West Monkton, Taunton


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A stunning period detached house in a convenient rural location with far reaching views. The property has four bedrooms, four reception rooms and gardens extending to 0.34 of an acre.


Pigeon House Cottage occupies a delightful position on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills, the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country. The property is accessed off a quiet country lane and adjoins open countryside with just one neighbour. Pigeon House Cottage enjoys great privacy and all the benefits of rural living. It is by no means isolated, being approximately 1 mile from the village of West Monkton with its historic church and pub. The County town of Taunton is easily accessible being only 4 miles to the South. Taunton has an extensive range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities, together with the M5 motorway junction and rail links to London Paddington. The Quantock Hills and surrounding countryside is widely renowned for its beautiful footpaths and extensive access to some wonderful scenery.


Pigeon House Cottage is a stunning Grade II listed four-bedroom detached house situated in a private rural location, accessed off a quiet village road. The property sits in a delightful garden and enjoys lovely views over open countryside. The house is a substantial detached property and offers spacious, flexible accommodation with a host of charming period features.


A gate leads via a path to the front door, but the property is more commonly accessed via the kitchen / breakfast room, which is a part glazed extension to the house. The kitchen / breakfast area is a wonderful light room with an extensive range of kitchen units, together with a double bowl single drainer sink unit and ample space for appliances. A door from the kitchen leads to the boot room and further to the outside. From the kitchen, a door leads into the inner hall and further to the dining room. The dining room has the front door and a wonderful fireplace with brick and stone surround and a heavy beam over with cupboards and shelving to one side and a feature bread oven. A flagstone floor leads through the dining room, into the sitting room. This is another charming room centred on a open fireplace with an inset wood burning stove with brick and stone surrounds with a bread oven to one side. A door leads through to a study. This has access to outside and there is an adjoining shower room, which gives this room great flexibility to be turned into a further bedroom.

On the first floor, there is a large landing area and four good sized bedrooms all enjoying lovely views over open countryside. There is a family bathroom with a panelled bath, wash hand basin and WC. The bath has a shower over.


The gardens of the property are a stunning feature and provide ample parking areas, as well as extensive lawned areas interspersed with flower and shrubs borders. There is a stream that runs through the garden, a feature pond area, potting shed, a delightful summer house enjoying wonderful views. There is a fenced area of raised beds. The overall setting of the property is idyllic and in these strange times, it is a wonderful rural retreat, yet maintains accessibility to the local regional centres.


Proceed out of Taunton in an easterly direction towards Monkton Heathfield. Turn left into Mead Way and follow the road North over the first cross roads and past the second cross roads. Pigeon House Cottage can be found on your right hand side as indicated by a Stags For Sale board.

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Stags - Taunton

5 Hammet Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1RZ

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