This enchanting period residence occupies grounds of just over one acre in the small peaceful hamlet of Wadeford, near Chard.

The Grade II listed property, aptly named Four Gables, has a striking design with its intriguing facade and steeply pitched newly thatched roof. Built in the mid-19th Century as part of the Rev. Richard Chute Codrington's copyhold estate, it was sold by the church in 1912. In recent years, the house has been painstakingly restored by the present owners to create a beautifully presented and characterful, but modern home.

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On the ground floor, the drawing room features a bay window of octagonal panes and a fireplace with a Clear View wood-burning stove. The dining room is equally pleasant and has a handsome carved marble fireplace, flagstone floors and a window overlooking the gardens. The well-appointed kitchen was installed by Spillers of Chard and features shaker-style cabinets, a central island and a state-of-the-art AGA range induction cooker.

On the first floor, there are three bedrooms each with views of the gardens through the newly fitted leaded windows. The principal bedroom has an original fireplace, an ensuite shower room and a dressing room. The guest bedroom has a rare Sottini Calvari rain bath and a separate cloakroom. There is also a family bathroom with a roll-top bath on this level. A further staircase leads to the loft studio/bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, exposed roof timbers and an adjoining shower room.

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Outside, the setting of Four Gables is particularly special, facing due south, with beautiful, well-stocked borders of shrubs and perennials and timbered gardens with streams, a water garden, ponds, and a small copse with numerous specimen and flowering trees.

The property also comes with a separate cottage featuring a dining hall, a well-fitted kitchen, a first-floor reception room, a newly fitted bathroom and two bedrooms.

Clayhanger, Wadeford, Chard

Guide Price: £1,250,000

Agent: Jackson Stops

Agent's Tel: 01823 325144