An elevated detached house enjoying wonderful views over the Vale of Taunton, together with 3.5 acres of land. Scope for improvement, rural yet accessible location, substantial detached house, separate large garage, stables & outbuildings, landscaped gardens, orchard & paddocks. EPC Band E.
Lower Hayne is situated on the lower slopes of the Blackdown Hills on the outskirts of the village of Corfe. The Blackdown Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides miles of footpaths and bridleways, ideal to those with an equestrian and walking interest. The village of Corfe is highly popular and has a public house, parish church and the nearby Taunton Pickeridge Golf Club can be found within a two minute drive. Taunton, the country town of Somerset provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities. Taunton also has a mainline railway station, with trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours and Junction 25 of the M5 motorway. The A303 and A30 are a short drive away providing access to London and Devon and Cornwall.Description
Lower Hayne is a substantial detached house, believed to have been constructed in the 1940's and has been in the same ownership for most of that time. The property has been extended by the current owners and now creates a highly attractive, versatile, well-proportioned property on three storeys. Lower Hayne has magnificent views over open countryside and across the Vale of Taunton towards the Quantocks. The property has potential for improvement and the separate garage has a lapsed planning permission to convert it into a three bedroom cottage. It is thought that this could be re-established, subject to the necessary consents. Lower Hayne also enjoys lovely gardens, an orchard and has paddocks. As well as the garage, there are two further buildings, a stable block comprising three stables, as well as an open-fronted store.Accommodation
In detail the accommodation comprises a reception hall with exposed wooden floor and stairs rising to the first floor. A cloakroom with low level WC and a wash hand basin. The sitting room is a triple aspect room with a bay window overlooking the garden. There is a window seat and French doors open onto the south elevation. Lovely views to the north. The family room has a brick fireplace. The dining room has views to the rear, together with a brick fireplace. The Study has French doors leading onto the rear garden and is fitted with desk areas providing cupboards and drawers. Brick fireplace. The farmhouse kitchen is well appointed with a range of kitchen units, granite worktop surfaces, an Aga, a double bowl stainless steel sink unit and fine views north over surrounding countryside. The kitchen leads through to the garden room / breakfast area with triple aspect windows offering fine views over the garden. In the kitchen there is a separate pantry. The utility room has doors leading to the garden, together with a stainless steel single drainer sink unit and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Oil fired boiler.
The stairs rise to the first floor landing with lovely views over the open countryside and the landing provides access to four bedrooms. Bedroom five is a dual aspect room with a brick built fireplace with a built in wardrobe and a door leading onto the en-suite comprising of a large panelled bath, wash hand basin, low level WC and window. Bedroom two is a dual aspect room with a brick fireplace and a walk in wardrobe and has a door to an en-suite with a corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low level WC. Bedroom three has a brick fireplace, storage cupboard and lovely views. Bedroom four, enjoys fine views and has a brick fireplace. The family bathroom comprises a panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and electric shower.
On the second floor there is a landing area, with a storage cupboard. The master suite has stunning views over the Vale of Taunton and an en-suite comprising of panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle and eaves storage space. Bedroom six has built in wardrobes and a dressing table and drawers.Outside
The property is approached via the Corfe road and a driveway leads up to the front of the property and to the garage. There is ample parking in front of the garage and the garage offers space for two cars, as well as having a work shop to the rear. There are steps leading up to a first floor room. We understand that there was a planning permission in place to convert the new garage and workshop to a three bedroom cottage. We believe that this could be re-established, subject to the necessary planning permissions. Surrounding the house are extensive areas of lawn with pathways and stone walling providing areas of terracing. The property also benefits from orchards and paddocks, suitable for equestrian and livestock uses.Outbuildings
Lower Hayne has an American style barn providing three loose boxes and there is a further box profile and timber store area, useful for garden machinery.Directions
From Taunton head in a southerly direction on South Road, passing over the motorway bridge and past Taunton Racecourse. Proceed into the village of Corfe, passing the church and public house and take the road onto the Blackdown Hills. Shortly after the turning for Taunton Pickeridge Golf Club the property can be found on the left hand side as you proceed up the hill.