Bickenhall, Taunton


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
An attractive period cottage with potential to extend (STP) set in well stocked gardens backing onto open countryside. The property comprises two bedrooms, ample parking and a detached garage. EPC Band F.


Bickenhall is set in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. It provides excellent opportunity for walking, riding and other rural pursuits with an abundance of footbaths and bridleways. Staple Fitzpaine is a popular village with a public house and Church. The nearby villages of Thulbear, West Hatch, Stoke St Mary and Hatch Beauchamp offer a comprehensive range of Primary schools. Taunton, the County town is only five miles away and has a range of shopping, leisure and scholastic facilities. There are excellent communication links to the rest of the country with a mainline railway station with direct links to London Paddington and access to the M5 motorway at Junction 25. There is easy access to the A358, which in turn leads onto the A303.


Clover Cottage was previously a farm workers cottage of the nearby estate in the village. The current vendor has improved the property greatly in recent years and now provides well-presented and well-proportioned accommodation arranged over two floors. The house is constructed of blue lias stone elevations under a traditional slate roof and could be extended to increase the accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consent.


The accommodation includes a front door, which opens onto the open plan living / dining room. This centres upon an open fireplace with inset wood burning stove and exposed stone and brick chimney breast. There are dual aspect windows, a door to the under stairs storage cupboard, a door providing access to the inner staircase leading to the first floor and an opening to the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wood fronted wall and base units, a glazed display cabinet, space for fridge, built-in oven, four ring electric hob, single drainer sink, tiled floor and a door to the rear porch. There is a study with dual aspect double glazed windows. Rear porch with a door to the rear garden.

On the first floor, there is a landing providing access to the bedrooms and a rear aspect window. The master bedroom has a front aspect window. The second bedroom also enjoys a front aspect window. The bathroom is fitted with a matching suite including a free-standing bath, low level WC, wash hand basin, enclosed tiled shower cubicle with fitted electric shower, airing cupboard and window to the side.


A five bar gate provides access to the driveway, which provides parking and turning for a number of vehicles and provides access to the detached garage with up and over door. The gardens are predominately laid to lawn and include a number of specimen trees and shrubs and include well stocked flower borders. There is a timber shed, a converted stone shed and the garden borders onto a stream. There is access to the rear leading out onto open countryside.


From Taunton take the A358 towards Ilminster. Proceed along this road passing Thornfalcon. Proceed along this road, taking the turning right, sign posted to the RSPCA Centre. Proceed along this road to the T-Junction , turning left. Follow the road to the bottom of the hill, where the house can be identified by a Stags For Sale board on the left hand side.

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