This stunning individual, detached former barn has been skilfully converted to provide spacious accommodation of immense charm and character, including a particularly large, vaulted, double aspect living room with wood burning stove and exposed timber floor. The accommodation provides great flexibility as to use with two first floor and two ground floor bedrooms. The kitchen/breakfast room is particularly well appointed with modern shaker style units and provides a lovely outlook over the garden and towards the Quantock Hills. There is also a good sized dining room, again with wood burning stove, and this opens through to the garden room, enjoying a wonderful southerly aspect and outlook over the side garden. The property is beautifully presented, is double glazed and has oil fired central heating.
In summary the accommodation comprises:
Recessed entrance porch with glazed door opening into the
Reception hall giving access to a particularly spacious and vaulted
Living room with exposed roof timbers, fireplace with inset wood burning stove, exposed timber flooring, large window on the front elevation
Dining room again with fireplace with inset wood burning stove and built in cupboard to one side, opening through to the
Garden room/family room a light and airy room with French doors opening to the side terrace, oak flooring
Kitchen/breakfast room comprehensively fitted with a range of cream fronted shaker style units with fitted work surfaces and peninsular breakfast bar, inset one and a half bowl composite sink unit, space for range style cooker, built in dishwasher, fridge and freezer, wine cooler, cupboard housing the oil fired boiler, further built in broom cupboard
Utility room with fitted work surface, with inset one and a half bowl composite sink with cupboards below, space and plumbing for washing machine, further built in fridge and freezer
Cloak room with white suite comprising close couple w.c, vanity basin with cupboards below
Bedroom 1 a good sized double bedroom with a range of built in wardrobes running the length of one wall, with central dressing table with cupboards over
Dressing area with recess suitable for wardrobe
En suite shower room with shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled w.c
Bedroom 2 another double room with window overlooking the rear garden
Bathroom/shower room with white suite comprising panelled bath, separate shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin, close couple w.c
Minstrel s galleried landing overlooking the living room, built in cupboard
Cloak room with white suite comprising close coupled w.c and vanity basin with cupboards below
Bedroom 3 with exposed timber floor, Velux window on the rear elevation providing stunning views towards the Quantock Hills
Bedroom 4 approached from the living room, another double room with a range of built in wardrobes with dressing table and further shelved storage cupboard
The gardens and grounds are an undoubted feature of the property and have been equally well maintained to provide a stunning setting for the house. The property is approached from the lane through twin gates opening on to a brick paved driveway, providing ample parking and turning space and giving access to the detached garage/workshop with adjacent car port. The paving continues to the rear of the property to provide attractive sitting/dining out area and from which to enjoy the glorious views towards the Quantock Hills. A gateway opens through to a raised area of lawn with timber decking area, again affording a lovely outlook over the paddock/orchard and towards the Quantock Hills. Timber garden shed and log store. Situated on the south side of the property can be found a further paved terrace again providing an attractive sitting/dining out area and here can be found a further area of lawn with flower and shrub borders and at the bottom of the garden can be found a kitchen garden area with raised beds. To the side of the garage there is vehicular access to the paddock and here can be found a field shelter/hay barn. Situated adjacent to field shelter can be found a fenced chicken/duck pen.
Orchard Barn occupies a stunning setting on the edge of the village with wonderful far reaching views towards the Quantock Hills. It offers the dual benefits of an attractive rural location with country views, yet is within walking distance of all the amenities that this village provides. Halse has a particularly active community with many local clubs, organisations and amenities to include well known pub, village hall and parish church. The nearby villages of Bishops Lydeard and Milverton provide further amenities including village shops and primary schools.
Leave Taunton in a north westerly direction on the A358 heading towards Bishops Lydeard and Minehead. On the outskirts of the village of Bishops Lydeard turn left signposted Halse and Ash Priors. Proceed over Ash Priors Common bearing left and following the signs to Halse. Proceed into the village of Halse passing the pub on your left hand side and continue through the centre of the village passing the post box on the right hand side. Continue for a further 200 yards and the property will be found on the left hand side, as the last property in the village.