Blagdon Hill, Taunton
£700,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
**OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 2nd APRIL 11am to 1pm** A charming period house with 9 acres of woodland and pasture, enjoying stunning views over the Vale of Taunton. The property comprises of four bedrooms, three reception rooms and ample off road parking. EPC band F.

SITUATION

Ivy Cottage occupies a stunning setting overlooking the Vale of Taunton and further to the Quantock Hills beyond. Blagdon Hill is a highly popular village and benefits from playing fields and tennis courts. For those with walking or riding interests, the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are very accessible with miles of footpaths and bridleways that pass through the countryside. Ivy Cottage owns extensive woodland and connects to footpaths, which leads to forestry owned by the Woodland Trust and provides miles of lovely walks. The County town of Taunton is located six miles North and has an excellent shopping centre with many well known High Street stores and a number of independent retailers. Blagdon Hill falls within the catchment area for Trull Primary and Castle Secondary, both of which are highly rated. There are also three well respected independent schools. Junction 25 provides access to the M5 motorway and there is a mainline railway station with frequent services to London Paddington. The A303 is also within easy reach, providing direct links to London and the South. The Coast is within a 40 minute drive.

DESCRIPTION

Ivy Cottage is accessed off the road that leads through Blagdon Hill to the top of the Blackdowns. A driveway leads down to a large parking and turning area and to the front door.

ACCOMODATION

The accommodation in detail comprises; a spacious entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor. Double doors lead into the dining room with bi-fold doors opening onto the terrace. This is a highly adaptable room with stunning views. The kitchen is well fitted out with a range of eye and low level units with wooden worksurfaces, together with a one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit. There is a Range cooker and a Rayburn that currently provides the heating system. Central island. Fitted oven and microwave. The kitchen offers wonderful views over the open countryside. The sitting room is a charming room, centred on a wood burning stove on a slate hearth with oak surrounds. There are excellent yew window seats to the front. Front door. From the entrance hall, there is access to the utility room and further to the downstairs cloakroom and a door providing access to the outside. Adjoining the dining room there is a door to the store, which is currently blocked off and accessed from the outside.

On the first floor, the property has four good sized bedrooms all enjoying lovely views. Bedroom one and four have fitted wardrobes. There is a family bathroom with corner shower, panelled bath, wash hand basin and low level WC.

OUTSIDE

Adjoining the front door of the house, there is a wood and store shed. To the rear of the property, there is a large terrace, ideal for sitting out and also providing ample parking and turning space. Below this area, there is a further open parking area with access to two garages underneath the terrace. Steps lead down from the side of the property, to an extensive decking area, which is ideal for sitting out in the summer and there is a lower level BBQ area. To the North, there is an orchard with an extensive range of fruit trees, together with a polytunnel. This then leads further to the paddock, which is laid to undulating permanent pasture and benefits from a chicken run and a covered field shelter. There is access into the extensive woodland. The woodland is mixed with mainly Broadleaf trees. This provides an ample source of timber. The woodland is an excellent feature of the property and provides scope for those seeking peace and seclusion. The woodland connects to miles of footpaths and bridleways.

SERVICES

Mains water, mains electricity & private drainage. Council tax band E. Excellent Fibre Broadband

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