Old Orchard is an exceptionally attractive detached period country house enjoying gardens, grounds and a meadow of 1.58 acres. Its edge of village position is surrounded by open countryside.
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Old Orchard is a most desirable country house which has been beautifully presented by its current owners. The property has undergone a recent refurbishment and upgrade programme throughout and now offers exceptionally appealing living accommodation incorporating wonderful interiors creating soft tones and light bright rooms. The property retains many of its original features offering a wealth of charm and character. Situated in an enviable position on the edge of this most desirable village, the property benefits from its gardens and grounds extending across into a natural meadow that provides a wonderful sanctuary. The stunning countryside surrounding the property is owned by The Duchy of Cornwall giving complete protection in the area.
Old Orchard has an imposing frontage and is set well back from the lane behind original 19th century wrought iron railings set within a stone wall and features an attractive stone pillared gated entrance following the path up to the front door. Established beech hedging runs along the front parameter providing additional protection and privacy. A private drive, with imposing oak gates, leads along the side of the property passing an attractive original two-storey White Lias stone Old Apple Barn and opens into a spacious gravelled parking and turning area with access to a substantial detached double garage and grounds beyond.
Double glazed doors open into a very comfortable sitting room. This room allows an abundance of natural light in from pretty cottage windows including attractive window seats. Exposed ceiling timbers and a feature hamstone surround fireplace houses a wood burning stove offering charm and character. A very useful bespoke handmade storage cupboard can be found in the corner. This room is a wonderful sunny room and beautifully decorated and finished in soft gentle colours.
A particular feature of the downstairs accommodation is a superb family room with a breakfast area. This impressive space is filled with wonderful charm and character detailing, an original flagstone floor, wonderful exposed ceiling timbers and a window seat. Of particular note is an impressive hamstone surround inglenook fireplace. It is believed the impressive carved stone surround originally came from the first village church. Set within the inglenook is a wood burning stove with a very old ornate cast iron fireback behind. This wonderful light room extends into the kitchen which includes a comprehensive range of contemporary style wall and base units and island work station. An electric oven with ceramic hob and further space for appliances completes the arrangement. A useful pantry can be seen in the corner. Attractive wood vinyl flooring extends into a recently redesigned utility room and cloakroom. Here there are a further range of wall and base storage units with space for a washing machine and dryer. Beautiful powder blue tiling completes the look. A separate recently upgraded cloakroom is to the side with a glazed side door leading out to the sun terrace and garden beyond.
On the first floor a spacious landing leads to the principal bedroom. This exceptionally light room enjoys a dual aspect and features a cast iron fireplace. A range of built-in wardrobe storage runs along the side. A refitted ensuite bathroom offers a modern luxury design and access to eaves storage. There are three further double bedrooms and all include original elm board flooring with an ornamental cast iron fireplace in one of the bedrooms. The family bathroom, with useful airing cupboard, offers a modern luxury design with a large walk-in shower and contemporary vanity unit. All set within beautiful flooring and wall tiling.
All rooms offer fantastic countryside views and connect the living spaces to the wonderful unspoilt setting of this comfortable period home.
A substantial detached garage has been recently upgraded to include an electric double entrance door, power and lighting, offering extremely useful storage and parking for cars.
OLD APPLE BARN
The Old Apple Barn is a very attractive, two-storey, detached stone building and features an exterior stone staircase. Power is available.
The Old Apple Barn offers huge potential with an exciting opportunity to create further ancillary accommodation / home office business facility or holiday letting cottage (subject to the necessary consents).
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The gardens and grounds are deceptively spacious and surround the main property offering complete seclusion and privacy, with a very attractive Blue Lias stone wall viewed from the rear of the property. The main gardens run around the house and are laid mainly to lawn incorporating a variety of trees, shrubs and perennials, offering colour and interest throughout the year. A large patio extends out from the rear of the property and is edged with walled stone borders. Beyond is a completely private walled terrace which offers a fabulous entertaining area. Beyond is a small apple orchard and also in the grounds are pear, plumb and a greengauge trees plus a soft fruit area. An impressive vegetable garden incorporates productive raised vegetable beds and a large greenhouse with vine. To the far end is a wildlife pond that provides thriving habitat for dragonflies, amphibians and more. A five-bar gate leads into a wonderful meadow of about an acre, which is stock fenced. This wonderful secluded space offers an abundance of nature including natural grasses and wild flowers. To the far end a gated entrance gives access on to a drove which lead on to stunning countryside walks. In total approximately 1.58 acres.
Old Orchard is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Isle Brewers with its recently restored combined parish church and community space, and a range of attractive properties. The historic towns of Ilminster and Langport provide a good range of day to day facilities including excellent local food and nearby Hambridge has a shop/post office, pub and village school. Taunton the county town provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities, as well as a main line railway station and an M5 motorway interchange. A303 offers alternative transport links and Crewkerne railway station gives access to Waterloo.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
EPC Rating E