8 bedroom house for saleCombe Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20
- Storm Porch
- Entrance Hallway
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room/Morning Room
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Laundry Room
- Store Room
Steeped in history, this period townhouse was at one time the home of James Gillingham, renowned for his pioneering work in the manufacture of artificial limbs, and is now the proud owner of an historical 'blue plaque'. The property is robustly built with part brick, part stone and part rendered elevations beneath a main slate roof and whilst it has been progressively improved over the years, boasts a wealth of character and period features, with several fine fireplaces and sash windows. Gas fired central heating is installed throughout together with a large amount of secondary double glazing. The accommodation is exceptionally flexible with potential for two separate annexes and other benefits include exceptional town centre parking and some very useful outbuildings. To the ground floor, there are three well proportioned reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, fine West facing conservatory and various domestic offices. To the first floor there are potentially six bedrooms and three bathrooms, with a further two bedrooms to the second floor. The entire building is very symmetrically arranged with an attractive West facing outlook to the rear of the well established courtyard garden. A side driveway leads to extensive parking, a series of workshops and a partially converted residential annexe. An exceptional property that can be adapted to suit a broad range of occupants.
Prospect House is most conveniently located within a very short walking distance of all amenities of the town centre and close to glorious open countryside and the Reservoir Nature Reserve. Historic Chard lies on the edge of An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides a wide range of supermarkets, specialist retailers, banks and an independent and state schools. The County Town of Taunton is some 14 miles to the North offering excellent retail commercial and educational opportunities together with an intercity rail service (London Paddington) and access to the M5 motorway. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast is 14 miles to the South at Lyme Regis and the regional airports of Bristol and Exeter are both within easy reach.
Rail links : Axminster/Crewkerne 7 Miles
Taunton 14 Miles
Airports: Exeter / Bristol
There is a low maintenance walled garden to the front of the property with decorative wrought iron railings, gravelled areas and shrubs, with stone steps leading to the front door. There is a vehicular access at the side with double gates leading to an extensive parking area and a range of stone and galvanised outbuildings providing storage and garaging. There is a further stone and tiled outbuilding, partially converted to form a one bedroom residential annexe. The courtyard garden is remarkably private and very attractively laid out with colourful herbaceous borders, paved and gravelled areas.
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