Higher Durston, Taunton, Somerset, TA3


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A striking period Farmhouse with a substantial barn with alternative use potential (STP), large gardens, tennis court and paddock. In all approximately 4.14 acres.

This attractive Farmhouse is believed to date back to the early 16th century and boasts a wealth of character features. Constructed of rendered stone elevations under a pitched, tiled and slated roof the property enjoys pretty dormer windows to the front and generous room sizes. Although well maintained the property is now somewhat dated and would benefit from a programme of modernisation. In brief accommodation comprises a cross passage entrance hall with two sizeable reception rooms to either side, both with attractive inglenook fire places. To the rear is second hallway and a dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with a range of fitted base units and oil fired Aga. Off the hallway is a utility which in turn leads to a boot room and a downstairs shower room. Adjoining the living room is a games room with an open fireplace, concluding the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs are five double bedrooms, W.C. and family bathroom.

On the outside are large lawned gardens, a substantial two storey stone barn, tennis court and paddock, ideal for those with equestrian, agricultural or other amenity interests at heart.

In all, the property extents to approximately 4.14 acres.

The property is situated in the centre of the village of Durston some 5 miles north east of the county town of Taunton which is readily accessible by car only some 10 minutes or so away. The local village of Creech St Michael provides a good level of day to day facilities including primary schooling, convenience stores and health centre whilst Taunton has representation by most national retailers. The property lies in the catchment area of Heathfield Community School which is widely regarded as one of the best in the district. Access to the M5 motorway is within a 10min drive to either J24 of J25. The cities of Bristol and Exeter are both with 1 hours' drive both hosting international airports.

The property is approached off the public highway over a hardened driveway to the side which is shared with two other properties. This gives access to the two storey stone barn and double carport with stables which could suit a number of alternative uses, such as an annexe, games room, office, studio, gym, amongst others, subject to the necessary planning consents. A small lawned garden lies to the front with the primary gardens to the side and rear, being predominantly lawned interspersed with a number of mature shrubs, trees and bushes. There is a sun terrace with herbaceous boarders, perfect for alfresco dining and summer entertaining and a tarmacadam tennis court now in need of restoration.

To the North of the gardens is a car parking and turning area which also gives access to a paddock, ideal for grazing livestock.

In all the property extends to approximately 4.14 acres, as shown on the attached identification plan.

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