Guide price £595,000
A beautifully presented detached period country cottage situated in a glorious private and secluded position, including pretty cottage gardens and a substantial detached double garage with views.
- Private Parking
- Double Garage
- View EPC Rating
Dinglebrook is an exceptionally charming, detached centuries old cottage nestling in a peaceful valley setting. The property has been beautifully maintained by its current owners who have made some significant improvements to the accommodation, making it a very desirable country home.
The property is wonderfully light and bright throughout and enjoys uninterrupted countryside views from all the rooms. In additions to a wealth of charm and character the property enjoys stunning cottage gardens including a substantial detached double garage with a private drive offering parking for several cars. Its convenient position is only a short distance to the local village and Taunton is beyond.
Leading in through the front door to the reception hall with a downstairs cloakroom. Following into a superb kitchen with wonderful countryside views. This has recently been refitted and upgraded with a comprehensive range of handmade bespoke beech wood base units and a pantry cupboard, providing excellent storage, and a large ceramic sink and Arenastone work surfaces. A central workstation island offers a useful preparation area with a breakfast bar to one end. There is a Rayburn range oven which also provides hot water and heating. The far end leads to a breakfast/dining room. This is an exceptionally light and bright room with beautiful hand-crafted ash flooring and exposed ceiling timbers. A range of useful built-in display shelving is to one side. French doors open out to the sun terrace and cottage gardens which provides an excellent outside entertaining and BBQ area. Access into a very useful utility and boot room with a door leading to the rear of the cottage.
The other side of the hall leads into a very attractive sitting room. This offers a wealth of charm and character with exposed ceiling timbers and features an attractive inglenook stone surround fireplace, with a bread oven to one side, housing a raised wood burning stove with a large oak Bessemer beam over and beautiful ash flooring completes this appealing room.
To the side the main staircase leads up to the first floor with hand crafted ash flooring that extends from the landing area into all the bedrooms.
The principal bedroom suite with a separate dressing room with storage and an en-suite bathroom has been finished to a high standard with attractive tiling and a generous vanity unit. The bedroom is light and bright with wonderful views. Built in storage completes the layout.
At the other end of the cottage are two further double bedrooms and a separate shower room all of which are well appointed and beautifully finished.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The gardens surrounding the cottage are a joy and have been beautifully maintained including displays of herbaceous plants and a wide variety of climbing roses providing great colour and perfume throughout the summer months.
Pathways follow along these well stocked borders opening out to a very attractive sun terrace and seating area which enjoys private and secluded views across the valley. Steps lead up to the rear of the cottage following a pathway into the woodland garden. This elevated position is filled with blue bells and natural woodland flowers that can be enjoyed in the spring. Elevated views look out across the valley.
A private gravelled drive extends out to the front of a substantial detached double garage providing private parking for several vehicles. The spacious garage offers storage for two cars with additional storage space around to the rear. Power and water are also available. A useful garden store is found to the side. Solar panels are housed on the southern side of the roof providing additional energy benefiting the property. A pathway leads into a superb vegetable garden. This is filled with raised borders, a fruit cage with a greenhouse and garden shed at the end. This highly productive garden can provide enough produce to be almost self-sufficient in the growing season. A further pathway leads to a decked seating area. This magical space enjoys wonderful private views across the ancient woodlands and valley.
Dinglebrook enjoys a delightful situation in the small hamlet of Coombe, which is found to the north east of Taunton, at the southern end of the Quantock Hills. These hills have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provide excellent walking and riding opportunities and close by is the highly favoured village of West Monkton, with a village inn and nearby farm shop. Taunton, the County Town, provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities as well as a main line railway station and M5 Motorway interchange.
SERVICES AND LOCAL AUTHORITY
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired Rayburn heating and water. Solar panels.
Somerset West and Taunton. Council Band E
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE