An attractive detached house with potential to modernise or extend, set in a wonderful elevated position with approximately 2.2 acres of land. 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room and utility, 4 bedrooms (master en-suite), detached double garage, swimming pool, stables and paddock.
The property occupies a secluded setting on a quiet lane in the popular village of Blagdon Hill and has a panoramic outlook over the Vale of Taunton, The Mendip Hills and The Blackdown Hills designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Blagdon Hill has a popular village inn and a lively village community while the larger neighbouring village of Trull has a primary school, Inn, post office, an old fashioned village store and a delicatessen. Taunton, the County Town of Somerset is situated some 5 miles away and has an excellent shopping centre with many of the well-known high street stores. There are a number of well-respected and independent schools including Taunton School and Kings and Queens Colleges. A little further afield, Wellington also has a popular independent school. Taunton has a mainline railway service with fast trains to London within 1 hour 45 minutes. The M5 motorway is accessible from both Taunton Junction 25 and Wellington Junction 26, as well as the A30 and A303 for fast and easy access to the rest of the country.Description
Brooklands is an individual detached house which was built in the 1980s to the current vendor's specification. The house is built of reconstituted stone and rendered elevations under a pitch tiled roof with well proportioned accommodation arranged over two floors and is designed to take full advantage of its superb setting. There is potential to extend the house, subject to necessary planning consent, to create a much more substantial dwelling. Although the house is well presented, some updating of the kitchen and bathrooms could be considered. Accommodation
A covered entrance porch provides access to the entrance hallway with a downstairs cloakroom and turning staircase to the first floor. The sitting room has dual aspect windows and centres on an open fireplace with a Blue Lias stone surround, with shelving on one side. On the other side of the fireplace a door leads through to a conservatory with glazed windows and a door to the front garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of matching wall and base units with roll edge work surfaces and a range of fitted appliances. There is a walk in pantry with fitted units and a window to the side. A door from the kitchen leads through to the rear lobby with access to outside and a door to the utility room. The utility has fitted units including a sink, dual aspect windows and also houses the oil fired central heating boiler. A glazed partition separates the kitchen and family room which could be taken out to extend the kitchen if required. The dining room has a window, which enjoys wonderful views over the paddock, parquet flooring and a serving hatch to the kitchen.
On the first floor there is a galleried landing with dormer window to the front. There are four bedrooms all of which enjoy wonderful views south and north over the gardens and beyond. The master bedroom has a range of built in wardrobes and an en suite shower and wash basin. There is a family bathroom which has a fitted suite and a separate WC.Services
Mains water, electricity, drainage, oil fired central heating.Outside
A mature hedge encloses and secludes the property from the lane and access is through a gate which opens on to a tarmac driveway with parking, turning area and the detached double garage. The detached double garage has twin up and over doors and eaves storage. The front garden is of a good size and is laid to lawn with a pond and a timber garden shed. The rear garden is also laid to lawn and overlooks the paddock. To one side is an outdoor swimming pool which is enclosed by wooden fencing panels with a summer house. Beyond the swimming pool there is a timber framed stable block with electric and water supply and access to the paddock. There is vehicular access to the paddock past the house. The paddock is laid to pasture and is enclosed by natural hedge borders and includes three mature poplar trees. The house enjoys enviable views to the front and rear. There will be an uplift clause on the paddock added to the contract.Directions
From Taunton, head south for approximately 5 miles through the village of Trull and continue until you reach the village of Blagdon Hill. Drive through the centre of the village until you reach the Lamb and Flag, turn left immediately into Curdleigh Lane. Proceed along Curdleigh Lane and the entrance to Brooklands is on the left hand side after a short distance and can be identified by a white chain and posts.