This attractive character country house occupies a plot of 0.87 acres in an idyllic setting in the spread-out community of Bickenhall, where Hatch Beauchamp is about two miles away and Taunton is six miles away.

Bickenhall also lies close to the Blackdown Hills where a host of foot and bridleways can be found.

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It is believed that the four-bedroom detached property, named Dairy House Farm, has a history dating back to around 250 years ago, and several of its original character features have been carefully retained and enhanced including flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and exposed elm bordering.

The substantial country house is currently divided into two dwellings with one side being used as the main residence for the current owners and the other side being used as a holiday let. Naturally, this has created an ideal environment for multi-generational living, should that be a requirement. Both the main house and annexe are connected by doors, which are locked, so this would make it easy enough to revert back into one family home.

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On the ground floor of the main house, the sitting room is well appointed with a focal log burner, while the dining room is equally pleasant and a good size. The kitchen/breakfast room is bathed in natural light and has a lovely, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The kitchen has a fresh, modern look with dark grey units and quartz work surfaces. On the first floor, there are four generous double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The principal bedroom benefits from a large ensuite bathroom.

The holiday let side of the property benefits from a modern kitchen/diner with matching units and solid oak worksurfaces, a good-sized sitting room with an inglenook fireplace with a log burner, two double bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom.

Outside, the grounds stretch to approximately 0.87 acres and feature an orchard full of trees and a more formal garden with flowers, mature trees and shrubs. There is also a selection of outbuildings, one being a beautiful old stone barn.

Bickenhall, Taunton

Guide Price: £750,000

Agent: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Agent’s Tel: 01823 277121