Buckland St Mary, Chard


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A superbly extended period cottage in a glorious semi-rural location within the Blackdown Hills. The property comprises two reception rooms, a superb kitchen / dining room, five bedrooms, three en-suites, off road parking and landscaped gardens with a timber workshop. Blackwater Cottage is currently run as a successful bed and breakfast. EPC Band D


Blackwater Cottage is in a delightful location on the Blackdown Hills, within the hamlet of Blackwater, which is in the parish of Buckland St Mary. Buckland St Mary offers a range of local facilities including a Parish Church and Primary School. The Blackdown Hills are designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provide wonderful opportunities for walking and riding interests with footpaths and bridleways. Although the property is in a rural location, it is conveniently placed with access to Taunton and the A303 with links to the South East. Taunton, the County town has an extensive range of scholastic, recreational and shopping facilities together with access to the M5 motorway via Junction 25. There is also access to a mainline railway station.


Blackwater Cottage is a superb country home that has been substantially extended and modified in recent years. The accommodation is beautifully presented to a particularly highly standard and includes many period features. Much care and attention has been given to the use of natural materials including flagstone floors, exposed timbers and oak floors in many of the reception rooms.


The main entrance leads to a substantial hallway with an office / cloakroom to the right. The flooring is tiled and carpeted with a turning staircase to the first floor which leads onto the landing and balcony area overlooking the hallway. On the ground floor there is a laundry room with space for a washing machine, tumble dryer, a number of fitted cupboards, Belfast sink, large airing cupboard and separate WC. There is an extensive kitchen / dining room, which creates a very sociable area and benefits from a wood burning stove, dual aspect windows that provides direct access onto the patio and garden. Off the kitchen there is a separate small study / snug and a window overlooking the garden. To the rear of the property is a dog room, which leads out through a stable door to the patio and garden. This also has a sink and worktop area. Adjacent to the kitchen is a small lobby area with windows and fitted cupboards leading onto a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The living room also enjoys wonderful views and a wood burning stove.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms, two of which have en-suite facilities. All of the bedrooms have wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. There is a family bathroom.


The property has a wide in and out driveway with plenty of parking. The gardens are beautifully maintained and are laid to lawn with deep planted herbaceous borders, patios, separate vegetable garden and a large timber workshop with electricity, light and power. There are a number of specimen trees including Magnolia and a variety fruit trees.

Agents Notes

The property is currently run as a successful Bed & Breakfast. Further information can be found via the website- www.blackwatercottagebandb.co.uk


Mains Water, Private Drainage, Oil Fired Central Heating & Electricity, with includes Solar Panels that belong to the property.


From Taunton take Silver Street heading onto South Road and further onto Shoreditch Road and over the motorway bridge taking the next left hand turning sign posted to Staple Fitzpaine and Chard. Follow this road for some distance and continue directly through the village of Staple Fitzpaine and past the Greyhound Public House. Continue rising up into the hills, eventually reaching a T-junction and turn right and follow this road for a mile and turn left to Blackwater. Follow the road ignoring the turning to Blindmoor and continue for a short distance where Blackwater Cottage can be found on the right hand side.

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