Howley, Chard, Somerset, TA20


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
An individual detached character country home enjoying an elevated setting above the Yarty Valley in 0.75 acres of enclosed private gardens.


Selwood Cottage enjoys an elevated rural location with stunning panoramic views across the rolling Yarty Valley. The property is conveniently located nestled amidst the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Howley is a rural yet accessible Somerset village with local pub and a further Inn and garage in the nearby neighbouring settlement of Marsh. The picturesque village of Combe St Nicholas is approximately 3 miles distant offering a post office, village store, public house, primary school and ancient church. Access to both the A30 and A303 is both swift and convenient with the market towns of Chard and Honiton being 4 and 11 miles to the East and West respectively, both offering a wide range of amenities and day to day facilities.

Taunton, is approximately 13 miles to the North with an excellent range of shops, schools both in the state and independent sector, a county cricket ground, racecourse, theatre and a main line rail link to London Paddington with Junction 25 of the M5 on the eastern side of the town.

The stunning Jurassic South coast is within an easy 15 mile drive.


With origins in the 17th Century, Selwood Cottage has been sensitively and considerably extended around its period heart to provide a comfortable and contemporary country home of significant character and charm. With driveway approaches to the front and rear, the former provides a sweeping entrance around landscaped gardens with sliding double glazed doors beneath a central balcony into the Breakfast Room. Open to the Kitchen on one side, a door on the other leads into the Sitting Room and the historic part of the building with beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace housing a multi fuel 'Jetmaster' fire. A ledge and braced latch door to the side of the fireplace opens to a secondary lobby/study area formed around the original cottage bread oven. At the opposite end of the Sitting Room is the Dining Room enjoying a bright dual aspect and a polished parquet floor. The Kitchen is stylishly fitted in walnut with granite worksurfaces and a central breakfast bar/island with solid wood top. In pride of place is a red oil fired AGA range providing hot water in addition to performing culinary duties. To either side of the Kitchen is a Utility, Cloakroom and rear lobby respectively, the latter leading through to the most recent addition, a beautifully conceived, minimal frame, glass Conservatory with classic chequer tiled floor and full width/height sliding doors flowing seamlessly to the outside.

On the first floor are three double bedrooms, both guest rooms with fitted wardrobes and served by a central bathroom. The master suite occupies the entire 'East Wing' featuring a triple aspect and incorporating an en-suite with both shower and bath and French doors to a covered balcony terrace enjoying stunning panoramic views to the South and West across the beautiful Yarty valley. Heating is supplied via an oil fired boiler complemented by PVCu double glazing.


Selwood Cottage lies within private and enclosed gardens and grounds extending to just over acre with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. There are gated driveways to both front and rear providing parking and turning, the latter housing and providing access to a detached garage/workshop with electric up and over door. The principal gardens extend away to the rear with lawns enclosed by mature hedgerow and interspersed with shaped beds and meandering pathways. Additional useful buildings include a timber garden storage shed and aluminium greenhouse and a charming stone and timber clad summerhouse with verandah to take advantage of the views and log store to the rear. The gardens gently climb to a full sized and fenced tennis court nestled and sheltered against the rear boundary.


Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.


Strictly by appointment with Stags, Honiton 01404 45885.


Travelling west on the A30 between Yarcombe and Chard, turn left signposted Howley mile just before reaching South Somerset Holiday Park. Continue along this lane following it down the hill into the hamlet of Howley. Continue past the Howley Tavern and on to the next collection of properties where Selwood Cottage is on the left.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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Stags - Honiton Sales

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