A handsome 4 bedroom Georgian village house with 2 bedroom self-contained annexe set in beautiful gardens of 1.56 acres
Woodfordes comprises a substantial late Georgian detached village house which has rendered and colour washed elevations with quoin detailing, beneath a slate roof. Like so many houses of its age, it has grown and evolved over the years and more recently it has been substantially and sympathetically refurbished by the current owners, so that it now provides a beautifully appointed family home. The front elevation is typically Georgian with attractive 16-pane sash windows and the theme continues inside with well-proportioned reception rooms with good ceiling heights, centring upon a reception hall with fine balustraded staircase rising to a good sized landing. Other period features include ornate fireplaces, together with window shutters and moulded ceiling cornices. These combine well with contemporary fixtures and fittings including a beautifully fitted kitchen/family room by Charles Yorke and modern bathrooms. A number of the windows are secondary glazed and there is oil-fired central heating.
The current owners have also converted former stables and created a very useful 2 bedroom self-contained annexe. This provides great flexibility as to use, either as an annexe for a dependent relative, extra guest accommodation or as offices for those wishing to work from home. This property also has oil-fired central heating.
An undoubted feature of the property is the garden which extends to approximately 1.56 acres and has been equally well maintained and provides a wonderful setting for the house with ample off-road parking, garaging and outbuildings.
The accommodation comprises:
Enclosed Entrance Porch with tiled floor, panelled and part glazed front entrance door opening into the
Reception Hall incorporating a fine balustraded staircase rising to the first floor with polished hand rail, moulded ceiling cornice and ceiling rose, exposed floor boards.
Rear Hall with built in cupboards.
Cloakroom with white suite comprising close coupled w.c. and wash hand basin
Drawing Room. A lovely light and airy double aspect reception room of pleasing proportions incorporating an open fireplace with reeded back and inset woodburning stove, moulded timber over mantle and slate hearth, sash window on the front elevation with panelled surround and fitted shutters, moulded ceiling cornice. French doors on the east elevation also with shutters open to the
Conservatory (L shaped). A wonderful room affording a lovely outlook over the side garden and to Stoke Woods beyond, double glazed and with a tiled floor with underfloor heating, double doors open to the side garden and a further door opens to the rear garden
Dining Room with deep arched alcove complimented by an arched and part glazed door opening though to the rear hall. Another room of pleasing proportions with sash window on the front elevation with panelled surround and fitted shutters, marble faced fireplace with moulded timber over mantel and marble hearth, inset woodburning stove, moulded ceiling cornice and central ceiling rose
Study/Family Room incorporating a built in desk with cupboards and drawers under and further fitted book shelving and storage.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room. The kitchen has been beautifully refitted with a range of Charles Yorke units incorporating a twin china sink inset into a granite work surface with matching island unit, built in twin Siemens electric ovens and four ring induction hob with separate gas ring and extractor hood over. Further built in Siemens microwave and Siemens dishwasher. Breakfast area affording an attractive outlook over the rear garden.
Utility Room with similar base and wall mounted units with space for American style fridge/freezer, plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Grant oil fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and central heating systems, further built in shelved cupboard.
From the rear hall a stable door opens to the Rear Boot Room with flagstone floor, chestnut bench and further stable door opening to the rear garden.
An elegant balustraded staircase gives access to the
First Floor Landing with archway and moulded ceiling cornice, box room with hatch to loft space
Master Bedroom. A good sized room with two sash windows on the front elevations, with fitted shutters, fireplace with inset ornate grate, dressing area with excellent range of built in wardrobes running the length of one wall with shelving and hanging space
En Suite Shower Room, beautifully appointed with white suite comprising shower enclosure, twin wash basins, inset into a marble surround with cupboards and drawers below, close coupled w.c., further built in wardrobes with hanging rails, shelves and drawers, window on the side elevation with fitted shutters
Bedroom 2 Another good sized double room enjoying a pleasant double aspect with outlook over the rear garden
Bedroom 3 with sash window on the front elevation and further window on the side elevation. Again a good sized double room with picture rail and recess with fitted shelf
Bedroom 4 with window on the rear elevation with built in wardrobes running the width of the room with dressing table with drawers below
Family Bathroom/Shower Room, again beautifully appointed with a modern white suite comprising spa bath, wash basin with marble surround and cupboards below, close coupled w.c, separate double shower enclosure, hatch to loft space, airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with immersion heater and shelving
Skilfully converted by the current owners from a former coach house and stables, the annexe provides flexible accommodation ideal for a dependent relative, guest accommodation or ideal for those wishing to work from home. This property is double glazed and has oil fired central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor and traditional radiators to the first floor. It provides the following accommodation:
Living Room/Games Room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, double doors open through to the
Kitchenette/Dining Room with the kitchen area being fitted with cream fronted base and wall mounted units with granite effect work surfaces with inset single bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, built in microwave. Double doors open to the outside and further sliding doors open through to
Bedroom 1/Snug with En Suite Cloakroom with white close coupled w.c. and vanity basin
Stairs give access to
Bedroom 2 again with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and Juliet balcony affording an attractive outlook over the rear garden
En Suite Shower Room with white suite comprising shower enclosure, vanity basin with cupboards and drawers below, close coupled w.c.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds are an undoubted feature of the property and for a house situated in the centre of the village they enjoy a remarkable high level of privacy, being fully enclosed by mature hedging and a number of fine specimen trees.
Woodfordes is set back from the roadway behind a garden with box hedging and topiary, enclosed by railings and stonewalling. Pillared entrance gates opening to give access to the gravelled driveway providing ample parking and giving access to the detached double garage with remotely operated roller door and rear pedestrian doors with adjacent loggia/Barbecue Hut. Further outbuildings include log store and a garden/mower store with power and light connected.
The gardens have been equally well maintained and beautifully landscaped and provide a wonderful setting for the house. Immediately to the rear of the property there is a paved terrace set within a walled garden with the remainder of the garden being lawned with paved path flanked by herbaceous borders giving access to a trellised archway with climbing Wisteria. This gives access to the kitchen garden area with soft fruits cage and timber framed greenhouse. Adjacent to this area of garden can be found a paddock/orchard with numerous trees together with fruit trees. On the east side of the property can be found a further paved terrace approached directly from the conservatory/kitchen providing an attractive sitting/dining out area. This area of garden is fully enclosed by walling and hedging and enjoys a good deal of privacy with lawn and flower borders.
Woodfordes occupies an extremely attractive and convenient location in the centre of this sought after village. Stoke St Mary is a very active village with a thriving community, with many clubs, organisations and includes a fine parish church. Other facilities in the village include the Half Moon public house, together with a village hall. Woodfordes is South facing and stands in the middle of the village and the gardens enjoy a high level of privacy and have views over Stoke Hill and Stoke Woods. The village is well placed for ease of access to Taunton, with the town centre being approximately three miles to the North West, whilst the M5 motorway (Junction 25) is about 2.5 miles away.