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4 bedroom house for sale in Rooks Nest, Lydeard St. Lawrence, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

Guide price £725,000

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An attractive Grade ll Listed thatched Farmhouse with outbuildings, in need of refurbishment, in stunning valley position with 2.5 acres of land. Further 9.5 acres available under separate negotiati

  • Garden
  • Land/Paddock
  • Outbuildings
  • Detached
  • House
  • Freehold

Lower Wedcombe Farm is a most attractive Grade ll Listed thatched farmhouse, parts dating back to circa 16th Century. The property has been a much-loved family home offering a wonderful lifestyle nestled within a stunning valley setting. The property is filled with immense charm and character and includes a range of traditional outbuildings which offer a wonderful opportunity for refurbishment and further development potential. Set within glorious gardens and grounds including a yard and duck pond.

The accommodation includes the main entrance hall with access into a very spacious sitting room. This features an impressive inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove. To the side a door with stairs leading up to the first floor. Access to the side leads into two smaller stores. The room is filled with a wealth of charm and character including exposed timbers and an attractive large leaded light window with views out to the gardens. The dining room is spacious and bright with a large leaded light window. The room is also filled with character with exposed timbers and a very attractive inglenook fireplace detailing the original bread ovens. Set within this is a two-oven oil fired Aga which also heats the hot water. To the side a further staircase leads up to the first floor. An inner hall used as a cloak room with access into the downstairs cloakroom and shower. Steps lead down to the kitchen which includes a range of storage units. A door leads out to the rear entrance porch with access across to the utility and further store.

The first floor can be accessed by two half turn staircases. The accommodation includes four bedrooms, two box rooms and a family bathroom.

This includes three separate stores with access up to a mezzanine first floor area.

Three stables at ground level and a connecting large store plus 4th stable. Upper floor main barn with high ceilings.

A detached open-ended barn with small store connecting to the side.

All the outbuildings are constructed of stone and cob under a corrugated roof. They are in need of repair but offer a great opportunity for re-development (subject to planning consents).

The property is approached from the road into the main entrance drive which runs between the outbuildings opening into the yard with a duck pond to the side. The grounds extend to the side of the drive and is bordered by a very pretty stream which runs along the boundary of the land.
The main garden lies to the front of the farmhouse. A graveled pathway leads out from the house following through established borders offering a wealth of attractive herbaceous borders and ornamental trees. Pretty pergolas with a variety of climbers lead the way through the garden to seating areas enjoying the stunning views out across the valley to the far distance. Beyond the formal gardens are the vegetable garden area, an old orchard and a greenhouse.

A gateway beyond leads to the fields which extend to approaching 9.5 acres. This land has separate access off the road and is available by separate negotiation.

Situated in a superb rural setting within easy commuting distance of the M5 - Rooks Nest is nestled in a peaceful location 5 miles from the small town of Wiveliscombe and just 12 miles from the county town of Taunton with a comprehensive range of facilities and amenities including a mainline train station to London Paddington. Its unspoilt rural position is easily accessible situated on the edge of the Brendon Hills, between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park. The area of the Brendon Hills forms part of the Exmoor National Park, renowned for its unspoilt landscapes and opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Local facilities include Wiveliscombe to the south and Williton to the north with a selection of everyday amenities.

Main’s electricity. Private drainage – septic tank. Private well water supply. (Access to the mains water supply could be available within close proximity). Oil fired Aga.

Taunton Deane Borough Council. Council Tax Band E

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