Huish Champflower, Taunton, TA4


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
An imposing partly renovated country residence, offering 9,000 sqft of living accommodation and set within attractive parkland, in all about 6.61 acres

This striking former Rectory is believed to date back to the 1800's and unusually is not listed, allowing prospective purchasers to tailor the property to their individual requirements. The current owners have done a significant amount of improvements, such as a new roof, re-wiring, re-plumbing and an extension approximately 10 years ago creating a fabulous open plan kitchen/dining/living room with a handmade solid wood kitchen. The original part of the house is of stone elevations, with a block extension under a pitched slated roof. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and enjoys tall ceiling heights of generous proportions and large sash windows flooding the property with natural light. The house benefits from planning permission to create an entrance vestibule and to change the library to a reception hall, removing the wall to the hall which will give the property a real feeling of grandeur. On the ground floor the accommodation briefly comprises a modern triple aspect kitchen/living/dining room with a handmade kitchen by Ewan House of Cirencester, complete with granite work surfaces, corner fridge, four oven electric Aga, Rangemaster oven, along with a number of integral appliances. At present there are five reception rooms, a boiler room with planning to convert to a cloakroom and a utility. A grand staircase leads upstairs where there are seven double bedrooms, three enjoying en-suites and a family bathroom. A second flight of stairs leads to two further bedrooms and two large loft spaces. This floor could easily adapt to staff accommodation or for other alternative uses, such as a hobbies room, gym, home office or similar. The real selling point of this property is the generous, flexible living accommodation which due to it not being listed is ready to be tailored to peoples individual taste and requirements.

The Old Rectory is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Huish Champflower and enjoys a superb southerly outlook over adjoining unspoilt countryside. The property enjoys complete privacy and seclusion nestling within its own grounds. The town of Wiveliscombe (3.5 miles) provides an excellent range of day to day facilities, including primary and secondary schooling whilst the county town of Taunton is approximately 14 miles away where a wide range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities will be found, including three noted public schools, Sixth Form College and major hospital. Taunton enjoys excellent communication links with the rest of the UK with M5 interchange (junction 25) and rail link to London Paddington. Both Bristol and Exeter international airports are within easy striking distance. The village lies within the folds of the Brendon Hills with the Exmoor National Park immediately being at hand where a wide range of country pursuits may be enjoyed. The nearby reservoirs at Clatworthy and Wimbleball offer fishing and dingy sailing opportunities.

The property is approached off a quiet country lane to the rear over a private sweeping driveway which leads to a car parking and turning area to the front of the house. The gardens surround the house and are predominantly lawned, interspersed with a number of mature specimen trees, shrubs and bushes and at the bottom of the gardens is a small stream with former trout ponds which are now overgrown but could easily be restored. The land adjoining the house lies to the east and is divided into two enclosures of parkland with road frontage to two sides. The potential exists to create a new driveway from the east which will create a fabulous approach, (subject to the necessary consents). In all the property extends to approximately 6.61 acres, as shown on the identification plan within the sale particulars.

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