This charming, detached period cottage is located within easy walking distance of the centre of the pretty village of Combe St Nicholas, just two miles north-west of Chard and 10 miles from Taunton.

The property is set in a colourful garden and benefits from far-reaching, south-facing views across glorious unspoilt countryside.

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The three-bedroom cottage, named Byways, is believed to date back to the 17th century, and in recent times it has been sympathetically upgraded and improved to provide a delightful home full of character.

Inside, the property is presented in excellent decorative order and has several period features, such as exposed ceiling beams, that blend well with the modern fine finishes. On the ground floor, the sitting room is a cosy and welcoming space with a double aspect and a wood-burning stove. The newly installed kitchen/dining room has a classic country-style look with cream-coloured units, wooden worksurfaces, quality wooden flooring and enough space to accommodate a table and chairs. The garden room is a lovely, bright space with access to a high degree of natural light and handy shutters that filter out the direct sunshine. There are double doors that open directly to the garden.

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On the first floor, there are three well-proportioned bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom.

Outside, there is a pretty country cottage garden, abundant with colourful flowers and plants and a wealth of well-established shrubs and small trees. There are various points of interest including a paved patio that is perfect for outdoor dining and a partly concealed garden studio that offers an ideal environment to sit back and relax with a good book.

The property also comes with a garage and a sizeable parking area.

Combe Wood Lane, Combe St Nicholas, Chard

Guide Price: £450,000

Agent: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Agent's Tel: 01460 238382