THIS is a rare opportunity to acquire a most attractive period farmhouse in an exceptional position, alongside a two-bedroomed barn conversion, a collection of original period outbuildings, paddocks and its own wooded stream land.

The property sits at the head of an idyllic rural valley, surrounded by glorious countryside within the heart of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Ducks Pool, a much-loved family home, has for the very first time in 36 years become available for sale.

Dating back to at least 1659, as carved on its date stone, this farmstead was originally one of the tenanted farms connected to Fyne Court Manor..

Featuring 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, the property also has a detached stone barn and gardens set over six acres.

The Farmhouse is based on the traditional cross-passage design typical of properties from the 16th century. The wide front door leads into the reception hall with main staircase.

Polished wood flooring, which extends throughout the ground floor, leads you into a most attractive dual aspect sitting room which includes a wealth of original features, most notably an impressive crossbeam ceiling and an open fireplace set on a clay tile hearth.

The main staircase leads up to five spacious bedrooms, three of which are dual aspect. The principal bedroom is bright and spacious and includes an ensuite shower. There are four further double bedrooms, two of which have ensuite facilities.

The property enjoys a peaceful and secluded location yet is within 5 miles of the County Town of Taunton. Bridgwater a similar distance.

There is an excellent range of local schools to include King's and Queen's Colleges, Taunton School, Millfield, King's Hall Prep and Richard Huish Sixth Form College.

Immediately accessible from Ducks Pool is a vast network of bridleways and footpaths offering exceptional outriding, walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits. Sea coasts within easy reach.

SUMMARY; Location; Duckspool Farm Broomfield, Taunton; Price; £1,850,000; Agent; Humberts Taunton.