Corfe, Taunton, Somerset, TA3


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A fantastically positioned country residence enjoying breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside together with a detached two storey stone barn, ménage and pastureland, altogether approximately 4 acres.

Montgomery House gives the impression of a much older property but is deceptively modern being constructed in 1998 of local stone elevations under a pitch tiled roof. The property has been extended by the current owners by way of a superb sitting room with feature stone fireplace and fabulous slide and turn doors to two aspects which take full advantage of the spectacular views over the Taunton Vale. The accommodation is presented in excellent order throughout and comprises an entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor, a door off leads to the original living room enjoying a log burning stove and bi folding doors through to the newly constructed sitting room. Also on this floor is a study, cloakroom and spacious kitchen/dining room with Robert Charles kitchen complete with Aga and island unit. A utility off the kitchen completes the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor are four double bedrooms with the master ensuite and a well equipped family bathroom. It is also worth mentioning that the property has a lapsed planning consent for the creation of a family room, second wc, boot room and master bedroom above with dressing room and ensuite. It is likely therefore that this planning consent would be approved if reapplied however, this consent cannot be guaranteed.

Montgomery House is situated on the north slopes of the Blackdown Hills above the Vale of Taunton. The ancient site looks out over the Vale of Taunton itself towards the Brendon and Quantock Hills to the northwest, Mendip Hills over the Somerset Levels and also to the southwest with uninterrupted views through a wooded landscape. Taunton Racecourse is just a few miles away and Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Course just one mile away. All the amenities of a thriving regional centre are found in Taunton including retail parks, recreational facilities (including SCC home cricket ground) and an attractive town centre with commercial opportunities. There are a wide range of excellent public and private schools in the area including King's College, Queen's College, Taunton School and Richard Huish College. The beautiful south coast resort of Lyme Regis can be reached in just over half an hour.

The property is approached via a pillared entrance off a quiet country lane which leads to a gravelled turning/parking area, where there is a stone built garden implement store, which also houses the oil fired boiler. Here, there is also lapsed planning consent for a detached double garage and store. Steps lead down to the front of the house where there is a beautiful formal garden in a series of box hedging, shrub and flower beds. A natural hedge provides boundaries to the east and south. More informal gardens lie to the west and are partly shaded by mature beeches. The house is adorned with mature wisteria, climbing roses and Virginia creeper. There are two terraces set on slightly different levels providing good sitting out areas for summer entertaining to enjoy the wonderful views. A pond also provides a focal point and is spring fed. A gravel path leads down to the stable block, which also is approached by a secondary drive from the lane and includes a tack room measuring 4.56m x 2.44m, feed store measuring 5.83m x 4.60m with steps up to a hay loft measuring 8.40m x 4.61m with loft doors and three similar sized loose boxes measuring 3.57m x 2.94m. The potential exists to convert this building to an annex, holiday let or games room subject to the necessary consents. A further track shaded by mature oaks leads down to the post and railed, sand surface Ménage measuring 40m x 20m. A large single paddock lies to the south west and is securely fenced and fully stock proof for sheep and livestock.

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