Forton Lane, Tatworth, Chard

Guide Price: £800,000

Agent: Greenslade, Taylor, Hunt

Agent’s Tel: 01460 238382

This fine example of a late 18th Century character cottage sits on a plot of around 2.1 acres and is tucked away on the fringe of the popular and desirable village of Tatworth.

The beautifully presented four-bedroom property, named Wyndhams, has been sympathetically restored to a high standard while retaining its character and many original features. Originally, the property was built as two cottages but has spent much of its life as a single dwelling.

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Inside, the rooms are well proportioned and unusually light and spacious. The cosy sitting room has a double aspect and wood burner, while the dining/drawing room also benefits from a double aspect and a feature fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room has a farmhouse-style look complete with an Aga and hand-built units. This runs adjacent to the garden room, which is an incredibly pleasant open space.

On the first floor, there is a family bathroom and four bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom, and another with a triple aspect and superb views over the garden.

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Outside, there is a beautiful, large, landscaped garden that has been thoughtfully designed and planted for year-round colour and interest. It brings in an expanse of lawns, an abundance of ornamental trees and shrubs, well stocked herbaceous borders, vegetable beds and spring bulbs, together with a garden studio and a fine greenhouse. The seating areas have been strategically placed to take advantage of the views over the meadow to the hills beyond.

To the front, double five-bar gates open onto a private drive. The gravel entrance provides access to the garden, parking area and outbuildings, which include a double carport/log store and two garages/workshops.

The plot extends to around 2.1 acres and includes a paddock and access through a wooded glade to the nearby SSSI-protected seven-acre Stowell water meadow. Wyndhams holds Stowell Court Rights (since 1832) meaning the owners are invited to participate in an annual Candle Auction, to determine who will enjoy grazing rights on the meadow.