It occupies a spacious plot of approximately 0.3 acres, in a prime spot within walking distance of the town centre. The house was built in 2003, as a bespoke build by the current owners, and has been loved and cared for by the family ever since. You enter through the front door into the initial entrance hall, with doors opening to a downstairs WC & a spacious cloakroom. An ornate archway opens into the main reception hall, with an impressive oak staircase rising to the first floor, with a wrap around gallery landing. From the main hall, doors open to the principal rooms.
There are three main reception rooms, with the living room situated to one side at the rear of the house, which enjoys a window to the side aspect, French doors at the rear, with a spectacular view over the rear lawn, and a feature fireplace. At the front or the house, there is a spacious study, which could be utilised for a variety of purposes. Also at the front of the home, is an impressive bar/billiards room. The bar itself is built in, and has a fully equipped pump system with a selection of beverages. There is also ample space to accommodate a full size snooker table, with a bay window to the front aspect and another to the side.
The Owners Love - The current owners have loved “raising our children here. It has been an incredible family home”. Their favourite thing about living in the house is “the real sense of space you get with every room”. They will mostly miss “our family home! We meticulously designed and built this house to the highest specification, and have loved every day of our time here”! “There is also excellent access to the town centre, as well as the Blackdown Hills, with a wide variety of walks and countryside to explore within a short drive. We really will miss it!”
The kitchen is located to the rear of the house, and benefits from a variety of modern fitted wall and base units, and an island/breakfast bar, with work surfaces over and inset stainless steel sink with drainer. There is a range of built in appliances, which include a high-level double oven, induction hob with hood over and dishwasher, as well as space for an American style fridge freezer. Bi-fold doors open to the rear patio, and the area is open plan to the dining area and utility room. The utility room is well equipped, with a range of fitted units, and space for washing machine, dryer and another fridge/freezer. There is also a fitted sink and a door to the side pathway. The dining area is open plan to the kitchen, and in turn, has bi-fold doors opening into the garden room, which has sky light windows, also with bi-folds opening to the rear patio, and enjoys panoramic views of the gardens and pool house.
Upstairs, on the first floor landing, there are four double bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities, and a fifth bedroom, with an attractive outlook over the rear gardens. The master bedroom benefits from a large walk in wardrobe, providing ample storage. It also enjoys en-suite facilities, with a large walk in shower, freestanding claw-foot roll top bath, washbasin and WC. The second and third bedrooms each have their own en-suite bathrooms, and are fitted with four piece suites including bath, shower cubicles, WC and washbasins. The fourth bedroom also has an en-suite shower room, this time with a Jack & Jill entrance from the landing, and fitted with a three-piece suite. The fifth bedroom is at the rear of the house, and enjoys an attractive outlook over the rear garden, with fitted wardrobes and a loft access hatch.
George Loves - “I was blown away by just how much space this home offers! Arranged over two floors in the main house, and with the garage and pool house too, it approximately measures 5,261 ft2. It’s a perfect property for a family looking for lots of space and a real sense of luxury. I also really like the specification of the house. The house it fitted with all the mod cons and is ready for the next family to move straight in. An absolute must see home and a truly unique and rare opportunity!”
Outside, to the front of the property, there is a spacious brick paved driveway, enclosed by secure walls/railings and a remote controlled electric gate. There is ample parking for multiple vehicles, and a large garage, with up and over door, power and lighting. A side gate provides access to the rear garden. Initially, there is a seating area laid to patio, which leads nicely off the kitchen and garden room. The centrepiece of the garden is laid to lawn, and bordered by mature and well-stocked beds. There is a children’s play area, complete with slide and swing set, and laid with a bed of wood chippings in the far corner. Beside the house, is a hard standing for a large shed, surrounded by stone chippings. Situated at the bottom of the garden is the pool house, with an impressive indoor heated swimming pool, complete with its own shower and WC facilities, kitchenette and changing rooms. The pools pump room is also attached to the building, with all the maintenance apparatus and boiler. Three sets of double doors open onto the garden.
Taunton and Surrounding area
Fact: Taunton was the first town in the country to be permanently lit by electric street lighting in 1881Taunton is the County Town of Somerset with the town name deriving from “Town on the River Tone” or “Tone Town” nestled between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills. Voted as the happiest place to live in the South West according to the Rightmove Happy at Home Index, with the index painting a picture of it as a place where people look after their homes and have time for their neighbours. Taunton’s bustling Town Centre offers many High Street shops, Bars and Restaurants, however if you are looking for something a little more boutique, we recommend you explore Bath Place and Taunton independent quarter along St James Street.