A delightful 17th century former farmhouse with an adjoining two bedroom annexe, a separate studio, and land in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, one mile from the city of Wells.
Upper Milton Farm dates back to the 1600s and was added to in the 1800s. It is not listed. The present owners purchased the property in 1995 and have since carried out improvements, carefully retaining features appropriate to the property. The kitchen/breakfast room with AGA was re-sited and fitted with a bespoke painted wood kitchen, bathrooms were replaced and have oak floors and slate floors have been laid in the rear hall and utility room. In addition, the old stables were converted into an annexe and a detached stone and tile building converted into a studio.The interior has a lovely warm and friendly atmosphere with comfortable ceiling heights, window seats and there are many original oak doors with iron latch furniture. The sitting room is a most atmospheric room with a Jetmaster fire fitted in a period fireplace and French doors open to the south-facing garden. The dining room has a large stone inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and log store and is fitted with a log burning stove on a flagstone hearth. The kitchen/ breakfast room has French doors opening to thewalled garden.The first floor has three double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and a further family bathroom. There is a large landing, ideal for use as a study area on the second floor which also has two double bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, one with an en suite bathroom.The Old Stables is two storey and attached to the north of the house, self contained and is currently let on a shorthold tenancy. The ground floor has a hall, kitchen with integrated appliances, sitting room with log burning stove and shower room. The first floor has two bedrooms and a study landing.The Studio is situated on the northern perimeter of the orchard with a lovely outlook of the orchard. It is single storey and has an open plan bed/sitting room with log burning stove, kitchen area and a separate shower room.Upper Milton Farm is approached between double farm gates which open on to a wide long drive leading to a detached double stone and tile carport. There is parking for a number of vehicles. From the drive a pedestrian gate opens to a courtyard with a stone and tile workshop and leads to the side entrance of the house. A walled garden at the front of the house has lawn with planted borders.The delightful south-facing garden is walled. It has been designed for all year around colour, texture and interest. Immediately outside the sitting room and breakfast kitchen is a cobbled and stone paved stone area. There are deep shaped borders planted with a variety of ornamental shrubs and plants. A level lawn is interspersed with many specimen trees including, Magnolia, Silver Birch, Acer, Cherry, and fir. There are climbing shrubs including roses. A pedestrian gate opens into a small copse. The mixed walled orchard adjoins the garden to the east and has vehicular access from the drive. There is a variety of apple, two walnut trees, damson, pear, greengage, mulberry, quince, and plum.The walled paddock of about 2.1 acres, with stone and tile stable, adjoins the orchard to the south and has vehicular access either through the orchard or from Milton Lane.In all the property extends to about 3.3 acres.
Milton is a most attractive hamlet comprising stone period houses and cottages and is situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills only about one mile north of Wells.Upper Milton Farm is in a lovely rural setting backing onto farmland and has views to the wooded Mendip Hills to the north, and to west, to Brent Knoll and the Channel beyond.Bristol 20 miles, Wells 1 mile, Bristol Airport 15 miles, Blagdon Lake 10.5 miles, Chew Valley Lake 9 miles, Bath 19 miles (Distances are approximate).