Fordgate, Bridgwater, TA7

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A charming Grade II Listed detached country residence, with sublime gardens and tennis court, occupying a 3/4 acre plot in the most peaceful of settings.

A truly wonderful country residence. Offered to the market for the first time in over 40 years, Parsonage Farmhouse stands as quite the focal point to the hamlet of Fordgate, boasting rich local history which residents of the area still remember to this day. Due to its Grade II Listed nature, the home has been lovingly maintained while subtly improved over many years by the current owners, to become what is now a perfect blend of original character and modern charm. Set within a plot of approximately 3/4 acre, with a well tended tennis court, summerhouse, garage and car port, this home is certainly not one to be missed.

Internally the home oozes with traditional features throughout. Upon entering, a wide entrance hall leads to all areas, with delightful exposed beams being notable throughout the entirety of the accommodation. To the front left side of the double-fronted residence, a spacious yet cosy lounge is warmed by an attractive wood burner within the period fireplace. To the right sits the dining room, again of good size, with a stunning inglenook fireplace feature along with a window seat to the front.

The kitchen / breakfast room stretches across more than 21ft to the rear of the home and is fit with an array of modern wall and base units, designed in such a way that it is in keeping with the traditional nature of the home. A sky blue AGA cooker and built in fridge compliment the kitchen, while a door to the right leads to a utility beyond. Within this area plumbing can be found for a washing machine while further white goods fit naturally, with a nook creating space for cloak storage. A downstairs W/C fits cleverly into a corner.

Beyond the kitchen to the left sits the sizeable study, currently fit with a modern surveillance system in one corner. Tiled flooring and multiple exposed beams again add to the charm of the area, while a door leads into 'the gallery' to the rear of the home. A fantastic area of the property, perfect for hosting and summer enjoyment, 'the gallery' has been utilised to the full over the years. A mezzanine sits below a vaulted ceiling, while french doors lead into the garden, with views across neighbouring fields. Another log burner sits neatly in the left corner, ensuring that the room can be used all year round if desired. A door directly into the garage can also be found.

The first floor of the home is accessed via a stairway from the entrance hall. Three bedrooms occupy the majority of the space, all of which are double rooms of good size. The main bedroom sits to the right side of the home, benefitting from fitted wardrobes to one side and a view across farmland to the front. The second bedroom boasts an en-suite shower room facility, while the room itself displays additional charm with a feature fireplace tucked into one corner. The third bedrooms sits to the rear of the property, with built in wardrobes and a Velux window allowing an abundance of natural light. A family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation. A sizeable space fit with both a bath and separate shower unit, along with a hand basin and lavatory.

The external aspects of the property are huge attributes. Occupying a plot of approx. 3/4 acre and enjoying views over farmland in a variety of directions, the homes outside space is simply wonderful. Accessed over a private stone built bridge, a large parking area wraps to both the left and right of the house itself. A hugely attractive car port is situated to the right hand side, whilst the expansive garage sits to the left, fit with light, power and a work bench to the far side. A full garage door and personnel door provide access from the front.

The immediate area off the kitchen & "gallery" is laid to both patio and lawn, perfect for hosting and enjoying. A brick built summerhouse with tiled roof sits to one side, fit with light and power. Useable all year round, the summerhouse boasts three sets of French doors, allowing wonderful light and a view of the setting sun to the West.

Set back within the plot lies quite the focal point of the home, in the shape of a stunning tennis court. The court has been lovingly and religiously maintained by the current owners to ensure that it remains in perfect condition, while fenced in for ease and security. A further potting shed and selection of raised beds can be found nearby.

The home and grounds are in a pristine condition throughout and should be viewed to be fully appreciated.

The property is situated amongst rural surroundings on the edge of the hamlet of Fordgate which lies some 5 miles south of the market town of Bridgwater. Local facilities include a church, Inn and village hall in the adjacent village of Moorland. The M5 motorway Junction 24 is within 3 miles, thus facilitating communication north to Bristol and south to the county town of Taunton. Local facilities are also available at the small town of North Petherton and Bridgwater, both within 2 miles. There are several noted public schools in Taunton, along with a mainline rail link to London, Paddington and international airports can be found in Bristol and Exeter, both within an hours drive.

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