This substantial Grade II listed former farmhouse occupies a 0.39-acre plot on the edge of the highly regarded rural village of Isle Abbotts, just eight miles away from Taunton.

The property comes with the adjoining former flax barn outbuildings providing excellent scope for those wanting extra space for hobbies, storage and multi-generational living. Previously, the barn had planning permission to be converted into a two-storey annexe, although this has now lapsed.

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The main property, named Chapel Farmhouse, is believed to date back to the 17th century, and it has been altered and extended over the centuries but retains elements of its original character. On the ground floor, the large hallway effectively doubles as a useful snug or study and leads to a sizeable sitting room with a superb, beamed ceiling and an inglenook fireplace. A carved stud and plank screen partitions this room from the dual-aspect formal dining room beyond. The kitchen/breakfast room has a classic look with a vaulted ceiling and French doors leading out to the rear garden. It is fitted with a range of cream shaker-style units, solid timber work surfaces and several integrated appliances including an electric Aga. Also on this level is a pleasant dual-aspect conservatory, a study/family room and a handy downstairs shower room.

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On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms and a modernised family bathroom with a freestanding bath. The principal bedroom has a dual aspect with lovely views, and it has access to a ‘Jack and Jill’ ensuite WC, which is shared with a small double bedroom. There is a large L-shaped bedroom which could be a fabulous children's bedroom and playroom all rolled into one.

Outside, a gothic-style brick archway leads through the stone wall to the traditional front garden which is mainly laid to lawn with some flower borders. The rear garden is also laid to lawn with areas of gravel and benefits from the early evening sunshine.

A driveway provides ample parking space and gives access to the detached double carport with an adjoining workshop.

Isle Abbotts, Taunton

Guide Price: £700,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent’s Tel: 01460 200790