This attractive detached residence occupies an elevated position on the fringes of the desirable village of Stockland Bristol, just eight miles north-west of Bridgwater, between the Quantock Hills and the sea.

The deceptively spacious family home, named Benedictus, offers flexible accommodation and an abundance of charm and character with period features including exposed ceiling beams, vaulted ceilings and ornate fireplaces.

Bridgwater Mercury: Pictures: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Inside, beyond the inviting hallway, there are four reception rooms on the ground floor. The beautifully presented sitting room has a striking vaulted ceiling that creates a superb sense of space, a large picture window and an attractive focal fireplace. The well-proportioned dining room has exposed ceiling beams and French doors that open out to the courtyard. The classically-designed kitchen is fitted with shaker-style units, a mixture of work surfaces and a Range-style cooker. The ground floor accommodation is completed with a cosy family room, a shower room and a study that would work equally well as a fifth bedroom.

Bridgwater Mercury: Pictures: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Two staircases lead to the first floor, where there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The principal bedroom benefits from having an ensuite bathroom.

Outside, the pretty cottage gardens are a particular feature of the property and offer a good degree of privacy and seclusion. The gardens mainly extend to the side and front of the house and have been landscaped with areas of lawn interspersed with an abundance of mature shrubs and trees, an ornamental pond and enclosed by a beautiful stone wall on two sides, along with panel fencing. There is also a patio area providing an ideal space for outdoor dining and summer entertaining.

At the front, the extensive driveway provides ample parking space for several vehicles and leads to the integrated double garage.

Stockland Bristol, Bridgwater

Guide Price: £675,000

Agent: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Agent's Tel: 01278 425555

The property comes with no onward chain.