Higher Swell, Fivehead, Taunton, Somerset, TA3

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
The origins of this lovely old house probably dates back several hundred years and was occupied as a Somerset Long House, and was greatly extended in the early Georgian era to provide the village Rectory. The front of the house is adorned with a mature Wisteria and Banksia Rose and has a central panelled front door leading in to the flagstone entrance hall with elegant staircase leading up to the first floor. The dining room and drawing room lie either side of the hall, the drawing room having a period style wooden fireplace, French doors and a maple floor. The dining room is of similar size, perhaps a little bigger, with an open fireplace with brick surround, also French doors to a long terrace. The 'Rector's study', believed to be the original kitchen, provides a cosy sitting room with a large fireplace surrounded by bookcases; there are ample bookcases on the opposite wall and a leaded light window enjoying the expansive outlooks over surrounding fields. An inner passage also with flagstones leads to a cloakroom with a shower, and a traditional pantry. The kitchen/breakfast room is a good size, has a Rayburn and leads out to an entrance conservatory. The bedrooms, five in all, are all of good size, have their own character, some with fireplaces and built-in cupboards.

There is a particularly spacious bathroom with original roll top bath and pine flooring. An access hallway overlooks the picturesque stable yard. As mentioned, the house retains immense character and charm, but is now in need of general restoration and updating.

Five Bedrooms

Flagstone Entrance Hall

Drawing Room

Dining Room

Sitting Room/Study

Cloakroom and Pantry

Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Entrance Conservatory

Spacious Bathroom and Separate WC

Well Stocked Gardens, Walled Garden

Small Paddock and Range of Traditional Outbuildings

Marketed by 01823 710089

Jackson-Stops & Staff - Taunton

8 Hammet Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1RZ

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