Lydeard St. Lawrence, Taunton

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
A stunning Arts and Crafts country house, set in a peaceful, rural location with tennis court, pool and garden pavilion. EPC D


Heath's End is situated in a lovely rural location, being totally secluded and peaceful with fantastic views to The Quantock Hills, the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country. There are numerous footpaths and bridleways within the vicinity that offer excellent riding and walking. Whilst the address is Lydeard St Lawrence, it is on the edge of Crowcombe Heatfield which has its own steam railway station on the Taunton to Minehead line. The village of Crowcombe is nearby and offers Crowcombe Court, a church, village inn and community run shop/post office. Wiliton is approximately 4 miles to the west and here there is a good range of facilities. Taunton, the County Town is readily accessible via the A358 and it offers a great range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities. Junction 25 of the M5 is found to the east of Taunton and there is a main railway station with links to London Paddington with fast trains arriving in 1 hour 45 minutes. Taunton is also the home of Somerset Cricket, Taunton Racecourse and there are many popular golf courses.

The whole area is well known for its beauty and The North Somerset coast is nearby and the Brendons and Exmoor National Park are a short drive away.

Although rural, the communications from Heath's End are superb and there is easy access by both road and rail to Bristol, Exeter and the South East.


Heath's End is a wonderful Arts and Crafts house, which has been cleverly and thoughtfully extended over recent years. Heaths End now provides a spacious, flexible property which sits proudly in its gardens and ground of approaching 5 Acres. All the principal rooms have views over the gardens and the first-floor bedrooms have fine views to The Quantocks.


A sweeping driveway leads to a gravelled parking area and further to the front door. A black terracotta floor leads to the boot room, complete with coat hooks. There is access to the cloakroom and study - which has underfloor heating and the laundry room has built in cupboards, open shelves and plumbing for a washing machine. The kitchen is light and spacious and is fitted with wall and floor mounted cabinets with panel fronted doors. There is a four-oven electric Aga within a fireplace surround. There are top quality integrated appliances and there is a walk-in pantry and breakfast area with French doors to the gardens. The dining room has a stripped pine floor and offers wonderful garden views. This room connects to the library corridor with extensive walls of bookcases and a secret intercommunicating door. The drawing room, with Sonos speakers, is arranged in two distinct areas and serves a sitting area leading to a sewing room. The formal sitting area has a bay window with French Doors opening to the gardens. There is a handsome original fireplace with a Herringbone brick surround and original pine floor and a door leading to the secondary staircase. A further door leads to the property s original entrance hall with a Herringbone floor. A family room connects to the rear lobby and includes a cloakroom with a wash hand basin and WC.

A turning staircase leads to the first floor and further to a galleried landing with access to the principal bedroom suite. This suite includes a dressing room with extensive built in cupboards which offer hanging space, dressing mirrors, shoes drawers and drawer chests. The en-suite bathroom is spacious and well fitted with marble tiles and a free-standing roll top bath with ball and claw feet. There is a wash hand basin, WC and shower cubicle. The en-suite and dressing room have underfloor heating. The bedroom centres upon a 'Chesneys' marble fireplace with open grate and the room is dual aspect with a pine floor. There is a family bathroom with bath, shower and WC and built in linen cupboard. There are two additional bedrooms accessible from this landing, while the inner landing leads to a spacious bedroom with French doors and rooftop terrace. A further bedroom with under eaves storage cupboard and a walk-in cupboard and a further bedroom also has eaves storage. The second family bathroom has a WC, wash hand basin and panelled bath.


Heath's End is approached via a private drive which is secluded and set within an avenue of beech trees. The gate provides access to the gravelled drive which has ample parking. The property has a central lawned area, providing a turning circle, which leads to the house and down to the pavilion, tennis court and swimming pool. The gardens of Heaths End are a stunning feature and include well-tended lawns, well-manicured shrubberies, mature rhododendrons and azaleas. Mature trees help to create a stunning setting. A path leads to the tennis court, swimming pool and garden pavilion. The pool measures an impressive 10m x 5m and is heated by an oil-fired boiler and has a Dripool retractable cover. The pool is encircled by a Millboard decking which leads to the garden pavilion. This is a superb addition with a reception room with two sets of sliding glazed doors, underfloor heating and Sonos speakers. The pavilion has vaulted ceiling and benefits from a contemporary cylindrical wood-burning stove. There is an adjoining kitchen with microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is a shower room and changing room, complete with walk in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. The pavilion also offers double garaging with two sets of double doors and an attached wood store.

Further enchanting gardens extend and there are many oak and beech trees, providing a natural canopy for the array of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and lily of the valley.

To the rear of the property there is a croquet lawn and further informal lawned gardens.


Mains electricity and water. Modern sewage treatment and central heating.

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