A farmhouse in the country THE MANOR house at Chewton Mendip, near Wells in Somerset, is in such a sorry state that the agents Cluttons Daniel Smith are warning prospective buyers to take special care when entering the property. Some of the floors are unsafe and others have been removed entirely by vandals. The creeper- covered Grade II listed farmhouse is being sold off by the Rt Hon The Earl of Waldegrave as being surplus to requirements. It needs full renovation and comes with an attached cottage, a former coach house and barn. The asking price is pounds 215,000. Call 01749 678012.