Dating from the 15th Century this characterful cross passage farmhouse offering spacious, family sized accommodation which exhibits many wonderful features typical of its age. These include a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers (some with the original carpenter s markings) and two inglenook fireplaces. During recent renovations a bread oven was found in one of the fireplaces which contained several shoes - apparently to ward off evil spirits. The house is of considerable historic interest and was included in a book called Somerset Archeology and Natural History, 1987. The current owners have sympathetically extended the property to provide a large kitchen/family room with extensive glazing making a light and airy entertaining space. There are 3 reception rooms and a very useful study with doors to the garden. The sitting room and living room also have French doors opening to the South facing terrace, providing easy access for alfresco dining. On the first floor can be found 5 double bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms (one en-suite). The property has oil fired central heating. The gardens provide a wonderful setting for the house and are stocked with numerous fruit trees and enjoy an attractive southerly orientation. There is ample off-road parking.
The accommodation comprises
Pillared entrance porch with part glazed double doors opening to the entrance porch with door opening into the original cross passage entrance hall with exposed wall timbers. Stairs to first floor
Sitting Room. A large and well-proportioned room of immense character again with a wealth of exposed ceiling and wall timbers and large inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Two pairs of French doors open to the south facing terrace. Door through to
Living Room. A double aspect room with French doors opening to the south facing terrace. Exposed wall Timbers.
Snug. A room of immense character with exposed ceiling timbers and inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Bench seating to either side. Door through to
Study with French doors to garden.
Kitchen/Family Room. Very much the heart of the house, the kitchen area is fitted with a range of shaker style units with granite worktops with inset sink, built in AEG dishwasher and recess for range style cooker. Island unit with cupboards below and breakfast bar. Tiled floor continuing through to the family/dining area with double-glazed doors opening to the garden and affording lovely views towards the Quantock Hills.
Utility Room with fitted base units, sink and plumbing for automatic washing machine. Door to Cloakroom with white low-level W/C and pedestal wash hand basin. Door through to attached garage/carport and door to boiler room with oil fired boiler.
Landing with exposed original cruck beams, with built in book shelving and secret storage area behind.
Master Bedroom Suite with exposed roof timbers and en-suite bathroom/shower room with freestanding clawball bath, separate shower enclosure, low level W-C and pedestal wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2/Guest Bedroom. Window to the side elevation door to under eaves storage cupboard.
Shower Room with white suite comprising shower enclosure, low level W/C and pedestal wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3. Another good size double room with exposed wall timbers and two roof lights on the front elevation.
Bedroom 4. A double aspect room with attractive views towards the Quantock Hills.
Bedroom 5. Another double aspect room.
Family Bathroom with white suite comprising paneled bath with mixer tap and separate shower fitting over. Shower screen, vanity basin, closed couple W/C.
The property sits in good size gardens which afford the house a good deal of privacy and they are stocked with a variety of mature shrubs and trees.
The property is approached from the lane through a five-bar gate opening onto the driveway with ample parking and turning space also giving access to the attached garage/store. Situated to the front of the property on the south elevation can be found a paved terrace providing an attractive sitting/dining out area. The lawn continues to the side of the property and here can be found a variety of mature shrubs and trees together with numerous fruit trees. The garden includes a Nissan hut and kitchen garden area with raised beds. In all it extends to about 0.83 acres.
The property enjoys an attractive semi-rural location on the northern fringes of Taunton and close to the popular village of Staplegrove. Here can be found an active community with Parish Church, Primary School, Playing Field and local Convenience Store. The property lies close to the Quantock Hills which have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and they provide miles of footpaths and bridle ways. Taunton town centre is also readily accessible being only about 2 miles away.
Leave Taunton in a northerly direction heading towards Kingston St Mary. At the crossroads turn left into Corkscrew Lane. Proceed for about a quarter of a mile and at the s bend turn right into Whitmore Lane. The house will be found after about a quarter of a mile on the righthand side. The drive way is found behind the house.