Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton

£700,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A South-facing family home with 4-5 bedrooms, privately situated in its grounds of approximately 3 acres. The property has two reception rooms, four double bedrooms, a timber framed garage, garden and stabling. EPC Band E.

Situation

Southwood occupies a quiet setting close to the centre of Hatch Beauchamp, a much sought-after Somerset village. Hatch Beauchamp provides a thriving community with a hotel, pub, church, primary school, playing fields and a busy village hall. Taunton, the county town of Somerset, is 6 miles to the north-west and has an excellent shopping centre, a good range of both state and independent schools and a mainline rail station with direct trains to London. Hatch Beauchamp is conveniently situated with the M5 and the A303 both 5-6 miles away.

Description

Southwood is a light and airy detached house, which has been improved and extended over the years, and now provides spacious and flexible accommodation. The majority of rooms are either south or west-facing, and enjoy wonderful views over the property's own land and surrounding countryside.

Accommodation

A covered entrance porch leads to the front door, which opens through to the entrance hallway. Door through to a family room / snug with bay windows looking south over the garden, an open fireplace with timber surround, shelving recesses with cupboards to both sides and an exposed wooden floor. On the other side of the entrance hall is an office, overlooking the drive. The impressive south-facing sitting room overlooks the gardens and has a Clearview wood burning stove with a stone hearth and brick surround. A door opens out to the front garden. Door through to the dining room which has a south-facing bay window with garden views together with an attractive open fireplace with a timber surround, exposed wooden flooring and a door leading through to the conservatory with south-westerly views across the garden. Off the main hall, there is a downstairs cloakroom, and a second office that could be used as a bedroom. The spacious kitchen / breakfast room is a wonderful feature of the property with travertine flooring, an extensive range of hand-made oak units with granite work surfaces and an oil-fired Heritage Range cooker set within the chimney breast recess. The kitchen includes an integrated dishwasher, fridge and combination oven, and has double doors leading out onto the garden and a door through to the utility room. The utility has a door to outside, a range of fitted wall and base units, a sink and space for appliances.

On the first floor, there are four large bedrooms, all enjoying views over the gardens and countryside. The double-aspect master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. The other bedrooms have use of the family bathroom which is fitted with a modern suite including a separate shower cubicle and a freestanding bath.

Outside

The property is approached from the village road with a gravelled driveway and a large parking and turning area. A gateway leads through to the back of the property, where there is hard standing and access to the substantial and recently built timber framed outbuilding with an open car port, workshop and a two-bay stable block. The house enjoys a very private position surrounded by its own parcel of land. There is a more formal area of garden enclosed by post and rail fencing, and the paddock is laid to pasture. The current owners have planted hedges and new coppices as well as created wild flower areas, which add to the interest and diversity of the grounds.

Services

All mains services are connected. Central heating & hot water via the oil-fired range cooker's integrated boiler.

Directions

Leave Taunton on the A358 towards Ilminster; go through the gantry traffic lights at Thornfalcon and take the next turning left signed to Hatch Beauchamp. Follow this road around a mile into the village, passing The Hatch Inn on the left, and Farthings Hotel on the right. Continue approx a further mile, and Southwood is on the right hand side.

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