Sellicks Green, Taunton, Somerset, TA3

£1,350,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A substantial period farmhouse set in delightful gardens with separate converted barn, stables and approximately 15 acres of land. The property is Grade II Listed with three reception rooms, four bedrooms, a separate barn conversion, equestrian and livestock buildings and a two bedroom barn.

Situation

Goosehill occupies an enviable setting on high ground enjoying lovely views over open countryside up to the Blackdown Hills. Sellicks Geen is a small hamlet, lying close to the village of Blagdon Hill with its popular village inn and it also benefits from playing fields and village tennis courts. The larger, nearby village of Trull has a Primary school, Inn, village store / post office and church. For those with walking or riding interests the Blackdown Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are very accessible with miles of footpaths and bridleways that pass through this unspoilt countryside. Taunton, the County town is situated four miles to the North and has an excellent shopping centre with many well-known high street stores and a number of individual and independent retailers. There are three well respected independent schools in Taunton, as well as Junction 25 onto the M5 motorway network and a mainline railway station with frequent services to London Paddington taking as little as 1 hour 45 minutes. The A303 is also within easy reach towards Ilminster providing direct access to London. Both Bristol and Exeter airports are within 40 minutes.

Description

Goosehill is a wonderful period property, believed to date back to the 16th century and has many character features throughout as expected with a house of this age including inglenook fireplaces and exposed ceiling and cruck beams. The house has been recently re-thatched and the property is offered in good decorative order.

Accommodation

An entrance porch leads through to the cross passage hall with an exposed stone wall and this provides access to two fine reception rooms. The drawing room having a magnificent inglenook fireplace and a double aspect enjoying an outlook over the gardens. The dining room also has a fireplace and exposed ceiling beams. This room would make a fabulous Kitchen. There is a study on the ground floor, a cloakroom and a large well-fitted galley kitchen with a utility / pantry. There is also a boot room provding access to the outside.

 

On the first floor, the property has four bedrooms. The master bedroom with a well-fitted en-suite, a further family bathroom and a separate WC.

Party Barn/Additional Accommodation

Across the courtyard is a separate substantial barn that has been cleverly converted to provide ancillary accommodation, which includes a fine sitting room with a galleried bedroom. There is a second bedroom, a family bathroom, a study with a galleried library and a party/games room, with 'American style sports' bar area. This is a really fantastic flexible use of space and ideally for accommodating extended family and for hosting family parties.

Outside

A private drive from the village lane leads into Goosehill where the drive splits with one entrance to the house and party barn and a separate entrance via gates to a further substantial parking area with undercover parking within the traditional Wagon Barn that adjoin the outbuildings and land. The gardens surrounding the main house are landscaped and lawned and stretch out to the front of the property to the South with steps up to a higher lawned area, gazebo and the moon gate, a rare feature. This further leads to expanses of garden including an orchard area, kitchen garden and a post and rail enclosed parterre. To the north of the property, there are more formal gardens, which lead back to the terrace providing lovely sitting out areas for the adjoining ancillary accommodation. The private garden has an intriguing round pond with water and a folly providing a fun place to sit out.

 

There are an excellent range of outbuildings including a stable yard with four loose boxes, tack rooms, adjoining office with ground and loft storage. These could be adapted to workshops/offices subject to the necessary consent. There are two single garages to the North, a substantial Dutch barn and an all-purpose barn measuring approximately 17m x 15m. This also has a lockable store within.

 

The land included surrounds the property and includes five well fenced pastures that wrap around the house and provide excellent space for those wishing to keep horses or livestock. In all, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 15 acres.

Services

Mains Water & Electricity. Private Drainage. Oil Fried Central Heating.

Directions

Proceed out of Taunton in a Southerly direction onto Honiton Road, passing Queens College on your right hand side. Proceed through Trull and into the village of Blagdon Hill. Take the first left hand turn, opposite the playing fields, signposted Pitminster. Continue and you will see Goosehill on your left hand side after a short distance.

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

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