Harford House is a well presented, character family home, which was converted we understand from yeomen's cottages dating back to the mid 17th Century and the Grade II listing dates the front façade as 18th Century. There are deeds dating back to 1884, which shows the ground floor bedroom being used as the doctor's surgery, with a separate entrance and the census of 1841 shows a doctor in residence. The property offers a wealth of individual and architectural features, with substantial reception rooms, with sitting room, dining room and a refurbished family room, which has underfloor heating and a multifuel woodburning stove. On the ground floor is a double bedroom with en suite shower facilities, which could be internally or externally accessed and would be ideal for a dependent or elderly relative. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, with en suite facilities to one of the bedrooms and a substantial family bathroom.
The property is situated in delightfully enclosed private gardens, enjoying a good orientation and there is a generous car parking area, detached garage and summerhouse.
The property is approached into
Reception Hall with tiled floor, stairs to first floor, door to rear garden and door to
Cloakroom with low level w.c., wash basin and tiled floor
Study with window to the front elevation, wood floor, door through to
Shower Room with shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., storage cupboard and door to
Bedroom with part tiled part wood floor, window, built in wardrobe, door to front elevation (currently concealed), door to
Rear Porch, with door to garden and window
Sitting Room with stone fireplace incorporating multifuel woodburning stove with adjacent alcove and wood floor, two windows to the front elevation with shutters
Dining Room with bay window to the side elevation, fireplace incorporating multifuel woodburning stove with adjacent recess for bookshelves and wood floor
Inner Hall with door to garden, tiled floor, two storage cupboards
Kitchen/Breakfast Room with a range of units providing work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, Belfast sink, two oven cream Aga, Zanussi cooker with electric hob and double oven/grill, fitted dresser, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, flagstone floor, window, exposed beams, built in cupboard with shelving, door to
Utility with Belfast sink, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, stairs to first floor, tiled floor, oil fired boiler, door to
Family Room with multifuel woodburning stove, vaulted ceiling, slate floor, under floor heating, two skylights, glazed door to garden, window
Landing with two windows providing window seats, storage cupboard, wood floor
Bedroom with window providing window seat, airing cupboard with tank
En Suite with shower cubicle, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, skylight
Bedroom with two windows to the front providing window seat, fireplace, built in wardrobes
Bedroom with two windows to the front with window seats, fireplace, built in wardrobes
Bedroom with window, currently used as a craft room.
Bathroom with panelled bath, wash basin with cupboards under, shower enclosure, w.c. with high level cistern, bidet, fireplace, wood floor, skylight
Double gates to the side of the property lead onto a parking area and garage. The delightful gardens are well enclosed and enjoy a good degree of privacy, laid principally to lawn, with shrubs and trees and a yew tree, understanding to date back approximately 600 years, acacia, magnolia and fig. There is a delightful summerhouse with slate floor, power and light.
Harford House is situated in the heart of this historic Somerset conservation village, which offers good local amenities to include post office, newsagent/general stores, garage, public house and primary school. There is an adults' and boys' football club, floodlit hard courts for tennis, whilst there is also an active twinning association with Lonlay-l'Abbaye in France and an annual arts festival in October. The village is situated in the Quantock Foothills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the North Somerset coastline with its many features is located nearby. The area provides a variety of leisure and recreational opportunities, whilst Bridgwater offers day to day amenities, in addition to Junctions 23 and 24 and a mainline railway station. Taunton, the County Town, provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities as well as a main line railway station and M5 Motorway interchange.
From Taunton proceed in a northerly direction through the village of Kingston St Mary and up onto the Quantock Hills. On cresting the hill at Pines Café proceed straight across following the signs to Nether Stowey. On reaching Nether Stowey cross over the A39 towards Stogursey and on reaching the 'T' junction on the western outskirts of the village turn right and continue into the village centre. Proceed past the primary school on the right hand side and the property will be found on the left hand side before the church.
Alternatively from Bridgwater proceed in a westerly direction on the A39 towards Cannington and Williton. Proceed into Cannington, turn right at the war memorial signposted Stogursey and Hinkley Point. Proceed along this road and continue past the left hand turning to Fiddington and Stockland Lovell. Take the next left signposted to Stogursey. Continue along the lane and into the village and the property will be found just after the church on the right hand side.