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Substantial 17th Century Former Farmhouse B&B

Williton, Somerset, England

  • Freehold Price: £549,950
Seller Reference: 6009
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Seller Reference: 6009
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THE PROPERTY
Fairfield House is an attractive and impressive character former farmhouse with origins reputed to date back over 300 years, but which is not Listed. Fairfield House has been the subject of considerable refurbishment and renovation to exacting standards by our clients during their 9 years of ownership and consequently the property is presented and furnished to an exceptionally high standard throughout. Works include the remodelling of the accommodation, the installation of new en-suite facilities, gas-fired central heating system, re-wiring, re-plumbing and redecoration. The property now offers 6 individual Bedrooms (4 en-suite), Entrance Hall, Reception Area, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Study/Treatment Room, Sauna with Shower Room and a Utility Room. Externally it benefits from a prominent main road frontage with signage and the gardens to all sides incorporate Lawned Areas to the front and rear, gravelled Courtyard Area, Car Parking for space for around 6 vehicles and a Hot Tub with Decked Seating Area. The generously proportioned accommodation is equipped with gas-fired central heating, double glazing and is arranged over two floors. The current owner's have utilised the property in a variety of ways to provide a valuable income, including as a Bed & Breakfast, as a yoga retreat, running specialist cooking workshops and more recentl as a large Self-Catering Holiday Let. The current owner's do not live on site, however there is an opportunity to reconfigure the letting bedrooms to provide flexible one/two bedroom owner's accommodation and a viewing is recommended in order to fully appreciate the flexibility and versatility of this beautifully presented and well proportioned character property. A floorplan is available upon request.

SITUATION
Fairfield House is prominently situated alongside the A39 within a short walk of Williton shops and amenities as well as the station of the West Somerset Steam Railway. Williton is a few miles from the coast at Watchet and Somerset's premier coastal resort of Minehead is approximately 9 miles. The County Town of Taunton, which has a mainline rail link to London, and access to the motorway network, is approximately 15 miles. Exmoor National Park, Quantock Hills and the Brendon Hills, together with the West Somerset coastline are all close at hand with many renowned beauty spots easily accessible.

INTERNAL DETAILS
Main entrance doors into the front and rear leading to Entrance Hall with part tiled and part timber flooring, stairs to first floor, timber panelled walls to dado height. Reception (4.2m x 2.9m) with tiled floor and reception counter. Guest Lounge (5.4m x 4.9m), a double aspect room with recessed stone fireplace with beam over and inset woodburner, exposed timber flooring, comfy sofas and seating areas. Dining Room/Potential Owners Lounge (7.9m x 4.8m), an attractive and versatile room with bamboo flooring, large feature stone fireplace with beam over, exposed ceiling timbers, door to outside and freestanding wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 12 guests. Sauna Room with En-Suite Shower Room with an infrared sauna. Study/Treatment Room (3.4m x 2.2m) with bamboo flooring. Kitchen/Breakfast Room (6.4m x 3.4m), a double aspect room fitted with a modern range of base and wall mounted kitchen units with complimentary worksurfaces and breakfast bar, stainless steel double bowl sink unit, integrated appliances including dishwasher, 6-ring gas hob, extractor canopy, eye level double oven, and equipped with a range of associated kitchen equipment. Tiled floor and tiled splashback. Walk-In Larder fully shelved with tiled floor. Utility Room (2.1m x 1.7m) with tiled flooring, worksurface, washing machine, wall shelving.

Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.

LETTING ACCOMODATION
Completely flexible dependent upon personal requirements, the property offers 4 individually designed high quality letting bedrooms plus a further 2 bedrooms which can be utilised as owner's accommodation or giving a total of up to 6 letting bedrooms in total, if so required. All of the bedrooms are furnished to an extremely high standard and briefly comprise:- Bedroom 1 (Hildegard) (4.6m x 4.0m min), a stunning family bedroom for 3 with a twin/double bed and a further single bed and carpeted flooring, triple aspect with views towards The Quantock Hills, vaulted high beamed ceiling, and an En-Suite Shower Room. Bedroom 2 (Rabiya) (3.9m x 3.8m) a twin/double bedroom with carpeted flooring, Victorian cast iron and tiled feature fireplace (disused), built in wardrobe and outlook to the front with an En-Suite Bathroom with shower over bath. Bedroom 3 (Irina) (4.0m x 3.2m) a twin/double bedroom with carpeted flooring, double aspect room with built in mirror fronted wardrobe and a Private Bathroom across the hallway with shower over bath. NB Bedroom 3 and the private bathroom can be made completely en-suite by repositioning the door on the landing. Bedroom 4 (De Salzmann) (4.3m x 2.9m) a twin/double bedroom with carpeted flooring, with outlook over the rear garden and an En-Suite Shower Room. NB Currently there is a connecting door from the en-suite to Bedroom 5 allowing either bedroom to use this en-suite facility, however if Bedroom 5 was utilised as owner's accommodation, this door could be blocked. Bedrooms 5 and 6 are approached off a second staircase and therefore lend themselves to be utilised as owner's accommodation.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
The current owner lives away from the property. Because Bedrooms 5 and 6 are approached by a private second staircase, they lend themselves perfectly to be utilised as owner's bedrooms along with the Dining Room on the ground floor which could be used as an owner's lounge. Bedroom 5 (Chiyono) (4.0m x 2.5m) with carpeted flooring, views over the rear garden towards the surrounding hills. Bedroom 6 (Meera) (4.3m x 3.6m) a double aspect room enjoying views over the rear garden and surrounding hills with an En-Suite Shower Room.

EXTERNAL DETAILS
Fairfield House benefits from a landmark trading position and a prominent frontage alongside the A39 with visible signage in both directions. The property is approached by vehicle off Dovetons Close leading onto a large private gravelled Parking Area providing turning and parking facilities for around 6 vehicles. To the rear of the property is a slightly raised part-walled Garden with part covered area, Hot Tub with Timber Decked Seating Area and a Drying Area. Immediately to the front of the property is a level Garden behind mature hedging with pedestrian access gate to the front. Continuing to the opposite side, there is a Gravelled Courtyard Area with shrubs and a timber garden shed.

THE BUSINESS
Fairfield House is presented in first class order throughout and has been owned and run by our clients since 2011, during which time they have undertaken an extensive programme of refurbishment and improvement to an exceptionally high standard throughout, whilst enhancing the character of the premises. In recent years the property has traded as a Large Self-Catering Holiday Let, having previously traded as a Vegetarian Bed & Breakfast and holistic venue offering a range of wellness, yoga and vitality retreats. The versatile and flexible accommodation would lend itself to numerous uses and trade in a manner to suit incoming purchaser's personal requirements. The property benefits from prominent signage being adjacent to the A39. Fairfield House is run by our client with the assistance of self-employed staff. The business has its own website which provides further background into the current style of trade.

TRADING INFORMATION
Accounting information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

POTENTIAL
We believe that Fairfield House represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an extremely well maintained and versatile property. Potential exists to re-establish Fairfield House as a thriving bed and breakfast business or to continue as a lucrative self-catering holiday let, or as a mixture of both. There is tremendous potential to develop a style of trade to suit individual requirements. The current owner previously developed a specialist trade as a popular vegetarian B&B and yoga retreat and it could revert to operating in this manner, depending on personal preferences. A viewing is essential in order to appreciate all that this extremely versatile and exceptionally well presented home and business offers.

EPC
Rated D - 58.

VIRTUAL TOUR
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FLOORPLANS
Available from Stonesmith upon request

SERVICES
All main services are connected to the property

PRICE & TENURE
Offers In The Region Of £549,950 for the valuable freehold business and full trade inventory. Vacant possession upon completion.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the vendors Sole Selling Agents.Tel: . Email:
You are recommended to contact us before visiting the property even for an informal viewing.

FINANCE
An early discussion about finance can often save time and disappointment. If you would like independent specialist advice on funding this property or any other purchase, we recommend you contact us for a list of our approved brokers.
Tenure:
Freehold
Location Details:
Fairfield House is prominently situated alongside the A39 within a short walk of Williton shops and amenities as well as the station of the West Somerset Steam Railway. Williton is a few miles from the coast at Watchet and Somerset’s premier coastal resort of Minehead is approximately 9 miles. The County Town of Taunton, which has a mainline rail link to London, and access to the motorway network, is approximately 15 miles.
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