Combe Florey, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

£750,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A handsome family house built in the early 1920s set on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills.

A substantial and traditionally designed family house offering well-decorated spacious rooms all enjoying lovely outlooks. Believed to have been built for 'Farmer' Jack White – a famous cricketer who captained Somerset and England - the house has seen little change over the years hence much of the original character has been well-preserved and retained. Three wellproportioned reception rooms are arranged across the front of the house all enjoying southerly views over the well-tended gardens. There is a study and good size kitchen breakfast room also enjoying good outlooks. Many of the rooms have been redecorated recently and a number of replaced windows now provide a comfortable family home.

Yarde House occupies a highly convenient setting on the lower southern slopes of the Quantock Hills and as its address states it is within the parish of Combe Florey, a particularly sought after Somerset village with its popular inn, The Farmers Arms. The village of West Bagborough and the Quantocks are both within a short walk and other nearby villages and amenities include Bishops Lydeard and Williton. Taunton is within easy reach and there is a good shopping centre with day-to-day amenities and is home of the County Cricket Ground. Taunton is well-known for its good schools, particularly its independent schools including Taunton School and Kings and Queens Colleges. Kings Hall Preparatory School is also nearby as well as Wellington with its well-respected Junior and Senior Schools. Excellent walking country is found on the Quantocks with miles of heather topped beacons enjoying the glorious views across to the Bristol Channel and South Wales.

A short entrance drive leads off the passing road and has newly installed metal and timber electrically operated gates which open into an ample gravel parking area. The drive passes the western side of the house to a double garage. The well-designed gardens include a timber rose arbour, a deep terrace stretching across the front of the house and a short flight of steps lead down to herbaceous borders and beyond a yew hedge, a lawned area is well shaded by a mature eucalyptus. The gardens extend round to the east side of the house passing a sheltered terrace which is south facing and onto the studio / games room, workshop and two further timber garden store sheds. Lawned gardens stretch up to the north surrounded by a mixture of pines, spruce and native trees leading up to a track with a gate giving access by foot to West Bagborouh and The Quantocks. In all about 0.855 hectares (2.113 acres).

Reception Hall

Four Reception Rooms

Kitchen Breakfast Room

Boot Room / Utility

Principal En-Suite Bedroom

Five Further Bedrooms

Gravel Drive

Double Garage

Well-Designed and Stocked Gardens

Workshop

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