Mount Street, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset, TA4


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A superbly presented Grade ll listed residence occupying a central but private position in this much sought after village, together with mature gardens, mill leat and trout stream. Available with less land if required.

Warre House comes to the market following the vendors' decision to downsize to a smaller residence. The property dates back to the Georgian era and is a fine example of a property of this period. Constructed of colour washed rendered elevations under a thatched roof, the property boasts a wealth of character features, including tall ceiling heights, a number of small panelled sash windows, tall chimneys and a beautiful turning Georgian staircase. The property is centred upon a magnificent entrance hall which gives access to the main reception rooms which enjoy a pleasant outlook over the gardens and trout stream, further adding to the appeal. Also on this floor is a lovely open plan kitchen/sitting room with a four oven gas fuelled AGA and garden room with bi-folding doors to outside. On the first floor are five double bedrooms with the master enjoying an ensuite bathroom and separate dressing room together with a well equipped family bathroom. The annexe to one side of the house is accessed either from the front garden through its own door or from the kitchen and has an office on the ground floor and studio above. The gardens are a particular selling point of the property and extend to just over 2 acres comprising a number of well established specimen trees, flower beds, mill leat, trout stream, pond and stone built garage together with ample parking. Photos do not do this stunning property justice and a viewing is highly recommended to enjoy its full splendour.

The property occupies a central village location set behind a high Quantock stone wall shielding it from the rest of the village. The main outlook to the house is towards the gardens which are completely private. The village centre is within a few minutes walk offering a comprehensive range of local amenities including parish church, post office, convenience store, news agent and butcher. In addition there is a doctors' surgery, dentist, library, primary school, garage, veterinary surgery and two public houses. The County Town of Taunton lies five miles to the south east and has a comprehensive range of shopping, scholastic and leisure facilities together with a number of noted public schools, namely Kings & Queens Colleges and Taunton School. Taunton also enjoys excellent communication links with a direct rail line to London Paddington and the M5 motorway facilitating communications to Bristol and the North and Exeter and the South, both hosting international airports. The A303 connects to the East. Bishops Lydeard occupies a rural location in the folds of the Brendon and Quantock Hills with the latter being designated as an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty providing excellent walking and riding out together with a number of country pursuits. Surrounding Taunton are a number of popular golf courses, national hunt racecourse and Somerset County Cricket Ground.

The property is approached off Mount Street over a tarmacadam yard contained within attractive Quantock stone walling which gives access to the detached double garage and stable. A pair of electronically operated timber gates then leads to a gravelled parking and turning area for several vehicles contained within attractive timber post fencing with evergreen hedges and well established Leylandii border creating a privacy screen. Adjoining the parking area is a small lawned garden again enclosed within attractive stone walling interspersed with a number of fruit trees, shrubs and bushes. A mill leat divides the parking area from the main gardens where, adjoining the garden room, is a large patio area ideal for alfresco dining and summer entertaining together with a number of well established flower beds and a small water feature to the side. A set of steps leads down to the primary gardens which are mainly lawned and contain a number of mature trees. The gardens enjoy a great deal of privacy and are enclosed within stone wall boundaries. Within the grounds is an attractive thatched circular summer house and further afield is a conservation garden and amenity pond with a well established borders. Two foot bridges lead over the stream where there is a second patio and small brick built garden shed. To one side of the house is a small courtyard and a number of useful outbuildings. The gardens are a particular selling point and can only be fully appreciated when viewed. In total they extend to approximately 2.19acres.

Overage Clause

There is an overage clause imposed (2007) on the land to the north of the trout stream whereby if, within a period of 21 years, change of use planning consent is granted then 30% of any resulting uplift in value is payable to the previous owner.

It is also the vendors intention to impose an uplift clause of 30% over 21 years on the area to the west of the house. For full details please contact the selling agents.

Entrance Hall with original timber front door with glazed panels, exposed timber flooring through to..

Entrance Hallway with original balustrade staircase leading to the first floor with large sash window with window shutters.

Cloakroom with tiled flooring, low level WC, hand wash basin and window.

Dining Room an impressive room with attractive open fireplace set in stone surround with slate hearth with glazed storage in recesses to either side, fabulous full length window enjoying views of the rear gardens and exposed timber flooring.

Drawing Room a dual aspect room containing Jet master fire with timber surround and slate hearth, full length bay window with decorative glazing over.

Study with exposed timber flooring, large bay window, open fireplace set in marble surround with timber mantle over and built in storage in recesses to either side and fitted book shelves.

Garden Room with tiled flooring, glazing to two sides, bi folding doors to the patio. Exposed stone walling.

Kitchen/Sitting Room with a range of solid wood timber base units with granite work tops and matching wall cupboards over, integral 1 1/4 stainless steel sink with drainer, four ring gas electric hob with extractor fan and four oven gas fired AGA with hot plate set in tiled surround in former inglenook. Plumbing for dishwasher and space for fridge freezer.

Sitting Room with sash window with timber window shutters, gas fired log burning stove, French doors to outside together with timber shutters and tiled flooring, larder.

Laundry Room with original brick flooring, gas fired combi boiler, Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine and window.

Passage with integral storage and larder with shelving and stone flooring.

Meat Store with brick flooring and window.

Dairy with brick shelving and flooring.

Study Two a dual aspect room with timber window shutters, Victorian open fireplace (dis-used), under stairs cupboard, built in shelving.

Bedroom Six with built in storage, exposed timber beams and window.

First Floor

Landing with storage cupboard containing shelving, large sash window with timber shutters enjoying views over the gardens, original timber bannister.

Bedroom One a large double room with full length sash window and ample built in storage with shelving in recess and former open Victorian fireplace (dis-used), door to..

En-Suite with large corner shower unit set in tiled surround, low level WC, hand wash basin set in vanity unit with storage under, panelled bath set in marble surround with shower attachment and mixer taps and storage cupboard with shelving, under floor heating.

Dressing Room with fitted wardrobes and shelving.

Bedroom Two a large dual aspect room with sash windows enjoying views of the gardens, Victorian fireplace set in tiled surround with flagstone hearth and timber surround.

Bedroom Three a double room with built in wardrobe and sash window.

Bedroom Four a double room with built in storage and window.

Bedroom Five a double room with timber panelling and window.

Family Bathroom with underfloor heating, tiled flooring, fitted panelled bath set in tiled surround with shower unit over and side screen, his and hers hand wash basins with marble worktops and storage under set in tiled surround, storage cupboard to side and airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Low level WC and heated towel rail.

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