6 bedroom detached house for saleWestwood, West Bagborough, Taunton, Somerset, TA4
Sold STC £599,000
- Wonderful Location with Superb Views
- A Rare Opportunity with Significant Potential
- Pretty Two Bedroom Thatched Cottage
- Substantial Thatched & Tiled Outbuilding with Further Accommodation
- Gardens of Approx. 1 Acre Surrounding the House
- In Need of Modernisation
- Detached Stone Built Garage
A charming detached cottage, with substantial outbuildings and gardens of approximately 1 acre, set within The Quantock Hills. Wonderful Location with Superb Views, A Rare Opportunity with Significant Potential, Pretty Two Bedroom Thatched Cottage, Substantial Thatched & Tiled Outbuilding with Further Accommodation, Gardens of Approx. 1 Acre Surrounding the House, In Need of Modernisation, Detached Stone Built Garage, EPC Band F.
Situation - The setting of Boxenwood Cottage is enchanting and tranquil, situated on a very quiet lane (used more by horses than vehicles!), winding its way below The Quantock Hills, between West Bagborough and Triscombe. The Quantock Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are accessible from the property for those with mountain biking, walking and riding interests.
West Bagborough offers a popular inn, an ancient church and a cricket club and Triscombe benefits from a popular traditional dining pub, The Blue Ball Inn, which is within walking distance from Boxenwood. A further selection of everyday amenities can be found in the nearby villages of Crowcombe, Stogumber and Bishops Lydeard. The County Town of Taunton is approximately 11 miles to the south east, and has an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities, the County Cricket Ground and Taunton Racecourse, as well as many excellent public and state schools. Communication links are also very convenient with access to the M5 motorway at Taunton, Wellington and Bridgwater and there are also regular fast rail services to London Paddington from Taunton.
The medieval village of Dunster, within the Exmoor National Park, is 15 miles distant and includes a Castle, Yarn Market, Tithe Barn and a wealth of listed buildings, and Minehead a further 1 mile provides a promenade along the sandy beach, cafes, bars and shops. The West Somerset Railway connects Minehead to Bishops Lydeard with trains often seen steaming and whistling along the valley of Boxenwood. The nearest station is Crowcombe Heathfield, 1 1/2 miles away.
Description - Boxenwood Cottage is a delightful detached, thatched cottage, situated in an idyllic south facing location on the slopes of The Quantock Hills. The cottage has been in the same loving ownership for many years and is to its benefit, not Listed. Although the cottage could be enhanced greatly by a little updating, it retains many period features, including heavy beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace and mellow local stone elevations under a well maintained thatched roof. There is a substantial detached barn next to the house, which includes a library and a family room. It could offer great potential for a number of uses, subject to necessary consents.
Red deer are often seen in the fields surrounding Boxenwood and Quantock ponies are often present around Wills Neck, directly above Boxenwood. There is also rich bird life, rarities including perergrine falcons, barn and tawny owls and several pairs of buzzards nesting locally.
Accommodation - The accommodation includes an entrance porch leading to the sitting room, with a huge inglenook fireplace, dual aspect windows, heavy beamed ceiling and turning staircase to the first floor. There is a separate dining room, again with a brick built fireplace and dual aspect windows. The kitchen is fitted with a range of matching wall and base units and includes a larder/utility room and a cloakroom. On the first floor there are two good sized bedrooms, one including built in wardrobes, and a fitted bathroom.
The Barn - Adjacent to the house is a substantial thatched and tiled barn, which for many years served as additional accommodation for the family. At present it includes a large meeting room/library with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, a cellar, inner hallway and a staircase providing access to a first floor bedroom. If required the barn could easily be arranged as a 4 bedroom (potentially more) annexe, with a kitchen/utility, bathroom and the 50ft library/dining/games space, ideal for extended family stays.
Outside - The gardens are accessed from the lane via double five bar gates, leading onto a driveway and between the buildings, to a parking area for a number of vehicles. The driveway then leads to a second entrance/exit, where there is a stone built garage and further timber storage sheds. The gardens are a delightful feature, which surround the property and include a part walled area with a lean-to greenhouse containing a productive peach tree and fig tree. The gardens are predominately laid to lawn, with a pond, and enjoy wonderful views over Taunton Vale and back to the top of The Quantock Hills. To the other side of the house is a small fruit garden, surrounded by ancient elm hedgerows with native specimen trees and a selection of fruit trees including eating, cooking and cider apples, pear, plum, cherry, damson, mulberry, hazelnut, walnut and raspberry, which all awash with blossom in early summer. There is also a vegetable garden and wonderful views looking west towards The Brendon Hills.
Services - Private water via a spring, which is gravity fed and filtered, private drainage, mains electricity, oil fired central heating in the cottage and electric heating in the barn.
Directions - From Taunton, take the A358 to Minehead passing the village of Bishops Lydeard. Proceed along this road, turning right towards West Bagborough and proceed into the village. Take the first turning on the left and proceed along this lane for approximately 1 mile and Boxenwood Cottage can be found on the left hand side.
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