Riding Gate, Nr Wincanton


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A Delightful Residential Equestrian Smallholding In An Accessible Rural Location Enjoying Far Reaching Views - 16.5 Acres


Wincanton 2 miles, Bruton 5 miles, Gillingham 5 miles,

Castle Cary 9 miles, Sherborne 11 miles, Shaftesbury 19 miles,

Salisbury 30 miles

Mainline trains: Gillingham to London Waterloo (1hr 58 minutes),

Castle Cary to London Paddington (1 hour 45 minutes)

International airport: Bristol 35 miles, Bournemouth 38 miles

Riding Gate Cottage lies in an attractive rural position on the

eastern edge of the popular village of Bayford In the delightful

Blackmore Vale.

The property benefits from excellent communication links with

the A37, A303 and M5 motorway all within easy reach, providing

access to the south west, Bristol and London. The Abbey town of

Sherborne lies just 8 miles to the south west with the Roman City

of Bath to the north east.


There is an excellent selection of private schools

in the area including King s, Sunnyhill and Sexey s at Bruton,

Hazlegrove at Sprakford, Sherborne boys and girls, Port Regis and

St Mary s at Shaftesbury, Bryanston and Clayesmore at Blandford

with Millfield at Street. Grammar schools are available in Bristol

with state schools nearby. For more details see www.isc.co.uk

for independents and www.somerset.gov.uk for state schools



Local, Sporting & Recreational Facilities The nearby town

of Gillingham offers a good range of amenities including a

Waitrose supermarket, post office, surgery and library with

more comprehensive shopping, sporting, cultural and education

facilities found in Salisbury and Bath. There are plentiful walking,

cycling and riding opportunities directly from the property into the

surrounding countryside. Horseracing is at Wincanton, Taunton,

and Bath. Local hunts include The Blackmore & Sparkford Vale,

Portman and The Cattistock. Competition centres are at Pontispool

Farm and West Wilts. Fishing can be enjoyed on the River Stour by

licence via private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed

at Wincanton, Wheathill and Sherborne.


Riding Gate Cottage is a charming detached period property of

stone construction under a tiled roof. Extending to some 2,484 ft2

(GEA) the property offers spacious, well presented accommodation

arranged over 2 floors.

The property has been carefully refurbished by the current owner

to an exacting standard, retaining much of its character and

charm, whilst taking advantage of the delightful rural views over

the adjoining paddocks and countryside.

Approached through post and rail paddocks, over a sweeping

drive the property benefits from mainly lawned gardens with

herbaceous borders to the front and rear with a number of mature

trees and a patio area offering opportunities for outside dining.

2 single garages provide storage and subject to planning, could

be incorporated into the house to offer further accommodation

or an annexe.

The accommodation comprises:

Vaulted kitchen/dining room

Sitting room with woodburner


3 bedrooms

Family bathroom

Ground floor shower room

Utility/boot room

2 single garages with potential to convert to further

accommodation (Subject to planning)


To the south of the cottage lies an enclosed yard offering stabling

with further potential in the form of lapsed planning for an arena.

The buildings comprise:

4 timber stables

4 timber mobile stables

Lapsed consent for sand arena (Ref:12/02664/FUL)

Electric & water connected


Lying to the south of the cottage the level paddocks lie within a

ring fence and are laid to permanent pasture with a raised bund

running along the south eastern boundary. The land is divided

into a number of enclosures with stock fencing to the boundaries.

The land enjoys good access from the yard with water laid on.

Level pasture

Well fenced paddocks

Raised bund with planting scheme

In all the land amounts to some 16.5 Acres.


Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:

1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the


2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property,

do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or

representations of fact.

3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and OS plans

are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the

property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Services have not

been tested. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.


Given the potential hazards of a working smallholding we would ask you

to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety,

particularly around buildings, machinery and livestock. Children must be supervised by

their parents on site.


These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference

only. They have been carefully checked and calculated by the vendor s agents, however

the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the

property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to

compensation in respect thereof.


The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree

preservation orders, ancient monument orders, town planning schedules and resolutions,

which may or may not come into force. Purchasers will be deemed to have full

knowledge and have satisfied themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting

the estate.


There are no known public rights of way across the property.


South Somerset Council. Tel: 01935 462462


Band E


Mains water and electricity with private drainage to a septic tank. Oil fired

central heating.


Riding Gate Cottage is sold freehold with vacant possession given upon completion


Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments

are excluded from the sale but may be available by negotiation.


Prepared in September 2016.


From Salisbury, head west on the A303 and after approximately 29 miles exit onto the B3081, signposted

Gillingham, before turning right immediately, passing under the dual carriageway. At the T junction

turn left and head west towards Wincanton. After passing the Hunter s Lodge Inn on the right hand side,

the property will be found after approximately 1 mile on the left, as indicated by the agents sale board.


All viewings strictly by

appointment through the agents

on 01722 782727. For further

information or to book a viewing

please contact William Grant or

Adam Field.

Arrange viewing 01722 782727

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