6 bedroom detached house for sale

Dipford, Trull, Taunton, Somerset

Under Offer £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

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  • Entrance hall
  • Three reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Games room
  • Garage
  • Orchard
  • Croquet lawn
  • Set in 1.5 acres
  • Main house 4,456 sq ft

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Dipford House, which is not listed, is a handsome and well-proportioned house with a southerly orientation. The house was originally built in 1848 and has been in the same family ownership for 58 years, with the current owners updating the property over the last 20 years, including full gas-fired central heating. The house has beautiful views from all the rooms, over the surrounding countryside and towards the Blackdown Hills and Wellington Monument.

The property maintains many of the original features including high ceilings with ornate cornicing and has large windows providing light and airy rooms.

A stone entrance porch leads into the spacious hall, opening onto the three reception rooms, with wooden floors, a garden door and the main staircase to the first floor. To the left is the large and bright south-facing dining room, featuring a bay window overlooking the gardens, a fireplace and French doors out to the garden and orchard. The sitting room is also south-facing and is lined with shelving for books. It has a fireplace and the original internal shutters on the large windows. To the right of the hall is the drawing room with views to the west over the walled croquet lawn to the fields beyond. The kitchen/breakfast room has fitted wooden units with a view across a field to the Trull cricket ground. A large study with several interesting original features, a utility room with a butler sink and access to the garden complete this floor. The Gardener’s WC and boiler room are by the rear door.

Upstairs are six bedrooms off a large and bright landing. All have good views over the gardens and plenty of storage. Bedroom two has an ensuite bathroom and could be used as a potential annexe space with the rear stairs leading to the ground floor rear hall. A family bathroom, shower room and separate WC. The lower ground floor cellars are a great space with heated games room and workshop, a wine cellar, sink and storage area.

Dipford House is located in the hamlet of Dipford close to the village of Trull, widely regarded as one of the best villages near Taunton. The village offers a range of local facilities with a post office, village store, garage, inn, village hall, primary school and parish church.

Taunton, the county town of Somerset, is 2 miles away and has a good range of shopping facilities including a farmers’ market, and is home to Somerset County Cricket Club and Taunton Racecourse. There are excellent state and private schools, including Queen’s College, Taunton School, King’s College and King’s Hall. Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield, Wellington and Blundell’s, all within driving distance.

The M5 motorway can be joined at Junction 25 at Taunton for Bristol and London or Junction 26 at Wellington for Exeter and Cornwall. There are regular rail services from Taunton to London Paddington (under 2 hours) and both Exeter and Bristol airports offer an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights, including 2 flights a day from Exeter to the London City Airport.

The Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills are designated "Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty" in Somerset and Dipford House is well placed to take advantage of the wide network of footpaths and bridleways through the beautiful countryside.

Dipford House lies in approximately 1 ½ acres of south and west facing gardens. There is a large area of lawn to the south with an orchard of apple, pear, cherry, quince, walnut and crab apple trees. The surrounding land consists of fields providing a secluded backdrop to the garden. To the west of the house is a walled garden with a superb croquet lawn surrounded by borders of roses, clematis, iris, peonies and honeysuckle. The garden door on this west side of the house has an original trellis porch covered in roses. A paved terrace is accessed from the rear hall and makes an ideal area for entertaining whilst using the croquet lawn.

A large parking and turning area lies at the end of the 100 yard private drive, at the front of the house. A garage lies to the north-east of the house surrounded by beech, pine and holm oak trees.


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09 March 2016

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  • Taunton (2.3 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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01392 799092 Local call rate

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