4 bedroom detached house for saleCorfe, Taunton, Somerset
Sold STC £650,000
- Detached former farmhouse
- 3 receptions, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- Set in secluded gardens and grounds of 2.1 acres
- Situated in the Blackdown Hills
This centuries old former farmhouse offers beautifully appointed accommodation of immense charm and character, situated in the middle of its own land, enjoying a wonderful secluded and elevated position within the Blackdown Hills. The current owners have been in occupation for some 30 years and during that time they have considerably improved and sympathetically maintained this lovely old farmhouse which is believed to date from the 16th Century. The property has many original period features, including a wealth of exposed beams, a large inglenook fireplace with bread oven and former smoking chamber. There is a modern kitchen and bathrooms and the property has oil fired central heating. An interesting feature is the original courtyard of traditional buildings which makes a wonderful sitting/dining out area enjoying complete privacy and seclusion.
In summary, the accommodation comprises:
Stable front entrance door opening into the enclosed
Entrance Porch with fitted bench seating with glazed door opening into a large
Reception Hall with balustraded staircase to first floor, wood block flooring, exposed beams to ceiling
Cloakroom with white suite comprising low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin
Drawing Room a beautiful light and airy triple aspect room enjoying beautiful views over the courtyard and gardens and with glimpsed views to the surrounding countryside, fireplace with inset glass fronted Woodwam stove with timber overmantel
Sitting Room a room of immense charm and character, with impressive inglenook fireplace with inset glass fronted Clear View stove with adjacent bread oven and seat. Built in cupboard with hot water cylinder with immersion heater, exposed beam to ceiling, windows on two elevations affording outlook over the courtyard and gardens, understairs storage cupboard, wood block flooring, door through to
Kitchen/Breakfast Room with cream fronted base and wall mounted units with beech worktops with inset one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, electric two oven Everhot stove with twin hot plates and separate calor gas Canon stove, dishwasher, tiled floor, archway through to
Rear Entrance Hall with brick flooring with a further bread oven, beech top work surfaces with inset single drainer sink unit with cupboards below, plumbing for automatic washing machine and walk-in shelved pantry
Dining Room another beautifully proportioned reception room, situated in a former barn and with windows on two elevations both with fitted window seats, exposed timber flooring, beams to ceiling, hatch to loft space
Landing with hatch to loft space
Bedroom 1 another good sized room enjoying a triple aspect with lovely views over the gardens and surrounding countryside, built in double wardrobe
Adjacent Bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath, vanity basin with cupboards below, close coupled w.c.
Bedroom 2 again with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, hatch to loft space
Bedroom 3 with outlook over the courtyard, built-in double wardrobe
Bedroom 4 with window overlooking courtyard with window seat, built in double wardrobe
Shower Room with white suite comprising shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c.
The gardens and grounds are an undoubted feature of the property, wrapping themselves around the house and affording it a good deal of privacy and seclusion. A wonderful and unique feature of the property is the courtyard approached directly from the house and providing a totally private sitting/dining out area and enjoying a wonderful south westerly aspect with raised central circular flower bed. The buildings surrounding the courtyard provide excellent storage, divided to provide a log and general storage. The gardens lie primarily on the south west side of the property and here can be found a large expanse of lawn surrounded by flower and shrub borders with specimen trees and with a rose arch giving access to the orchard stocked with an abundance of fruit trees and fully enclosed by mature hedging. Log store and former chicken house. Situated on the west side of the lawn can be found a wildlife pond. The property is approached from the road through a five bar gate with driveway giving access to a large parking and turning area and a large open fronted barn. From the drive double gates also provide vehicular access into the courtyard.
There is a paddock enclosed by hedging and post and rail fencing. Here can be found a horse chestnut tree. To the north side of the property can be found a further expanse of lawn with soft fruits and greenhouse.
Pickeridge Farmhouse occupies a stunning elevated position on the lower slopes of the Blackdown Hills which have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They provide miles of footpaths and bridleways ideal for those with walking and riding interests. Despite enjoying an attractive rural location, the property is by no means isolated as the popular village of Corfe is only about ½ mile away. Here can be found a thriving village community with many local clubs, organisations and amenities to include pub, village hall and parish church. The renowned Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Course is also close by. The county town of Taunton is about 5 miles away and here can be found excellent shops and schools together with a high speed rail service to London Paddington (in under 2 hours). The property is also well placed for access to the M5 Motorway which is on the southern fringes of Taunton and A303 is about a 10 minute drive to the south.
Leave Taunton in a southerly direction on the B3170 heading towards Corfe. Proceed through this village and the entrance to the property will be found on the left hand side after approximately ¼ mile. If you get to the left hand turning to Pickeridge Golf Course you have just passed the property.
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