4 bedroom detached house for saleCothelstone, Taunton, Somerset, TA4
Guide Price £675,000
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- 3 Reception Rooms
- Boot Room & Utility Room
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Gardens & Grounds of Approx 1 Acre
- Timber Outbuildings
- No Onward Chain
A beautifully presented individual property, with generous mature gardens and wonderful countryside views.
Situation - Hethersett occupies a delightful setting, on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills, which are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is in the hamlet of Cothelstone, which is well situated for those with walking and riding interests and has its own ancient parish church. The thriving village of Bishops Lydeard is just under a mile from Hethersett and offers a wide range of local amenities to include a village shop, post office, garage, pub, health centre, church and well respected primary school.
Taunton, the County Town of Somerset, is approximately 5 miles to the South East and has an excellent shopping centre, wonderful schools in both the state and private sectors, extensive commercial and leisure facilities, and convenient transport links with a main line railway station and junction onto the M5 motorway. For those with sporting interests there are a number of highly regarded golf courses in the area, regular race meetings at Taunton Racecourse and county and international cricket at the County Cricket Ground.
Description - Hethersett is a charming property built primarily of rendered elevations under a pitched slate roof. It is thought to have been built in 1928, in a colonial style, before being cleverly extended in the late 90s to create spacious accommodation arranged over two floors, with many of the rooms enjoying dual aspects with views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. The property is offered to the market in excellent decorative order and combines a blend of modern living with period charm and character.
Accommodation - The front door is located under a delightful oak framed entrance porch, with benches on either side, and opens into a reception hall. The reception hall provides access to the kitchen, utility room, sitting room, study and has a staircase to the first floor landing with under stairs storage cupboards and cat's house. The sitting room is a delightful reception space centred upon a fireplace with inset woodburning stove set on a slate hearth. This room enjoys a dual aspect through a number of windows, has an external door to the garden and links through an arch into the library, which is fitted with a range of shelves, storage cupboards and again enjoys dual aspect views of the garden. The dining room has more fitted shelving and storage space and adjoins the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is a farmhouse style with a range of fitted base units, a Belfast sink, a white oil fired four door Aga, walk in pantry and an island unit with an integrated electric oven, convector hob and granite worktops. External double doors open from the breakfast area to a south westerly terrace and there is a boot room, which was added by the previous owners, with WC and stable doors to the parking area.
Also on the ground floor, accessed off an inner hall, are two of the bedrooms which enjoy dual aspects and a bathroom, which is fitted with a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath with mixer tap over.
On the first floor there are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Bedroom three has exposed painted floorboards, eaves storage and double doors that open onto a balcony which enjoys south westerly views over surrounding countryside. Bedroom four has been cleverly fitted into the eaves and has further eaves storage. The family bathroom has been recently remodelled and refitted with a modern white suite comprising a freestanding double ended bath, walk in shower enclosure, WC and wash hand basin.
Outside - Hethersett is accessed by a gravelled drive, which runs through some wooden five bar gates off the village lane. The drive leads to a parking and turning area set under the northern elevation of the property, partially enclosed by hedging with paths to the gardens and boot room. The gardens are a wonderful feature of Hethersett and extend to approximately one acre. To the front there is a large expanse of lawn with a path leading from a pedestrian gate to the front door, which dissects an expanse of lawn that has delightful views towards the Quantocks. A path continues from the front door, around the property with a mature Beech tree to one side, to an area that has been landscaped beautifully by our vendors to create a two tier patio area, which enjoys further rural south westerly views.
The garden continues into a former tennis court, which is planted with a number of fruit trees to include apple, pear, fig, cherry and apricot and there is an adjoining enclosed vegetable garden with a greenhouse and raised vegetable beds. Within the gardens are two former wooden poultry barns, one of which has power, a wood shed and compositing areas.
Services - Oil fired heating, septic tank drainage, mains water and mains electricity.
Directions - From Taunton take the A358 in a north-westerly direction towards Williton and Minehead, before turning right into Bishops Lydeard. Proceed through the village, passing the church, and continue towards Cothelstone until reaching a cross roads signposted Kingston St Mary to the right, where you need to turn left and then almost immediately left again into the drive of the property.
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