Built in a distinctive style of local stone with mellow brick dressings, sash windows and a clay tiled roof, Home Farm is a traditional and unspoilt Somerset farmhouse of Georgian origin with a later, substantial early Victorian extension. The property is unlisted and was a working dairy farm until 1996, when it was bought by the present owners, who have created a lovely and charming family home, with many original architectural features including joinery and beautiful flagstone flooring which extends through much of the ground floor. There are three reception rooms; a dining room and snug, both with fireplaces fitted with wood burning stoves and with windows looking out over the front and rear gardens and the party barn, which was created from a derelict cider barn that was restored and has a vaulted ceiling with part of the original floor retained to create a library area/minstrels' gallery. Also on the ground floor is the delightful farmhouse kitchen which has a two oven oil-fired AGA inset in the original range fireplace, traditional larder cupboard and Belfast sink, and the adjacent solar, which has double doors opening onto the terrace. The rooms face south and east respectively and both look out across the garden and kitchen garden to the countryside of the Axe river valley beyond. Upstairs are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite to the master bedroom. The guest bedroom, which has an en-suite WC and wash handbasin, housed chickens when the house was a working farmhouse and therefore can also be accessed by the secondary staircase from the boot room. At one end of the house is the self-contained, 2-bedroom annexe with living room and bathroom, which has been let successfully for many years but could be incorporated within the main house if required.
South Chard 1.1 miles, Chard 3.4 miles, Axminster 4.4 miles, Crewkerne 9.7 miles (Waterloo 2.5 hours), Lyme Regis 9.4 miles, Exeter Airport 27.5 miles.
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Home Farm is in a rural setting in the small hamlet of Chilson, which consists of just six houses, two of which are farms rearing beef cattle. There is a village convenience store in South Chard (1.1 miles) which also has a church, primary school, hall and pub. For shopping the market towns of Chard (3.4 miles), Axminster (4.4 miles), Lyme Regis (9.4 miles) and Crewkerne (9.7 miles) all provide good shopping, business and recreational facilities with a Waitrose in Crewkerne. There are three village primary schools within a three mile radius and for secondary education Holyrood Academy in Chard (3.4 miles) and Colyton Grammar School (8.7 miles) are both OFSTED rated 1 (Outstanding). There is also an excellent range of private schools within easy reach, including those in Sherborne and Taunton. For travel there is a rail service from Axminster to Waterloo in 2.5 hours and Exeter St Davids in 49 minutes. Exeter International Airport is 40 minutes away by car (27.5 miles) and offers connections to both UK and international destinations.