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4 bedroom house for sale in Isle Abbotts, Taunton, Somerset, TA3

Guide price £675,000

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Attractive Grade ll Listed farmhouse with a medieval barn and further outbuildings is situated in the much sought-after village of Isle Abbotts.

  • Garden
  • Land/Paddock
  • Outbuildings
  • Swimming Pool
  • Equestrian
  • Detached
  • House
  • Freehold
  • Private Parking

THE PROPERTY
Colliers is a substantial Grade ll Listed Farmhouse situated within the much sought-after village of Isle Abbotts. This centuries old property is reputedly one of the oldest standing in the village and is steeped with a wealth of local history. The property offers a wonderful opportunity for refurbishment and further extension. In addition to the main farmhouse a substantial medieval barn, with mezzanine floor, connects to the main house with a workshop and forge to offer further development potential by extending the existing accommodation to create further flexible ancillary accommodation alongside the Farmhouse.

ACCOMMODATION
The main house is entered through an outer porch, with a separate cloakroom, leading into a spacious living room. An impressive natural stone surround inglenook with an open fire and large Bessemer Oak beam is the main feature to this superb room. A four-oven oil fired Aga sits within a further inglenook to the far side and leads into the main kitchen/ breakfast room. This has been recently upgraded to include a range of fitted wall and base units with integrated appliances. The breakfast area leads through to a useful utility /storeroom with access out to the side of the property. The formal dining room provides a superb entertaining space and boasts a wealth of original features to include exposed timbers and a stone surround open fireplace. To the side is the main Oak staircase leading up to the first floor. A secondary entrance leads out to a porch with pretty thatched bonnet roof. A spacious family room/snug is found beyond.

On the first floor there are four good sized bedrooms all of which have built in wardrobes and a separate family bathroom. The end bedroom includes independent access with a secondary staircase leading down to the main living room.

The inner barn/workshop connects the house to a superb medieval barn. This impressive space, including a mezzanine floor, offers huge potential for re-development or conversion creating additional ancillary accommodation (subject to the necessary planning consents). Beyond the inner barn/workshop leads into the old forge. This has remained virtually untouched since it was last in use and offers a wonderful insight into a bygone age with all the original tools, including the wind bellows, still in place. A covered area leads out to the side.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property is approached off the lane into a large gravelled drive and parking area. The formal gardens enjoy a southerly aspect and are laid mainly to lawn, edged with mature established borders and fully stocked with a wide variety of ornamental shrubs mixed with herbaceous plants and roses. A central stone path leads through the centre of the lawn featuring a pond and stone ornament. Leading around to the back garden through established clipped hedging to a former stable and store, beyond the boundary is edged with a variety of mature trees. A greenhouse and small garden shed are found to the far end leading to the swimming pool and terraced area. This is a superb outside entertaining area which enjoys wonderful views across open countryside beyond. The detached wheelhouse concludes the outside arrangement.

SITUATION
Isle Abbotts is a highly regarded popular rural village with a thriving community to include a village hall and church. It is located within easy access to the town of Ilminster being 5 miles to the north and Langport being 7 miles. The picturesque County town of Somerset, Taunton, offers an excellent range of shops, independent restaurants and cafes and highly regarded state and independent schools. From Taunton there is a fast rail service to London Paddington and both Bristol and Exeter international airports are within an hour’s drive.

SERVICES
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating and water. Oil fired Aga. Open fires.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Somerset District Council. Council tax band F

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Rating Exempt

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