8 bed house to buy in the South West

£750,000 Guide Price

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About the property

Dating from the 1920’s this substantial and individual country house offers particularly spacious 8 bedroom accommodation arranged over three floors. The house stands in large gardens which surround the property and afford it a high level of privacy. The original coach house has planning permission for conversion to provide a separate dwelling and accordingly can be sold off separately. The house exhibits many features typical of its era, including excellent carpentry with deep moulded skirting boards, architraves and original picture rails together with well-proportioned reception rooms providing lovely views over the gardens. The property has oil fired central heating.

In summary, the accommodation provides:

Entrance Porch with front entrance door opening into a good sized

Reception Hall with elegant balustraded staircase with adjacent “stepped” window rising to the first floor

Cloakroom with white suite comprising high level w.c., vanity basin with cupboards below

Boot Room with fitted shelving and coat hooks

Drawing Room an attractive double aspect room with arched alcove with inset fireplace with tiled surround and windows to either side. French doors open to the

Garden Room with further doors opening to the paved terrace

Dining Room another well-proportioned double aspect room with feature archway, open fireplace, built-in cupboards with shelving over

Study with built-in cupboards and desk

Gym/Family Room with French doors opening onto the rear garden

Kitchen/Breakfast Room a large family sized room enjoying attractive triple aspect and with the kitchen area being fitted with a range of cream fronted base and wall mounted units with beech worktops, inset twin china sink, recess with space for range style cooker, plumbing for dishwasher. The breakfast area has a woodburning stove and built-in cupboards to one side. Further built-in shelved cupboards

Rear Hall with secondary staircase to first floor, stable door to side garden and understairs storage cupboard

Utility Room with built-in shelved cupboards, fitted work surfaces with inset circular sink, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, Warmflow oil fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and central heating systems

First Floor

An elegant balustraded staircase gives access to the

First Floor Landing with further staircase continuing to the second floor

Bedroom 1 a large sized double aspect room affording beautiful views over the gardens and the surrounding countryside, free standing claw ball bath, pedestal wash hand basin, ornate fireplace, built-in wardrobes with shelving, hanging rails and drawers

Bedroom 2 another good sized bedroom with ornate fireplace, wash hand basin, attractive rural views

Bedroom 3 with fitted window seat, wash hand basin

Bedroom 4 with ornate corner fireplace, pedestal wash hand basin

Family Bathroom/Shower Room with white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin, separate w.c. with low level suite.

A doorway opens through to the rear landing give access to

Bedroom 5 another attractive double aspect room with ornate fireplace and pedestal wash hand basin

Bathroom 2 with white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c., cupboard housing factory insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater

Staircase continue to the second floor and

Bedroom 6 with window on the rear elevation and built-in wardrobes, under eaves storage cupboards

Bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c.

Bedrooms 7 and 8 (intercommunicating), two good sized rooms ideal as a teenager’s suite

Gardens and Grounds

The property is approached from the road over a paved driveway giving access to a large parking and turning area in front of the property. The gardens are laid predominantly to lawn with paved terraces affording attractive sitting/dining out areas.   There is a further area of decking within the front lawn, (situated over a former swimming pool), again providing an attractive sitting out area. The gardens include a number of mature specimen trees and the gardens surround the property and accordingly provide it a good deal of privacy. Beyond the garden there can be found a paddock which has its own separate access. In all, the grounds extend to about 3.5 acres.

Situated in the grounds of the property can be found the former coach house, a detached building which has planning permission for conversion to provide a separate dwelling, currently providing excellent storage/garaging. West Somerset District council Planning Application number 3/26/14/004.

Adjacent to the coach house is an orchard and former kitchen garden area with greenhouse.

Surrounding Areas

Halscombe House occupies an attractive location on the outskirts of Washford, backing onto fields. Washford offers amenities to include two pubs, a post office, primary school, playing field, hairdressers and church. The historic ruins of Cleeve Abbey, one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries in England, are also close by. Washford is also on the West Somerset Railway Line, a pleasure steam railway line running between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead. The West Somerset coast is readily accessible at Blue Anchor Bay being about two miles away. The Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park are also close by.   Further facilities are available at Williton about 2 miles away, the popular coastal resort of Minehead is some 8 miles whilst Taunton, the County Town of Somerset is approximately 18 miles away.

  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Receptions
  • House
  • Land/Paddock
  • Garage
  • Private Parking
  • Off Road Parking
  • Period
  • Outbuildings
  • Secondary Accom
  • Freehold
  • Watchet, TA23
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  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Receptions
  • House
  • Land/Paddock
  • Garage
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Humberts Taunton Hammet Street


Taunton, Hammet Street

01823 218387