This handsome five-bedroom Victorian home is situated in one of Taunton's most prestigious and sought-after locations.

The imposing detached house, named The Old Vicarage, sits in Elm Grove, a square of large Victorian houses centred around a private park just off of Staplegrove Road, and is a short level walk away from the town centre.

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The period property has been the subject of a comprehensive refurbishment programme over the past three years and has been finished to exacting standards, thanks to the expert help of an award-winning interior designer. The beautifully presented house has been restyled and redesigned with space and light in abundance.

The grand entrance hallway makes a strong first impression with its tiled flooring, turning wooden staircase and novel lighting arrangement, and leads to a well-proportioned living room with a large bay window and an open fire. The light and airy study has lovely square proportions, while the family room is an inviting space with a wood-burning stove. The spacious kitchen has a modern contemporary look and features sleek white units with matching worksurfaces, an Aga and several integrated appliances.

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On the first floor, there are five good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. The principal bedroom has a spectacular stand-alone bath plus an ensuite shower room.

Outside, the property occupies a plot of around half an acre and features a well-maintained lawn, a selection of established trees, an area laid with gravel chippings, a wood-fired jacuzzi and a Swedish-style sauna.

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

The property also offers two self-contained flats providing an opportunity for secondary income or accommodation for extended family members. There is a two-storey maisonette with a sitting room, a kitchen/dining room, two double bedrooms and a shower room, and a second self-contained flat which has a sitting room, a kitchen, a double bedroom and a shower room.

Subject to separate negotiation, the property could be sold fully furnished.


Elm Grove, Taunton

Guide Price: £1,350,000

Agent: Wilkie May & Tuckwood, Taunton

Agent’s Tel: 01823 332121