Stunning 18th century Somerset farmhouse mentioned in the Domesday Book for sale

A magnificent 18th century farmhouse which is mentioned in the Domesday Book is now up for sale.

Midgell Farm or Midgell Court Farm as it was once known in Chelvey ceased to be a working farm in 2004 when the current owners purchased the property in need of full restoration.

Today the house has a predominantly 18th century character and has been tastefully renovated with features appropriate to the period retained – transforming it into an impressive country home.

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It is now being marketed for sale, with Knight Frank agents with a price tag of £1,465,000.

A Knight Frank spokesperson said: “This is a pretty detached converted farmhouse with extensive open views of the surrounding countryside and wooded hills.

Midgell Farm in Chelvey

“Today’s house has essentially 18th century character and has been tastefully renovated with features appropriate to the period retained.”

Nestled in the North Somerset countryside, the property is set in a superb setting at the end of a 0.25 mile approach, over which sweep sweeping open views of wooded hills and St Bridget’s Church from the 12th century.

The property is packed with features including solid oak and stone slab floors, inglenook fireplaces, cast iron grilles, vaulted ceilings with exposed woodwork, oak paneled and tongue and groove doors with iron latch furniture and window shutters.

Midgell Farm in Chelvey

The rooms have a beautiful view of the countryside and the interior exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere with comfortable high ceilings.

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The living room and dining room each have shuttered patio doors opening onto the garden with open views of the surrounding countryside.

The living room is an attractive room with a fireplace fitted with a stone surround and a wood-burning stove. The dining room has a stone fireplace with a raised open fire and a bread oven.

Midgell Farm in Chelvey

The study overlooks the driveway and rear garden. The family room is beyond the back hall which provides access to the back porch, shower room and laundry room.

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The family room has an impressive cantou and a fireplace mantle equipped with a wood stove and a bread oven. A mezzanine above is accessed via a wooden ladder providing an occasional “fun” bedroom.

The kitchen with four Aga ovens is fitted with an excellent range of handcrafted solid wood painted units, including a substantial matching center island. Built-in appliances include a hob, oven and dishwasher.

Midgell Farm in Chelvey

A wide square archway opens into a 30′ breakfast/garden room with great views and two pairs of patio doors opening onto the garden.

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On the first floor, the master bedroom has patio doors opening onto a large cantilevered wooden balcony with stunning views to the south and west.

The adjoining dressing room is equipped with cupboards and gives access to the bathroom/shower with a view. There is a split-level landing giving access to three further bedrooms and a family bathroom/shower.

Midgell Farm in Chelvey

Midgell Farm is situated almost at the end of a 0.25 mile approach with open countryside views to either side. The driveway sweeps across the front garden to the side of the house and out to ample parking for several vehicles.

The rear garden is laid to lawn and the pretty front garden surrounds the house to the south and east and is surrounded, in part, by a stone wall, a park balustrade and a dense beech hedge.

The garden is laid out on an expansive level lawn and the unobstructed views extend for nearly 180 degrees. Mature trees dot the lawn and include weeping ash, sycamore, holly and cherry.

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There are roses, spring bulbs, a variety of shrubs and recently planted fruit trees including pear and apple trees. Around the house are cobbled and tarmacked driveways and immediately outside the breakfast/garden room is a paved area ideal for entertaining with wonderful open views across its lawn.

In the car park adjoining the driveway, there is a stone and tiled outbuilding which once comprised two stables and a tack room. It offers the possibility of a home office, subject to the necessary consents.

For more information call Knight Frank on 0117 911 6813.

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