7 bedroom detached house for sale

Churchstanton, TAUNTON, Somerset

£1,975,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

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A non-listed family house at the end of a long drive in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Extensive ancillary accommodation, garaging, barns, paddocks and lakes. EPC Rating D. About 20.4 acres.

Vencroft Farm has grown organically over the years with its origins believed to date back to the 15th Century. The house has been cleverly extended with a fabulous conservatory on the southern end giving magnificent rural views out across its own landscaped garden, ponds and lake to the fields and woodland beyond down the Culm Valley. An original stone barn has been cleverly incorporated into the house to create a fantastic dining room with a high pitched roof and a minstrels gallery.

With a total of 7 bedrooms, 3 of which are en-suite, along with the potential conversion of the barn annexe, there is ample accommodation to cater for a large number of family members and guests.

The house forms two sides of a delightful courtyard, in the centre of which there is a fountain and turning circle. On the opposite side of the courtyard is an original barn that has been cleverly renovated to provide useful garaging, a shower and a kitchenette.

The house and outbuildings are flanked to the rear by mature deciduous woodland and the private drive is lined by London Plane trees. There is an orchard providing cider and eating apples and a large variety of fruit trees. A small series of ponds and a lake are fed by the River Culm and the lake at the southern end has a landing platform for boating.

Taunton 7 miles, Taunton Station provides links to London (Paddington 1hr 40mins). Exeter 30 minutes
(Distance and Times Approximate)

Property ref: 121_2375_3959236

Entrance Hall 
Large double doors lead into the property. Tiled flooring with under floor heating. Doors leading to boot room, down stairs shower room, cloak room, sitting room, utility and music room.

Utility 
Separate utility room with dual door access from the music room. Large double glazed window overlooking the courtyard. Plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Base units and boiler.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
41' 11" x 10' (12.78m x 3.05m) Long kitchen with tiled flooring and tiled splash backs. Wooden base and wall units. Dual aspect double glazed windows with views of the courtyard. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Built in oven with hob. Built in under counter fridge. Fitted dishwasher. Aga cooker. Ample space for a large breakfast table. TV point. Door leading into the kitchen from the music room and door from the kitchen leading to the hallway.

Hallway 
Door leading out to the rear of the property. Doors leading to the snug, library and kitchen/breakfast room. Stairs ascending to all first floor bedrooms.

Snug 
19' x 15' 10" (5.79m x 4.83m) Large double glazed window overlooking gardens with wooden bench window seat. Large stone inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and exposed beams. TV point.

Library 
15' 10" x 13' (4.83m x 3.96m) Large double glazed window looking out over the gardens. Door to hallway and double doors leading to the music room

Music room 
Approached via the entrance hall. French doors leading out to the covered terrace area. Single doors leading to the utility room and kitchen/breakfast. Double doors leading to the library and reception hall.

Reception hall 
Second Staircase ascending to all first floor bedrooms. Double doors leading to the music room and the sitting room. Small window with garden views and single door leading out to the covered terrace area.

Sitting Room 
26' 8" x 20' 9" (8.13m x 6.32m) Glass double doors leading into the sitting room. The sitting room is carpeted and has a feature fireplace. TV point. Double glass doors leading to the conservatory and reception hall. Double glazed French doors leading out to the covered terrace and garden. Double doors leading to reception hall.

Conservatory 
27' 4" x 19' 5" (8.33m x 5.92m) 27' 4" x 18' 9" (8.33m x 5.72m) A bright, light and airy reception room with stunning views of the property's gardens. Tiled flooring with under floor heating, ceiling spot lighting and two ceiling fans. Triple aspect double glazed windows with wooden surround. Three double doors leading out to the gardens also internal doors leading back to the sitting room and to the downstairs storage room, shower room and secondary kitchen.

Secondary Kitchen 
Sink with drainer and microwave oven. Base and wall units.

Dining Room 
29' 1" x 16' 5" (8.86m x 5.00m) Large and spacious dining room beautifully presented. High stone walls, beamed ceiling and wooden floor. Wall spot lighting, two large hanging ceiling light fixtures and four double radiators. Large double glazed window looking out on the garden and river and 3 Velux windows. Double glazed French doors leading out to the courtyard.

Landing 
Stairs ascending from the Reception hall allow access to all bedrooms.

Master Bedroom 
18' x 15' 2" (5.49m x 4.62m) A large spacious bedroom with 3 dual aspect double glazed windows looking out over the garden. Built in cupboard for additional storage. Carpeted flooring, 2 hanging ceiling lights on dimmer switch and TV point. Door to dressing room and door to en-suite.

En-suite 
Fully tiled shower enclosed by a glass screen on sliding runners. Bath with mixer taps. Wash hand basin and low level W/C. Rear aspect window with views of the garden and river. Part tiled walls. Built in storage shelving to the side of bath.

Bedroom 2 
16' x 13' 4" (4.88m x 4.06m) Large rear aspect window looking out to the garden and river. Lighting on dimmer switch. TV point.

Bedroom 3 
15' x 11' 4" (4.57m x 3.45m) Built in double wardrobe. Single rear aspect window. Door to en-suite shower room.

Bedroom 4 
16' x 12' (4.88m x 3.66m) Large rear aspect window with views of the garden and river. Walk-in wardrobe and second storage cupboard. Lighting on dimmer switch and TV point.

Bedroom 5 
13' 4" x 10' 3" (4.06m x 3.12m) Side aspect window with views of the garden. Lighting on dimmer switch and TV point. Door leading to en-suite.

En-suite Shower Room 
Low level W/C, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Small front aspect window looking out to the courtyard.

Bedroom 6 
12' 6" x 12' (3.81m x 3.66m) Single bedroom with large rear aspect double glazed window that looks out over garden and river. Lighting on dimmer switch and TV point.

Bathroom 
Bath with mixer taps, low level W/C and wash hand basin. Hot tank enclosed in cupboard. Walk-in storage cupboard with a second hot tank.

Bedroom 7 
18' x 16' (5.49m x 4.88m) Single aspect window looking out to the courtyard and two velux windows. Lighting on dimmer switch and TV point. Door leading to Galleried area.

Gallery 
Accessed via bedroom 7. Balcony over looking the dining room.

Reception 
21' 8" x 15' 5" (6.60m x 4.70m) Open plan living. Kitchenette with stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Tiled splash back. Wooden base and wall units with matching worktop. Built in microwave and fridge. Oven point and plumbing for washing machine. Lounge area. Two Front aspect window looking out to the courtyard. Tiled flooring and Oak staircase ascending to the first floor. Doors leading to the generator room, shower room, and workshop.

Generator Room 
Housing the 43 Kv Generator. Control panel for the solar panels on the barn roof that produces "green" energy that provides between £2,000 and £3,000 revenue per annum. Secondary oil fired boiler.

Shower Room 
Shower cubicle, low level W/C and wash hand basin.

Games Room 
54' 10" x 15' 5" (16.71m x 4.70m) Oak stairscase ascending to the first floor reception room. This room is light, airy and spacious. Wooden flooring and pitched roof with exposed beams. 7 large windows that lookout over the courtyard and gardens. Part exposed stone walls and part plastered. 2 large hanging ceiling lights and wall lighting surrounding the room.

Workshop 
22' 9" x 15' 5" (6.93m x 4.70m) Large front aspect window with views of the courtyard. Double doors and a single door leading into the workshop. Door leading to cloakroom.

Cloakroom 
Low level W/C and wash hand basin.

Storage Room 
Door from courtyard leads into the storage room. Door in storage room leads into the wine cellar.

Wine Cellar 
Accessed via the storage room.

Garage 
34' 8" x 23' (10.57m x 7.01m) Space to store 3 vehicles. Inside the garage is a cupboard containing the new water treatment plant. Ample storage space with built in cupboards lining the wall. Controls for the solar panels on the garage roof.

Water Treatment Plant 
This property has its own private water supply and drainage. A newly installed pressurised water treatment purification plant linked to the well

Solar Panels 
The roof of the garage has solar panels that produce 4kW of solar energy.

Courtyard 
The main house forms two sides of the courtyard and the barn and garage form the other two sides. In the centre of the courtyard is a fountain and a turning circle.

Green House 
25' x 24' (7.62m x 7.32m) Wooden framed green house that is electrically heated with automatically opening windows. Dual heated from oil fired boiler and electric. Internal water taps.

Secondary Courtyard 
Next to the green house there is a secondary courtyard with another fountain. The courtyard leads to the south facing covered terrace area with views of the garden and surrounding Blackdown Hills. You can also see small ponds and a lake that is fed by the River Culm. Next to the lake is a wooden jetty for boating.

Orchard 
A well established orchard with apple trees for eating as well as cider making, there is a variety of various other fruit trees.

Paddocks 
There are 5 paddocks that could be used for livestock. The garden is set within approximately 3 acres. Total of 20.4 acres

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27 October 2015

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  • Taunton (6.7 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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01823 773131 Local call rate

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