Eleighwater, Chard

Guide Price: £885,000

Agent: Stags

Agent's Tel: 01823 256625

This impressive period country house sits in the centre of a 1.1 acre plot of mature gardens in the pretty rural location of Eleighwater, on the edge of Chard.

The grand four-bedroom property, named Oakwell, is superbly appointed throughout and sympathetically blends its period features with fixtures more associated with modern living.

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Inside, the sitting room has a triple aspect and is centred on an open fireplace with an inset wood burning stove with a decorative timber mantlepiece. There is a bay window offering views over the front garden and double doors that open into a recently constructed garden room. The oak framed garden room is a highlight of the property and is a wonderful space that brings the ‘outside in’.

Other reception rooms include a dining room with an open fireplace, a lovely bay window and French doors that open to the front lawns, a cosy snug with fitted bookshelves, and an office that adjoins the kitchen. The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of light grey units and centres on an Aga in a recess.

On the first floor, there is a family bathroom and four bedrooms, all with views either of the front, rear or side gardens. The principal bedroom benefits from an ensuite with a corner bath and separate shower.

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Outside, the gardens and grounds surrounding Oakwell have been thoughtfully landscaped and feature large expanses of lawn, a wealth of flower and mature shrub borders, a lovely summer house with a cedar roof, and a delightful walled courtyard which is a bit of a suntrap and a wonderful place to relax when the sun shines. Adjoining the more formal gardens is an orchard/paddock with a small copse.

To the front, there is a large gravel parking area and a double garage.