Ridgeway is set in the centre of its own grounds in a very special location at the end of a long gravelled driveway offering privacy and seclusion, with stunning views over the surrounding farm land, towards the Somerset levels. Although private, the house is located on the edge of the very popular village of Fivehead, which offers a Parish church, village hall and public house. Langport is nearby and offers a further range of local facilities and amenities including a Tesco's supermarket and the popular Huish Episcopi Academy. Taunton, the county town of Somerset comprises a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities, as well as a mainline railway station and the M5 motorway.
There are many footpaths and bridleways throughout the Somerset levels. Sporting facilities in the area include horse racing at Wincanton, Taunton and Exeter as well as many Point to Point meetings held throughout the area during the season. There are golf courses available at Long Sutton, Taunton, Enmore, Honiton and Tiverton.Description
Ridgeway is an exceptional modern house which has been beautifully maintained by the current owners. It is light and airy throughout.Accommodation
The versatile accommodation has been finished to a very high standard and offers spacious accommodation arranged over two floors. An entrance hallway includes a downstairs cloakroom with WC with a door to porch. There is an opening through to a superb living room, which includes a turning staircase leading to the first floor and there is an exposed brick built fireplace with inset wood burning stove and slate hearth. There are exposed wooden floors and double aspect windows, through to the dining room. Study with dual aspect windows. The open plan kitchen / dining room is a superb room with a range of matching wall and base units with granite work surfaces including a breakfast bar and integrated units. There is a four oven Aga and tiled floors which extends through to the dining area, which has twin double doors and enjoys wonderful views over the land and surrounding countryside. From the kitchen is a rear hall with a boot room, utility room, ground floor shower room and a door to the outside.
On the first floor there is a landing with a range of built in storage cupboards and doors off to the bedrooms. The master bedroom suite enjoys stunning views over the land and towards the Somerset levels. There is a walk-in wardrobe and an opening through to the en-suite shower room, which is fitted with a modern suite. Bedroom two also has an en-suite shower room and the three further bedrooms enjoy wonderful views. The first floor accommodation is complimented by a family bathroom, which again includes a fitted modern suite.Outside
A private driveway is accessed via electrically operated gates and the drive is laid to gravel and extends for around 100 yards before opening out onto a driveway, which provides ample parking and a large turning area. This leads to the timber outbuildings, which includes two open fronted garages and two enclosed garages with up and over doors. There is an attached open fronted seating area with tiled roof. Opposite the garage is a timber clad barn with attached store and from the parking area is a yard enclosed by a five bar gate and fencing, which includes a four bay stable block and there is an area cleared ready for a menage with gates leading through to the paddock.
At the front of the house there is access to an impressive vegetable garden with raised beds and a plot enclosed by post and rail fencing. There is a separate area of garden with timber kennels. Beyond this, is an apple orchard, which leads back to the road and is flanked by mature hedges on either side. At the back of the house there is a deep paved patio area, with an area of lawn and a pathway leading down to a BBQ Lodge, which is available by separate negotiation. The paddocks are well maintained, laid to pasture and are beautifully fenced below hedge boundaries.Directions
Leave Taunton taking the A358 towards Ilminster. On reaching Thornfalcon traffic lights, turn left onto the A3789 towards Langport. On reaching Fivehead, take the second turning on the right hand side, which leads down into the village. Continue around the S bend and take the turning right onto Stowey Road. Pass the hall and the entrance to Ridgeway can be found after a short distance on your left hand side.Agents Notes
The house benefits from a Grey Water System. Rainwater is collected from the guttering and stored in an underwater well and recycled.