Beautifully presented detached period family home offering impressive accommodation, extensive grounds to include a tennis court, covered swimming pool and outbuildings.
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Private Parking
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Glen Cottage has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment and clever re-design by the current owners. It now offers extremely impressive well-appointed accommodation with exceptionally light airy rooms throughout. The entire living space has been beautifully refurbished with stunning decorations and upgraded interiors. Many of the original features are retained creating a family home full of charm and character.
The accommodation comprises an entrance hall with a cloakroom area. This leads into the sitting room and dining room. The sitting room with two windows enjoys views across the gardens and has been beautifully appointed with exposed timbers. An original fireplace incorporates a wood burning stove on a stone hearth with an Oak Bressemer beam over. This surprisingly spacious room has been attractively decorated incorporating stylish wall lighting. Warm grey tones create a cosy and inviting space. The dining room is well proportioned. A double aspect provides wonderful bright contemporary entertaining space being central to the downstairs accommodation with the main balustraded staircase leading up.
The main kitchen with a large picture window allows an abundance of natural light in with a wonderful outlook to the gardens. A side door leads out to the sun terrace and outside entertaining area. A comprehensive range of wall and base units provides excellent storage and incorporates a range of integrated appliances. An open plan design leads into an impressive family breakfast room. This area has been beautifully decorated with painted tongue and groove panelling extending to the far end with a range of built in storage and display shelving. There is a walk-in larder to the side fitted with full height shelving. Adjacent to the breakfast room is an additional dining or sitting room, which is enjoyed as a family/music room by the current owners.
The utility room has built in wall and base units including a butlers sink with space for a washing machine or dryer. This continues to a further cloak and boot area with a separate WC. A small conservatory with a door out to the terrace and garden beyond.
The first floor with a spacious landing area affords natural light in and enjoys wonderful views out across the gardens and open countryside beyond. A full height airing cupboard provides excellent linen storage. A spacious guest bedroom is beautifully decorated and includes an en-suite with a superb walk-in shower. All finished to a high standard. Two further bedrooms both individually decorated include built-in wardrobe storage. The family bathroom has been finished to a high specification including a stunning contemporary style bathroom suite. The principle bedroom is double aspect, spacious and bright with a picture window overlooking the garden and ample built-in storage to include a dressing area and en-suite shower room which is well appointed.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property is approached along a quiet country lane with gravelled parking to the front in addition to a private drive leading to the attached garage. This includes an electric up and over door with lighting and power and excellent storage. Door access leads out to the rear garden. The property is mainly screened with an established border including a variety of ornamental shrubs. To the side gated access leads into the main garden behind the property.
One of the main features of Glen Cottage is the extensive gardens and leisure facilities the property extending to just over half an acre. The main lawned is bordered by a bricked edged sun terrace and entertaining area. Established borders edging the lawns include a wide variety of ornamental trees and shrubs offering colour and interest throughout the year. This also provides complete seclusion and privacy enjoying a sunny southerly aspect. This area continues along a pathway through to a superb full sized covered heated swimming pool. To the side is an all weather tennis court bordered by a comprehensive range of brick outbuildings. These are currently used for outside storage but offer huge potential for alternative uses such as business or office space facility. To the far end is a good-sized kitchen garden. This area contains a number of beds designated to soft fruit, vegetables and salads.
Glen Cottage enjoys an attractive location on the northern fringes of Taunton, just two miles from the town centre. It enjoys a convenient location, being readily accessible to Taunton, yet the Quantock Hills, which have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are also close by, providing excellent walking and riding opportunities. Taunton, the County Town of Somerset provides a good range of shopping, sporting and scholastic facilities including a number of well-regarded schools including Taunton School, Kings College, Queens College and Kings Hall. Taunton is also extremely well connected by a mainline railway line to London Paddington and access to the M5 at Junction 25.
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas central heating and water.
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