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4 bedroom house for sale

Fitzhead, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

£435,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Area
  • Dining Room
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Cupboard
  • Sitting Room
  • Cloakroom
  • 3 x Bedrooms (one with en suite)
  • Dressing Area
  • Bathroom

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A superb village house full of character providing substantial and recently modernised accommodation.

The Old Smithy was a working smithy until the late 1960s comprising in those years of living quarters to the front, stables and eaves storage in the side yard, and a forge room at the rear.
The property now comprises an attached village house of tremendous character probably dating back about 300 years although it is not listed. Built of stone, rendered and colour washed elevations under slated roofs the property has been the subject of considerable modernisation and improvement in recent years which has been very sympathetically undertaken and the accommodation is now offered in excellent decorative order throughout and with a high level of specification. These improvements have seen the retention of many of the original character features so a lovely blend of both old and new is on offer. There are effectively three reception rooms at ground floor level, one with a lovely vaulted ceiling and this room opens directly to the rear gardens which again have been very well tended and offer a good degree of privacy. Three bedrooms are present on the first floor together with two bathrooms. As the name implies the property was originally the smithy to the village and the original covered area for horse drawn vehicles is to one side which forms a delightful and immediate good first impression.
The Old Smithy certainly forms one of the highest calibre village houses that the Agents have been privileged to offer to the market for several months and is thoroughly recommended without hesitation to the most discerning of buyers.

The property is centrally situated in the small village of Fitzhead which lies some 6 miles to the West of the County town of Taunton and is surrounded by attractive surrounding countryside which is rolling in nature and enjoys many attractive local footpaths. The village has a popular small pub together with recreation ground and cricket pitch whilst more extensive facilities are available in the rural centre of Milverton which lies about 2 miles away including primary schooling, convenience stores and health surgery. The County town is readily accessible via nearby roads although the village enjoys a great degree of privacy and quiet. Taunton offers an excellent range of shopping recreational and scholastic facilities including several noted public schools, M5 junction and main line rail link to London Paddington. As before mentioned, the surroundings to the village are some of the prettiest in the Vale of Taunton Deane making the community highly regarded.

The property is approached from the Public road via a gated archway which leads to the cobbled driveway with off road parking and with outside lighting, this in turn leads to the side patio which is a particularly attractive area with a delightful sandstone boundary and continues on to give side access to the rear garden via a covered way which provides a useful log store, the Calor gas bottles and also external oil fired boiler, from the covered way a doorway leads through to the rear garden which can also be accessed from the Sitting Room of the house. The rear garden is a stunning example of a cottage style garden and is initially laid to patio and is completely south facing creating a real sun trap and then goes onto lawn. The property is bound on both sides by an attractive sandstone wall with herbaceous borders in front with a number of shrubs and flowering plants. To the rear of the garden steps lead down to a productive vegetable garden with raised vegetable patches of brick construction with the flower beds bordered by a dwarf wall and the vegetable garden itself of low maintenance with chippings interspersed with patio slabs between the vegetable patches. There is also a particularly useful storage shed.

Hardwood Entrance Door 
to..

Entrance Area 
with opening through to..

Dining Room 
with two windows to the side aspect, several exposed beams and door to..

Living Room 
with exposed beams, two windows to the front aspect, both with windows seats, inglenook fireplace with attractive recesses, former bread oven, flagstone hearth with further slate hearth and inset wood burning stove, large under stairs storage cupboard and stairs rising to the first floor

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
The kitchen is a delightful room with a custom built hand painted bespoke kitchen of shaker style with a range of wall and base units with black granite work surfaces, central island with an oiled work surface and built in shaker style dresser, Siemens dishwasher, Britannia range style oven with six ring gas hob, inset 1 1/2 bowl sink unit with drainer cut into granite, large fridge and large separate freezer, both AEG, window to the side aspect and French windows to the side patio, door to..

Rear Lobby 

Utility Cupboard 
with space and plumbing for washing machine and quarry tiled flooring

Cloakroom 
with quarry tiled flooring, obscure glazed window to the side aspect, low level WC and hand wash basin

Sitting Room 
a former 'forge' room with Oak flooring, double aspect room again with French windows leading to the rear garden and patio area and stairs rising up to mezzanine level, vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers

First Floor 

Landing 
with ornate elm panelled wall, an archway leading to further landing area with Velux window and hatch to roof void, door to..

Bedroom Two 
with window to the front aspect and door to..

En Suite 
with window to the rear aspect, low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, panelled bath, heated towel rail and large linen cupboard

Bedroom One 
with window to the side aspect, exposed beams, hatch to roof void, door to..

Dressing Area 
with Velux window, exposed timbers and door to..

Bathroom 
with Victorian style bath with claw feet, pedestal hand wash basin, low level WC, enclosed shower unit with thermostatically controlled shower, Velux window, exposed timbers, airing cupboard housing the hot water tank and door to..

Mezzanine level above sitting room 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 October 2016

Nearest station

  • Taunton (6.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Taunton

13 Hammet Street, Taunton, TA1 1RN

01823 773060 Local call rate

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13 Hammet Street, Taunton, TA1 1RN

01823 773060 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Taunton (6.8 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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