8 bedroom detached house for saleCheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2
- Classic Victorian former rectory
- Grade II Listed in need of renovation
- In all approx. 2.5 acres
- Taunton 2 miles, (station 2.5 miles)
- M5 Junction 25, 3 miles
- Quantock Hills 3 miles
The Old Rectory has been in the same family ownership for the last forty years or so. It has been used as a very flexible home and income, with the arrangement of three or four apartments, all self-contained.
The property now represents an increasingly rare opportunity to renovate and restore this beautiful period home into what would ideally suit one dwelling, whilst ample potential exists for a separate self-contained annexe or flat, suiting family or staff accommodation with further potential for a second unit without disrupting the main house accommodation.
The property has abundance of fine period features, including stone Mullion windows, exposed wood floors, picture rails, ceiling cornices, fireplaces and on the first floor exposed ceiling timber work. The property retains much of its former grandeur with high ceilings, Gothic stone entrance, southerly orientation and gardens.
Open Entrance Vestibule
With flagstone floor, large arched door with stone Gothic arch to entrance hall.
Exposed wooden floor, two radiators, two windows, ceiling cornice. Cellar access door.
With high level WC, wall mounted wash basin, exposed wooden floor and window.
Large stone Mullioned bay window with front aspect. Fireplace with ornamental surround, picture rail and ceiling cornice.
With tiled floor, glazed on two sides and glass roof.
With central heating radiator, window, exposed wood floor.
Window with rear aspect, central heating radiator. Solid wood working surfaces, inset ceramic sink, base cupboards, shelved recess, exposed ceiling timber work.
Windows with outlook to the front and side, exposed wooden floor, two central heating radiators, period fireplace with tiled surround and mantle over. Picture rail and ceiling cornice.
With centrally positioned bath, high level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, stone Mullion bay window with side aspect. Period fireplace with tiled surround, mantle over. Central heating radiator.
Windows with front and side aspect, central heating radiator, fireplace with mantle over, picture rail and ceiling cornice.
With a range of built-in base and wall mounted cupboards, solid wood working surface with Belfast sink, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, further appliance space, wall mounted boiler and window.
With low level WC, tiled and enclosed shower cubicle, wash hand basin, central heating radiator and window.
Exposed wood floor, central heating radiator, two windows with side aspect, fireplace with marble surround.
With exposed wood floor, central heating radiator and two windows.
Exposed wood floor, central heating radiator, windows with rear aspect.
First Floor - From Outside
Rear staircase with access to reception hall leading to all rooms.
Exposed wood floor, window with window seat and front aspect, period fireplace with tile surround with mantle over. Exposed ceiling timber works, central heating radiator.
Kitchen / Dining Room
Kitchen area fitted with base cupboards, stainless steel sink unit, space for a cooker, space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine, exposed wood floor, windows with front aspect and further roof light, fireplace with mantle over. Central heating radiator, exposed ceiling timber work.
Exposed wood floor, fireplace with painted surround mantle over, window with front aspect and window seat, central heating radiator, exposed roof timber work.
Window with front aspect, central heating radiator and exposed ceiling timber work.
Exposed wood floor, two windows with rear aspect, central heating radiator, fireplace with mantle over, exposed ceiling timber work.
Bath with tile surround and mixer taps, wall mounted sink. Window, exposed ceiling timber work.
With high level WC, wall mounted wash basin, exposed wood floor and window.
With outside side entrance to a hall way with exposed wood floor and staircase rising to the first floor with window, central heating radiator.
With exposed wood floor, two windows with side aspect, fireplace with stone surround and hearth, central heating radiator and exposed ceiling timber work.
With fireplace with mantle over, central heating radiator. Two windows with side aspect, exposed ceiling timber work.
Central heating radiator, window, exposed ceiling timber work and loft hatch.
With a range of base and wall mounted units, stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, electric cooker point, central heating radiator and window.
With roll-top bath, wall mounted wash basin, tiled enclosure cubicle, high level WC, attractive period cast iron fireplace. Window, central heating radiator and exposed timber work.
A gated carriage drive leads from the road, sweeps through the front gardens with trees on either side to the front of the house. The front of the property features a well kept virtually level lawn with surrounding mature trees, with a low boundary hedge offering views beyond the garden and the road to countryside and the village, including the village church.
The house at the front is orientated to a southerly direction and therefore benefits from the full sun when it shines, allowing ample opportunities for recreation and entertainment on its generous front lawns. To the right hand side the drive continues to a separate area of garaging and carports, providing two open carports and two lock-up garages. The drive then further continues to sweep around to the rear of the house to a further parking and turning area, with continuing lawns and flower and shrub beds. A separate left hand driveway splits at the front of the house, providing vehicle access to the near side of the house. This driveway passes through further lawned and parkland style grounds, to a substantial stone garage and workshop building, with power and light connected, good size roller door for vehicle access at one end.
The property is extremely well positioned on the village edge with views in a southerly direction to the church with countryside beyond. The property combines a village location with an unusual level of convenience being just two miles from Taunton town, 2.5 miles from the mainline Taunton railway line station, three miles from the M5 junction 25. Taunton, the county town of Somerset provides a range of both commercial shopping and scholastic facilities within the state and private sector, together with a vibrant shopping and restaurant trade, all set around the River Tone. The nearby Quantock Hills, approximately three miles provide a wonderful open country resource with a huge range of foot and bridle paths, providing excellent walking, riding and mountain biking country, stretching all the way to the west Somerset coastline at Kilve.
Electric, water, gas and mains drainage.
Energy Performance Certificate: Exempt
From the town centre take North Street over the bridge into Bridge Street bearing right at the traffic lights into Station Road. Proceed underneath the railway bridge, turning right after the second bridge into St Andrews Road, then first left into Cheddon Road.
Follow Cheddon Road as it continues out of the town, proceeding down the hill with open countryside to the left and right. At the bottom of the hill is a sharp left hand bend where you turn right towards Cheddon Fitzpaine; proceed along this road for approximately 1/4 mile, over a small stream and the entrance to the property can be found on the left hand side with a white iron gate. If you reach the village, you have gone too far.
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