This charming, detached property occupies a plot of just over half an acre in a picturesque location on the outskirts of the desirable village of Buckland St Mary on the southern edge of the Blackdown Hills.

The house is within easy reach of the local amenities, a very popular gastro pub in the neighbouring village of Bishopswood, while Taunton is around eight miles away.

The three-bedroom, individual house is surrounded by a large garden and it benefits from outstanding views across the open Somerset countryside.

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The country house, named Richmond, is believed to date back to the 1950s and was constructed by a well-known local builder for his own family's occupation. The property is robustly built with rendered elevations and a tiled roof and offers plenty of potential to extend the accommodation, subject to planning consents.

Inside, the property is well presented throughout. The light-filled, double-aspect sitting room has a cosy look with a multifuel stove and doors that open to the rear garden. The study is equally pleasant with a double aspect, while the classically designed kitchen is a good size with a comprehensive range of cream-coloured units and wood-effect work surfaces. There is also a small rear extension that houses a separate cloakroom and a utility.

On the first floor, there are three generous double bedrooms, each with far-reaching views of the countryside, and a family bathroom.

Outside, the rear garden faces west so benefits from afternoon and early evening sunshine. This pleasant outdoor space is mainly laid to lawn and is bordered by substantial mature hedges that provide a high degree of privacy. The garden also houses a large workshop.

At the front of the property, there is a large lawned garden and a wide driveway providing ample parking space for several vehicles.

Richmond, Buckland St Mary

Guide Price: £550,000

Agent: Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Agent’s Tel: 01460 238382