Tanyard is situated in a private location on the edge of the beautiful Barford Park and the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tanyard is on the outskirts of Spaxton, which benefits from a village hall, local shop/post office, garage, primary school, parish church and lovely country pubs in the locality. The county town of Taunton is approximately 10 miles away providing an extensive range of shopping, leisure and scholastic facilities, with three leading public schools.
Taunton has a mainline railway station with a direct line in to London Paddington and also motorway access to Junction 25 of the M5 motorway. Bridgwater lies to the east within 5 miles and has further access to the M5 at Junction 23 and 24.
The Quantock Hills are renowned not just for their beauty, but also for their limitless rambling, walking and riding opportunities. Golf may be enjoyed at the nearby Enmore Park Golf Club and fishing is available at Hawkridge Reservoir and sailing at Durleigh.Description
Tanyard is a wonderful country property, with links historically to the local area and comprises a substantial flexible barn conversion, converted by the current owners in the late 1990's. The property benefits from 29 acres of land, sub divided into convenient size enclosures for ease of management. The land adjoins a stream and there is also extensive equestrian facilities to include an outdoor arena, fully equipped stable block, work shop and two substantial agricultural buildings, which are highly adaptable for a variety of livestock /equestrian uses. Surrounding the house are ample areas of parking and turning, as well as wonderful landscaped gardens. The property benefits from a 6Kw PV solar system installed at the rear of the stable block.Accommodation
The accommodation comprises a covered porch and stable-door leading into the utility room with fitted cupboards and shelving, tiled floor, a Belfast sink with marble surround and houses the boiler unit. Cloakroom with low level WC and wash hand basin. A door leads into the kitchen, which is a stunning room that centres on an Aga, together with a range of kitchen units, a substantial central island with a granite work top, a Belfast sink with a wooden drainer and wooden work tops, a gas hob and electric oven and space for a fridge. The kitchen enjoys lovely views over the gardens. The sitting room, another large room, with a cast iron fire in a brick and stone surround with a tiled hearth. This is a wonderful spacious room with full length windows overlooking the gardens. Double doors from the sitting room lead to the main entrance hall with a door off to a cloakroom comprising of a low level WC and a wash hand basin. Stairs rise to the first floor landing and there is also access to a study/office with fine views towards the gardens. There is a downstairs bedroom or further reception room, which is a dual aspect room with a range of fitted wardrobes and this links to an en-suite shower room comprising of a large shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin. This area downstairs is highly flexible and has potential for dependant relatives or as a separate unit.
Stairs rise to the first floor, with a generous landing and study area. There are two airing cupboards at either end of the landing, a fitted cupboard and eaves storage space. On the first floor there are five further bedrooms all enjoying lovely views over the gardens and land. There are three en-suite bathrooms and a family bathroom.Outside
The property is approached off the village road via large entrance gates, which lead into the yard area. There is a substantial turning circle leading to the equestrian facilities and to the residential element of the property. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, provide ample amenity space and the divide between the agricultural / equestrian facilities and the residential property has been very well thought out.
To the south are large expanses of lawn, with shaped flower and shrub borders together with a well maintained and fully enclosed kitchen garden with raised beds and a greenhouse. A low stone wall surrounds the patio areas and the gardens are very private and provide ample spaces for sitting out and entertaining with family and friends.Equestrian Facilities
Tanyard has an extensive range of equestrian facilities, which are maintained to an extremely high standard and comprise a fully equipped stable block, which has five stables, a corner foaling box and a tack room. The stables have a concrete apron, light, power, water and the stables are lined and insulated. Hot water is plumbed to provide a hot wash / shower system and twin troughs with pulleys for soaking the hay. Adjoining the stables is the garage/work shop, which has power, light and water and double doors providing garaging space. Adjoining this is a substantial four bay modern agricultural building constructed of portal frame with a corrugated roof, with adjoining lean to measuring 60m x 50m. This is a highly adaptable building useful for machinery storage, as well as fodder. Access is via a hard track leading to the land. There is a further agricultural building, which is a five bay open front barn measuring 75m x 30m. There is also an outdoor riding arena measuring 60m x 30m with post and rail surround, constructed of equestrian sand and a chipped rubber top surface, both supplied by Softrack.Land
All the land with Tanyard is immaculately maintained and is divided into easy to manage enclosures and all the fences, gates and tracks to the land are of high quality and in a good state of repair. There is also a separate access to the land via a neighbouring property. The land is all laid to pasture, is highly productive, watered and level. There is mains connected electric fencing throughout.