Bathealton, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
A striking period farmhouse occupying a private and secluded location with breath taking views of open countryside, in all about 8.31 acres.

Horridge Down is set within its own private land and centres around an attractive period farmhouse which appears to date back to the 19th Century and is of rendered elevations under a pitched, slated roof. The accommodation boasts a wealth of character style features, including window seats, exposed beams, stone and brick fireplaces plus cottage doors and in brief comprises a porch which leads to a reception hall with bay window and stairs rising to the first floor, a formal dining room lies adjacent, again with bay window, and impressive inglenook fireplace with log burning stove. A set of steps lead up to a fabulous dual aspect living room with open an fireplace, enjoying far reaching views and a set of French doors lead to a study to the rear. Adjacent to the dining room is a kitchen/breakfast room, together with utility, W.C. and rear porch. On the first floor are six spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, one of which has recently been renewed. Under the current ownership since 2017, Horridge Down has been subject to refurbishment including a new boiler, wood burner, extensive tree surgery, new swimming pool in 2021, timber fencing of sheep and horse paddocks and a new treatment plant, together with a new bathroom and there are architect plans for some downstairs interior changes that involve a new kitchen/ diner to fully enjoy the spectacular South facing views. The accommodation is good sized and enjoys incredible views across the Blackdown Hills, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Quantocks. There is hiking and walking on the Brendon Hills, Quantocks and Exmoor that all offer superb scenery and spectacular views.

Horridge Down is a charming South facing detached property peacefully located in a highly sought after area, with stunning views. Wiveliscombe is 2 miles away and is the nearest bustling town with a thriving community, church, shops, library, doctor's surgery, primary and secondary schools, rugby, tennis and cricket clubs, community centre, award winning butcher, bus links to the Devon Coast and Somerset. The Devon and Somerset border is 2.4 miles away. Wellington is South East 15 minutes away with its independent school, Junction 26 of the M5, shops and a Waitrose supermarket. The County town of Taunton lies to the east and offers a comprehensive range of shops, leisure and excellent schools and colleges in both the state and independent sector. It has the added bonus of being within the Blundell's school local catchment area qualifying for discounted fees.

It is home to Somerset County cricket ground, Taunton National Hunt Racecourse and The Brewhouse Theatre. Mainline train links from Taunton direct to London Paddington. Motorway access is available at Wellington, Tiverton and Taunton and the cities of Exeter and Bristol are within an hour's drive with International Airports.

The property is approached over a private no through road which is shared with just two other properties and gives access to off street parking for several vehicles and there is a double garage. The drive descends through a mature avenue of woodland which opens up to a tarmacadam parking and turning area to the side of the house. Here access can be gained to the field and to the side is a greenhouse and vegetable garden. A garden path leads along the front of the property where there is a predominantly lawned garden enjoying fantastic far reaching views. To the side is an outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace taking full advantage of the outlook and adjacent Is a timber garden shed and a detached block built garage and further parking area. To the rear of the property is vehicular access and adjacent is a mature orchard with timber stable block.

The land lies to the south and is gently sloping and contained within hedgerow boundaries. In all extending to approximately 8.31 acres, as shown on the identification plan.

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