A substantial former barn, skilfully converted to provide a particularly spacious family home, in large gardens and grounds of 0.7 acre with a good range of outbuildings set in the Quantock Hills, yet
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- Off Road Parking
- Double Garage
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This substantial family home, was converted by the current owners in the early 1990s and it provides particularly spacious accommodation extending to 3650 sq ft, with an excellent range of outbuildings of some 1700 sq ft. The property is beautifully presented with modern fixtures and fittings and includes 4 large reception rooms. The Kitchen and adjacent Dining/family room, provide an excellent living and entertaining space, extending to 35 and with attractive outlook over the front garden and courtyard. The Sitting room is also well proportioned extending to almost 40 with large inglenook style fireplace and giving access the Garden Room and Study which both open on to the rear garden.
On the first floor is a Master Bedroom with large built in wardrobes and en suite shower room, a guest bedroom with en suite dressing room and bath/shower room and 2 further double bedrooms and a further family bathroom/shower room.
The gardens afford the house a good deal of privacy, being part enclosed by mature trees and high fencing and back onto open farmland. The outbuildings offer potential for conversion to provide an annexe or home office for those wishing to work from home. They are currently utilised as a Workshop, Games Room and Garaging/Car Port.
In all the grounds extend to about 0.7 acres.
In summary the accommodation comprises
Entrance Porch with fitted shelving and part-glazed door opening into the
Reception Hall/Study area with exposed wood flooring and panelling to dado rail height. Exposed beam to ceiling, built in cloaks cupboard.
Cloakroom with white suite comprising closed coupled wc and vanity basin
From the Reception Hall glazed double doors open through to the
Kitchen/Dining/Family Room. A huge space ideal for family living and entertaining and with the Dining area having exposed oak flooring, exposed ceiling beams and three windows on the front elevation. The Kitchen is beautifully fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with granite worksurfaces. Inset one and a half bowl composite sink with Butlers hot water tap, Rangemaster cooker with extractor hood over, fitted AEG microwave, built in Lamorna dishwasher and built in Fridge/Freezer with further large upright freezer. Large window on the front elevation overlooking the courtyard. Steps lead up to the
Utility Area with tiled floor, fitted worktop with inset sink and cupboards below, upright larder unit and further large built in shelved cupboard. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine.
Living Room. Another large room with vaulted ceiling and extending to about 40 in length with windows overlooking the rear garden and French doors opening to the garden room and study. Wealth of exposed ceiling beams, large inglenook style fireplace with inset wood burning stove. French doors open onto an attractive paved terrace.
Garden Room. A beautiful addition to the property with large lantern flooding the room with a great deal of light and providing a wonderful outlook over the rear garden. Tiled floor and underfloor heating.
Study/Play room. Another good-sized reception room with exposed timber flooring, French doors leading to the rear garden and built-in cupboards running the width of the room with fitted shelving.
Master Bedroom. A large double bedroom enjoying a pleasant double aspect with walk in closet with shelf and hanging rail. En-Suite shower room with double shower enclosure, vanity basin with cupboard below, closed coupled wc.
Guest Bedroom 2 enjoying a pleasant double aspect with outlook over the rear garden.
Adjacent dressing area with built in wardrobes providing hanging and shelving space and vanity basin with cupboard below. Further shelved cupboard.
En-suite Bathroom with white suite comprising bath with folding shower screen and separate shower unit over, vanity basin with cupboard below and closed couple wc. Fully tiled. Velux Rooflight.
Bedroom 3. A good sized double room with vaulted ceiling and exposed roof timbers.
Bedroom 4. Another good sized double room with vaulted ceiling and exposed roof timbers.
Family Bathroom/Shower Room with free-standing Clawball bath, vanity basin with drawers below, closed coupled wc and separate shower enclosure.
Airing Cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelving.
The property is approached from the lane through remotely operated gates opening to the courtyard and garden.
There is an excellent range of outbuildings situated around the courtyard comprising:
Open fronted Double Car-port/caravan store.
Garage with adjacent workshop. A staircase gives access
to useful loft storage space.
Further double garage with up and over door.
Situated to the front of the property is an area of lawn with Willow Tree and water feature. The rear garden enjoys an attractive westerly aspect. Situated on the south side of the property can be found a further paved terrace.
Immediately to the rear of the property is a paved terrace providing an attractive sitting/dining out area. Steps rise to give access to the lawn. In all the grounds extend to 0.7 acres.
From Greenway in Monkton Heathfield proceed to the top of the road and at the Sidbrook junction proceed straight ahead towards Broomfield. Follow the road for about 1.75 miles and at the top of the hill turn left. Follow this road until the junction and then turn right, Willow Barn is on your left. Alternatively proceed in a northerly direction out of Taunton heading towards Hestercombe. Passing Hestercombe on your right continue up Volis Hill and at the Volis crossroads, take the right hand turning. Continue on this road for three quarters of a mile and Willow Barn will be found on the left hand side.
Willow Barn occupies an attractive rural location within the Quantock Hills, which have been designated and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They provide miles of footpaths and bridleways, ideal for those with walking and riding interests. Despite enjoying a rural location, the property is well placed being about 5 miles (10 minutes) from Taunton and junction 25 of the M5 motorway is about 6 miles away, whilst junction 24 at North Petherton is about 5 miles away. The nearby village of Kingston St Mary, has a thriving community, with Primary School, Pub, Garage, Playing Field, Village Hall and Church. Fyne Court, owned by the National Trust is also close by, as is Clavelshay Barn Restaurant.