An impressive and beautifully proportioned Country House set in gardens and grounds of just over 1 Acre in a unique location on the Somerset/Dorset border. EPC: Band E
Dating from the early 20th Century, Longmoor is substantially constructed with stone and part rendered elevations set beneath a tiled roof and offers well proportioned accommodation with excellent ceiling heights throughout. The house is almost entirely double glazed and all principal rooms enjoy a delightful South facing aspect across its own gardens and the surrounding estate parkland. Heating is provided by oil fired central heating to radiators with an open fireplace in the sitting room and Aga in the kitchen.
The accommodation is light and airy providing, on the ground floor, a spacious hallway, cloakroom, sitting room with conservatory off, dining room, kitchen and utility/boiler room. A gentle staircase leads to the first floor with a wide landing/study area, master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en-suite shower room, third bedroom and family bathroom. Originally a four bedroom property, plans have been drawn up in the past to restore this level of accommodation.
The gardens are principally lawned with established herbaceous borders, mature shrubs and trees, together with an enclosed swimming pool and a useful outbuilding currently used for Air B&B accommodation.
Longmoor enjoys a unique setting located at the very heart of the Cricket St Thomas Estate, where the stunning Somerset, Dorset and Devon countryside meet, surrounded by rolling park and farmland, but within easy reach of most amenities. The small but thriving village of Winsham is within 1 mile and the towns of Chard and Crewkerne are some 3 and 5 miles distant respectively, both with good day to day facilities including a range of major supermarkets, specialist retailers, banks, medical services etc.
Although totally private and secluded, the property is easily accessible with excellent communication and transport links. Crewkerne provides an intercity rail service (London Waterloo) and both the A303 trunk road and M5 motorway are within very easy reach with regional airports at Bristol and Exeter.
Recreational and leisure opportunities abound with access to the footpaths and bridleways of Cricket St Thomas estate and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast is just 12 miles to the South at Lyme Regis.
The property is approached over a long private driveway that continues past the house providing a secondary alternative access.
The gardens are in the main laid to lawn with a wide variety of mature ornamental shrubs and trees and well stocked herbaceous borders with paved paths and a terrace on the South side. There is a secluded swimming pool (approx 24' x 12') with paved surround and filtration unit and several small buildings including a timber and tiled garden store, log store and greenhouse. On the far side of the driveway is 'The Bothy' currently used for Air B&B accommodation and incorporating a kitchen/living area, bedroom and shower room.
A delightful small stream meanders through the garden and flows into a tributary of The River Axe running down the East boundary.
The total area extends to 1.094 Acre and in addition there is a strip of garden on the South side and further land adjoining the front drive.