Bickenhall lies along the road connecting Hatch Beauchamp with Staple Fitzpaine and is set within beautiful rolling countryside close to the magnificent Blackdown Hills. Its located two miles from the A303 to London and the M5 motorway, so is well placed for those needing to travel. In the nearby village of Hatch Beauchamp there is a Primary School and public house. Ilminster, approximately six miles away is a charming small town with shops and amenities serving most requirements. Taunton the County Town of Somerset is eight miles away and includes an excellent range of shops and recreational facilities. This area is renowned for its walking and cycling and is surrounded by miles of Bridle paths as well as the here path, which is an uninterrupted thirteen-mile bridleway, which leads up onto the Blackdown Hills.DESCRIPTION
276 Bickenhall is a delightful semi-detached thatched cottage, which is located in a superb rural location at the end of a long track and enjoys a wonderful setting surrounded by fields. The cottage has been refurbished throughout and retains many period features including an open fireplace with wood burning stove, heavy beamed ceilings and a window seat in the sitting room. The kitchen has been re-fitted with a range of shaker style units with built-in appliances as well as a useful larder and duel aspect windows. There is a rear hallway with a door to the downstairs bathroom, which has been re-fitted and includes a bath, closed shower cubicle, WC and wash basin. On the first floor there are three bedrooms all with wonderful views.OUTSIDE
Externally the cottage has a large gravelled parking area enclosed by a five-bar gate with fencing. The gardens offer a good degree of privacy and are laid to lawn, which extend to the front, side and back of the house and within the garden there are a number of mature trees and shrubs. A paved pathway from the back of the house leads over a bridge to a newly built home office/studio, which has been fully fitted to include electric light, power, broadband and is fully air conditioned. There is a patio area to the front and side of the property.DIRECTIONS
From junction 25 of the M5 motorway follow the A358 towards Ilminster. After approximately six miles take the right-hand turning sign posted to Bickenhall and Staple Fitzpaine. Continue along this road and at the T-junction turn left. Pass the farm on the righthand side and take the next left down a track, which leads to four cottages and 276 is the last cottage at the end of the track.