This charming, detached stone cottage occupies a position in the popular village of Staplehay, on the fringes of Taunton.

The five-bedroom period property, named Rose Cottage, has been skilfully renovated and extended by the current owners to provide a beautifully presented home packed with character.

Somerset County Gazette: Pictures: Stags, Taunton

Inside, the entrance hallway makes a strong first impression with fitted units and polished brick floors. This leads to the drawing room which features a tiled stone floor, a window seat, a central fireplace with a wood-burning stove and an exposed brick chimney breast. The separate sitting room is equally pleasant and also has an open fireplace with a wood burner.

A superbly appointed open-plan kitchen/living/dining room occupies the property’s new two-storey extension. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of handmade shaker-style units, wooden work surfaces and has space for appliances. Beamed ceilings, double doors to the garden and a sitting area with an inglenook fireplace all add to the appeal of this living space.

Somerset County Gazette: Pictures: Stags, Taunton

On the first floor, there are five good-sized bedrooms and a family shower room with a double shower cubicle. The principal bedroom benefits from having a range of built-in wardrobes, an exposed brick chimney breast with an open fireplace and an exposed ceiling beam. The other bedrooms have a mix of character features from exposed ceiling beams to built-in wardrobes, from fitted shelving to part-vaulted ceilings.

Outside, the enclosed west-facing rear garden provides a high degree of privacy and has a paved terrace immediately adjacent to the house. The rest of the landscaped garden features exposed stone walls, a large area of lawn, and deep-planted herbaceous borders including a wide range of well-established shrubs and ornamental trees. There are two large storage sheds and a lovely summer house.

The property comes with an attached garage/carport.

Staplehay, Trull, Taunton

Guide Price: £650,000

Agent: Stags

Agent’s Tel: 01823 256625