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4 bedroom character property for sale

Chidgley, Nr. Monksilver, Taunton, Somerset

Sold STC £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Billiard Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Two En Suite
  • Family Bathroom
  • Outbuildings
  • Paddocks
  • Annexe Opportunity

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully restored medieval farmhouse listed Grade II with the benefit of outbuildings and paddocks adjoining set within picturesque countryside within the Exmoor National Park. Monksilver & Williton 4 miles. Taunton 16 miles. In all approximately 3 acres with another 4 acres available. Entrance porch, cloakroom, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, sitting room/study, billiard room, sitting room/kitchen, four bedrooms, dressing room, two en suites, family bathroom, outbuildings, paddocks, annexe opportunity.

Chidgley Hill Farm is believed to date back to the 15th century and originally was two cottages being part of the large Nettlecombe Estate converted into a single residence it is understood about 50 years ago. Built of local stone elevations under thatched roofs, the property affords excellent living accommodation which has been modernised and improved to a high standard and retains many of the original character features. The house affords a flexible layout and although described within these details as a single family residence, it is well suited for those who need an annexe for a dependant relative or a home office as a wing is self contained and has been let out as a holiday cottage by the present owners. There are effectively four reception rooms together with a superb billiard room which would be well suited alternatively as a principal reception room if so desired and these are well complemented by four bedrooms (two of which are en suite) at first floor level. A courtyard approach forms a pleasing first impression whilst at the rear are attractive gardens with pasture paddocks adjoining ideal for those with horses or ponies. This property is a superb example of its type and is thoroughly recommended for inspection.

The property is set within a small hamlet set within the folds of the beautiful Brendon Hills and within the Exmoor National Park boundary. The rural centre of Williton is some 4 miles away where a good range of day to day facilities will be found including primary and middle schooling whilst the pretty village of Monksilver with a popular country pub is also within easy reach. Taunton, the county town of Somerset, lies approximately 16 miles to the south east and provides excellent shopping with representation by most national retailers and good transport links including a fast rail link to London Paddington and M5 interchange (Junction 25). The north coast at Minehead is some 11 miles away whilst a wide range of rural pursuits may be enjoyed within the locality with hunting, shooting and fishing all being available. The setting of the property is both sheltered and picturesque and there are numerous local foot and bridal paths providing easy access into this highly attractive and unchanging rural area.


Front Door to

Entrance Porch With coat hooks, electric meter cupboard and mat well and partly glazed door to

Entrance Hall With exposed beams, ceramic tiled floor and

Cloakroom With wash hand basin with tiled sill above. WC with wooden seat and wall mounted Apollo Propane Gas fired central heating boiler.

Kitchen(S&E) 15'5" x 12'2" ((S&E) 4.7m x 3.7m). Beautifully fitted with range of French Oak panel fronted wall and floor mounted units with tiled work surfaces centered around an electric two oven Aga. Bowl and half enamel sink unit with pump style mixer tap and waster disposal set into tiled surrounds with plumbing for washing machine below and an integrated dishwasher and larder/refrigerator and at Hotpoint oven with grill with space for microwave oven over. Further fittings include a Smeg two ring gas hob. Attractive tiled surrounds, ceramic tiled floor, exposed timbers and concealed lighting.

Dining Room14'10" x 12'8" (4.52m x 3.86m). With inglenook fireplace with original Bressumer beam, bread oven and Villager wood burning stove. Exposed ceiling timbers, window looking into front garden and Oak staircase rising to first floor with storage cupboard below. Stable door leading out into the courtyard entrance. Slate flagged floor with step up to

Sitting Room17'8" x 15'5" (S) (5.38m x 4.7m (S)). A charming room with a crossed beam ceiling and massive fireplace with large Bressumer beam and wood burner fire with steel canopy over. Bread oven. Window seat with window looking up to garden and door leading into staircase with under stair storage cupboard with staircase leading up to the main bedroom.

Sitting Room/Study14'3" x 12'10" (4.34m x 3.91m). With door to front garden and windows looking onto terrace and door to

Billiard Room35'6" x 16'11" (10.82m x 5.16m). Lovely large spacious room with exposed roof timbers and large Inglenook style fireplace with Bressumer beam, bread oven, slate hearth and a gas fired solid fuel burner. Windows looking out to terrace and the paddocks. Door down to

Sitting Room/Kitchen18'6" x 18'1" (5.64m x 5.51m). A lovely light room with windows enjoying lovely views up over the paddock. Staircase rising to first floor with useful cupboard below. Floor mounted gas (propane gas) stove. Exposed ceiling timbers and well fitted kitchen area with range of French style Oak fronted units with tiled work surfaces, pump style mixer taps over enamel Vileroy & Bosch single drainer sink unit. Appliances include an Ariston four ring electric hob with extractor over and Ariston oven/grill below. Integrated refrigerator, partly terracotta tiled floor area, wall mounted Stirling SS Chaffoteaux Et Maury boiler for central heating and hot water. Door into main house.


Bedroom One(S) 14'8" x 15'6" ((S) 4.47m x 4.72m). With exposed ceiling timbers window looking onto the front garden with window seat. Door leading into storage cupboard. Hatch to loft space and handrail and balustrades and archway to

En Suite Dressing Room With two built in cupboards providing good hanging space. Window with lovely views to paddocks and door to

En Suite Shower Room With wash hand basin with tiled surround, WC with wooden seat and tiled shower cubicle with Mira Sport electrical shower. Ceramic tiled floor, downlighting. Return to dining room and ascent the staircase to the further bedrooms.


Bedroom Two(S) 13'5" x 15'1" ((S) 4.1m x 4.6m). Pretty Room with exposed ceiling timbers, hatch to loft space, window overlooking front garden with seat below and recess ideal for double or two single beds.

Bedroom Three(E) 10'6" x 8'8" ((E) 3.2m x 2.64m).

Bathroom(E) 13'3" x 7'9" ((E) 4.04m x 2.36m). Beautifully fitted with period style Sanitan fittings including panelled bath with tiled surround and bath mixer tap with shower attachment. Column pedestal wash hand basin with tiled surround. Large shower tray with overhead 'watering can' style shower with tiled surround and WC with wooden seat. Victorian style tiles with 'fish' design. Terracotta tiled floor with Delph keystones and built-in linen cupboard. Exposed ceiling timbers. Hatch to loft. Downlighting.

Bedroom Four18'1" x 18'6" (5.51m x 5.64m). A beautifully light room with two windows with deep sills looking over the paddocks, further window, exposed ceiling timbers, hatch to loft, Oak handrail balustrade.

En Suite Shower Room With period style fittings including WC with wooden seat with high flush cistern. Column pedestal hand basin with tiled surround and shaver socket over. Recessed tiled shower cubicle with Mira Sport shower. Terracotta tiled floor, extractor fan.

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30 March 2011


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