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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Oxenford, Somerset, TA19

Guide Price £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Barn Conversion
  • Stunning Hamlet Location
  • Lovely Countryside Views
  • Sociable Reception Rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 En Suite
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • 2 Paddocks and Lake

Full description

An exceptional country home with 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens, paddocks and lake. The property is beautifully presented and has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with contemporary living space on the ground floor. Triple bay car port with room over. EPC Band D

The Property - The Wagon House is the type of property that generally exists only in one's wildest dreams. Having been converted in 2001, this is possibly the best positioned and most fantastically appointed barn conversion currently on the market in South Somerset, with marvellous grounds of just over 1.5 acres offering a versatile indoor/outdoor lifestyle to those seeking a tranquil corner of England to make their own. Located in an advantageous position on a no-through road, the property is not listed and it is clear to see that no expense has been spared inside or out, resulting in the highest standard of presentation and the sense of an excellent quality of life to be had.

The quality of the design is a feature to which attention must be paid. From large and abundant windows in every room, filling the house with natural light, to a sociable and smoothly flowing layout, every aspect of the lifestyle on offer here has been carefully thought out and effortlessly achieved. Fine finishings have been used throughout including solid oak or Travertine stone tiles floors spanning much of the ground floor, used to great effect to compliment original exposed stone work, and panoramic windows and glass doors in the family room and master bedroom allow the far-reaching views across the local countryside to be enjoyed to their best advantage.

Representing several desirable ways of life, the reception rooms exude the quality and style desired in a key entertaining space without sacrificing the comfort or convenience of the modern family home. The kitchen/family room is a stunning open plan space amounting to 614 sq ft, spanning the full width of the property and enjoying 4 sets of double glass doors leading onto a westerly facing sun terrace, providing a glorious outlook as well as plenty of natural light. Attractive kitchen units beneath oak and Indian black granite work surfaces have been fitted at one end of this room including an electric Aga on economy 7 which forms a glowing warmth at the heart of this room, and the other side offers space for a large dining table, ideal for informal or formal entertaining and casual family meals alike. The sitting room enjoys bi folding doors connecting with both the atrium and the family room, enabling an effortless flow of guests through a larger open space when entertaining or separation to create a relaxing family space in which to feel the benefits of a contemporary focus fire producing a 13.5 kw output, which was created by renowned French metal sculptor Domonique Imbert.

Bedroom space has been carefully considered to provide accommodation for the whole family with a ground floor suite for anyone requiring single storey living. Each of the 4 bedrooms enjoys double proportions with both the ground floor room and the master bedroom benefitting from en suite bath facilities and the second and third bedrooms featuring Juliet balconies to the front aspect. In addition there is a family shower room which has been fitted with a high quality, contemporary suite.

A house for all seasons, The Wagon House is equipped with everything required for comfort in any weather. In addition to the Aga and feature fire, which can keep the entire house warm, easy maintenance flooring is used at most entry points to lessen the negative effects of wet and muddy boots and dogs during adverse weather whilst double doors leading to outside from the family room, study/5th bedroom and ground floor bedroom provide a seamless transition of indoor and outdoor living in warmer months. Domestically the utility room is equipped with a double Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine and a large airing cupboard, and an additional asset is a study on the ground floor which provides an excellent space for those working from home or desiring a removed space for individual study, or could be utilised as a fifth bedroom.

Outside - The excellent facilities displayed inside are more than complimented by the quality of the outside space. Immediately adjoining the property are beautiful gardens which were landscaped by Katherine Crouch, former winner of the BBC Garden Designer of the year, to create a most atmospheric courtyard as well as a sunny sweep of lawn and sun terrace. The courtyard is framed by walled terraces of lawn, the faces of which are covered by climbing fruit trees including apple, plum, pear, peach, fig and cherry varieties, flanking a flight of Indian flagstone steps leading to the parking area and is planted with symmetrical box hedges surrounding Japanese maple trees, creating an approach to the property which leaves a lasting impression.

Flanking the garden on either side, The Wagon House benefits from two paddocks, both of which are enclosed with the top paddock enjoying direct road access through a 5 bar gate. The potential uses of these parcels of land are endless; keen gardeners have the opportunity to create a "good life" garden with an abundance of space for growing vegetables and keeping livestock whilst equine enthusiasts will find two areas of excellent pasture land for grazing ponies. Within the property grounds there is a tranquil lake area, which has recently been re-stocked with carp and not only attracts a variety of wildlife including herons, ducks and a variety of other wildlife, providing the ultimate environment in which to relax on the sun terrace or jetty, or to drift in a boat upon the calm, stream-fed waters.

Parking is well provided for with a large gravel parking and turning area providing space for a number of vehicles as well as giving access to a triple bay car port, one bay of which is currently enclosed to form a workshop. Reached via an external staircase, a storage room is situated above all three bays which enjoys a window as well as power and light, making this an excellent opportunity for a home office, subject to any necessary consents.

Situation - Oxenford is a rural hamlet adjoining the larger village of Dowlish Wake, which is surrounded by lovely countryside and enjoys amenities including a village pub and a well-reputed local cider mill with the excellent Lord Poulett Arms pub and restaurant less than 4.3 Miles away in Hinton St George. An excellent range of amenities are available in Ilminster and in Crewkerne where there is a Waitrose Superstore. Both the county town of Taunton and the commercial centre of Yeovil are within easy reach.

Transport links are good; the A303 trunk road can be joined at Ilminster and the nearest M5 junction is at Taunton (J25). There is a main line train station in Crewkerne offering rail links with London (Waterloo) and Exeter. Taunton Station offers services to a wide range of destinations including London (Paddington), Bristol, Birmingham, The North and The South West.

Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (sewage treatment plant). Oil fired central heating.

Directions - Take the A303 towards Exeter and at the Ilminster roundabout follow the A358. Follow this road through Donyatt before turning left towards Ilminster. Proceed through Sea and turn right before the Ilminster town sign, signposted to Cricket Malherbie. At the cross roads turn left towards Dowlish Wake and bear left after a short while at the grass triangle; The Wagon House can be found on the left.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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08 July 2016


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