Holford, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5


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  • Bedrooms: 4
An intriguing 16th Century detached cottage with large attractive gardens, summerhouse, garage and workshop.

Ford Cottage is a quintessential Grade II Listed village property which we understand dates from the 16th Century and comes to the market for the first time in over 20 years. The property is steeped in history boasting character features throughout including several inglenook fire places, ornate panelling, a number of exposed beams and an attractive facade. Of particular note are the gardens which are extensive and have been exceptionally well tended to by the current owner and provide formal and informal areas together with a productive vegetable garden.

The accommodation comprises of an entrance porch, leading through to the kitchen breakfast room, which is triple aspect and has a fully fitted kitchen. From here a door leads through to the dining room which boasts an impressive inglenook fireplace together with a bread oven, the room is double aspect and also features a large exposed beam. A doorway leads through to the inner hallway which has an attractive section of timber panelling and stairs rising to the first floor. The downstairs cloakroom is also accessed from here. From the inner hallway the sitting room can be found which is double aspect and also boasts another impressive inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. At the rear of the property is the garden room which is triple aspect with an attractive view over the garden. Patio doors also lead to the garden from this room. At first floor level four bedrooms are found, bedroom one being generous in size, triple aspect and has fitted wardrobes and an attractive exposed stone chimney breast. Bedroom two is double aspect and another generous double room. Whilst bedrooms three and four are both smaller doubles. The bathroom is also found on this floor.

Outside the property is initially approached over a tarmacadam driveway which gives off road parking for up to 4 cars and leads to the garage and workshop with light and power. Within the immediate gardens there is also an attractive stone built summer house and the garden is primarily laid to lawn boarded by mature hedges with herbaceous boarders and mature shrubs.

To the west of the property there are further gardens, initially with a number of productive vegetable patches and a greenhouse. Pathways lead to the remainder of the garden which is primarily laid to lawn, with several sitting out areas, including an attractive patio with a pergola over. A large pond is located on the far south western corner of the property with a stone built waterfall.

Ford Cottage is located on the edge of the village of Holford which is situated at the foot of the Quantock Hills. The village of Holford hosts the Combe House Hotel and restaurant renowned for its home cooking and there is also a village pub. Local amenities can be enjoyed at the nearby villages of Kilve and Nether Stowey with the latter having several pubs, healthcare centre, post office and convenient stores amongst others. The county town of Taunton falls within a 13 mile drive of the Quantock Hills where an extensive range of shopping, scholastic and educational facilities can be found. Taunton hosts a direct line train link to London Paddington and access can be gained from the M5 motorway via Bridgwater.

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