Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, Somerset, TA3

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A striking period property offering well-appointed, generous living accommodation together with garaging and fabulous gardens and grounds extending to 1.25 acres

Orchard House is a handsome and substantial village house which offers beautifully appointed accommodation of immense charm and character and is presented in excellent order throughout. It offers light and airy accommodation with the majority of the rooms opening directly to the rear garden and enjoying a southerly aspect. The house provides particularly spacious family sized accommodation with five reception rooms and a beautifully appointed kitchen/breakfast room which is very much the heart of the house and which again opens directly onto the rear garden. The property exhibits many original period features including excellent carpentry, high ceilings, window shutters and the original Butler's bells. The property has been sympathetically updated in recent years with modern fixtures and fittings and has some hard wiring for Ethernet/data points and gas fired central heating. The majority of the windows have also been replaced with Bygone double glazed units which look very much like the original wooden sash windows but are in fact Upvc. The house stands in large gardens extending to about 1.25 acres and they are stocked with an abundance of specimen trees and shrubs and enjoy a high level of privacy. There are a number of useful outbuildings including garaging and a summer house/home office.


There is currently planning permission to create a new access drive from the main road along the western boundary. Planning Application No 19/22/0001.

Due to the size of the gardens there is potential to build one or more dwellings subject to the necessary consents.


It is the vendor's intention to impose and overage clause on the garden whereby should residential or commercial planning consent be granted they would be entitled to 30% of any increase in value for a period of 21 years.

Orchard House is situated in the heart of this thriving village within a designated Conservation area. Hatch Beauchamp provides a range of amenities, including primary school, pub, garage, restaurant, church, playing fields and village hall. The A358 is readily accessible providing fast and convenient access to Ilminster and the A303 to the south and Taunton and the M5 to the north. Taunton, the County Town, provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities as well as a mainline railway station and M5 motorway interchange. International airports can be found and Exeter and Bristol both within an hours drive.

The property is approached through twin wrought iron gates with gravelled driveway giving access to a large parking and turning area. The property is set back from the roadway behind low stone walling with mature hedging, affording the property a good deal of privacy. A separate pedestrian gate gives access to a paved courtyard bounded by raised flower and shrub borders and providing an attractive sitting out area, enjoying complete privacy and seclusion. A pergola with climbing plants provides an attractive walkway, giving access to the rear garden. Here can be found a large paved terrace, providing an attractive sitting/dining out area and with direct access from the house. The terrace is bounded by raised flower and shrub borders and ornamental pond with steps rising to give access to an area of lawn with further steps rising to the remainder of the garden which is laid predominately to lawn and again bounded and interspersed by flower and shrub borders and numerous specimen trees. Kitchen garden area with raised beds and soft fruit cage and further pond. The property has a good range of outbuildings including a larger than average single garage with fitted shelving, three phrase electric connected and with hatch to floored loft. Adjacent log shed and apple store with fitted racking. Potting shed. Prefabricated single garage with up and over door. Two green houses. Summerhouse/home office with heating, telephone point, French doors providing an attractive outlook over the garden. Cloakroom/changing facility with W.C. Terrace with hot tub.

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