Ilbeare enjoys a wonderful rural location yet conveniently provides easy access to the County town of Taunton. Fitzroy is situated close to the larger villages of Bishops Lydeard and Kingston St. Mary. It is close to the Quantock Hills a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, which provides many opportunities for walking, riding, cycling and other rural pursuits. The property offers lovely views of the hills from many of the bedrooms. The Brendon Hills and Exmoor National Park are within an easy reach, as well as the North Somerset coastline. Taunton the County town offers a wide range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities. In addition, there are excellent travel communications including access to the M5 motorway at Junction 25 and a mainline railway station where London Paddington can be reached in less than two hours on the train.DESCRIPTION
Ilbeare is a charming period house believed to date back around 300 years and retains many period features including inglenook fireplaces, heavy beams over and many of the windows incorporate window seats. The property has been well maintained and modernised over the years. It offers spacious and flexible accommodation and would make an attractive and comfortable family home. Many of the principal reception rooms and bedrooms enjoy dual and triple aspect. The property is built of rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof and many of the rooms offer lovely views over the garden or towards the Quantock Hills.ACCOMMODATION
Many of the principal reception rooms and bedrooms enjoy dual and triple aspect. From the lane the driveway leads into a large parking and turning area and access to the front door. This leads through to a wonderful reception hall, which leads directly to the Drawing Room centred upon a Bath stone fireplace with an inset wood burner, four aspects and French doors, which lead to the garden. To the other side of the Reception Hall there is a dining room with a large inglenook fireplace, inset log burner with a heavy beam over and French doors again leading to the garden. The dining room is dual aspect and leads into the sitting room, which is again a dual aspect room and has a range of fitted cupboards and shelves. From the dining room a door leads into the farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room. This is a superb feature of the property and is centred on an oil fired 4 oven AGA and benefits from two sink areas as well as having space for an American style Fridge/Freezer. There is a range of high and low level units. A door leads into the rear hall with a stable door to outside and there is access to the boot room, walk in pantry and utility room. From this area there is a spiral staircase, which leads up to the first floor. The first floor is approached from three staircases, but the upstairs is completely interlinked. All of the bedrooms are a good size and offer lovely views over open countryside. The master bedroom is a triple aspect room with an adjoining en suite shower room. Bedroom two is a dual aspect room and has an en suite bathroom. There are a further three bedrooms, shower room and family bathroom. The upstairs space is wonderfully light and very flexible.OUTSIDE
The house is set in private and good size grounds, which extend to approximately 1.6 acres. The property is approached by a five bar gate that leads to a parking and turning area with lots of space for vehicles. In addition, there is a garage, attached wood store and too/bike shed. Most of the garden lies to the South and West of the house. It is divided into various sections. There is a formal area of garden with lovely areas to sit out and entertain as well as a feature pond and extensive flower and shrub borders. Steps lead up to the larger expanse of lawn, which is level and leads to the vegetable garden and orchard where there is a greenhouse. Further there is a woodland area, which has lovely walks and adjoins the stream. The gardens offer a wonderful combination of formal gardens, lawn expanses and woodland habitats with many trails leading through the woodland adjoining the stream. There is also a hot tub and a BBQ lodge, which are available to purchase by separate negotiation.DIRECTIONS
From Taunton take the A358 towards Williton. Once you have passed the army base on your left, turn right signposted to Fitzroy. Follow this road for just under one mile and the property will be found on the right hand side.SERVICES
Mains water, electricity, private drainage and oil fired central heating.