Courtway, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A beautifully situated residential holding centred upon a well appointed period farmhouse set at the end of a long private driveway, together with modern outbuildings. In all about 60 acres.

Gib Hill is believed to date back some 300 years or so and hosts a wealth of character features you would expect from a property of this era. Constructed of local Quantock stone elevations under a pitched tiled roofs the accommodation enjoys double glazing and oil fired central heating throughout. In brief the accommodation comprises an entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor with a utility off. An opening leads through to an inner hall with exposed timber beams, inglenook fireplace and French doors to outside. A stable door separates the sitting room which enjoys a dual aspect and another fabulous inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework, heavy beam over and a log burning stove.

The kitchen adjoins and is fitted with a farmhouse style range of base units with solid oak work surfaces over containing a number of integral appliances. This room opens up to a triple aspect dining room with French doors out to the gardens enjoying views of open countryside. Upstairs are five bedrooms, four of which are doubles with a master en-suite and a separate family shower room. The third bedroom is a particular selling point to the property with a fabulous balcony taking full advantage of the stunning countryside views.

THE OUTBUILDINGS (see plan for dimensions)

The outbuildings are situated above the farmhouse where there is a Dutch barn with lean-to off together with stables offering two boxes. Adjoining is a concrete yard with mobile home and a clear span American style barn containing twelve stables, workshop and tack room. Above is an all weather ménage (40mx22m) with a sand and plastic surface now in need of resurfacing. Situated above is a large covered yard with feed passage currently used as a machinery store but is perfect for wintering livestock.


The land is contained within a ring fence and comprises rolling pastureland contained within natural hedgerow boundaries, along with pockets of mature natural woodland and flight ponds, perfect for equestrian, livestock, sporting and conservation purposes.


The property is being offered for sale as a whole or in lots as follows;-

LOT 1 - Farmhouse, buildings and 33.04 acres shown shaded pink on the attached plan - Guide Price £1.25m.

LOT 2 - Pastureland. In all about 27.22 acres - Guide Price £225,000, as shown shaded green on the attached plan.

Other lotting will be considered.


There is a bridle way and footpath which traverses the land. However it is seldom used.

The property is located within the highly desirable Quantock Hills, an area designated as a National Landscape. It is excellently positioned for people who enjoy the great outdoors with a plethora of footpaths and bridleways on the doorstep. The picturesque village of West Bagborough is within 2 miles with an excellent local pub. A more comprehensive range of amenities are available at Bishops Lydeard (2 miles) hosting a primary school, health care centre, church, shops, garage and public houses. The County Town of Taunton lies approximately 6 miles to the south with representations from most high street retailers, comprehensive scholastic and leisure facilities with three noted public schools. Motorway access is also available at Taunton (J25 of the M5) and a mainline direct rail link to London Paddington is available within a 10 minutes drive.

The property is approached down a long private driveway where you pass a number of picturesque flight ponds, flanked on either side by native woodland with a carpet of bluebells in the spring. The drive finishes at a tarmacadam car parking area next to the outbuildings. The gardens associated with the property lie to the front and enjoy a southerly aspect comprising a series of well manicured lawned terraced areas with beautiful floral borders, interspersed with a number of mature trees shrubs and bushes. Adjacent to the dining room is a paved sun terrace, perfect for alfresco dining and summer entertaining. To fully appreciate the gardens a viewing is highly recommend.

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