Little Barn is a detached house which incorporates a self contained wing which can be used as an integral part of the house or as a separate home ideal for guests/relatives or letting. The entire house has tremendous character and appeal.
The main part includes a porch, hall, a large sitting room, a somewhat larger combined kitchen and dining room, rear kitchen, lobby, utility room, cloakroom, side hall and a green oak garden sitting room. On the first floor is a landing opening into a study area, a main bedroom with an en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe two further bedrooms and the family bathroom.
The West Wing includes a kitchen & dining room and on the first floor two double bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside there is a delightful mature, mainly walled garden of towards a third of an acre with ample parking and garaging. It also has great privacy.
Little Barn stands in the heart of the village close to Stoke Street and Scaddens Lane. Stoke Street leads to the Church and beyond to the moors which run towards Wedmore whilst Scaddens Lane is a no through road at the bottom of the Mendip Hills and on the edge of the Rodney Stoke Nature Reserve. These quiet country lanes and the many nearby footpaths give immediate access to the stunning and unspoiled surrounding countryside
Little Barn backs onto the roadway on the northern side and faces southwards into its own beautiful sunny gardens. An entrance through gates leads to a parking area for four or five cars and 2 garages. Footpaths beneath mature trees and shrubs then lead into the gardens and to the house.
The house is a typical Somerset long house with medieval origins and the tremendous charm and character which is only found with period properties. Within the main structure the west wing (or Annexe) has been used as a holiday cottage (Jessie's Cottage) and whilst is ideal as such it can be used with the main house.
*Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the starting bid, both the starting bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the auction, which is powered by IAM Sold.
This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction. Should you view, offer or bid on the property, your information will be shared with the Auctioneer, iamsold.
This method of auction requires both parties to complete the transaction within 56 days of the draft contract for sale being received by the buyers solicitor. This additional time allows buyers to proceed with mortgage finance (subject to lending criteria, affordability and survey).
The buyer is required to sign a reservation agreement and make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee. This being 4.2% of the purchase price including VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT. The Reservation Fee is paid in addition to purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation for stamp duty liability.
Buyers will be required to go through an identification verification process with iamsold and provide proof of how the purchase would be funded.
This property has a Buyer Information Pack which is a collection of documents in relation to the property. The documents may not tell you everything you need to know about the property, so you are required to complete your own due diligence before bidding. A sample copy of the Reservation Agreement and terms and conditions are also contained within this pack.
The buyer will also make payment of £300.00 including VAT towards the preparation cost of the pack, where it has been provided by iamsold.
The property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price with both the Reserve Price and Starting Bid being subject to change.
The Partner Agent and Auctioneer may recommend the services of third parties to you. Whilst these services are recommended as it is believed they will be of benefit; you are under no obligation to use any of these services and you should always consider your options before services are accepted.
Where services are accepted the Auctioneer or Partner Agent may receive payment for the recommendation and you will be informed of any referral arrangement and payment prior to any services being taken by you.
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Accommodation The accommodation retains many original details including old pine, oak and elm timberwork, flagstones, inglenook fireplaces and thick stone walls with window seats and cills. These are complemented by diamond leaded windows, modern oak, an Aga and a gas central heating. A footpath leads through the gardens to the front door which opens to a wide hall with ceiling beams, a staircase, cupboards and a door to a porch on the north side. ***** To the right is the 18ft plus, well proportioned sitting room with a large Inglenook fireplace with a stone hearth, an inset open fire with a canopy hood and a side bread oven. The other side of the hall is the equally impressive and slightly larger combined kitchen and dining room. This has beams, a tiled floor, an Aga set in an inglenook flanked by cupboards and on the opposite side of the room a further large inglenook with a flagstone hearth and an open fire with a canopy hood. A doorway leads through into the back kitchen which has a range of matching fitted units, hardwood and granite worksurfaces, a Belfast sink unit and integrated appliances including a dishwasher, double oven and full height fridge and separate freezer. At the end of the room is a large store cupboard. ****** A doorway also leads from the other side of the kitchen into a small lobby and through into the utility room with a sink unit, worksurface plus space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. A door opens into a cloakroom with handbasin and wc. A door from the small lobby opens to a side hall with a garden door and short passageway into an oak framed garden sitting room which has double French doors into the garden. First Floor The staircase leads to the first floor and to a large landing with a study area. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a bath, bidet, wc and handbasin. The door leads through into a large walk-in wardrobe which also contains the gas boiler. The second double bedroom has a walk-in closet and a smaller bedroom also has a walk-in wardrobe. The family bathroom has a handbasin wc bath and shower cubicle. The West Wing (Annexe or Jessie's Cottage) This is an integral part of the house and has similar character and features. The front door opens into the kitchen and dining room which has a tiled floor, a gas boiler, fitted kitchen units, a gas hob, oven and extractor. Leading off is the sitting room which has an Inglenook fireplace with an inset woodburning stove. On the first floor two bedrooms and a bathroom with handbasin, wc and a large shower. Outside The house looks out onto mature well-stocked gardens with paved terraces, lawns, flower and shrub beds and high stone walls which shelter and provide great privacy. An archway in the wall leads to a further garden with a terrace, vegetable area, potting shed and greenhouse. At the entrance to the house is a parking area flanked by two garages.
This property is sold subject to payment of a non-refundable reservation fee of 4.2% to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT.
Any successful purchaser will pay this to secure the sale. The reservation fee is in addition to the purchase price. Please take this into account when bidding.
A reservation fee is payable by the buyer only when the seller pays no fees to sell. As sellers pay no fees to sell, this is usually taken into account with a lower reserve price.
This property is being sold under the Modern Method of Auction, which requires the completion of the purchase to be within 56 days, although all reasonable endeavours must be made to exchange contracts within 28 days following the Draft Contract being received by the Buyer's Solicitor.
A non-refundable Reservation fee must be paid by the buyer within 2 hours following the conclusion of the auction or acceptance of an offer. This must be paid by cleared funds to the auctioneer who will issue an acknowledgement of reservation and purchase agreement in the 28 day period following the auction or the date of acceptance of the offer.
If the Buyer Information Pack has been produced and provided by iamsold any successful purchaser will be required to pay £300.00 (including VAT) towards the cost of the preparation of the pack. These can then be used by your solicitor to progress the sale.
There are no other fees or charges payable to the Auctioneer however, there are other costs to consider such as:
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These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property.