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7 bedroom house for sale

Barr, Bishops Hull, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

Sold STC £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception Hall
  • Dining Room
  • Study
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Cloakroom
  • Boiler Room
  • Utility Room
  • Bedroom 1 with En Suite

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial period house affording extensive living accommodation, now in need of modernisation and set within gardens and grounds of almost 11 acres.

Oldbury Lodge probably dates back to the late Georgian/Regency period but is not listed. Built of rendered and colour washed elevations under slated roofs the property provides extensive family living accommodation arranged on two floors featuring four reception rooms with seven bedrooms and two bathrooms at first floor level. The property comes to the market for the first time since 1969 and although it has had some upgrading works (in particular the installation of double glazing) it now requires further modernization and improvement. Typically of properties of this period, the rooms are of an excellent proportion enjoying good ceiling heights and are arranged around a central attractive hall and staircase area. Despite being so handy to Taunton, it has the unusual benefit of a good parcel of land adjoining, the whole extending to about 11 acres affording excellent opportunities for those who wish to keep horses, ponies or a few head of stock. The property has the attraction of adjoining the River Tone which adds real amenity and has the further benefit of a private ‘island’ within the River (approached from a private footbridge) which affords highly individual amenity feature. Oldbury Lodge also includes the original built Coach House ideal for those with strong hobby interest. Affording over 4,000 sq ft of accommodation, this property offers an increasingly unusual opportunity to acquire such a project within the Taunton Vale district.

Barr is a small hamlet lying about 3 miles of the centre of the County Town of Taunton and near the dormitory village of Bishops Hull where local facilities include a popular primary school, village hall, village pub and village shops. The property is adjacent to open countryside and there are views afforded over the village of Norton Fitzwarren to the Quantock Hills in the distance. The River Tone forms one of the boundaries to the property and affords fly fishing opportunities. Taunton is the administrative quarters for the County with a population of some 65,000 and presentation by most National retailers. The town benefits from some excellent communication links with fast rail service to London Paddington as well as M5 interchange (Junction 25). There are some excellent scholastic facilities locally with four noted public schools together with sixth form college and college of Arts and Technology. Although the property is within 10 minutes drive of the town it enjoys a quiet location with no passing traffic and several local footpaths provide easy access to the surrounding area.

The property is approached via Stone Pillars which leads to a gravelled driveway terminating in a hard standing turning area besides which is a former coach house of brick and tiled construction providing garaging, workshop and stores. A lean to wood store is close by together with outside, WC and tool shed. Gardens lie to the front which include an ornamental pond and lawns whilst a further garden area is on the western side being partly walled and including a traditional greenhouse and soft fruit trees. Beyond is a further garden area with outdoor swimming pool, approximately 45ft x 20ft with surrounding paved terraces and with a shed containing the filter equipment close by, the pool area is largely surrounded by traditional walling and close bordered fencing which affords a good degree of shelter and privacy. Adjoining the gardens on the front is immediate access to a single enclosure of pasture which has been let out for hay in recent years but would be ideally suited for those wishing to keep a few heads of stock, horses or ponies. The field is largely bounded by the River Tone and has its own weir and a salmon fish pass and intriguingly also includes a small private ‘island’ which is approached from a foot bridge and which is a delightful amenity feature as well as a haven for wildlife. The field and river are adjoined by several mature trees, particularly Ash.


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Added on Rightmove:
13 January 2017

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  • Taunton (2.0 mi)
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Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Taunton

13 Hammet Street, Taunton, TA1 1RN

01823 773060 Local call rate

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Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Taunton

13 Hammet Street, Taunton, TA1 1RN

01823 773060 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Taunton (2.0 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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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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