For the keen equestrian family requiring space - a substantial home and adjacent detached bungalow, tucked away in a private but accessible position. Totalling 6.3 acres it includes the most immaculate stabling, storage and associated paddocks, extensive vehicle parking and outdoor school.
La Esperanza is a detached modern residence, much improved and extended over the years by the current owners. On the ground floor an enclosed storm porch opens into a spacious hall with inner hall / study area beyond. There is a cosier sitting room to the front with woodburning stove, whilst to the rear a large open plan summer living room directly connects via bi-fold doors to an impressive triple aspect conservatory allowing the space to be completely open plan during warmer weather. A spacious and separate formal dining room is perfect for entertaining whilst the sociable family size kitchen / breakfast room has plenty of space for a large table, practical slate flooring and modern units incorporating integrated dishwasher and ample space for both large fridge / freezer and range cooker. Beyond the kitchen is a side lobby with useful downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs the master-suite has been attractively modernised with en-suite bathroom including rain shower over bath and Triton luxury body drier. There are three further bedrooms all with fitted bedroom storage and the guest double room has an interconnecting door to the spacious family bathroom allowing it to be used as an en-suite. The property has UPVC double glazing and oil fired central heating.
The Old Stables is located just a stone's throw from the main house. Perfect as ancillary accommodation for an extended family it is again well presented for sale. A good size kitchen / dining room opens via double doors into a family room with double doors opening onto a westerly facing deck. Practical tiled flooring leads through both rooms and into the inner lobby, where there is a separate sitting room overlooking the lawns behind and also a fully tiled family bathroom. Steps lead down into a lower lobby where there are four bedrooms including a master with fully tiled en-suite bathroom. The Old Stables benefits from lpg gas central heating and UPVC double glazing.
The Old Stables has its own driveway and detached double garage with electric roller shutter door. At the rear is a large expanse of lawn with an optional front entrance, whilst surrounding the bungalow are areas of decking and gravel perfect for summer entertaining including two summerhouses with power connected, and an outside tap.
La Esperanza is approached over a gravel drive leading to the front, side and rear of the house. To the side a hardstanding leads through a 5-bar gate to a lawned garden edged with shrubs and trees. A post and rail fence encloses a 20m x 40m outdoor school. To the south side of the house is a drying and storage area, oil tank and timber store / kennels. Beyond the house is an extensive parking and turning area with ample space for horseboxes and trailers, centred with an illuminated water feature. From here steps lead up to a raised lawn with mature willow and cherry trees. A timber lodge has three internal rooms, power, light and air conditioning connected.
From the turning area a concrete drive leads through secure gates and fencing to the stable blocks.
Stable block 1 – Two loose boxes with rubber matting and useful storage area with work bench, power and light.
Stable block 2 – One loose box to the front with rubber matting. Further entrance to hay store with louvred windows, outside tap and power. Further loose box with rubber matting and separate tack room with shelving, power, light, sink unit and hot / cold running water via electric water heater.
The paddocks are located beyond the stable block and extend to approximately 4.3 acres. A separate track provides alternative access via Watergore for larger vehicles.
South Petherton/A303 - 0.5 miles
Ilminster - 5.5 miles
Yeovil - 10 miles
M5 Taunton - 15.5 miles
All distances are approximate
Tucked away along a no-through lane, the property is situated up its own private driveway away from busy traffic. The village of Over Stratton has a well thought-of public house serving good food (The Royal Oak), and its own restaurant with accommodation which also supplies outside catering (The New Farm Restaurant) and village hall where various clubs and societies meet regularly.
The centre of South Petherton is less than a mile away from Over Stratton and this picture postcard village has lots of village amenities including ofsted "outstanding" infant and junior schools, tennis courts and recreation grounds, co-op supermarket, post office and some small independent retailers. There are excellent private schools locally including North Perrot Independent, Chard Independent, Hazlegrove Prep, Kings (Bruton), Bruton school for girls at Sunnyhill (Bruton), Taunton School, Queens College (Taunton) and Kings (Taunton). Within 7.5 miles is the market town of Crewkerne, with its Waitrose supermarket and mainline station (London Waterloo).
The junction of the main A303 London – Exeter trunk road is located on the edge of South Petherton just half a mile from the property, providing excellent road links both east towards the A37 and eventually the M3, and to the west the A30 and M5 at Taunton.
The beautiful Jurassic coastline of Devon and Dorset lies within c.20 miles, meaning a trip to the seaside is feasible in under 45 minutes.
We are blessed with over 1000 miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways in South Somerset, as well as an active local equestrian community.