5 bedroom house for saleBurrowbridge, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7
- Striking Georgian Residence
- A wealth of character features
- Beautifully presented throughout
- Reception Hall
- 3 x Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Utility Room
- Master Bedroom with End Suite
A well proportioned former Georgian rectory located in the heart of the Somerset Levels and with access to Taunton and Street. No chain or history of flooding.
The property is an unlisted former Georgian rectory constructed of rendered and colour washed elevations under a slate roof with stone copings and brick chimneys. The accommodation which is spacious and well proportioned, typical of the architectural period incorporates a number of period features including cornicing and ceiling roses, working window shutters and fireplaces in many of the main reception rooms. The accommodation provides reception hall with staircase rising and understairs cupboard. Dining room with parquet flooring and open fireplace. Drawing room with open fireplace with cut stone surround and parquet timber flooring, french door to outside. Study with parquet flooring and Victorian cast iron grate. Playroom with parquet flooring, shelved alcoves and cupboard. Kitchen/breakfast room with extensive range of fitted wall and base units and polished granite worktops incorporating 4 oven electric AGA (green), central island with granite top inset with double Belfast sink, integrated Neff dishwasher and fridge, tiled flooring. Butlers pantry with range of fitted units, integrated Neff microwave and space for fridge/freezer. Utility room with wall and base units with sink, granite worktops, cupboard housing Firebird 150 oil-fired boiler, plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer and stable door to rear garden. Cloakroom. On the first floor there is the master bedroom with extensive fitted wardrobes and ensuite shower room, 4 further double bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate shower cubicle and roll top bath. There is an attached double garage on the south east elevation with flat roof and twin up and over doors.
The Old Rectory is set in the centre of this small village having glorious views over the historic Levels with its abundance of wildlife. Burrowbridge has a village pub and a small church and is about three miles from the nearest village of Stoke St Gregory with its good range of day to day amenities. Taunton, the County Town of Somerset, is some ten miles away to the south west and provides a good shopping centre with many of the well know high street retailers and excellent sports facilities, being home of the County Cricket Ground and also having three well known independent schools, King's and Queen's Colleges and Taunton School. Other well-known independent schools are also within reach, namely Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Kings School Bruton and Sherborne.
The M5 motorway (J24) can be reached within 5 miles, which to the south gives access to Taunton, Exeter and Cornwall, whilst to the north the M5 takes you on to the A38 giving access to Bristol Airport. For alternative destinations the A303 is within easy access, Exeter Airport also provides many European and international flights. There is a mainline railway station at Taunton with fast trains to London, Paddington.
The property is approached off the village road through stone gate pillars leading onto a gravelled driveway flanked by fir trees and a area of lawn. This opens out onto a gravelled parking/turning area at the front of the house with space for a number of cars. The main gardens lie at the rear and on one side. There is a stone paved terrace with access into the kitchen making it ideal for entertaining and alfresco dining and a paved path leading around the house. Access leads onto a level expanse of lawn interspersed with mixed trees. This lawn forms an L-shape around the house with an enclosed area for compost. The garden is well fenced and hedged and borders farmland on the south and north west sides. The National Trust owned Burrow Mump lies on the north west side and is a prominent local landmark. Lying east of the main terrace there is a further terrace with the oil tank located behind the garage. Within this area there is an aluminum framed greenhouse and an adjacent timber pergola with trellis fencing and a number of climbers including wisteria and roses. A further paved area gives access to the kitchen garden with six borders bisected by lawned paths and includes a mature bay tree.
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