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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Bickenhall, Bickenhall, Taunton, Somerset, TA3

Guide Price £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms (Master En-Suite)
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room
  • Study
  • Detached Double Garage
  • Workshop
  • Separate 2 Bedroom Cottage (Seaforde Lodge)
  • Further land available

Full description

A beautifully presented 5 bedroom property, with detached 2 bedroom cottage, set within enclosed mature south-facing gardens in a very enviable position. 5 Bedrooms (Master En-Suite), 3 Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Study, Detached Double Garage, Workshop, Separate 2 Bedroom Annex (Seaforde Lodge), EPC Band E. Further land available by separate negotiation.

Situation - Seaforde Grange is situated in a wonderful setting off a quiet no-through road, Dairy House Lane. The publicly owned lane is shared by three properties providing access to a vast footpath/bridleway network for those with walking and/or riding interests.
Bickenhall sits along the road connecting Hatch Beauchamp with Staple Fitzpaine and is set amid beautiful rolling countryside, bordering the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its location, just a few miles from the A303 and the M5 motorway, means the property is well placed for those needing to travel to London and the rest of the country. The nearby villages of Hatch Beauchamp and Staple Fitzpaine, between them, offer a range of local amenities to include a primary school, public houses and churches. Ilminster, which is 6 miles away, is a charming small town with shops and amenities serving most immediate needs.

Taunton, the County Town of Somerset, lies approximately 8 miles to the north east and is renowned for its excellent schooling in both the state and private sectors, as well as offering an extensive range of day-to-day amenities. Taunton is also the home of Somerset County Cricket Club and Taunton Racecourse, for those with sporting interests. A mainline railway station can also be found in Taunton offering frequent train services to London.

Description - Seaforde Grange is a beautifully presented property which has been greatly enhanced and sympathetically extended during our vendors ownership. The property is thought to date back, in part, to the mid 1800s and has only had two owners in the last 50 years, which is not surprising given its enviable setting.

The main house is built primarily of stone and rendered elevations with accommodation arranged over two floors. There is a completely detached self-contained cottage built approximately 5 years ago. The cottage is built of blue lias stone under a pitched tiled roof and blends seamlessly into its surroundings. The gardens are a huge asset to the properties, being beautifully laid out and extremely private with a combination of stone walling and hedges, and surrounded by open countryside.
Seaforde Grange is approached along a very quiet country lane through its electrically controlled wrought iron gates with entry system. A sweeping stone driveway provides access to both the main house, and Seaforde Lodge. There is also ample parking for a number of vehicles, as well as a detached double garage, which has an electric up and over door.

Accommodation - The main house has very well proportioned light versatile accommodation. Access is gained through the solid oak front door to a tiled entrance hall. The two main reception rooms, the drawing room and dining room, both enjoy wonderful southerly views over the gardens. The drawing room, with solid oak flooring, is centred upon a Victorian fireplace with marble surround, and inset gas fire stove. Double doors open onto an external patio area to the west of the property. The carpeted dining room has an original Range, which has been utilised as a wine cupboard, together with a separate walk-in store with a comprehensive range of shelves on two sides.

There is a snug room with Victorian effect tiled open fireplace, and built-in fitted cupboard to one side with shelving above, together with solid oak flooring. Additionally a separate office area can be found beyond the dining room, which has a comprehensive range of office desk with corner cupboard above, and incorporates a cloakroom with white low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled floor.

The kitchen is to the rear of the property and is fitted with a range of high and low cream fronted units incorporating, integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, circotherm oven and a double white oil fired AGA, which also heats the hot water. The kitchen is finished with solid black granite worktops with an inset Belfast sink, and drainer being set below a large window. Spotlights are fitted throughout the kitchen with floor spotlights in the kitchen area. Cream tiled flooring throughout. To the end of the kitchen a stone arch leads to the extremely light breakfast room, again with patio doors opening out to a rear courtyard. The utility room is fitted with an external door, fitted units, inset sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine, cupboard housing the boiler, and separate cupboard with hanging space and storage.

First Floor - On the first floor, access is gained along a landing to the 5 bedrooms and separate family bathroom. All bedrooms enjoy a wonderful outlook over the gardens to the front. The master bedroom benefits from built in cupboards, dual aspect windows with views over surrounding countryside, and a fully fitted en-suite with separate shower. Bedrooms two and six also benefit from fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom has recently been upgraded and includes a bath, with shower attachment over, a low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

Seaforde Lodge - Seaforde Lodge was built by our vendors about 5 years ago. The accommodation is all on one level with a range of Beech fronted kitchen units, large sitting room with views into the garden, two bedrooms, with the main bedroom having a range of fitted wardrobes, and bathroom.

Gardens - The gardens, very much a feature of the property providing colour and interest throughout the year, are primarily to the south of the main house and have been very well designed and maintained to combine mature trees, deep planted beds and a brick built greenhouse with garden implement store. There are beautifully built stone walls to the rear and side of the property. A secondary gated entrance can be found at the rear of the property just before the main entrance providing access to a former garage which is now being utilised as a garden store building and incorporating double fronted dog kennel with iron gates. Further land available by separate negotiation.

Services - Main house- Oil fired central heating. Septic Tank drainage. Mains water and electricity.
Seaforde Lodge- Mains water and electricity. Electric heating. Treatment plant drainage system.

Directions - From Junction 25 of the M5 motorway take the A358 eastbound signposted to Chard and Ilminster. Go through Thornfalcon traffic lights and take the right-hand turning to Bickenhall and Staple Fitzpaine, being Bickenhall Lane. At the T-junction at the end of Bickenhall Lane, turn left and proceed for approximately 0.75 miles, taking the second turning into Dairy House Lane where the property can be found after about half a mile on the left hand side.

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