A charming converted Grade II listed Church Hall in a peaceful and secluded spot, with wonderful elevated views across to the Quantock Hills, conveniently located in the centre of Bishops Hull.
- End of Terrace
- On Road Parking
The Old Church Hall has for the very first time come to the market for sale. The original hall, built in the mid- 1800s, played an active role in the thriving Bishops Hull village community. Initially as a school and a Reading Room. As the village hall it was a central meeting point for many gatherings and functions associated with village life. The current owner bought the property having been shut up for 40 years, sadly in a derelict state of repair. Having attained the necessary consents for conversion she set about an ambitious renovation of the property to create this very unique and beautifully restored home.
The property located in the centre of Bishops Hull is tucked away in a very private and secluded spot. It enjoys complete peace and seclusion with wonderful elevated views out across towards the Quantock Hills. The sympathetic conversion retains many of its original features including stunning detailed brickwork, in the Victorian extension, attractive windows, beautiful hard wood ceilings and doors in addition to architectural features such as stone mullions and tiled flooring in the porch. Blending the original with the new has created a stunning modern contemporary living space perfectly suited to family life.
The property is accessed along a pedestrian pathway, past two Regency cottages, to the main stone porch entrance. This very impressive porch has the original tiled flooring and stone arched mullion windows, leading through the front door to a split-level hall. This impressive hallway includes oak flooring which continues throughout the ground floor. There is under stairs storage that houses the boiler.The central feature being the main wood quarter turn staircase.
The kitchen/diner is a light bright space fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units. A central island provides further storage and work surface. A professional two oven range includes stainless-steel splashback and extractor hood over.
The breakfast/dining area is spacious and light enjoying a very attractive large Regency window with views out across the garden. Double doors lead into the main sitting room. This stunning space includes a beautiful original wood vaulted ceiling providing height and space. The double aspect allows an abundance of natural light to flood through the large Victorian windows. The original patterned brickwork and arches gives the room great character and appeal of a bygone time. A feature wood burning stove can be found to the far side.
Study/Bedroom 3 includes a hallway to the back entrance of the property and an en-suite shower room.
An exceptionally spacious galleried landing with the attractive original hard wood ceiling leads to two spacious double bedrooms, both with original hard wood ceilings, oak flooring and velux windows allowing natural light in. The main bathroom is well appointed and includes a bath with shower over, an airing cupboard, a hard wood ceiling and a velux window.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Outside a private walled south facing sun terrace is the perfect spot for outside entertaining enjoying uninterrupted views out towards the Quantock Hills. Wooden steps lead down to a very secluded and private sunny garden which includes established borders containing a variety of ornamental plants and herbaceous flowers. A pond can be found to the far side. Parking can be found along the main road with pedestrian access behind the properties as well as in front.
The Old Church Hall enjoys an extremely convenient location within a few metres of the village centre and with a regular bus service into Taunton from the top of the lane. The village offers a village shop/post office, together with a butchers shop, public house, primary school, hotel and church. The property is within good access of Castle School, Somerset College of Arts and Technology and Musgrove Park Hospital.
Taunton, the county town, provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic (both private and state) and shopping facilities, as well as a main line railway station with good links to Bristol, Exeter and London and an M5 motorway interchange.
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas central heating.
Somerset West and Taunton Council
Council Tax Band C
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE