Clayhanger Lane, Wadeford, Chard

Guide Price: £1,350,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790

This Grade II listed period property occupies a plot of 5.26 acres in the small hamlet of Clayhanger, close to the pretty village of Combe St Nicholas and around three miles from Chard. The house, named Combe Dale, holds a commanding position over its own land and the surrounding rich countryside and it is not far from the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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The charming property is believed to date from the 17th century and over time it has been altered with periodic influences yet retains many key features of its original heritage. Formerly a traditional Somerset longhouse, the layout is no longer quite what you would expect and certainly has a much grander feel internally with practical living spaces to suit modern life, and yet it still retains a sense of cosiness.

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Inside, the drawing room has a classic Georgian feel with French windows, flanked by shutters, that open onto the veranda, and a marble fireplace and stone hearth. A further sitting room has similar French windows opening to the veranda and has oak beams and a stone fireplace. The formal dining room has large sash windows and an inglenook feature. The substantial, homely kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of cream shaker-style units, granite work surfaces and an electric Aga set within the original chimney breast opening.

On the first floor, there are four well-appointed double bedrooms. Two bedrooms share a quality fitted Jack and Jill bathroom, while the other two bedrooms benefit from luxury ensuite shower rooms.

The main house has a connecting self-contained annexe and there is a separate adjoining barn conversion that can be used for high-end holiday lets or for dependant relatives.

Outside, the grounds surrounding the property measure 0.832 acres and include large areas of lawn, mature trees, herbaceous borders, a poultry enclosure, an attractive courtyard and an adjacent field. An oak and glazed veranda extends across the entire front of the house and is laden with mature wisteria and grape vines.

The property is approached via a large, gravel driveway which leads to a detached oak-framed four-bay garage, with a large workshop above.