Durston, Taunton


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming four bedroom, two en-suite detached barn retaining many period features, situated in a stunning location with outbuildings and stables. EPC Band D.


The property is located in a wonderfully peaceful rural location via a sweeping gravelled driveway at the end of a no-through lane on the edge of the village of Durston, which is approximately five miles North East of the County Town of Taunton. The local village of North Curry provides a good level of day to day facilities including a primary school, convenience store, Post Office, Health Centre, and a popular pub, while Taunton has most national retailers and a number of excellent well known state and public sector schools, golf courses and the Country Cricket Ground. Access to the M5 Motorway is within a ten-minute drive either to junction 24 or 25. Bristol and Exeter cities are both within one hour s drive and have international airports. Taunton also has a main line station with fast trains to London scheduled to arrive in London Paddington within an hour and forty five minutes.


Mulberry House is a charming detached barn conversion with attractive stone elevations and brick quoins under a pitch tiled roof. The barn was converted by the current owners who have carried out further extensions over the years and have been careful to retain many of the barn s original features, including open fire places, exposed beam and ceilings.


The accommodation is arranged over two floors and includes a spacious reception hall with an oak floor, which extends through to the sitting room and a turning oak staircase to the first floor. The sitting room includes dual aspect windows, exposed beams and a door that opens out to the garden room. The south facing garden room is light and airy with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, windows on three sides, and a door to the courtyard and garden, making the whole area ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The large, well-appointed kitchen is fitted with a range of oak shaker style wall and base units with granite work surfaces on three walls, a double Belfast sink and a range of integrated appliances. A recess includes a cream painted AGA with an electric companion unit. The kitchen/family room provides an excellent entertaining space extending to over 29ft (8.96 metres) with a brick inglenook fireplace and an inset wood burning stove. There is a tiled floor throughout, a door opening out to the enclosed courtyard and doors from the inner lobby open to the downstairs cloak room, the study and the utility room.

On the first floor the landing provides access to the four double bedrooms, the spacious master bedroom having a vaulted ceiling with exposed timber A frames and a door to the Juliet balcony. The en suite shower room has a range of fitted units including a 1 m.sq size shower. Bedroom two also has an en suite shower room. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over and a fitted vanity unit. All bedrooms have a range of large fitted wardrobes


There is a private entrance via an electrically operated five bar gate, which opens onto a gravelled driveway that sweeps around to the courtyard, parking and turning area which provides space for a number of vehicles. The gardens are laid to lawn and overlook neighbouring fields, the property in all being about half an acre. There is easy access to footpaths leading to the River Tone and the Taunton/Bridgwater canal, offering good running/walking/cycling opportunities. There is access to a single-storey barn, which provides parking for several vehicles, further storage areas to both sides and stables. The current vendor has had plans drawn up to convert part of the outbuildings into home office space which could be converted to provide further accommodation if required (STP)


From Taunton head in a North Easterly direction on the A38 towards Bridgwater and after about three miles turn right onto the A361 Glastonbury Road. Proceed for around half a mile and as you drop down to the bottom of the hill turn right just opposite the church. Continue down the lane and Mulberry House is the second to last property on the right-hand side.


Main water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.

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