Biscombe, Taunton, Somerset, TA3


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming period cottage beautifully renovated enjoying complete privacy and seclusion together with outbuildings, gardens and mature woodland. In all about 7 acres.

This beautiful period cottage is believed to date back to the 1850s and has since been completely renovated and enlarged by the current owners. Many character features have been retained, such as an inglenook fireplace and pretty gothic style windows. Constructed of rendered stone elevations under a pitched tiled roof the accommodation comprises an entrance hall, a generous living room/library with impressive inglenook fireplace adjoining what is currently being used as a study which in turn leads to the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and modern en-suite. French doors from the living room enter the extension with enjoys a dual aspect and views of the gardens and which flows in to a triple aspect dining room with log burning stove. French doors open to a fabulous kitchen/breakfast room with a range of modern, fitted units and a number of integral appliances. Also on this floor is a boot room, shower room and utility and dog room. Upstairs are three double bedrooms and family bathroom completing the living accommodation. Outside is ample parking, a detached double garage, numerous outbuildings and well manicured gardens together with a block of mature woodland which in all extends to approximately 6.8 acres.

The Firs is situated within the Blackdown hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, some eleven miles to the south of Taunton in a pleasant, sheltered location about 1 mile from the small village of Stapley. Local shops are available in the village of Churchinford about 3 miles away where there is a modern healthcare centre, convenience store, primary school and popular village pub. The Blackdown Hills are renowned for their beautiful wooded, rolling countryside and network of bridle ways and footpaths. The county town of Taunton enjoys an extensive range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities together with three noted Public schools, Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton Racecourse and The Brewhouse Theatre.

Communication links include a mainline rail link to London Paddington, access to the M5 motorway at Junction 25 and international airports can be found at Bristol and Exeter, both within just over an hours drive.

The property is approached off the public highway via a pair of five barred gates which lead to a gravelled car parking and turning area for several vehicles. Here there is a detached double garage, 5.8 x 5.4m, with power and electric roller shutter doors. Beyond the garage is a vegetable and fruit garden with a number of raised beds together with a timber potting shed. Adjacent is a workshop/store, 6.1 x 7.4m, of timber frame construction and a machinery/tool shed, 3.7 x 7.6m, again of timber frame construction with power and up and over door.

The gardens to the property lie mainly to the South and East and comprise large areas of lawn interspersed with a number of formal, and less formal, flower beds/shrubs and bushes. Enjoying a Westerly aspect within the gardens is a substantial Summer House enjoying power and broadband connectivity so could also be utilised as a home office if required. Next to the house is a terrace with retaining wall and water feature ideal for alfresco dining and Summer entertaining. In addition to the gardens is approximately 6 acres of fenced, mature mixed woodland providing a constant source of firewood and a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna. In total the property extends to just under 7 acres and to fully appreciate the privacy, beauty and finish of this stunning rural home a viewing is highly recommended.

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