Located in an elevated, edge of village location, commanding outstanding far reaching rural views. Gardens extending to over an acre are enjoyed, together with a converted coach house annexe and further outbuildings.
The owners love - We purchased Braeside over three decades ago, before it even reached the market, having admired it for many years from our former home close by. We pooled everything we had to secure Braeside and ended up living in a mobile home in the garden as the house was not habitable! We spent many years restoring and enhancing Braeside whilst raising our then young family, who have now all flown the nest. Braeside has always been a very happy home for our family, having played host to many a family gathering - Christenings, anniversaries and even weddings on the front lawn with a marquee. We shall be sad to say goodbye, however grandparent duties are calling and we look forward to passing Braeside on to a new family to cherish for another few decades.
Ross loves - It is difficult to articulate but Braeside has the most overwhelming and welcoming sense of home as soon as you step over the threshold, it feels like a truly happy and comfortable home. I also love the period features which are present throughout Braeside. The owners endeavoured (and succeeded) to restore Braeside to its former glory and it now presents the new custodians (who will be only the third family to own the house since it was built in 1882) to write its next chapter and turn Braeside into their home for the next generation.
The accommodation is traditionally arranged, exhibiting an array of attractive period features throughout and in brief comprising; welcoming entrance hall with attractive encaustic tiled floor, stairs to the first floor and doors to the reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room and to the extensive cellars. The sitting room and dining room are both enjoy a pleasant outlook overlook the front gardens and each have feature fireplaces. To the rear is a large and characterful kitchen/breakfast room, useful utility/boot room, study and orangery boasting delightful views over the rear gardens and countryside beyond.
The first floor opens to an airy landing with attractive stained-glass window, stairs to the large boards loft space (with skylights) doors to the family bathroom and four bedrooms. The four bedrooms are all comfortable double bedrooms, each enjoy delightful views and character features. The family bathroom is fitted with a beautiful ‘Heritage’ floral patterned bathroom suite comprising of a low-level WC, wash basin, bidet and bath with shower over.
The Coach House/Annexe - Converted in the late 1990’s offering excellent self-contained accommodation. The accommodation benefits from gas fired heaters on the ground floor and electric heaters on the first floor. It lends itself well to either secondary accommodation for multi-generational living or as a rental property for long term tenants or holiday lettings.
The property is approached over a gated driveway leading to a gravelled parking area at the side of the house. The front of the property offers a great deal of seclusion and privacy being surrounded by tall border hedging. A large well-tended lawn is found with a summer house and pond along with a range of mature trees and shrubs. The front lawn has in fact played host to large family weddings in previous years.
To the side of the property and beyond the aforementioned gravelled parking area, a tiered lawn can be found which was formerly a productive vegetable garden with a greenhouse situated just beyond. The driveway continues around to the rear of the property and leads to the large garage/workshop with power and light. A timber gate opens into the gently sloping paddock (approx. 0.5 acre) The gardens and grounds extend in total to just over 1 acre.
Fact: North Petherton claimed to be the largest village in England up until the late 20th Century when it became a town.North Petherton is an Area of High Archaeological Potential. It is a small town nestled between Bridgwater and Taunton. With easy access to the M5 and close to the new Hinckley Point providing a wealth of opportunity nearby. With local farm shops, a wide range of amenities and home to North Petherton Rugby Club, the town has everything you could wish for with great community spirit.