4 bedroom detached house for saleRooks Nest, Lydeard St. Lawrence, Taunton, Somerset
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Reception rooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Approximately 39.68 acres
- 3757 sq. ft
Rooks Nest Farm is a well presented period
farmhouse set in the heart of its own land with four bedrooms and spacious accommodation. The current owners have restored and updated the property over the last four years and created a flexible family home. Many of the original character features have been maintained with
oak flooring, inglenook fireplaces and exposed
The property has an integrated annexe, accessed from the entrance hall or via its own entrance, with a sitting room, kitchen, double bedroom with en suite shower room and separate WC. The annexe is ideal for additional family accommodation or as income potential.
The accommodation in the main house comprises an entrance hall, sitting room with a wood burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace, dining room with a cast iron fireplace, beautiful triple aspect family room with oak framed glazed windows, a limestone floor and double doors to the sun terrace, kitchen/breakfast room with fitted wooden units and timber work surfaces, a Belfast sink, integrated appliances, original floor tiles and a four oven Aga, a walk in larder, laundry room, boot
room and adjoining tack room, cloakroom and machinery store with double doors to the garden. Upstairs are four bedrooms, an office and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has a dressing room, walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with a roll top bath.
Rooks Nest Farm is located in an elevated position in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views over the surrounding countryside. The village of Brompton Ralph,
approximately 1 mile away, offers a range of local
facilities with a post office, village store, village hall
and parish church.
Taunton, the county town of Somerset, is 11 miles away and has a good range of shopping facilities including a farmers’ market, and is home to Somerset County Cricket Club and Taunton Racecourse. There are excellent state and private
schools, including Queen’s College, Taunton School, King’s College and King’s Hall. Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield, Wellington and Blundell’s, all within driving distance.
The M5 motorway can be joined at Junction 25 at
Taunton for Bristol and London or Junction 26 at
Wellington for Exeter and Cornwall.
There are regular rail services from Taunton to
London Paddington (under 2 hours) and both Exeter and Bristol airports offer an ever-increasing
number of domestic and international flights, including 2 flights a day from Exeter to the London
The Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills are designated “Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty”
in Somerset and Rooks Nest Farm is well placed to
take advantage of the wide network of footpaths
and bridleways through the beautiful countryside.
Rooks Nest Farm is approached over a long drive leading to the house, open fronted garage and parking area. The gardens surround the property with lawned areas and sun terraces, ideal for ‘alfresco’ entertaining and enjoying the stunning views over the surrounding countryside, the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills. Raised beds, a pergola and established trees intersperse the garden with an attractive rockery bordering the lawn to the rear.
Rooks Nest Farm has a number of outbuildings
comprising of the following;
An L shaped stable block with three boxes, a foaling box and feed store with a hard standing and water and electric connected. The traditional barn, currently used as a workshop, with a mezzanine floor. A pump house attached to the barn, tractor house, cattle shippon, two bay Dutch barn, cart barn and covered yard.
The traditional barn and covered yard offer the potential, subject to the relevant planning permissions, to be converted for various uses.
The land covers 39.68 acres to the west of the house and outbuildings and is mainly laid to pasture with a number of manageable paddocks, ideal for equestrian use or livestock. Access is over a road, maintained by the local council, and through the privately owned farmyard. The land is south facing and sloping, with some steep areas. There are 8 acres of woodland and a log cabin.
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