Property of the Week: Monkton Park Farm, Payhembury
- Credit: Humberts
Monkton Park Farm, Payhembury
Guide Price: £1,100,000
Agent's Tel: 01404 42456
This attractive, four-bedroom farmhouse is located in a picturesque position on the outskirts of the highly desirable village of Payhembury. Although it is an idyllic rural retreat, it is readily accessible to urban life as the village is just a short walk away.
Monkton Park Farm comprises 16.8 acres of pasture, several outbuildings with optional planning consent, and a handsome detached farmhouse that has origins dating back several centuries.
Over the course of time the farmhouse has been enhanced with two large extensions that have helped to create a spacious family home.
The property has been subject to a considerable programme of restoration and refurbishment and is now found in beautiful order, where contemporary features blend sympathetically with its traditional character. This is most apparent in the glorious oak and glass sunroom with its roof lantern. Period features include ceiling beams, exposed stone walls and an impressive inglenook fireplace in the sitting room.
On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, where the master has a dressing area with wardrobes, an ensuite shower room, and fabulous views of the countryside.
Undoubtedly, one of Monkton Park Farm’s main features is its stunning setting which offers great privacy and is a haven for flora and fauna. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn and interspersed with well-established trees and shrubs. There's also an orchard with several mature apple trees, a pond and a more formal garden to the north.
To the east, there are former farm buildings that have approved planning permission for a detached two-bedroom residential dwelling. These comprise a former piggery and adjoining traditional barns, and a modern block built garage/workshop which could be linked to form a ‘U-shaped barn conversion.