A unique small farm with a profitable vineyard and winery, four bedroom house and holiday cottages, set in 11.91 acres of beautiful countryside.
Lower Eastcott farmhouse is set in the middle of its own land. The house has been updated by the current owners to create a well presented family home, whilst retaining many character features.
The ground floor comprises an entrance porch, hall with stairs to the first floor, kitchen/breakfast room with fitted units, beech surfaces, a butler sink and a Stoves range set in an inglenook, a sitting room with exposed beams and National Trust Finch Foundry bolts, a wood burning stove and bread oven set in a stone inglenook fireplace and an original stone clotted cream stove with an outdoor water pump, a dining room with an ornamental fireplace and French doors out to the garden, a study, again with French doors to the garden and a utility/boot room with a wood burning stove. Accessed separately from the outside of the house is a laundry room and cloakroom.
Upstairs are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master suite has a fireplace and an ensuite shower room. The three further bedrooms are all double rooms and a large storage/laundry cupboard has the potential to create an ensuite for bedroom two.
There are two fields planted with six varieties of vines, totalling approximately 6000 vines. The vines were planted in 2008 but could easily be removed if the new owner wants to return the land to pasture.
The winery is contained in a large barn and has a fibre reinforced polished concrete floor. The other half of the barn that houses the winery has been left unconverted and would make an ideal space for expansion. The winery equipment is available by separate negotiation.
Further land lies to the south east of the house and consists of 4.04 acres of pasture and a stream.
Lower Eastcott is approached over a private drive to a gravelled parking and turning area to the front of the house and garage. To the rear of the house is a secluded garden, mainly laid to lawn, with paved seating areas, established trees and flowering shrubs. Paths lead up to the fields and a further garden with a polytunnel, fruit cage and apple trees.
A five bar gate from the road provides separate access to a courtyard, two cottages and a further large area of lawn with some mature apple trees. The cottages are cleverly arranged to ensure they do not impact on the enjoyment of living in the main house.
Merlot Cottage is a well-proportioned three bedroom cottage attached to the farmhouse, currently let on an assured shorthold tenancy agreement. The cottage has its own entrance and parking area off the main drive and an area of level lawn to the front. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises of a sitting/dining room, snug, kitchen and shower room. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The current rent is £675/month.
Cabernet Cottage is a semi-detached two bedroom cottage with an open plan sitting room/kitchen on the ground floor and the bedrooms and family shower room on the lower ground floor.
Sauvignon Cottage is a semi-detached two bedroom cottage with an open plan sitting room/kitchen on the ground floor and the bedrooms and family shower room on the lower ground floor. The cottages have previously been used as holiday cottages to provide an additional income, but would also make ideal staff accommodation for the business.
Lower Eastcott benefits from a number of outbuildings comprising of:
The Rondo room, a stone barn, currently used as a demonstration room for the business. This building has the potential to be a home office or studio, subject to the relevant planning permissions.
A stone barn with a concrete floor and original horizontal oak trunk installed for fixing agricultural machinery, currently used for storage.
A former milking barn with a concrete floor, with the potential to convert for further business premises or residential use, subject to the relevant planning permissions. This also has a garage to the front and a potting shed to the side.
Lot Acres: 11.91