Churchstanton, Taunton

£895,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A superb detached 17th Century five double-bedroomed Farmhouse set in a peaceful rural location in approximately 18 acres. EPC Band G.

SITUATION

Trickey Warren Farmhouse is set in a unique peaceful and rural location on the Blackdown Hills. Trickey Warren is a small hamlet not far from the village of Churchstanton. The Blackdown Hills are an area of outstanding natural beauty and offer miles of walking and riding countryside. Wellington is approximately 7 miles away and includes a range of independent shops and large stores including Waitrose. The schools in Wellington include Wellington School and Wellesley Park School. Taunton, the county town of Somerset, is 7 miles away and has a good range of shopping facilities and is home to the Somerset County Cricket Club and Taunton Racecourse. There are excellent state and private schools including Queens College, Taunton School, Kings College and Kings Hall. The M5 motorway can be joined at junction 25 at Taunton for London and Bristol or junction 26 at Wellington for Exeter and Cornwall. There are regular railway services from Taunton to London Paddington (under two hours), and both Exeter and Bristol airports are nearby, offering domestic and international flights.

DESCRIPTION

Trickey Warren Farmhouse dates back to the 17th century and has been extensively renovated over the years, while retaining a wealth of character including inglenook fireplaces and beamed ceilings that are higher than expected for a property of this age. The property is double-glazed throughout and the refurbishments include extensive plumbing and electrical work. It offers spacious accommodation and is an attractive family home. The property is situated in approximately 18 acres, including 12.6 acres of semi-ancient woodland and a level, well fenced 4.1-acre paddock which is laid to pasture.

ACCOMMODATION

The main entrance to the property is via an attractive oak-framed porch. The spacious ground floor reception rooms lead off the entrance hall. To the right is the sitting room, with a large inglenook fireplace housing an Esse multi-fuel stove. A door leads to a double-aspect naturally well-lit office with a door into the gardens. To the left of the entrance hall is a large open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room which is the heart of the home. The sitting area has a generous inglenook fireplace containing a Villager woodburner while the kitchen area has a large fireplace containing an Esse multi-fuel stove. The well-equipped kitchen includes a Neff induction hob with a stainless steel cooker hood, single and double Neff electric ovens, and space for an upright fridge-freezer. The adjoining utility room has ample space for further appliances. There is also a downstairs cloakroom. The back door leads out to a porch and a large covered wood store. On the first floor there are three generously proportioned double bedrooms, two with decorative fireplaces, accessed by staircases at either end of the house. These bedrooms are serviced by two attractive family bathrooms with Burlington fittings. There is also a dressing area containing bespoke wardrobes and cupboards. The two double bedrooms on the second floor, each accessed by its own staircase, offer stunning views of the woodland, paddock and the Culm Valley. The spacious and light master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and two Velux windows. There is an en-suite bathroom and walk-in storage space which would make a superb dressing room. The other second-floor bedroom is also light and bright, and has two windows, one of which is a Velux. All bathrooms have dual-fuel towel rails.

OUTSIDE

Trickey Warren Farmhouse has a sweeping gravel driveway which offers parking for numerous vehicles at the front and to the side of the property. The large front garden is enclosed by post and rail fencing. The workshop to one side of the house has the potential, subject to any necessary planning consents, to create an additional living or office space. There is a pleasant west-facing gravelled terrace at the rear of the house, with stone steps up to a level lawn, to one side of which are well-maintained raised stone beds with a variety of colourful plants, and there are far-reaching views of the Culm Valley from the top of the garden. There is also a pretty wildlife pond. To one side of the yard at the top of the garden are two covered wood/equipment stores, and a gate leads through to a large level well-fenced paddock extending to approximately 4.1 acres. There is direct access from the paddock to the adjoining bridlepath. At the northern edge of the land are the remains of two former WW2 Spitfire pens. A gate on the southern side of the paddock opens on to a track that leads to some 12.6 acres of semi-ancient woodland with a pretty stream.

DIRECTIONS

Follow the Trull road out of Taunton. Go through Blagdon Hill village and up the hill onto the Blackdown Hills. Shortly after passing Culmhead Business Park on the right, turn right on to a private concrete roadway where you will see a sign saying Trickey Warren Private. Go to the end and Trickey Warren Farmhouse is straight ahead.

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