Shoreditch, Taunton


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A traditional 16th century farmhouse in need of modernisation with buildings and land extending to 10 acres. The property comprises five bedrooms, attached annexe and is set in a wonderful rural position.


Duddlestone Farm occupies a very accessible yet rural location close to the Somerset County Town of Taunton, with views to the nearby Blackdown and Quantock Hills. The property is situated a short distance from the popular village of Corfe which offers a thriving community, including an attractive church and public house. Corfe stands at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and provides miles of footpaths and bridleways. Taunton Racecourse is situated within walking distance of the property, whilst Pickeridge Golf Club is also within easy reach. Taunton, the Somerset County Town, is only about 3 miles away and provides comprehensive facilities including a good range of shops, a mainline rail link to London Paddington and the M5 (Junction 25) motorway interchange together with easy access to the A303 via the A358. Taunton also offers an excellent range of schools including King's College, Taunton School and Queen's College.


Duddlestone Farmhouse comprises a charming grade II listed cross passage farmhouse of partially rendered and painted local stone elevations under a slate roof. Originally constructed in the 16th century, the farmhouse retains a wealth of original character features including chamfered beam ceilings, a full height gabled stair turret, flagstone floors and moulded plasterwork.


The accommodation comprises, on the ground floor, front door leading to cross passage hall with timber framed conservatory off, large farmhouse style kitchen with flagstone floor with a larder and access to the rear stair turret (providing access

to the first and second floors), rear hall with scullery, dairy and door to boot room, dining room with fireplace and wood burner, sitting room, rear hall with kitchen/utility room and main stairs to the first floor.

On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, an additional walk through double bedroom, and a family bathroom. In addition, at the end of the landing, there is access via the spiral staircase turret to the attic above. The attic space provides two very large attic rooms which have in the past provided accommodation.

In addition to the principal accommodation, there is an annexe to the south of the house with accommodation comprising a double bedroom, shower and WC on the ground floor, together with a sitting room and kitchen on the first floor.


The house is approached over a driveway which leads to an area of hardstanding to the side and rear. There is a good sized garden, predominantly laid to lawn, which surrounds the house to the north, south and west. In addition, there is a pond on the southern boundary of the curtilage of the farmstead.


Adjoining the driveway to the east of the farmhouse is a redundant apple store with a loft over of brick and stone elevations under a slate roof (now dilapidated) together with a timber and galvanised steel lean-to off, used for parking/storage purposes.

Located a short distance to the south of the farmhouse is a range of traditional buildings, forming a courtyard. The three buildings comprise a block and tile open fronted former livestock yard, former cow stalls of rendered elevations under a tiled roof, and a former wagon house of stone and timber under a tiled roof. Located a short distance to the west of these buildings is a three bay Dutch barn.

Lot 1

The land is divided between several good sized enclosures. Lot 1 is offered together with several paddocks either side of the farmstead, together with a good sized pasture enclosure of about 8 acres.

Uplift Clause

Should permission be granted for non-agricultural or equestrian uses on the farm for a period of 25 years from completion, the vendors and their successors in title shall be entitled to 25% of the uplift in value as a result of the permission.


From Taunton head towards Corfe on the B3170. Shortly after passing Taunton Racecourse on your left hand side, turn right signed to Duddlestone. Continue on this lane around the corner and Duddlestone Farm will be found on the left hand side. The postcode of the property is TA3 7BN.

Agents Notes

Mains Water, Electricity & Private Drainage

Council Tax: Band F

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