West Road, Wiveliscombe, Taunton


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A beautifully presented and restored property offering highly versatile accommodation. The property has four / five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a superb South facing verandah.


The town of Wiveliscombe is known for its friendly, active community. It has a weekly Farmers Market and is the centre of the annual 10 parishes festival. Lyndale is opposite the recreation ground with its heated open air swimming pool and football, rugby and tennis clubs. It is a short walk to the shops, post office, medical centre, vets, library, public houses, primary and secondary schools and community centre. The County Town of Taunton is 11 miles from the property and offers a wider range of facilities as well as excellent communications links with a mainline railway link to London Paddington and access to the M5 at Junction 25. The smaller town of Wellington is only 7 miles from the property and also has good links to the M5 via junction 26. Lyndale is surrounded by beautiful countryside to include the Quantock, Brendon, and Blackdown Hills as well as Exmoor National Park all with excellent walking, riding and other outdoor pursuits.


8 West Road is a beautiful Grade II Listed property which has recently undergone a programme of improvements under the supervision of a conservation architect. The property is of white painted render under a slate roof with a south facing verandah to the first floor enjoying far reaching views over the playing fields and countryside beyond.

The layout of the house lends itself to a variety of uses - as a conventional 4/5 bedroomed family home or a 2/3 bed home with a separate top floor unit with independent rear door access. The ground floor sitting room with its adjacent wet room could also be used as a bedroom perhaps for someone with limited mobility.


The front porch leads to inner double doors and a small hallway. Stairs with mahogany handrails on both sides lead to the first floor. On the ground floor the kitchen/dining room is a wonderful space with full height sash window with original shutters and alcoved seating area to one side. The kitchen comprises a range of handmade wooden base units with a mix of oak and granite work surfaces, space for cooker and dishwasher, sink with mixer tap and built in oak shelving. From the kitchen, a doorway leads to the useful larder with space for fridge freezer and built in shelving. The ground floor sitting room also benefits from a full height sash window with original shutters. The room centres upon an open fireplace with wooden mantle, original ornate tiled surround and slate hearth. A door from the sitting room opens into the ground floor wet room with mains powered shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

First Floor

On the first floor landing there are doors to bedrooms, study and a family bathroom as well as steps leading up to the rear door and further stairs to the second floor. Bedroom one and the study have glazed doors opening out onto the verandah with external original sliding slatted wooden shutters. The study has a Morso wood burning stove with slate hearth and oak mantle, a storage cupboard and painted wooden floorboards. Bedroom three has exposed wooden floorboards, beamed ceiling, built in storage cupboards housing the newly fitted boiler. It is a double aspect room with an original leaded window to the side. The bathroom comprises a WC, wash basin, bath with shower attachment, built in storage, plumbing and space for a washing machine and window to rear.

Second Floor

The second floor is currently used separately from the main accommodation to provide an additional living unit comprising kitchenette, shower room, sitting room and bedroom. This area is accessed via the rear door giving it some privacy from the rest of the accommodation.

The kitchenette, which was once a bedroom, now has a range of units with wooden shelving and worktops, Belfast sink, exposed wooden flooring and window to side. The shower room comprises a enclosed tiled shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, built in shelving and velux window. The sitting room, which can also be used as a bedroom, features a beautiful exposed timber A frame, a wood burning stove with slate hearth, storage cupboard and window to front with fantastic far reaching views. The bedroom also features exposed timber beams and a further window to front with far reaching views. There is a storage area in part of the roof space.


The south facing front garden, bounded by a striking privet hedge & walls, consists of an area of lawn, a maple tree & flower & shrub borders. A gated pathway leads up the east side of the property to a courtyard outside the back door. This is bordered by a raised flower bed & 2 useful store sheds. Steps lead up from here to the higher garden which is arranged in 3 terraces which provide outstanding views to open countryside. The middle terrace has a wild flower lawn, pear tree & various shrubs.


All mains services are connected


From Wellington head north to Milverton passing through the village and taking the B3227 to Wiveliscombe. Pass through the traffic lights in the centre and the property can be found on the right hand side just after the turning to West Road.

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