Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton
£850,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
An elegant and beautifully renovated period house, situated in a wonderful position with stunning countryside views. EPC Band D.

SITUATION

Pen Elm is set on high ground and enjoys lovely looks over its own gardens and panoramic views over the Quantock Hills. The property enjoys a South Easterly aspect and is found about two miles from the centre of Taunton the County Town of Somerset, with its excellent range of high street shops and amenities and is known for the Somerset County Cricket Ground. Taunton is well known for its good schools both within the independent and state sector and an excellent 6th form college. Taunton has a mainline railway link with a direct line to London Paddington in approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. The M5 junction 25 is easily accessed and provides access to the rest of the country. There is good access to the Quantock and Brendan Hill for those wishing to walk, cycle or ride.

DESCRIPTION

Pen Elm is a particularly attractive 1930 s detached house, which has been superbly renovated and extended by the current owners. Whilst renovating, much of its original features have been retained from fire places to oak panelling throughout a number of rooms in the house. There is versatile accommodation arranged over two floors as well as a triple oak framed garage with studio/office above. There is an attractive gated entrance onto a brick paved driveway, providing parking for a number of vehicles with delightful landscaped gardens and grounds extending to approximately 0.5 acres which includes a number of magnificent trees and large expanses of lawn.

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation includes a glazed entrance porch with double glazed windows and door to reception hall with original oak panelling, which extends up the stairs. There is an original oak floor and door to downstairs cloakroom/WC and further doors to the reception rooms. The sitting room centres upon an ornate surround fireplace, picture window with seat overlooking the gardens, double glazed double doors opening through to the conservatory with a tiled floor and bi-folding doors open out to the garden. There is an open fireplace with carved stone surround, oak panelling with a range of fitted cupboards and a window overlooking the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is a wonderful room and is fitted with a range of painted shaker style wall and base units with a good range of integrated appliances, including a fridge and freezer, dishwasher, Neff oven, granite work surfaces, range cooker with extractor hood over, one and a half bowl sink unit, breakfast bar and double aspect windows with stunning views and double doors opening out to the side patio. There is a door providing access to a second entrance with hallway having a door to the side garden and doors to the fourth bedroom/guest bedroom with built-in wardrobes fitted along the length of one wall and doors opening out to the front. There is also an en-suite shower and WC and a separate utility room, which includes a range of units to match the kitchen with granite worksurfaces and a Belfast sink and a window offering views.

On the first floor there is a landing providing access to the bedrooms. The master bedroom is a superb room with double glazed doors opening out on to a balcony above the conservatory, which is enclosed by stainless steel and glass banister. There are a range of built-in wardrobes along the length of two walls and a door to an en-suite and enclosed tiled shower cubicle, wash basin and WC with enclosed system and fitted cupboards. There are two further bedrooms, which are a good size and a recently refitted bathroom suite with P-shaped bath, mains powered shower, WC and wash basin.

OUTSIDE

Shared access leads to an electrically operated gate, which opens onto a brick paved driveway with parking for a number of vehicles and deep planted herbaceous borders. To one side is access to a wildlife area, which is enclosed and has a gate leading to the rear garden. There is an oak framed triple garage with gateways leading to the rear garden, which has been beautifully landscaped and includes deep paved patios, which extends to the rear end side of the house. There is an open fronted store with steps leading up to the studio/office above the garage. The gardens are predominately laid to lawn, enclosed by wooden fencing panels and include a number of deep planted herbaceous borders. There are a number of specimen trees and shrubs and stunning views over surrounding countryside. The garden extends to the side with a further paved patio area and lawn again with superb views.

DIRECTIONS

Proceed out of Taunton onto Staplegrove Road in a northerly direction and continue to the Silk Mills roundabout and go straight on to the next mini roundabout. Turn right onto the A358 posted to Minehead and proceed along this road, past the Pen Elm House and a row of cottages on the right. While approaching the crest of the hill turn right onto the driveway of Pen Elm.

01823 617493

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