Clavelshay, Taunton


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming detached, beautifully presented period cottage set in The Quantock Hills, within easy reach of Taunton. The property comprises three reception rooms, a superb kitchen / breakfast room, four double bedrooms, a double garage and south facing landscaped gardens. EPC Band E.


Old Orchard Cottage is situated on The Quantock Hills in the small hamlet of Clavelshay, near the town of North Petherton. The M5 motorway is also very convenient with junction 24 approximately only 1.5 miles away. Taunton, the County Town of Somerset, is approximately 9 miles to the South West, with its an extensive shopping centre and a wide range of facilities. The Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where there is an extensive network of paths and bridleways.


The property is a substantial detached cottage retaining many period features, with colour rendered elevations under a pitch tiled roof. Old Orchard Cottage has been sympathetically improved and extended to provide a spacious family home with landscaped gardens and views to the countryside beyond, situated in a beautiful rural yet accessible position in The Quantock Hills.


Old Orchard Cottage is approached by a solid oak door which opens into the sitting room with large inglenook fireplace and inset wood burner, brick surround, heavy beam over, shelving to either side and exposed wooden flooring. A door leads to the kitchen/breakfast room which has an attractive dual aspect and access to the gardens, a part vaulted ceiling with a character mill wheel and a window seat. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke units with granite work surfaces and a central island. Integrated appliances including a Britannia Cooker with extractor over and a dishwasher and further space for fridge freezer and fridge. Steps lead down into the snug with double doors leading to the newly built garden room leading to the garden. Double doors from the snug lead to the boot room with built in cupboards and work surfaces, inner hallway with door off to cloakroom/utility with wc, wash hand basin, plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer and houses the oil fired boiler. Door to the Study/Bedroom 4 with fireplace, wooden surround and mantle, exposed beams, a dual aspect room which is currently being used as a study.

First Floor

Stairs to the first floor landing. Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed A frame beams and fitted wardrobes, dressing room fitted with an expanse of built in wardrobes, en- suite shower room with shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand. The dressing room could alternatively be used as nursery or further bedroom if needed. Family bathroom white suite comprising a WC, wash hand basin, panelled bath with shower over and tiled surround, with linen storage to one side. The two further bedrooms are both dual aspect with feature fireplaces, one has a built-in cupboard and the other a built-in wardrobe and desk.


Oil fired central heating, Mains electricity, private drainage and private water.


A wooden five bar gate opens onto a gravelled driveway providing parking for up to three cars, garden shed and oil tank. A pathway leads around to the front, through a small shrub and tree garden. The rear garden is laid to lawn and beautifully landscaped with deep planted herbaceous borders, mature trees, a small pond and is enclosed by low hedging, proving a good degree of privacy. There is a patio area, accessed from both the kitchen and the garden room, which provides a ample space for sitting out in the summer months to enjoy the views beyond. A pathway leads down the middle of the garden to the double garage, an enclosed gravelled area of garden and second garden shed. The double garage has a roller door and provides parking for at least two cars plus additional storage under the stairs. A turning staircase leads up to a converted roof space with a triple aspect and Velux windows. This is an extremely functional space and could be used as an office or additional accommodation, subject to necessary planning consents. The garage is accessed 5m from the house via the road that leads to Lower Clavelshay Farm.


From Taunton, take the A38 Taunton Bridgwater. In North Petherton take the first left signed Broomfield/Goathurst. Take the next left into Cliff Road and continue along this road for half a mile. Turn right at the signpost Clavelshay/Broomfield. Follow this road for approximately 2 miles where the Old Orchard House can be identified on your right hand side after the turning for Clavelshay Barn Restaurant.

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