room. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The current rent is £675 p/mth
Cabernet Cottage - Cabernet Cottage is a semi-detached two bedroom cottage with an open plan sitting room/kitchen on the ground floor and the bedrooms and family shower room on the lower ground floor.
Sauvignon Cottage - Sauvignon Cottage is a semi-detached two bedroom cottage with an open plan siting room.kitchen on the ground floor and the bedrooms and the family shower room on the lower ground floor.
These cottages have previously been used as holiday cottages to provide an additional income, but would also make ideal staff accommodation for the business.
Outbuildings - Lower Eastcott benefits from a number of outbuildings comprising of:
WINERY - A modern barn of approx 60' X 45' which is a very flexible space, suitable for a number of uses, possibly the storage of classic cars.
OPEN BARN - (attached to the Winery) of similar size. Ideal for machinery etc.
STONE BARN - with a concrete floor approx 20' X 19' 7 and original horizontal oak trunk installed for fixing agricultural machinery, currently used for storage, making a fabulous workshop.
HOME OFFICE/ STUDIO - A stone barn approx 22'6 X 15'2, currently used as a demonstration room for the business. This building has the potential to be a home office or studio, subject to the relevant planning permissions.
LARGE STONE BARN - A former milking barn approx 36'3 X 17'4 with a concrete floor and hay loft approx 15'6 X 14'5 max, with the usual opportunities for conversion to business or residential use, subject to the relevant planning permissions. This also has a garage to the front and a potting shed to the side. NB. please note that we do not in any way suggest that any planning consents/ building regulations will be approved and advise prospective purchasers to make the relevant enquiries prior to contact.
AGENTS NOTE: The land measurements are approximate and prospective purchasers may wish to make their own enquiries for clarification, which we advise they do prior to contract.