- Semi Detached
- Private Parking
Believed to date back to the early 19th Century and built by the Easton family, Hele Mill House has been in the same ownership now for generations. With attractive elevations of squared and coursed stone and render under a slate tiled roof, Hele Mill House is listed as Grade II for its special architectural or historic interest. Under the current ownership, much care and attention has been given to preserving the many features and wealth of character present in the property which is presented immaculately throughout. The accommodation is set over two floors, and offers a versatility not found in many properties of the period, ideal for a burgeoning family.
The tone is set when entering the inner hall where you are greeted by exposed timbers to the ceiling and walls and a most attractive timber pillar in the centre, accentuated by the sympathetic décor and tiled floor. This wealth of character and charm with an eye for detail runs throughout the property and is a pleasure to take in. There are two sizable reception rooms on the ground floor, the sitting room and snug, both of which have working fireplaces with inset stoves, ideal for when the nights draw in.
The heart of the home is the wonderful open plan Kitchen/Dining/Breakfast room, a superb open plan living space most suited for family life complete with French doors out to the walled courtyard garden area. The theme of exposed timberwork continues in earnest here, with a myriad of exposed ceiling timbers and pillars, along with oak flooring and wood panelling to some of the walls. The bespoke kitchen is a joy, Shaker style units under an Oak worksurface, with Belfast sink inset into an island unit with raised breakfast bar. Adjacent is a useful utility room with space for domestic appliances as well as a downstairs Cloakroom. Completing accommodation downstairs is a most versatile room, light bright and airy with a real feel for bringing the outside in. The Sun Room has attractive exposed brickwork to parts of the walls and a most wonderful stone floor.
Rising to the first floor, the landing again carries the theme effortlessly, with exposed timbers and vaulted ceilings. There are 4 bedrooms, with both the master and guest bedrooms offering en suite facilities. The master bedroom is a sizable double, benefiting from wood panelling to some walls and a large fitted wardrobe. A door leads through to the en suite shower room, well appointed with an eaves storage cupboard. The guest bedroom again is a large double with a pleasant aspect towards the surrounding fields. Again with attractive en suite shower room. The 3rd bedroom is a double room and bedroom 4 a large single. Finally, the family bathroom is a real treat, with half wood panelling to the walls and exposed timbers set behind the bath.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Hele Mill House is set in a well proportion plot which offers great privacy and seclusion in the most part. There is gated access to a sizable parking area with steps leading through a tree lined path to the gardens. The gardens are well tended and predominantly lawned, with a range of specimen trees and shrubs. To the rear of the property, accessed from the Kitchen/Diner/Breakfast Room and utility is a walled garden laid to shingle, very much enjoying a Mediterranean feel ideal for enjoying in the summer months. This walled garden has gated access to additional parking.
The property is located to the west of Taunton just outside the desirable hamlet of Hele. This is set within stunning countryside of The Taunton Vale situated between the Quantock Hills and the Blackdown Hills both of which are areas of outstanding natural beauty.
It is conveniently positioned with easy access to the County Town of Taunton (4 miles) and Wellington (3 miles) where there is a comprehensive range of shops, restaurants in addition to recreational facilities available. Excellent communication links offer easy access to the A38 and M5 Motorway at J26 (approx. 6 miles). Exeter can be reached to the south (approx. 30 miles) and Bristol can be reached to the north (approx. 55miles). A direct mainline train service from Taunton to London Paddington.
An extensive range of state and independent schools are available from Taunton and Wellington all of which are within easy driving distance.