Broomfield, Bridgwater


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A well-proportioned four bedroom cottage with a range of outbuildings and planning permission for two dwellings, situated in the heart of the Quantock Hills. The grounds extend to approximately 1.1 acres. EPC Band D.


Broomfield is a small village in the heart of the Quantock Hills, which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearby village of Kingston St Mary has a Primary School, a pub and more comprehensive facilities are available in Taunton. Also nearby is the well-known Golf Course at Enmore together with Hawkridge and Durleigh Reservoirs and their fishing and sailing facilities. The National Trust owns Fyne Court at Broomfield, which has rainmarked natural trails. The Quantock Hills are wonderful for outriding, walking and other rural proceedings across beautiful unspoilt countryside and woodland. The house is situated in a peaceful and sheltered sunny position.


Rosegate Kennels has previously traded as a successful boarding kennel business. The business has now been suspended, due to the retirement of the current owners. The cottage is well presented and has been modernised and extended in recent years by the current owners and now provides accommodation arranged over two floors. The house includes double glazing, oil fired central heating, LED lighting and has also been re-plumbed and rewired. The property benefits from solar panels and borehole water with purification system in place.


Full planning permission exists for the erection of a change of use of the kennel buildings to two dwellings with one garage. Further information can be found on the Sedgemoor District Planning Portal with application number 10-20-00001.


The accommodation includes a living room with a brick-built fireplace with inset wood burning stove and a recess to either side. A door leads through to an inner hallway with a cupboard, tiled floor and a glazed door to the private garden. An internal door leads through to the kitchen / breakfast room, cloakroom and drawing room with mock fireplace and dual aspect windows. There is a separate cloakroom with low level WC, wash hand basin, fitted cupboards and tiled floor. A door provides access to the utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and the oil fired central heating boiler. A separate door leads to the study / utility room. The kitchen / breakfast room includes a range of matching wall and base units with a range of work surfaces over. There is an inset drainer sink unit with mixer tap over and a fitted waste disposal unit, tiled flooring, electric double oven, microwave, tiled splashbacks, recess ceiling lights, further built-in storage cupboards and a three oven electric Aga with dual controls, available by separate negotiation. Glazed double doors open out onto the courtyard garden and doors off the kitchen provide access to the larder.

Stairs lead to the first floor, where there is a shelved linen cupboard and roof access. The master bedroom has double aspect windows. There are three further double bedrooms, a shower room with a matching fitted suite and further bathroom, again, with a matching fitted suite.


The house enjoys a quiet, secluded location with grounds extending to approximately 1.1 acres. The cottage is approached down a long private driveway with a car parking area to one side, triple timber framed garage block with up and over doors, two of which will accommodation 4x4 vehicles. These benefit from electricity, light and power. Above the garages there is a roof space, which houses the water filtration system with Velux windows. This could be used as an additional room, if required. There is adjacent hay store, access to the room above the garage and a parking area with parking for a number of vehicles.


There are a substantial number of outbuildings at the property, as previously mentioned, to include boarding kennels and a cattery. There is an ancillary building, which is brick built with electricity, light and power and provides office space, a store room, store cupboard and a staff cloakroom. There is a kennel building of steel frame and block construction under a large and insulated corrugated roof with power and LED light points. There is a kennel kitchen with a fitted sink with electric water heater over and extensive laminated work surfacing. A further store room with an oil-fired central heating boiler. There is a wide central corridor with 18 kennels, all with full height block divisions and a galvanised door. Pully hatches allow access to individual covered concrete runs (10ft) in length with block and mesh divisions. A mesh gate opens onto a covered walkway. There is a large exercise paddock, which is laid to grass and shingle.

The second kennel building is of similar construction with a large corrugated roof. There are solar panels on the roof, providing a large proportion of the electricity supply. There is a kennel kitchen with a sink, electricity, hot water, work surfaces and an oil-fired boiler. A fully tiled corridor with radiators leads to a further 8 kennels, with full height block divisions and mesh gates. Pull hatches lead into individual covered concrete runs. There are two isolation kennels approached from the opposite end of the building.

The third kennel block is of a similar construction to the previous buildings with power and light points. There is a kennel store room and a rear corridor off of which, are six kennels with mesh doors, and pull hatches giving access to external covered runs and walkways. There is a boarding building of similar construction. This building has been divided into facilities for both cats and dogs, each approached from different ends. There are 10 cattery units accessed off of a central corridor with ramps to raised accommodation. Cat flaps allow access to individual runs opening out to the security corridor and there are eight headed igloos and power points for electric tubular heaters. There is a kennel kitchen, store room and a grooming parlour.

There is a fourth kennel block with eight kennel and utility / storage area.


From Taunton take the road past the railway station towards Kingston St Mary. Once you reach the village, continue past the village green and take the next turning right into Loads Lane. Continue to the top of the hill and at the T-junction turn left and proceed along this road. The property can be identified on your right hand side after a short distance, as identified by a Stags For Sale board.

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