Gidlands House comprises an interesting individual detached former farmhouse of considerable age which, like so many properties of its age, has grown and evolved over the years so that it now provides a particularly spacious five bedroom family home. The accommodation is well presented, is double glazed and has oil fired central heating.
The gardens and grounds are an undoubted feature of the property and the gardens enjoy a high level of privacy and a wonderful southerly aspect and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and over the Vale of Taunton and to the Quantock and Mendip Hills in the distance. The property is also offered with an excellent parcel of land extending to about 5 acres.
In summary, the accommodation comprises
Lattice front entrance porch with fitted seating and panelled and glazed front entrance door with inset stained glass opening into the
Reception Hall with tiled floor continuing through to the kitchen/family room
Living Room a good sized double aspect reception room enjoying a wonderful southerly aspect and with French doors opening to the paved terrace. Window on the east elevation provides beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, brick faced fireplace with inset glass fronted woodburning stove, two exposed ceiling beams
Dining Room also enjoying an attractive southerly aspect with window seat, door through to
Kitchen/Family Room a good sized room and situated within the original farmhouse and featuring a former inglenook fireplace with inset glass fronted woodburning stove, fitted base units with granite work surfaces over, with inset one and a half bowl china sink, plumbing for dishwasher, electric cooker point, stained glass door opening to the rear walkway/courtyard
Utility/Boiler Room with Worcester Combi oil fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and central heating systems, plumbing for automatic washing machine
Cloakroom with white suite comprising low level w.c. and wash hand basin
From the entrance hall stairs rise to a half landing giving access to the
Study/Bedroom 5 with a range of built in wardrobes running the width of the room with fitted hanging rails and cupboards over, attractive views over the garden and to the wooded slopes beyond
Bedroom 1 a light and airy double aspect room, again with lovely views over the gardens and field and to the surrounding woodland
En Suite shower with "double" shower enclosure with Mira shower unit, corner wash hand basin, stained glass window
Family Bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled w.c., tiled floor
Separate Cloakroom with white low level w.c. and wash hand basin
Bedroom 2 another good sized double room with pretty ornate Victorian fireplace, window on the south elevation with attractive outlook over the garden
Bedroom 3 with chimney breast rising from the kitchen below with display ledge
Bedroom 4 with built in wardrobes with cupboards over and dressing table/desk with shelving above
The gardens enjoy a wonderful southerly aspect and being well screened and standing adjacent to the meadow, they enjoy a high level of privacy. Situated on the south and east side of the property can be found a lawn which reaches down to a Ha-ha situated above the meadow. The garden also includes an extremely well stocked and particularly colourful herbaceous borders, very much in traditional country cottage style. Vehicular access is gained over a driveway giving access to a parking and turning area with a detached double garage with remotely operated roller door. Situated to the south side of the driveway can be found a small copse with pedestrian bridge crossing a small stream.
The meadow extends to about 5 acres and has its own separate vehicular access from the road.
The meadow is bounded by two ancient banks and two streams. The streams have cut deep into the landscape to form 'goyles', the local term for a gully. These have become secluded wildlife habitats of some depth and breadth. The meadow is fringed with mature oak and ash trees.
In the bottom right corner of the meadow there is a small dell where there are mini waterfalls and in the Spring the meadow has many wild flowers. The whole property lies in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Gidlands House occupies a wonderful elevated location within the Blackdown Hills. From the land and the gardens there are stunning views over the Vale of Taunton to the Quantock and Mendip Hills. The property enjoys an attractive rural location but is not completely isolated as there is a neighbouring property. Gidlands House sits just below the Wellington Monument and close by can be found an excellent network of footpaths and bridleways, ideal for those with walking and riding interests. Despite enjoying an attractive rural location, Junction 26 of the M5 Motorway is about 3 miles away as is the country town of Wellington providing excellent shopping amenities and home of the renowned Wellington School.
From Junction 26 of the M5 Motorway follow the road toward Wellington. At the roundabout take the A38 in a westerly direction. After about 1 mile take the second turning on the left into Monument Road. Follow this road proceeding out onto the Blackdown Hills and the property will be found on the left hand side after approximately 1.5 miles. The entrance to the property is directly opposite a visibility mirror.