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5 bedroom house for sale

West Monkton, Taunton, Somerset, TA2

Sold STC £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Annexe Building
  • 4 Garages
  • Workshop/Store
  • Cloakroom
  • Living Room
  • Conservatory
  • Dining Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Kitchen

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully presented Grade II 4 bedroomed detached house with Annexe, set within superb gardens on the edge of a highly favoured village at the foot of the Quantock Hills.

Musgraves Old Farm is Listed Grade II in recognition of its architectural interest and appears to date from the 18th Century, although possibly with earlier origins. The house is of stone and colour washed elevations under clay roman tiled roofs and has particularly distinctive Gothic style window detailing. The property has been in the same ownership for several years and has been considerably improved and modernised within that time particularly with the addition of a fine Amdega conservatory to one side and the conversion of a former attic area to form a lovely bedroom suite. The house affords two excellent reception rooms with the conservatory flowing nicely from the main living room to form an excellent area for entertaining. Four bedrooms are provided all of which have en-suite facilities and a family kitchen/breakfast room complete with tasteful country style furniture completes the picture. The house is set within fabulous gardens that include a most useful annexe/office building as well as good parking and garaging. The gardens are undoubtedly a strong feature having been beautifully tended and providing all year colour and interest. Musgraves Old Farm is undoubtedly a high calibre property and one of a size and style that is hard to find within such easy distance of the county town. Early viewings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

The property lies on the edge of the village of West Monkton which is regarded as one of the premier settlements within the Taunton Vale District lying at the foot of the Quantock range of hills which are designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and where a host of lovely foot paths are available. The village has a lovely parish church as well as popular pub whilst the county town of Taunton lies only three miles away where a wide range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities will be found including three noted public schools, Sixth Form College and Somerset College of Arts and Technology. Taunton offers excellent communication links with the rest of the UK with fast rail service to London (Paddington) as well as M5 interchange (J25). Both Bristol and Exeter International Airports are within a one hour's drive. The property is very accessible to all these facilities but nevertheless occupies a charming and peaceful location in an enviable location

The property is approached via double opening wrought iron gates which lead to a good sized hard standing and turning area with parking for several vehicles. A range of outbuildings adjoin which provide four garages (1 double and 2 single, 1 with a side extension area) all with up and over doors and electric light. A pathway leads via an attractive natural stone wall to an inner courtyard area within which is an Italian style sunken garden with fountain feature and with a side seating area again with stone wall surrounding. A useful workshop/store also adjoins. Besides this courtyard is an excellent detached annexe building of stone and tiled construction presently used as an office but equally well suited perhaps for a dependant relative if so desired. The annexe provides the following rooms;
Entrance door to....
Kitchen area with fitted sink unit and wall mounted gas boiler.
Store room with fitted cupboards, access through to...
Shower Room with shower cubicle, pedestal hand wash basin and low level WC.
Office with French windows opening to gardens.
The principal gardens lie on the eastern side of the house and are sub divided by natural stone walling into three sections. The first, which immediately adjoins the house, is largely dedicated to lawn set within well established mainly hedged boundaries and with extremely well stocked herbaceous borders including numerous perennials as well as well established Rhododendron's and roses. An attractive pergola is also present with climbing roses and Wisteria whilst a number of established trees are also present including Silver Birch, Oak and Maple. The second section is a 'secret' wildlife garden lying beyond which is interspersed with a number of flowering trees. This is largely left as a wild meadow area to encourage wildlife, in particular Butterlifes. An attractive mown grassed pathway gives access and a further seating area is also present. The third and final section of the gardens lie on the southern side of the house largely contained within box hedging and principally dedicated to soft fruit and vegetable use but again interspersed with perennials and shrubs and adjoined by a wide variety of flowering and fruit trees. The gardens have been extremely well tended and offer a wide variety of colour and interest, the whole forming a superb setting for this lovely village house.

Entrance Door 
to....

Entrance Hall 
with tiled floor. Steps leading to....

Staircase Hall 
with attractive staircase rising to the first floor and old Oak door opening to the gardens.

Cloakroom 
with low level WC and corner hand wash basin.

Living Room 
with double aspect windows including French window opening to the gardens. Attractive stone recess fireplace with wood burning stove on a brick hearth, display alcove and window bench seat. Double opening doors to....

Conservatory 
an excellent Amdega conservatory/garden room with windows overlooking the gardens and French windows opening to a stone terrace. Fitted window blinds and tiled floor.

Dining Room 
impressive inglenook style fireplace incorporating a wood burning stove with stone reveals, former bread ovens, attractive secondary staircase, wood block flooring and door into....

Breakfast Room 
with wood flooring and wide serving hatch to kitchen.

Kitchen 
well fitted with a painted range of country style units incorporating a twin bowl deep glazed belfast sink, five ring gas hob, fitted double oven, central work island, window bench seat and double aspect windows.

Utility Room 
with deep glazed Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted gas fired boiler serving the central heating system.

First Floor 

Bedroom 1 
an excellent master bedroom with fitted range of wardrobes, triple aspect windows and window bench seat.

Bathroom En-suite 
with panelled bath with shower fittings and shower screen, pedestal hand wash basin and low level WC. Part tiled walls.

Bedroom 2 
fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 
with fitted double wardrobe and double aspect windows.

Shower Room En-suite 
with glazed and tiled shower cubicle, vanity hand wash basin, low level WC and part tiled walls.

Second Floor 
approached from an attractive original staircase.

Landing 
with range of fitted cupboards.

Shower Room 
with glazed and tiled shower cubicle, hand wash basin and low level WC.

Bedroom 4 
with range of fitted cupboards.

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Listing History

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15 March 2016

Nearest station

  • Taunton (2.7 mi)
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Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Taunton

13 Hammet Street, Taunton, TA1 1RN

01823 773060 Local call rate

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13 Hammet Street, Taunton, TA1 1RN

01823 773060 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Taunton (2.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Taunton

13 Hammet Street, Taunton, TA1 1RN

01823 773060 Local call rate

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