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The Daily Telegraph - Property - - Hotspots - Chard

A stun­ning Grade II listed El­iz­a­bethan former farm­house in a de­light­ful vil­lage on the Dorset-Som­er­set bor­der, within 14 miles of Lyme Regis.

As the name sug­gests, Drakes Farm is thought to have been part of the es­tate of the 16th cen­tury mariner and ex­plorer Sir Fran­cis Drake. The house, which is mainly stone be­neath a re­cently rethatched main roof, con­tains some mag­nif­i­cent pe­riod fea­tures, in­clud­ing cruck beams, flag­stone floors and two in­glenook fire­places. In the last four years it has been care­fully and sym­pa­thet­i­cally up­graded to cre­ate a charm­ing fivebed­room fam­ily home with the best of mod­ern liv­ing and all the orig­i­nal char­ac­ter. It is sur­rounded by un­spoilt coun­try­side with mixed tra­di­tional farm­ing, and lots of bri­dle­ways.

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