This handsome and well-appointed Grade II Listed farmhouse offers spacious and beautifully appointed accommodation of immense charm and character. It is a house of considerable age and is thought to date from the 16th Century and exhibits many wonderful period features including a wealth of exposed timbers, cruck beams, inglenook fireplaces and an impressive four light oak framed window between the drawing and dining rooms. The current owners have sensitively improved the property and have added an impressive Garden room which affords a lovely outlook over the garden. They have also installed double glazed windows and the property is offered with oil fired central heating.
The accommodation comprises:
Front door opening into the
Entrance Lobby with brick floor, hand pump and trough. Cloaks cupboard with shelf and hanging rail opening through to
Entrance Hall which exhibits ceiling timbers and staircase rising to the first floor with understairs storage cupboard.
Cloakroom. Exposed wall timbers. White suite of low level w.c. and wash basin.
Drawing Room believed to have been the original Medieval framed hall house. A room of immense character enjoying a lovely double aspect, including French doors opening to the rear paved terrace enjoying a southerly aspect. Large inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove and adjacent bread oven. Wealth of exposed ceiling timbers. Six wall light points. Medieval four light oak window opening through to dining room. Door to secondary staircase with adjacent door through to
Study enjoying a double aspect. Fitted desk with cupboards below and further fitted shelving. Three wall light points. Door recess with understairs storage cupboard. Door to
Garden Room affording a lovely outlook over the garden with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers. One wall in exposed brick and flag stone flooring. Double doors to garden.
Dining Room. Another room of immense character with a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Fireplace (closed) with adjacent shelved china cupboard. 4 wall light points.
Family Room with feature brick fireplace with timber mantel over. French doors to the side terrace. Three wall light points and book shelving to one wall.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Beautifully fitted with a range of cream fronted base and wall mounted units with granite work surfaces, with inset twin china sink, matching island unit with built in cupboards and drawers below, 4 oven electric Aga, exposed ceiling timbers, tiled floor, built in John Lewis dishwasher. Opening through to the Breakfast Room. A lovely light double aspect room with outlook over the garden. Exposed floor board. Beamed ceiling.
Rear Hall. Brick floor, recess with fitted boot rack and hooks over. Adjacent cupboard housing oil fired boiler providing hot water and central heating. Door to outside.
Utility Room. Single drainer sink unit inset into a roll front work surface with tiled splash backs. Fitted wall and base units. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to shelved store cupboard/freezer room.
Landing. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Walk-in airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder. Extensive shelving.
Master Bedroom Suite approached via a Lobby Area. Door to walk-in Wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail. Bedroom with double aspect, exposed ceiling timbers, four wall light points. Display recess. Secondary staircase descending to the sitting room.
Bathroom. Suite of panelled bath, washbasin set into tiled surround with cupboards below and close coupled w.w. Double shower enclosure. Part tiled. Exposed beams. Recessed ceiling spotlights.
Bathroom/Shower Room. Suite of panelled bath, wash basin close coupled w.c. and separate shower enclosure with Aqua Lisa shower. Part tiled. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers.
Bedroom 2. Fireplace with ornate cast iron surround and adjacent cupboard.
Bedroom 3. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers.
Bedroom 4. Built-in cupboards. Ornate Victorian cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom 5. Double aspect with exposed ceiling timbers and built in wardrobe.
En Suite Bathroom with suite comprising panelled bath with Mira Event shower and shower screen, washbasin with cupboards adjacent and below, close coupled w.c.. Part tiled.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached over a cattle grid with adjacent pedestrian gate opening to a gravelled drive which divides to give access to a parking area adjacent to the front door and to a further drive with ample parking and turning area and leading to a three bay opening front garage.
To the north side of the drive is an area of lawn enclosed by a mature laurel hedge and with a number of specimen trees. The majority of the garden lies to the rear and accordingly enjoys a lovely southerly aspect. Immediately to the rear of the house is a paved terrace with inset flower/herb border and steps rising to give access to the lawn. This area of garden is also enclosed by a mature hedge and backs onto open farmland and accordingly enjoys a high level of privacy. The garden is part divided by a high stone wall with adjacent borders and attached stone and tiled garden store. A post and rail fence divides the lawn from the paddock. The paddock includes a Kitchen garden area with raised beds.
Further outbuildings include open sided covered store with door to garage and adjacent workshop with loft area over. Garden store with adjacent log store.
The house is set back from the road behind areas of lawn and terrace, enclosed by a low stone wall.
Poundisford Farmhouse occupies a fine rural position in this pretty hamlet, which lies halfway between the villages of Trull and Pitminster. It is an extremely popular residential area, combining ease of access to Taunton, the county town and also the nearby Blackdown Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and which provide excellent opportunities for riding and walking. It is also well placed for ease of access to the villages of Staplehay and Trull, which provide good local amenities, including village shop, fine parish church, garage, inn and primary school.
Taunton, the county town, provides comprehensive facilities with, in addition to a good range of shops, excellent schools within both the state and independent sectors, a theatre, county cricket ground and a main line rail link to London (Paddington). The M5 motorway (J25) is accessed on the eastern side of the town and close to this junction there is a large out of town shopping and leisure complex.
From Taunton proceed down South Road (B3170) towards Corfe. Take the second right turning, signed to Poundisford into Green Lane, just before reaching the village of Corfe. Follow this road to the T junction. Turn right here and follow the lane into the hamlet of Poundisford. Poundisford Farmhouse will be found on the right hand side.