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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
Gore Square, Bishops Lydeard
Tenure: FreeholdDelightful period cottage
Bed and Breakfast business potential
Many original features
Close to village amenities
5 Miles Taunton
Good access Quantock Hills
This most appealing thatched period cottage is Grade II listed and contains a wealth of character and period features including exposed beams in many rooms, vaulted ceilings on the first floor, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces revealing very well the original character of the building. The cottage offers good potential for a lucrative bed and breakfast business which the current owners have done. The property is ideally situated attracting many tourists as well as business trade, successfully drawing people in from local attractions such as the West Somerset Steam Railway running between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead as well as the nearby Quantock Hills and Exmoor and picking up overflow from local wedding venues.
The accommodation being well finished decoratively has good sized rooms featuring a large kitchen/dining/family room being L-Shaped and having a fitted kitchen area with slot in Baumatic Range cooker and plumbing for dishwasher. This then flows into a 22' dining and living space with its own back door entrance. Off the kitchen is a utility room with WC and fitted Belfast sink and plumbing for washing machine. A central hall with flagstone floor leads from the front door, into the drawing room with inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and flagstone floor. Also from the hall is access to a family room/study on two levels with central exposed timber frame. This connects to a sitting room with further inglenook, bread oven and exposed beams, adjoining this is a garden room/bedroom 5 with its own ensuite bathroom and rear access to the garden. On the first floor are four bedrooms, the master bedroom and bedroom two having ensuite with a further bathroom being shared by bedrooms three and four.
Outside, to the front of the property is an enclosed garden inside a stone boundary wall and traditional iron gate opening onto a cobbled path to the front door. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders surrounding. To the rear, a shared driveway leads onto a gravelled turning and parking area with space for numerous vehicles.
The gardens have been well landscaped comprising paving, lawned areas, shrubs, trees and pond and provides an excellent sitting and entertaining space with its westerly orientation.
The property sits within Gore Square close
to the centre of Bishops Lydeard. The village offers excellent amenities including a range of shops, post office, health centre and pharmacy, garage, public house, primary school and church as well as being home to the famous West Somerset Steam Railway. The village lies approximately 5 miles from Taunton which has a mainline rail station and access to the M5 at J25.
The nearby Quantock Hills provide wonderful open space with many inter-connecting foot and bridle paths providing excellent walking, riding and mountain biking country as well as the rugged West Somerset coastline and Exmoor National Park.
We would heartedly recommend an internal inspection of this wonderful period home with business income potential.
Drawing Room 14'8" x 13'3" (4.47m x 4.04m).
Family Room 17'6" x 9'11" (5.33m x 3.02m).
Kitchen Area 13'11" x 7'11" (4.24m x 2.41m).
Dining Area 22'10" x 11'11" (6.96m x 3.63m).
Utility/WC 11'2" x 7'1" (3.4m x 2.16m).
Study 14'4" x 8'7" (4.37m x 2.62m).
Sitting Room 12'3" x 14'1" (3.73m x 4.3m).
Bedroom 5/Garden Room 19' (5.8m) x 10'1" (3.07m) narrowing to 6'1" (1.85m).
Ensuite 9'6" x 6'10" (2.9m x 2.08m).
Bedroom 1 15'3" x 12'2" (4.65m x 3.7m).
Ensuite 12'2" x 7'4" (3.7m x 2.24m).
Bedroom 2 13'2" x 11'7" (4.01m x 3.53m).
Bedroom 3 14'8" x 11'2" (4.47m x 3.4m).
Bedroom 4 14'4" x 12'3" (4.37m x 3.73m).
Ensuite/Jack and Gill 16'10" x 9'3" max (5.13m x 2.82m max).
From Taunton, take the A358 North towards Williton and Minehead. Take the first right hand turn signposted Bishops Lydeard, this is Taunton Road. Continue along Taunton Road to The Square where the property can be found on the left hand side at the junction.