Wiveliscombe, Taunton, TA4

£850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A striking, attached period residence occupying a commanding position together with beautiful gardens and grounds on the edge of this much sought after town. In all about 1.75 acres. Further land available if required.

This imposing period property was built in 1890 by the owners of the local brewery to an architect design and has a real feeling of grandeur . The house is not listed which is surprising as it boasts a wealth of character and some beautiful period features. Over the years the property has been divided in two with Culverhead forming the major share. In brief the accommodation comprises an entrance vestibule which in turn leads to a fabulous entrance hall with stunning hardwood staircase leading to the upper levels. A door off flows through to a living room with original timber flooring, open fireplace and a picture window overlooking the gardens. Adjacent is a conservatory which could be incorporated into the living room or even be made into a kitchen/dining room if you wished. Another eye catching room is the dining room with bespoke timber panelling and French doors which lead out to a veranda. A traditional style kitchen with Aga, utility and W.C are also present. On the first floor level is a generous landing, four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master enjoys a fabulous corner window taking full advantage of the views over the gardens and open countryside. The second floor is home to two further bedrooms and a store room which has the potential to be made into an ensuite or additional bathroom if required. Outside are beautifully landscaped gardens which adjoin the property on two sides together with garaging. In all the property extends to 1.75acres but there is further land available if required.

The property occupies an enviable position on the western fringe of Wiveliscombe with fantastic views overlooking open countryside. Wiveliscombe offers a wide range of local amenities including shops, library, doctor, bank, post office, churches and public houses. There is a primary and secondary school and very active rugby, cricket and tennis clubs. There are some delightful country walks around the town or further afield, the Brendons, Quantocks and Exmoor, all offer superb scenery and spectacular views.

Taunton the county town provides comprehensive facilities with in addition to a good range of shops, excellent schools within both the state and independent sectors, a theatre, racecourse, county cricket ground and a main line rail link to London (Paddington). The M5 (Junction 25) is accessed on the eastern side of the town and close to this junction there is a large out of town shopping and leisure complex.

The property is approached over a shared driveway which leads to a gravel car parking and turning area where two car ports can be found. A raised sun terrace adjoins the southern elevation perfect for alfresco dining and summer entertaining and where there is also an outside kitchen. A set of steps lead down to a predominantly lawned garden with well-established floral borders and a second set of steps lead down to a further area of lawn interspersed with a number of mature trees, greenhouse, garden shed, wine cellar and double garage. In addition are a number of poultry runs and to the east of the house is a mature copse, home to some fabulous native trees. To fully appreciate this property a viewing is highly recommended.

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