6 bedroom detached house for sale
Upper High Street, Taunton, Somerset
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Tenure: FreeholdA six bedroom, Grade II Listed 17th Century House set in wonderful south facing gardens of about 0.33 acre and enjoying a particularly convenient situation between Vivary Park and the town centre
Conservatory/Garden Room, Private and Fully Enclosed South Facing Gardens
Garaging For 3 Cars
Sought After Conservation Area
Shuttern House is a substantial property of indeterminate history. Like so many period houses of this age, it has developed over the years and it reputedly originally dates from the 17th Century and it is now listed Grade II, as being of Special Architectural and Historic Interest. It has a mellow and attractive appearance with the principal sections being constructed of brick and a tiled roof and the main south elevation is further enhanced by a large wisteria. The current owners have been in residence for some fifteen years and have carried out numerous improvements to the property, most notably the addition of a large conservatory/garden room, which affords a wonderful outlook over the rear garden and creates a wonderful living and entertaining space which links the drawing room and dining room. The property is beautifully presented and has zoned gas fired central heating and the majority of the windows are secondary double glazed.
Double doors open into an Entrance Lobby with access to Side Hallway with fitted coat hooks and Cloakroom with low level WC. The main Reception Hall is a particular feature of the property with a particularly impressive and wide staircase rising to a first floor, Galleried Landing. The Drawing Room enjoys a wonderful southerly aspect with attractive ceiling cornicing and open fireplace with marble surround. A wide door opens through to the Conservatory/Garden Room, which is of hardwood construction and is double glazed and has been designed to take full advantage of the wonderful southerly aspect and has lovely views over the garden. This room forms a wonderful link between the drawing room and dining room which has an open fireplace with inset coal effect gas fired, wood burning stove.
Situated to the front of the property is a very useful Study with exposed ceiling timbers. The Kitchen/Breakfast Room is another light and airy room with windows on two aspects and with French doors opening directly onto the paved terrace and garden. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with a range of oak fronted base units with roll top work surfaces over with inset four ring gas hob and cooker hood over, further built in Neff electric double oven, microwave and built in dishwasher, an excellent range of shelved cupboards. On the side of the property is a very useful Utility Room with its own side access and with a courtyard to the front of the property and the utility room has a fitted sink with cupboard, plumbing for automatic washing machine and further built in shelved storage cupboards. On the first floor can be found the Master Bedroom with an excellent range of built in wardrobes with cupboards over and En-Suite Shower Room with modern white suite including a Steam Mist Shower/Steam cabinet, low level WC and vanity basin. Also on this floor can be found two further Bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes and a Family Bathroom/Shower Room with panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and separate shower enclosure. There is also a very useful "Laundry Room" with Belfast sink and walk-in airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder and an excellent range of slatted shelving. On the Second Floor can be found a good sized Landing, built in wardrobe, exposed timbers and three further Bedrooms, two having wash basins and the third having an En-Suite Shower Room with shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC.