This handsome Victorian residence occupies a position in Elm Grove, a square of large period properties centred around a private park and is one of Taunton's most prestigious and sought-after locations.

The five-bedroom house, named The Old Vicarage, also benefits from being a short level walking distance from the town centre.

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Inside, the four-storey dwelling is presented in excellent decorative order, having been the subject of a comprehensive refurbishment programme over the past three years. The property has been finished to exacting standards and has been styled and redesigned by an award-winning interior designer with space and light in abundance.

Each room is beautifully presented, including the living room with its large bay window and open fire, the light and airy study and the family room with a wood-burning stove. The modern kitchen has a contemporary look with floor-to-ceiling storage units, an Aga, several integrated appliances and a large bay window that overlooks the rear garden. Steps lead down to the lower ground floor/cellar which is currently used as a boiler/utility room.

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On the first floor, there are five good-sized bedrooms and a superbly appointed family bathroom. The principal bedroom benefits from a stand-alone bath plus an en-suite shower room. On the second floor, there is a large attic space.

Outside, the property sits on a plot of around half an acre and is predominantly laid to lawn surrounded by a selection of well-established trees. The rear garden is south-facing and is not overlooked. In addition, there is an entertaining area, a wood-fired jacuzzi and a Swedish-style sauna.

At the front, the large driveway provides ample parking space for several vehicles and gives access to a double garage.

The house also has two self-contained flats providing an opportunity for secondary income or accommodation for extended family members. The two-storey maisonette has a sitting room, a kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms and a shower room, while the second self-contained flat has a living room, a kitchen, a bedroom and a shower room.

Elm Grove, Taunton

Guide Price: £1,500,000

Agent: Wilkie May & Tuckwood

Agent’s Tel: 01823 332121