7 bedroom detached house for saleHolyrood Street, Chard, Somerset
- Grade II Listed house
- 7 bedrooms
- Half an acre of gardens
- Great opportunity to create a family house
- 5146 sq ft
Holyrood House is a Grade II Listed period house, dating from at least 1804, which is now in need of restoration and refurbishment. As expected with a house of this age the rooms are well proportioned with high ceilings, full height refurbished windows with shutters and an impressive hallway. The current owners have started refurbishment works on the house, including new electrics, a new roof, new/ refurbished chimney stacks, lime rendering and have rebuilt the veranda. The purchaser now has an opportunity to renovate the house and create a spacious and flexible family home.
The planning number is 15/05743/LBC and many of the rooms listed have planning for different uses.
The accommodation on the ground floor currently comprises of an entrance hall with a sweeping staircase to the first floor, a drawing room with original floorboards, a bay window and fireplace, a dining room, morning room with a bay window, kitchen, sitting room and scullery with a pantry and original bread oven and copper wash. There is a cellar and wine cellar with access from the rear hall. Upstairs are seven bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also attic space for storage.
A separate coach house with two stories, formally used as a garage, could provide additional living accommodation, subject to the necessary planning permissions.
Holyrood House is situated within a beautiful Conservation Area, in the historic town of Chard. Chard has superb shopping facilities, a museum and various activities for adults and children. Crewkerne is 7 miles away and provides a wide range of amenities including primary schools and a mainline train station. Chard has a variety of primary schools and a secondary school.
The delightful coastal town of Lyme Regis is
approximately 14 miles away and provides a wide range of high street and independent shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs, a theatre, a cinema and a fossil museum. Fresh seafood can be eaten at Mark Hix Oyster and Fishhouse overlooking the beach. For more rural eateries the River Cottage HQ is 3 miles away and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls Canteen is based in nearby Axminster.
Taunton, approximately 14 miles away, is the county town and offers a wider range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities for boys and girls of all ages, including Taunton School, Kings College, Queens College and Kings Hall. The town enjoys excellent communication links with the rest of the UK with a fast rail service to London Paddington with many journey times of fewer than 2 hours, together with the M5 interchange (junction 25). Both Exeter and Bristol airports are within a one hour drive.
Holyrood House is approached through a gated entrance onto a parking area for several cars provision for electric car charging with access to the house, former coach house and stable block. The gardens and grounds are very private and bordered by stone walls. The gardens are mainly
laid to lawn with established trees, including
copper beech and a holm oak. The garden of just over half an acre is south facing with mature flowering shrubs and is ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining. There is a strip of grass land (2-3m in width) which runs the full length at the side of the property. This is also included in the sale.
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