Lydeard St Lawrence, Taunton, Somerset, TA4


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming Grade II Listed cottage with well-proportioned accommodation set in this highly favoured village.


Paynes Farm is situated in the heart of Lydeard St Lawrence, a popular West Somerset village. The village has a Primary school, parish church, village hall and a cricket ground. Bishops Lydeard is 3 miles with a shop, Doctors surgery, library, three public houses and a garage. Taunton has an excellent range of shops, schools in the state and independent sectors, a theatre, County Cricket Ground, Racecourse and access to a mainline train station. There is also access to the M5 motorway junction. The Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the northern coastline and Exmoor National Park are all within easy driving distance.


Paynes Farm is a delightful Grade II listed village cottage arranged over two floors and retains many character features, which include exposed timber flooring, beamed ceilings, a superb inglenook fireplace with bread oven, vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers throughout. The property is presented in good decorative order throughout.


The front door opens to a good size reception hall with feature stone fireplace with wooden mantle over, stone hearth, exposed natural floor boarding, stairs to the first floor and steps leading up to the sitting room. This is a delightful room with a huge inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove with herringbone stone back, a former bread oven with heavy beam over. There is a window seat and access to the kitchen, which has been fitted with a range of freestanding units and range of work surfaces with inset Belfast sink, beamed ceiling, electric fired Aga fitted into a fireplace recess with beam over and a door to the utility room with tiled work surfaces, plumbing and spaces for a washing machine and a dishwasher. There is a sky light window with glazed double doors leading out to the courtyard. A cloakroom with WC and wash basin. There is a dining room with a window overlooking the courtyard and double doors leading to the study with heavy beamed ceiling, two windows and a separate door to the sitting room.


On the first floor, the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and built in wardrobes. Bedroom two is dual aspect with window seat. Bedroom three has access to the roof. A walkway gives access to bedroom four and a separate shower room with tiled interior and exposed timbers with a large walk in cupboard. The family bathroom has a panelled bath with electric shower over with screen, wash basin and WC.


To the front of the property there is a walled courtyard garden with an entrance gate from the village lane. To the rear of the property is a courtyard garden with a gate and gravelled pathway leading over the private shared driveway to a superb elevated secret garden, formal gardens beyond and well-stocked borders with numerous shrubs and specimen trees. There is a pergola sitting area with wonderful far reaching views over the Quantock Hills. The shared access to the village leads around to the rear of the cottage, which gives access to a gravelled parking area and open fronted timber garage, which measures 35' x 10'9 with a further attached garage / workshop with double entrance doors.


Proceed out of Taunton. Upon reaching the centre of the village of Lydeard St Lawrence, Paynes Farm can be found on your right hand side just opposite the Village Hall and Car Park.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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