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Higher Durston, Taunton, Somerset, TA3


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
An attractive period house retaining many character features with a coach house, parking area and gardens backing onto open fields with tennis court. The accommodation comprises a reception hall, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility and cloakroom, 5 bedrooms, 2 en-suites and a family bathroom, EPC Band F.


Elmfield House is a substantial detached house offering well proportioned accommodation arranged over two floors. The house has an attractive facade with mellow stone elevations under a pitched slate roof. The house is beautifully presented and has been well maintained by the current owners, who have, in recent years, installed new kitchens and stylish bathroom suites.


The property is located within the village of Durston, five miles from Taunton, The County Town of Somerset. The property is located on the A361 and provides easy access to Taunton with its extensive range of shopping, education, sporting and cultural facilities as well as easy access to the M5 motorway at Junction 25. From Taunton there is also a mainline railway link.


A pitch tiled entrance porch leads through to a reception hall with an impressive turning wooden staircase and colour glazed picture window, leading to the first floor and galleried landing. There is a secondary staircase also providing access to the landing. From the hallway there is a rear porch, which leads to the courtyard and has doors to the reception rooms and cloakroom. The sitting room has a bay window with original shutters and window seat. There is an open fireplace with Bath stone surround, exposed wooden floor, picture rail and dado rail. The dining room also has an open fireplace with marble surround, window with shutters and exposed wooden floor. There is a separate study which also has an open fireplace with a Victorian style surround. The kitchen has been installed by Mayflower Kitchens and includes a range of cherry wood matching wall and base units with a range of integrated appliances including a wine cooler, dishwasher, warming draw, microwave, coffee machine and space for a cooker. There is a central island unit with light and unit above and granite work surfaces. A door leads through to a separate utility room, which is fitted with a range of units, Belfast sink, plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A further family room with tiled floor, window and stable door to courtyard.

First floor

On the first floor there are five bedrooms, two having ensuite bathrooms, the master having a roll top bath and wet room with tumbled marble floor. The family bathroom has been refitted and includes a double ended bath, wash basin and a double enclosed tiled shower cubicle.


The front garden is enclosed by low stone walling and surrounded by planted borders. There is a driveway providing access to the parking area, which is at the rear of the house and leads to a former Coach House, which has been converted into a double garage including an inspection pit with room above and adjacent store. Steps from the parking area lead up to a deep paved patio area with pond, planted herbaceous borders and further steps leading up to the main area of garden. The garden is laid to lawn and backs on to open fields. There is also access to a full sized enclosed tennis court and at the front of which is a large vegetable garden with raised bed, pergola and attached to the house is a greenhouse with power and water.


From Taunton proceed out of the town on the A38 Bridgwater Road heading through Bathpool, continue onto the dual carriage way and at Walford Cross bare right onto the A361 Glastonbury Road. Proceed over the motorway bridge and follow this road entering Durston where the property can be found after a short distance on the left hand side.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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